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Erection drawing

Last updated September 27, 2016 by Steel Extensions tekla.extensions-steel@trimble.com

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Environment: 
Not environment-specific

Erection drawing

Contents

 

Purpose and description
System requirements
Installing Erection drawing
Using Erection drawing
Application properties
Application buttons
Additional information
 

Purpose and description

Use Erection Drawing component to create plan/elevation drawings using a selected gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.

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System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments: All

Installing Erection drawing

To install the extension:

  1. Download the Erection drawing installer package from Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Install the file package.

Using Erection drawing

To use the application:

  1. Open a Tekla model that has GA drawings already created.
  2. Click the Applications & components button   in the side pane to open the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

    .
  3. Search for Erection drawing and then double-click to open it.
  4. The Erection drawing dialog window will open.

  1. Make the desired modifications (if needed).
  2. Select the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

    (1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

    (2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

    (2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

    (column/beam/contour platepart whose outline form the user defines by picking three or more points

    The user can define the shape of the contour plate parallel to the work plane. The profile in use defines the thickness. The corners of the contour plate can be chamfered.

    ).
  3. Click on the Create button.
  4. Select the/a grid.
  5. The drawings are created.

Application properties

  1. General Options

    1. Plane

      Field Description
      GA Attribute file Define the GA attribute file type.
      The options vary depending on the environment.
      Model view attribute file Define the model view attribute file type.
      The options vary depending on the environment.
      Text description for drawing titles Define the text description for drawing titles.

      Plan grid lines drawing are created first after them the Elevations.
      The checkbox enabled/disables the Generate Options for Plane option.

    2. Message text

      Field Description
      Message text Shows a message in the status bar.
      • When the tool is not running there is no message displayed.
      • When the tool is running the following message will appear: Please select a grid.
      • After the grid is selected the following messages will appear: Creating plan drawings -> Creating elevation drawings.
      • After the tool finishes the following message will appear to inform the user: Plan and elevation drawings created.

      If only Plan option is checked then the message will be: Plan drawings created and if only Elevation is checked then the message will be: Elevation drawings created.

    3. Elevation

      Field Description
      GA Attribute file Define the GA attribute file type.
      The options vary depending on the environment.
      Model view attribute file Define the model view attribute file type.
      The options vary depending on the environment.
      Text description for drawing titles Define the text description for drawing titles.

      The checkbox enables/disables the Generate Options for Elevation option.

  2. Options

Field Description Default
Drawing name prefix Define de drawing title name prefix.
Eg: “E” for Erection or “S” for Structural.
 
Starting number for the sheet Define the starting number for the sheet. 1

Application buttons

Field Description
Create Use to create drawings using the properties from the dialog box.
Cancel Use to exit the program.

Additional information

  • The tool also creates model views when clicking the Create button.
  • Every time you click on the Create button a new set of model views is created. The name of the model views will have a different number at the end which represents the number of times the model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

    Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.

    was created.
  • If you want add spaces in the drawing title, they need to be added in the Drawing name prefix.
  • The created drawings will have at the title the text from the Text description for drawing titles + the name of the view.

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