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Formwork Placing tools - Slabs tool configuration

Last updated July 4, 2018 by CIP extensions tekla.extensions-castinplace@trimble.com

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Formwork Placing tools - Slabs tool configuration


Setting up the tool for a new formwork supplier

The configuration is done using comma-separated files (.csv), which can be edited with Excel or any text editor. Each formwork placing tool component for slabs 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 or the product families. There can be any number of files, and the files are identified by a certain suffix:

  • xxxx.FormworkTools.SlabPanels.csv – Setup the formwork slabplate that represents a concrete structure

    In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

    Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

    panels
  • xxxx.FormworkTools.Girders.csv – Setup the girders
  • xxxx.FormworkTools.Props.csv – Setup the prop parts in  shuttering props
  • xxxx.FormworkTools.PropBases.csv – Setup the prop bases of shuttering props
  • xxxx.FormworkTools.PropHeads.csv – Setup the prop heads of shuttering props
  • xxxx.FormworkTools.StopEnds.csv – Setup the stop ends
  • xxxx.FormworkTools.Railings.csv – Setup the safety railings

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

Before the header line containing the column titles you can add one extra line:

DISTANCE_UNIT=INCH

When the distance unit is defined using the above setting, all distance values can be given as decimal values in the specified units. The supported units are: MM, DN, CM, M, INCH, FEET 


Configuring the slab panel placing tool (*.FormworkTools.SlabPanels.csv)

Add one row in the file for each panel. On this row, specify columns as follows. For a slab panel, you can specify 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.

that is placed if the panel is a full panel, and part properties used for placing a filler part at locations where the panel is not a full panel.

Column title Description
Supplier Supplier name, this is typically same for all rows. These names are listed in the 'Supplier' list.
Family Family name 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 option 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 does 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.
PanelRotationOffset 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.
PanelDepthOffset 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 the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, the zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
PanelEndOffset This is the offset of the actual end point from the generic end point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, the zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
LengthProperty The name of the length property in the custom part. If the length is fixed, this is empty.
LengthValue The length of the panel. Note that the tool does not get the length 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.
CrossGirderX These are the default X locations of the cross girders. Values  must be enclosed in () and separated by spaces.
MainGirderY These are the default Y locations of the main girders. Values must be enclosed in () and separated by spaces.
PartName This is the name of the part (contour plate).
PartClass This is the class of the part.
PartFinish This is the finish of the part.
PartMaterial This is the material of the part.
PartThickness This is the thickness of the part.
PartAssPrefix This is the assembly number prefix.
PartAssStartNo This is the assembly number start number.
PartPartPrefix This is the part number prefix.
PartPartStartNo This is the part number start number.

Panel local coordinate system

The configuration 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 top of the panel.

 


Configuring the girder line tool (xxxx.FormworkTools.Girders.csv)

For a girder, you can specify either a custom part or a beam part, which is placed in the model.

Column title Description
Supplier Supplier name, which is typically the same for all rows. The names will be listed in the 'Supplier' list.
Family Family name, which will be shown in the ‘Family’ list.
Name This is the girder name. This name can be unique, or you can specify two or more girders with the same name. If one girder name has two or more specifications, the placing tool may create a line containing  girders with variable lengths.
Type This is the type of the girder. The type defines the list in which the girder is shown. Options are: CROSS, MAIN & ANY.
Length This is the length (x) of the girder. 
Width This is the width (y) of the girder.
Depth This is the depth (z) of the girder.
MinLength If the length  may vary, this is the minimumlength.
MaxLength If the length  may vary, this is the maximum length.
MinOverlap When two or more girders is placed in one girder line, the girders can be overlap to achieve the exact start and end for the line. This value controls the minimum overlap.
MaxOverlap When two or more girders is placed in one girder line, the girders can be overlapped to achieve the exact start and end for the line. This value controls the maximum overlap. If the girders must not overlap, enter the value 0 here.
GirderName This is the name of the custom part that will be inserted in the model.
GirderInputOrder 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 option 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 does not contain any value, the default value StartEnd is used.

GirderPlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, LEFT, RIGHT.
GirderPlaneOffset This is the offset in plane. The default value is 0.
GirderRotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are FRONT, TOP, BACK and BELOW.
GirderRotationOffset This is the rotation offset in degrees.The default value is 0.
GirderDepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, FRONT, BEHIND.
GirderDepthOffset This is the offset in depth. The default value is 0.
GirderStartOffset This is the offset of the actual start point from the generic start point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given,  zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
GirderEndOffset This is the offset of the actual end point from the generic end point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
GirderLengthProperty The name of the length property in the custom part. If the length is fixed, this is empty.
GirderWidthProperty The name of the width property in the custom part. If the width is fixed, this is empty.
GirderDepthProperty The name of the depth property in the custom part. If the width is fixed, this is empty.
BeamName This is the name of the girder part (beam).
BeamClass This is the class of the girder part.
BeamFinish This is the finish of the girder part.
BeamMaterial This is the material of the girder part.
BeamThickness This is the thickness of the girder part.
BeamAssPrefix This is the assembly number prefix.
BeamAssStartNo This is the assembly number start number.
BeamPartPrefix This is the part number prefix.
BeamPartStartNo This is the part number start number.

 The position settings are given in the local coordinate system of the girder.

  


Configuring the shuttering prop placing tool (xxxx.FormworkTools.Props.csv)

For a prop, you can specify a custom part that is placed in the model. In addition a shuttering prop may contain the base and head parts, but these are configured within separate files.

Column title Description
Supplier Supplier name, which is typically the same for all rows. These names will be listed in the 'Supplier' list.
Family Family name, which will be shown in the ‘Family’ list.
Name This is the prop name. This name can be unique, or you can specify two or more props with the same name. If one prop name has two or more specifications, the placing tool can select the suitable prop based on the effective height of the shuttering.
MinHeight If the length mey vary, this is the minimum length. For a prop with fixed height min & max heights are same.
MaxHeight If the length mey vary, this is the maximum length.
PropInputPoint This specifies the location of the first input point (of the custom part). The options are: BaseBottom, BaseTop, HeadBottom, GirderBottom, GirderTop, SlabBottom.
 

 

PropInputPoint2 This specifies the location of the second input point (of the custom part). If value None is given the second input point is calculated by an offset (PropEndOffset) from the first input point.
PropName This is the name of the custom part which will be inserted in the model.
PropInputOrder 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 option 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 does not contain any value, the default value StartEnd is used.

PropPlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, LEFT, RIGHT.
PropPlaneOffset This is the offset in plane. The default value is 0.
PropRotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are FRONT, TOP, BACK and BELOW.
PropRotationOffset This is the rotation offset in degrees.The default value is 0.
PropDepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, FRONT, BEHIND.
PropDepthOffset This is the offset in depth. The default value is 0.
PropStartOffset This is the offset of the actual start point from the generic start point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
PropEndOffset This is the offset of the actual end point from the generic end point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.

If the 'ropInputPoint2 is not given or value None was given, this is an offset from the first input point to the second input point.

 The position settings are given in the local coordinate system of the prop.

   


Configuring the base parts of shuttering prop placing tool (xxxx.FormworkTools.Bases.csv)

For a shuttering prop, you can specify an additional custom part that is placed in the model at the bottom end of the prop.

Column title Description
Supplier Supplier name, which is typically the same for all rows. These names will be listed in the 'Supplier' list.
Family Family name, which will be shown in the ‘Family’ list.
Name This is a unique prop base name.
PropOffsett This is the automatic offset (shortening) of the prop if the base part is created.
BaseInputPoint This specifies the location of the first input point (of the custom part). The options are: BaseBottom, BaseTop, HeadBottom, GirderBottom, GirderTop, SlabBottom.

Note that the second input point of the custom part is given as an offset (BaseEndOffset) from the first input point.

 

 

BaseName This is the name of the custom part that will be inserted in the model.
BaseInputOrder 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 option 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 does not contain any value, the default value StartEnd is used.

BasePlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, LEFT, RIGHT.
BasePlaneOffset This is the offset in plane. The default value is 0.
BaseRotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are FRONT, TOP, BACK and BELOW.
BaseRotationOffset This is the rotation offset in degrees.The default value is 0.
BaseDepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, FRONT, BEHIND.
BaseDepthOffset This is the offset in depth. The default value is 0.
BaseStartOffset 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 space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis eg. (0 100 0). If no value is given the zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
BaseEndOffset This offset specifies the location of the second input point (of the custom part) in relation to the first input point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (100 0 0) is assumed.
 

 The position settings are given in the local coordinate system of the prop.


Configuring the head parts of shuttering prop placing tool (xxxx.FormworkTools.Heads.csv)

For a shuttering prop, you can specify an additional custom part that is placed in the model at the top end of the prop.

Column title Description
Supplier Supplier name, which is typically the same for all rows. These names will be listed in the 'Supplier' list.
Family Family name, which will be shown in the ‘Family’ list.
Name This is a unique prop head name.
PropOffsett This is the automatic offset (shortening) of the prop if the head part is created.
AutoRotate With this setting you can control whether the head part is rotated automatically 90 degrees (around prop axis) when the head is located at the overlap of two girders. Set this value to YES to get the head rotated 90 degrees. Note that this only controls the rotation when you have not given any specific value for the rotation (input field is empty).
HeadInputPoint This specifies the location of the first input point (of the custom part). The options are: HeadBottom, HeadTop, HeadBottom, GirderBottom, GirderTop, SlabBottom.

Note that the second input point of the custom part is given as an offset (HeadEndOffset) from the first input point.

 

 

HeadName This is the name of the custom part that will be inserted in the model.
HeadInputOrder 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 option 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 does not contain any value, the default value StartEnd is used.

HeadPlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, LEFT, RIGHT.
HeadPlaneOffset This is the offset in plane. The default value is 0.
HeadRotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are FRONT, TOP, BACK and BELOW.
HeadRotationOffset This is the rotation offset in degrees.The default value is 0.
HeadDepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, FRONT, BEHIND.
HeadDepthOffset This is the offset in depth. The default value is 0.
HeadStartOffset This is the offset of the actual start point from the generic start point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
HeadEndOffset This offset specifies the location of the second input point (of the custom part) in relation to the first input point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (100 0 0) is assumed.
 

 The position settings are given in the local coordinate system of the prop.


Configuring the stop end custom parts for the stop end placing tool (xxxx.FormworkTools.StopEnds.csv)

For a stop end, you can specify two custom parts: a sheet and angle. The sheet is typically the actual form piecebuilding object that is a basic element of a model and that can be modeled and detailed further

The main concrete parts are: beam, polybeam, column, pad footing, strip footing, panel, and slab.

The main steel parts are: beam, curved beam, orthogonal beam, polybeam, column, twin profile, and contour plate.

, and the angles are placed with a spacing to support the sheet.

Column title Description
Supplier Supplier name, which is typically the same for all rows. These names will be listed in the 'Supplier' list.
Family Family name, which will be shown in the ‘Family’ list.
Name This is the stop end name. This name shall be unique.
MinLength The minimum length of the stop end sheet part.
MaxLength The maximum length  of the stop end sheet part.
Width The total width of the stop end including the angles.
Depth The total depth of the stop end.
AngleSpacing The default spacing of the angle parts. This will be used if you do not specify any value for the spacing.
SheetName This is the name of the custom part that will be inserted in the model.
SheetInputOrder 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 option 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 does not contain any value, the default value StartEnd is used.

SheetPlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, LEFT, RIGHT.
SheetPlaneOffset This is the offset in plane. The default value is 0.
SheetRotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are FRONT, TOP, BACK and BELOW.
SheetRotationOffset This is the rotation offset in degrees.The default value is 0.
SheetDepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, FRONT, BEHIND.
SheetDepthOffset This is the offset in depth. The default value is 0.
SheetStartOffset This is the offset of the actual start point from the generic start point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
SheetEndOffset This offset specifies the location of the second input point (of the custom part) in relation to the first input point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (100 0 0) is assumed.
 
AngleName This is the name of the custom part which will be inserted in the model.
AngleInputOrder 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 option 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 does not contain any value, the default value StartEnd is used.

AnglePlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, LEFT, RIGHT.
AnglePlaneOffset This is the offset in plane. The default value is 0.
AngleRotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are FRONT, TOP, BACK and BELOW.
AngleRotationOffset This is the rotation offset in degrees.The default value is 0.
AngleDepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, FRONT, BEHIND.
AngleDepthOffset This is the offset in depth. The default value is 0.
AngleStartOffset This is the offset of the actual start point from the generic start point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
AngleEndOffset This offset specifies the location of the second input point (of the custom part) in relation to the first input point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (100 0 0) is assumed.
 

 The position settings are given in the local coordinate system of the stop end.
 


Configuring the railing custom parts for the railing placing tool (xxxx.FormworkTools.Railings.csv)

For a railing, you can specify four custom parts. The post and the shoe parts are placed along the input line with the start distance and spacing controlled by the user. The toe board and one or more guard rail'parts are placed between two posts. If the toe board and/or the guard rail part is long enough compared to the post spacing, they may span over three or more posts.

 

Column title Description
Supplier Supplier name, which is typically the same for all rows. These names will be listed in the 'Supplier' list.
Family Family name, which will be shown in the ‘Family’ list.
 Name This is the railing type name. You can introduce multiple railings with the same name when you have two or alternatives with different lengths for the toe board and/or guard rail.

When you have alternative lengths for the toe board and/or guard rail, the placing tool will select the item automatically based on the post spacing.

MasterInput This specifies the primary input when placing the railing. The alternatives are:
  • PanelTop: The first input is the slab panel component, and the the railing is fitted on top of the panels (this is the default if no other option is given).
  • SlabTop: The first input is the slab or pour top face.
  • SlabEdge: The first input is the slab or pour top face, and the railing location is snapped to nearest edge.
  • WallSide: The first input is the wall side face. The railing is fitted on the wall side face.

Note that if the .csv file does not contain any value, the default value PanelTop is used.

MainOffset This is the common offset of all items (post, shoe etc). The offset is a vector with components X, Y, Z given in the local coordinate system of the railing.
PostSpacing This is the default spacing of the posts if you do not specify any spacing.
PostHeight The height of the post.
ToeBoardOverlap This is the minimum overlap of toe boards. 
ToeBoardOverlapOffset This is the offset (X, Y, Z) of the toe boards when they are overlapping.
GuardOverlap This is the minimum overlap of guard rails.
GuardOverlapOffset This is the offset (X, Y, Z) of the guard rails when they are overlapping.
GuardPositions The railing may include one or more rows of guard rails. This setting specifies the height (Z) positions of the guard rail parts measured from the input line. Multiple values must be separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (450 650 850).
PostName This is the name of the custom part that will be inserted in the model.
PostPlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, LEFT, RIGHT.
PostPlaneOffset This is the offset in plane. The default value is 0.
PostRotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are FRONT, TOP, BACK and BELOW.
PostRotationOffset This is the rotation offset in degrees.The default value is 0.
PostDepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, FRONT, BEHIND.
PostDepthOffset This is the offset in depth. The default value is 0.
PostStartOffset This is the offset of the actual start point from the generic input point (1) in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
PostEndOffset This offset specifies the location of the second input point (of the custom part) in relation to the first input point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (100 0 0) is assumed.
 
ShoeName This is the name of the custom part that will be inserted in the model.
ShoePlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, LEFT, RIGHT.
ShoePlaneOffset This is the offset in plane. The default value is 0.
ShoeRotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are FRONT, TOP, BACK and BELOW.
ShoeRotationOffset This is the rotation offset in degrees.The default value is 0.
ShoeDepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, FRONT, BEHIND.
ShoeDepthOffset This is the offset in depth. The default value is 0.
ShoeStartOffset This is the offset of the actual start point from the generic start point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
ShoeEndOffset This offset specifies the location of the second input point (of the custom part) in relation to the first input point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (100 0 0) is assumed.
 
ToeBoardName This is the name of the custom part that will be inserted in the model.
ToeBoardLength This is the effective length of the toe board part. 
ToeBoardInputOrder 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 option 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 does not contain any value, the default value StartEnd is used.

ToeBoardPlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, LEFT, RIGHT.
ToeBoardPlaneOffset This is the offset in plane. The default value is 0.
ToeBoardRotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are FRONT, TOP, BACK and BELOW.
ToeBoardRotationOffset This is the rotation offset in degrees.The default value is 0.
ToeBoardDepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, FRONT, BEHIND.
ToeBoardDepthOffset This is the offset in depth. The default value is 0.
ToeBoardStartOffset This is the offset of the actual start point from the generic start point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
ToeBoardEndOffset This offset specifies the location of the second input point (of the custom part) in relation to the first input point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis eg. (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (100 0 0) is assumed.
 
GuardRailName This is the name of the custom part that will be inserted in the model.
GuardRailLength This is the effective length of the guard rail part.
GuardRailInputOrder This option controls how the final locations of the input points are set in relation to the default generic start (1) and end (2) points. Note that the generic start and end points are located in the local Z direction based on the setting.

The possible option 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 does not contain any value, the default value StartEnd is used.

GuardRailPlanePosition This is the ‘Position in plane’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, LEFT, RIGHT.
GuardRailPlaneOffset This is the offset in plane. The default value is 0.
GuardRailRotation This is the ‘Rotation’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are FRONT, TOP, BACK and BELOW.
GuardRailRotationOffset This is the rotation offset in degrees.The default value is 0.
GuardRailDepthPosition This is the ‘Position in depth’ to be used to insert the custom part in plane view. The options are MIDDLE, FRONT, BEHIND.
GuardRailDepthOffset This is the offset in depth. The default value is 0.
GuardRailStartOffset This is the offset of the actual start point from the generic start point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (0 0 0) is assumed.
GuardRailEndOffset This offset specifies the location of the second input point (of the custom part) in relation to the first input point in the local coordinate system. The offset is given as x, y and z values separated by a space or colon and enclosed in parenthesis (0 100 0). If no value is given, zero offset (100 0 0) is assumed.
 

 The position settings are given in the local coordinate system of the railing.
 

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