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Formwork placing tools for walls - tool configuration

Last updated September 22, 2018 by CIP extensions tekla.extensions-castinplace@trimble.com

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Formwork placing tools for walls - tool configuration

Setting up the tool for a new formwork supplier

The configuration is done with help of comma separated files (.csv), which can be edited with Excel or any text editor. Each formwork tool component has its own configuration. The configuration files can be located in any of the system folders or in the sub folder named 'Formwork tools' under 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.

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The configuration files are typically named by the formwork supplier and/or the product families. There can be any number of files, and the files are identified with a certain suffix:

  • xxxx.FormworkTools.Panels.csv – Setup the formwork panels
  • xxxx.FormworkTools.Conditions.csv – Setup the conditions (corners, pilasters and or bulkheads)
  • xxxx.FormworkTools.Ties.csv – Setup the ties
  • xxxx.FormworkTools.Clamps.csv – Setup the clamps
  • xxxx.FormworkTools.Braces.csv – Setup the braces
  • xxxx.FormworkTools.Platform.csv – Setup the pouring platforms
  • xxxx.FormworkTools.Fillers.csv – Setup the fillers
  • xxxx.FormworkTools.Walers.csv – Setup the walers

Each of the files with a specific suffix controls one of the tools. The files contain varying number of columns.  The columns are named within the header line, which is the first line that is not a comment line.

Configuring the panel placing tool (*.FormworkTools.Panels.csv)

For each panel add/modify one row to the file, and on this row, specify columns as follows:

Column title Description
Supplier Supplier name, this is typically the same for all rows.
Family Family name, which is shown in the ‘Family’ list.
Name This is a unique panel name.
PanelName This is the name of the custom part that will be inserted in the model.
PanelInputOrder This option controls how the final locations of the input points are set in relation to the default generic start and end points.

The possible values are:

  • StartEnd: The default if no other value is speficied.
  • EndStart: Reverses the default start/end points.
  • CenterStart: The first input point is at the center of the start/end point and the second point is at the start point.
  • CenterEnd: The first input point is at the center of the start/end point and the second point is at the end point.
  • CenterLeft: The first input point is at the center of the start/end point and the second point is at the left point.
  • CenterRight: The first input point is at the center of the start/end point and the second point is at the right point.
  • CenterUp: The first input point is at the center of start/end and the second point is up from the center point.
  • CenterDown: The first input point is at the center of the start/end point and the second point is down from the center point.

Note that if the .csv file doe not contain any value, the default value ‘StartEnd’ is used.

PanelPlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, LEFT, RIGHT.
PanelPlaneOffset This is the offset in plane. The default value is 0.
PanelRotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are FRONT, TOP, BACK and BELOW.
RotationOffset This is the rotation offset in degrees.The default value is 0.
PanelDepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, FRONT, BEHIND.
DepthOffset This is the offset in depth. The default value is 0.
PanelStartOffset This is the offset of the actual start point from the generic start point in local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y & z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, a zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
PanelEndOffset This is the offset of the actual end point from the generic end point in local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y & z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, a zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
HeightProperty The name of the height property in the custom part. If the height is fixed, this is empty.
HeightValue The height of the panel. Note that the tool does not get the height from the component catalog but from this file.
WidthProperty The name of the width property in the custom part. If the width is fixed, this is empty.
WidthValue The width of the panel. Note that the tool does not get the width from the component catalog but from this file.
ThicknessProperty The name of the width property in the custom part. If the width is fixed, this is empty.
ThicknessValue The thickness of the panel. Note that the tool does not get the thickness from the component catalog but from this file.
TieX These are the X locations of the ties within the preset pattern. Values must be enclosed in () and separated by spaces.
TieY These are the Y locations of the ties within the preset pattern. Values must be enclosed in () and separated by spaces.
TiePickX
TiePickY
These settings define the possible X and Y locations of the ties when placing and picking a single tie. Values must be enclosed in () and separated by spaces.
ClampX These are the X locations used to place clamps at horizontal top/bottom edges. Values must be enclosed in () and separated by spaces.
ClampY These are the Y locations used to place clamps at vertical left/right edges. Values must be enclosed in () and separated by spaces.
ClampPickX
ClampPickY
These settings define the possible X and Y locations of clamps when placing and picking a single clamp. Values must be enclosed in () and separated by spaces.
BraceX
BraceY
    or
BraceXY
With these settings you can define the preset pattern for the braces. You have two alternatives for configuration: You can either specify the X and Y values separately in two fields to define a regular grid of locations, or if your panels require an irregular pattern, you can specify a list of X and Y value pairs.

Always define the X and Y values in two separate fields (BraceX and BraceY) or X and Y value pairs in one field (BraceXY).

Values must be enclosed in () and separated by spaces.

BraceTiltedX
BraceTiltedY
      or

BraceTiltedXY

With these settings you can define the preset pattern for the braces when the panel is tilted.
BracePickX
BracePickY
     or
BracePickXY
With these settings you can define the possible X and Y locations of the braces when placing and picking a single brace in a panel.

Values must be enclosed in () and separated by spaces.

BraceTiltedPickX
BraceTiltedPickY
     or
BraceTiltedPickXY
With these settings you can define the possible X and Y locations of the braces when placing and picking a single brace in a tilted panel.

Values must be enclosed in () and separated by spaces.

Panel local coordinate system

The configuration of all accessories that can be added to panels is done in the local coordinate systemcoordinate system that reflects the current work plane or drawing view plane

The local coordinate system is represented in a model by a symbol with three axes (x, y, and z). This symbol indicates the direction of the model. It is located in the lower right corner of the model view.

In a drawing, the local coordinate system symbol has two axes.

of the panel. The origin of the panel is located at the center point of the panel.

An example of the panel configuration file:

Configuring the tie placing tool (*.FormworkTools.Ties.csv)

A generic tie consists of three custom components: A bolt that usually goes through the wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panel

In Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.

, and two locks on both sides of the formwork.

For each tie, add/modify one row, and on this row, specify the columns as follows:

Column title Description
Supplier Supplier name
Family Family name
Name This is the tie name, which can be unique, or multiple tie configurations may have the same name. When multiple tie configurations have the same name, the tool automatically selects the first tie based on the wall thickness.
MaxWallThickness This is the maximum possible length of the tie measured from the inner faces of the two formwork panels on opposite sides.
LengthProperty If the tie custom part is parametric and has a parameter controlling the effective length, this is the name of the 'length' property. 
Part1Name This is the name of the custom part 1 (='bolt').
Part1PlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1PlaneOffset This is the ‘Offset in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1Rotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1RotationOffset This is the ‘Rotation offset’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1DepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1DepthOffset This is the ‘Offset in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1StartOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 1'.
Part1EndOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 2'.
Part2Name This is the name of the custom part 2 which typically is the 'lock' on the front side of the main formwork panel.
Part2StartOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 1'.
Part2EndOffset This is the location of the second insertion point in relation to the 'input point 1'.
Part2.... For custom part 2, you can specify the same fields as for custom part 1.
Part3Name This is the name of the custom part 3, which typically is the 'lock' on the back side of the main formwork panel.
Part3StartOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 2'.
Part3EndOffset This is the location of the second insertion point in relation to the 'input point 2'.
Part3 ... For custom part 2, you can specify the same fields as for custom part 1.

Configuring the clamp placing tool (*.FormworkTools.Clamps.csv)

The generic clamp contains one custom partcomponent for creating a part that cannot be created by using any existing part command or part profile

Typically, custom parts are used to create parts that have a complex composition. For example, castellated beams and sandwich panels are often created as custom parts.

. The input points are at edges of the two panels and thus the clamp can be parametric in terms of the filler space
if needed.

Column title Description
Supplier Supplier name
Family Family name
Name This is the unique clamp name.
CenterInput When ‘YES’, the first insertion point is in the middle of the seam of the two panels. If the value is ‘NO’, the insertion points are offset from the edge of the panels.
FillerGapProperty If the clamp custom part is parametric, and the parameter can adjust the gap between two panels, this is the name of that parameter.  This field is empty if the clamp is not parametric.
Part1Name This is the name of the clamp custom part 1.
Part1PlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1PlaneOffset This is the ‘Offset in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1Rotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1RotationOffset This is the ‘Rotation offset’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1DepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1DepthOffset This is the ‘Offset in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1StartOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 1'.
Part1EndOffset This is the location of the second insertion point in relation to the 'input point 1'.

Note that to create the brackets with some additional bolts/locks, you need to make a new custom part containing both the bracket and all necessary fittings:


Configuring the brace placing tool (*.FormworkTools.Braces.csv)

A generic brace may consists of five custom parts, which are inserted in the model by using three input points. You can select the the upper/lower brace separately. In the brace configuration file, the upper and lower braces are defined separately (own row for both).  
 

Column title Description
Supplier Supplier name
Family Family name
Name This is the brace name shown in a list.

Note that if you have several rows with the same name, the tool will select the best brace based on min/max length.

Type This is the type of the brace. The options are 'Upper' or 'Lower'.
MinLength This is the minimum possible length of the main brace measured from input point 1 to input point 2.
MaxLength This is the maximum possible length of the main brace measured from input point 1 to input point 2.
LengthProperty If the brace custom part is parametric and has a parameter controlling the effective length, this is the name of the 'length' property. At insertion it will get the actual length value between points 1 and 2.
BraceName This is the name of the custom part for the upper or lower brace which will be inserted into the model.
BracePlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view.
BracePlaneOffset This is the ‘Offset in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view.
BraceRotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view.
BraceRotationOffset This is the ‘Rotation offset’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view.
BraceDepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view.
BraceDepthOffset This is the ‘Offset in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view.
BraceStartOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 1'.
BraceEndOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 2'.
Bracket1Name This is the name of the custom part for the top bracked (upper brace) or bottom bracket (lower brace) which will be inserted into the model.
Bracket1StartOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 1'.
Bracket1EndOffset This is the location of the second insertion point in relation to the 'input point 3' 
Bracket1.... For custom part 2, you can specify the same fields as for custom part 1.
Bracket2Name This is the name of the custom part for the floor bracket, which will be inserted into the model. If both upper and lower brace have a definition for the bracket, the bracket defined for the lower brace will be created.
Bracket2StartOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 2'
Bracket2EndOffset This is the location of the second insertion point in relation to the 'input point 2'
Bracket2 ... For custom part 3, you can specify the same fields as for custom part 1.

Configuring the pouring platform placing tool (*.FormworkTools.Platforms.csv)

A generic pouring platform contains two custom parts, which are inserted in the model as a linear array of custom parts.

Column title Description
Supplier Supplier name
Family Family name
Name This is a unique pouring platform name.
Type The type of the platform (A or B).

The length of the array is defined with start & end points of the platform. The custom part placing has two methods:

  • Type “A” – The length of one platform custom part is fixed, and the custom parts are just inserted sequentially.
  • Type “B” – The first custom part is a support, which is placed at start, intermediate and end points of the array. The second custom part is placed between the main support parts.
Length This is the effective length of one platform element.
Width This is the width of the platform.
Spacing This is the spacing between the custom parts in the array.
Part1Name This is the name of the custom part 1.
Part1PlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1PlaneOffset This is the ‘Offset in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1Rotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1RotationOffset This is the ‘Rotation offset’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1DepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1DepthOffset This is the ‘Offset in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1StartOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 1'.
Part1EndOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 1'.
Part2Name This is the name of the custom part 2.
Part2StartOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 1'.
Part2EndOffset This is the location of the second insertion point in relation to the 'input point 1'.
Part2.... For custom part 2, you can specify the same fields as for custom part 1.

Configuring the waler placing tool (*.FormworkTools.Walers.csv)

A generic waler consists of three custom parts, the waler beam and two clamp devices as shown in following picture. The generic input points are located in the outer face of the panel.

 

Column title Description
Supplier Supplier name
Family Family name
Name This is the waler name. The name can be unique, or multiple waler configurations may have the same name. When multiple waler configurations have the same name, the tool automatically selects the shortest waler based on the actual length measured between the input points.  

Note that typically you can specify the same waler with a unique name and a common name.  This way you can select the common name and let the system select the waler based on input length. By selecting the unique name you can force the usage of a certain waler configuration.

MaxLength This is the maximum effective length of the waler measured from the first input point to the second input point. This is only used when automatic selection of the actual waler is in use.
BeamName This is the name of the clamp custom part 1.
BeamPlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
BeamPlaneOffset This is the ‘Offset in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
BeamRotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
BeamRotationOffset This is the ‘Rotation offset’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
BeamDepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
BeamDepthOffset This is the ‘Offset in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
BeamStartOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 1'.
BeamEndOffset This is the location of the second insertion point in relation to the 'input point 1'.
Clamp1Name This is the name of the clamp 1 custom part.
Clamp1.... For custom clamp 1, you can specify the same fields as for waler beam custom part 
Clamp2Name This is the name of the clamp 2 custom part.
Clamp2.... For custom clamp 2, you can specify the same fields as for waler beam and clamp 1 custom parts

Configuring the conditions for condition placing tool (*.FormworkTools.Conditions.csv)

A condition in the context of the formwork tools is wide and covers L, T and X corners, pilasters, pour stops and columns. The final condition formwork is divided into two or more subassemblies depending on the condition type as shown in the table below.

Recommended way to define is to use Conditon setup or define configurations manually as follows:

  1. Model the full condition assembly interactively with the basic products (custom parts), beams and/or filler tools.
  2. Create the necessary subassemblies using the two wizards. At this step you split the content of the complete condition into named subassemblies. When these subassemblies are inserted in the model, the final location is parametric in the sense that the location depends on the actual geometry of the concrete structure.
  3. Insert a new condition specification into the condition configuration file.

The various 'condition' types supported by the formwork condition placing tool are described in the following table.

'Condition' type Description
L corner (L) For L corner you can specify the inner corner subassembly (1) and the exterior corner subassembly (2).

The corner subassembly is defined with the ‘Corner subassembly wizard’. With the wizard you can specify two sets of formwork items, which will be rotated according to the joining walls when the corner is placed in the model. The two corner subassemblies 1 and 2 are inserted according to the thickness of the joining walls.
 

T corner (T) For T corner you can specify two inner corners (1+2) and the back panel (3).


The corner subassembly is defined with the ‘Corner subassembly wizard’.

The back panel subassembly is defined with the subassembly wizard, and it contains a single insertion point + direction.
When the tee corner is placed in the model, the insertion point of the panel subassembly is located at the intersection of the joining wall center line and the exterior face of the (horizontal) wall.

 

X corner (X) For X corner you can specify the four inner corners (1-4). 


 
 

Corner pilaster (CP) For corner pilaster you can specify one inner corner subassembly (1) and three extern corner subassemblies (2-4).


 

Pilaster (P) For pilaster you can specify two inner corners (1&4), two external corners  (2&3) and the back panel (5).


 

Pilaster inside corner (IP) For inner pilaster you can specify one external corner (1) and three inner corners (2-3). 
Bulkhead (B) For bulkhead you can specify two external corners (1&2) and two middle panels (3&4). Panel 4 will be located at end of pour and all other sub items will be offset by the given dimension.

 

Column (COL) For column you can specify four panel assemblies.

Creating a corner sub assembly

The corner subassembly is the building block for one side of the L corner or any of the inner corners in the T and X corners. To create a named corner sub assembly:

  1. First model all formwork objects needed. Only beams and/or custom parts can be used for modeling, so if you have other components, you need to explodeto ungroup the objects that are parts of another object or a component

    In Tekla Structures, it is possible to explode components, cast units, assemblies, bent plates, parts that have attached parts, and drawing shapes and plug-ins.

    The exploded objects cannot be reverted back to the original group.

    them.
  2. Decide which object should rotate with the 1st direction, and which objects should rotate with the 2nd edge at the corner if/when the corner angle varies.
  3. Start the tool ‘Formwork corner sub assembly setup wizard’ and
    • Pick the corner point (see image).
    • Pick the point to identify  the 1st direction.
    • Select the corner items (custom parts and/or beams) at the 1st side of the corner.
    • Pick the point to identify the 2nd direction.
    • Select the corner items (custom parts and/or beams) at the 2nd side of the corner.
    • Give the name and click ‘Finish’ to save the detailed half of the corner into an external file.

Note that the wizard should be run separately for the inner corner (red dots) and external corner (blue dots), and you need to ensure not to include same objects twice as that would lead to duplicate objects in the model.

 

Creating a panel sub assembly

The panel subassembly is the building block of the formwork at back side of the T corner (and in future at pilasters). To create a named panel sub assembly:

  1. First model all needed formwork objects (custom parts and/or beams) needed.
  2. Start the tool ‘Formwork panel sub assembly setup wizard’ and
    • Pick the center point of the object at the back of the wall (see image). This will be used as the insertion point when this panel subassembly is inserted in an actual T corner.
    • Picks the point to identify the direction.
    • Select the formwork items (custom parts and/or beams) forming the panel subassembly.
    • Give a name and click ‘Finish’ to save the detailed panel and accessories into an external file.

 

Controlling the behavior of conditions with mirroring

Note that when you define the corner subassemblies, it may happen that the left-hand corner needs to be placed in a right-hand location. When this happens, the corner subassembly needs to be mirrored. Mirroring custom parts or items is not always possible, especially when the item is not symmetric in any direction. The condition placing tool can use four different methods for mirroring. With the configuration file xxxxx.SubAssemblyItems.ini you can control which method will be used for a certain corner subassembly item. The file contains the mirroring method keyword, and after the keyword you can introduce the names of the items or partial name tags to identify multiple matching items.

Mirroring method Description
             Move
 
This is the default method. The custom part or item is moved by an offset measured from the mirroring line to the center of the custom part or item.

 

         RotateAroundZ
 
The input points are rotated 180 degrees around the center point at the mirroring line.

 

       RotateAroundAxis

 

The input points are first rotated 180 degrees around the mirroring line and then the custom part is rotated 180 degrees around the input axis.
               Mirror
 
The input point locations are mirrored and then the start and end points are swapped.

Example of content in a configuration (xxxxx.SubAssemblyItems.ini) file.

// This file allows you to define how items and custom parts in corner sub assemblies
// are handled when placing the right handed corner into left handed situation or vice versa.
// By default items are just moved and no true mirroring happens. In following lines you can specify
// the mirroring methods used for certain items or custom parts. You can introduce full names or partial names
// names.
//
// The possible methods are:
//  #Mirror - input points are mirrored 
//  #RotateAroundAxis - input points are mirrored and the item/custom part is rotated 180 degrees around the axis:
//  #RotateAroundZ - input points are rotated 180 degrees around the center point
//
// Just list the names or partial names following the method keyword. Do not change the key words.
//
#Mirror
_FIXING_BOLT

#RotateAroundAxis
DOKA-3D-583002000

#RotateAroundZ
_INSIDE
_OUTSIDE
_CORNER
_LEFT
_RIGHT

Configuring the fillers for filler placing tool (*.FormworkTools.Fillers.csv)

With the filler placing tool you can create the filler by inserting timber beams or plywood and timber studs and/or specific custom parts in the model. The  creation of these model objects depends on the actual space to be filled. The basic principle of the creation of the various items is the following:

  • If the space to be filled is larger than the given minimum plywood width, the filler tool will create the plywood (=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.

    ) and the timber studs.
  • If the space to be filled is smaller than the minimum plywood width, or plywood is not specified, the actual space is filled by one or more timber beams or custom parts. The target is to fill the actual space as completely as possible. The largest beams and/or custom parts are preferred and smaller pieces are created only when the space is smaller than the size of the larger pieces. 
Filler built with plywood and studs

 

Filler built with timber beams

   

 

Filler built with custom part 
 
 

 

  

To configure the filler tool, you can specify the properties for timber beam, plywood and settings for one to ten alternatives of custom parts.

Column title Description
Supplier The supplier name
Family The family name
Name This is a unique filler name.
TimberWidths This is a list of available timber beam widths (10 20 50 100).
TimberDepth This is the depth of the timber beam.
TimberAssPrefix This is the assembly number prefix.
TimberAssStartNo This is the assembly number start number.
TimberPartPrefix This is the part number prefix.
TimberPartStartNo This is the part number start number.
TimberName This is the name of the timber beam.
TimberClass This is the class.
TimberFinish This is the finish.
TimberMaterial This is the material.
StudWidth This is the width of the timber stud.
StudDepth Tis is the depth of the timber stud.
StudAssPrefix This is the assembly number prefix.
StudAssStartNo This is the assembly number start number.
StudPartPrefix This is the part number prefix.
StudPartStartNo This is the part number start number.
StudName This is the name of the timber stud.
StudClass This is the class.
StudFinish This is the finish.
StudMaterial This is the material.
PlywoodWidth This is the minimum width of the plywood. The actual width depends on the actual space to be filled.
PlywoodThickness This is the thickness of the plywood.
PlywoodAssPrefix This is the assembly number prefix.
PlywoodAssStartNo This is the assembly number start number.
PlywoodPartPrefix This is the part number prefix.
PlywoodPartStartNo This is the part number start number.
PlywoodName This is the name of the plywood part.
PlywoodClass This is the class of the plywood part.
PlywoodFinish This is the finish of the plywood part.
PlywoodMaterial This is the material of the plywood part.
Part1Name This is the name of the custom part 1.
Part1PlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in the face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1PlaneOffset This is the ‘Offset in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1Rotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1RotationOffset This is the ‘Rotation offset’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1DepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1DepthOffset This is the ‘Offset in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in face view of the main formwork panel.
Part1StartOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 1'.
Part1EndOffset This is the offset of the first insertion point in relation to 'input point 2'.
Part1Length This is the lenght of the custom part which is also the space to fill if/when this custom part is added to the model.
Part1Height This is the height of the custom part.
Part2 ....
Part3 ....
.
.
.
Part10 ...
In addition to custom part 1, you can specify up to nine other custom parts. In practice, at least the 'PartXLength' needs to be different for all specified custom parts. The tool selects the part with most suitable length depending on the actual space to be filled.
 

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by Lindsay Phee

helpful, but where to download configuration file directly?