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GA part selection

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

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Environment: 
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GA part selection

Contents

 

Purpose and description
System requirements
Installing GA part selection
Using GA part selection
Application properties
Additional information
 

Purpose and description

Use GA part selection component to filter GA drawings according to selected parts, or to find and select parts in the model based on the selected drawings.

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments:  All

Installing GA part selection

To install the extension:

  1. Download the GA part selection installer package from Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Install the file package.

Using GA part selection

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 GA part selection and then double-click to open it.
  4. The GA Part Selection dialog window will open.

You will get the following message: Indexing only reflects the state of the drawing when it was last saved. Do you want to update/save the drawings? If you click:

  • Yes - the application will open each drawing and update it and continue with the indexing;
  • No - the application will only do the indexing;
  • Cancel - the application will cancel the indexing.

Indexing of the objects from the drawing will be performed immediately as the dialog window is open.
While the indexing is being performed the following message will appear: The drawings are being indexed. Please wait until indexing is complete.

After the indexing is done the message will change to Indexing done.

  1. If you want to select the objects that are included in a GA drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

    General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

    , click Selected objects.

The following message will appear in the status bar: Please select a GA drawing from the Drawing listlist of drawings that provides information about the drawings in a particular model and that is used for searching, managing, and printing the drawings

In the drawing list, the user can, for example, search, open, update, freeze, lock, and delete drawings. The drawing list can also be used to display the associations between the drawings and the parts in the model.

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Note: If the Tekla Drawing list is not open, it will be opened.

  1. Select the desired GA drawing.

  1. Click again on the Select objects button from the GAPartSelection window.
    1. If you have selected the Assembly by main parts option, the application will highlight all the assemblies that contain their 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.

      in that drawing.
    2. If you have selected the Assembly by any part option, the application will highlight all the assemblies contained in that drawing, regardless if their main part is not included.
    3. If you have selected the Parts option, the application will highlight all the parts contained in that drawing.

The following messages will appear in the status bar:

  • Selection of objects in progress – while the selection is made;
  • Selection of objects done – when the selection is done.

  1. If you want to list only drawings associated with the objects you have selected in the model, first you have to select a part form the model.
  2. Click the By parts button.
    1. If you have selected the Assembly by main parts option, the application will display all the drawings that contain the main part of the assembly from which the selected part belongs to.
    2. If you have selected the Assembly by any part option, the application will display all the drawings that contain the selected part.
    3. If you have selected the Parts option, the application will display all the drawings that contain selected part.

The following messages will appear in the status bar:

  • Selection of correspondent drawings in progress  – while the selection is made;
  • Selection of correspondent drawings done – when the selection is done.
  1. All the GA drawings in which the part is included will appear in the By Parts Selection Result list.

Note: You can double click on a row and the corresponding drawing will open.

Application properties

  1. By Parts Selection Results

    Field Description
    Object ID Display the object ID.
    Object Mark Display the object mark.
    Drawing Mark Display the drawing mark.
    Drawing Name Display the name given to the drawing in the drawing properties dialog box.
    Title Display the drawing title added in the drawing properties dialog box.
  2. Model

    Field Description
    Object selection type Define the object selection type.
    The options are:
    • Assembly by main part (Default);
    • Assembly by any part;
    • Parts.
    Selected Objects Highlights, in Tekla model, the objects associated with the drawings you have selected from Tekla Drawing List.
    This button becomes inactive while the indexing of the objects is made.
    By Pats Lists only drawings associated with the objects you have selected in the model.
    If no part is selected the following message will appear: No part selected or the indexing was not performed.    
    This button becomes inactive while the indexing of the objects is made.
  3. Indexing options

    Field Description Default
    Include parts in indexing Define what parts to include in indexing.
    The options are:
    • All;
    • Parallel with view plane.
    All
    Tolerance angle: Define the angle of tolerance for parallelism.
    The options are:
    • Default;
    • Custom.

    This field becomes active if Parallel with view plane is selected in the Include parts in indexing list.

    is defined by XS_OMIT_MARKS_
    OF_PARTS_OUT_OF_
    VIEW_PLANE_LIMIT_
    ANGLE
    Define the custom angle tolerance.
    This field becomes active if Custom is selected in the angle of tolerance for parallelism list.
     
    Refresh index for: Define the angle of tolerance for parallelism.
    The options are:
    • All drawings;
    • Selected drawings.
    All drawings
  4. Options

    Field Description
    Refresh index Use this button to index objects from the drawing into a temporary list.
    This button becomes Cancel indexing while the indexing of the objects is made. Use Cancel indexing button to cancel the indexing.
    Close Use this button to close the application.
    This button becomes inactive while the indexing of the objects is made.
    Status bar The application window is set to wait, and the dialog shows a progress bar indicating the preview creation progress.

Additional information

  • If you try to open a drawing using the application, and the drawing is missing, the following message will appear: “Drawing not found!

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