Flange Web Bolt Separator

Last updated June 28, 2019 by Mohammad Faizal mohammad.faizal@trimble.com

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Flange Web Bolt Separator

'CUSTOM.BOLTSEPARATOR' is a bolt custom propertyobject property that the user can manually include in Organizer

Some properties are not automatically available in the Organizer, for example the properties of reference model objects.

which can be called in reports to check the bolt is attached to flange or web. One use case for this is to find number of tapered washers to bill out based on count of flange bolts. It checks only three profiles for this. Those are 'I', 'T', 'C' and 'U'.

How to Install

Download FlangeWebBoltSeparator_ver.No.tsep from Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla Online services.

. Install tsep to the required version. The lower version which support is 2017.
The Dll is installed to ..\Environments\common\extensions\custom\properties. A sample report (Flange_Bolt_Separate.rpt) also kept as part of this installation. This is installed to ..\Environments\common\template and ..\Environments\india\template. The users using environment other than India and if their Tekla Structure version number is below 2019, they need to check the role and if it is not reffering common, then need to copy the .rpt file to their respective environment folder\template or to the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

to list it while try to create reports.


'CUSTOM.BOLTSEPARATOR' is custom property created for bolt groups and which can be called in reports. The Row Type should be bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

. 'CUSTOM.BOLTSEPARATOR' report either as a string or integer value.

Integer Values Description
0 unknown bolt (Bolts not attached to 'I','T', 'C' and 'U' profiles)
1 flange bolt
2 web bolt

String Values Description
UNKNOWN unknown bolt (Bolts not attached to 'I', 'T', 'C' and 'U' profiles)
FLANGEBOLT flange bolt
WEBBOLT web bolt

Sample Output

  • Open Tekla Structure model. Click on reports.


  • click on 'Flange_Bolt_Separate' report


  • Create report by clicking 'Create from all' button. Output is as shown below. Here 'CUSTOM.BOLTSEPARATOR' called below 'Holes on' header.



Works for 'I', 'T', 'C' and 'U' profiles only.

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