Gage Line by Point

Last updated July 15, 2019 by Developer TIN

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Gage Line by Point

Use Gage Line by Point  for creating construction lines representing local bolt gages on Angle (L) sections. This make easy for snap points for inserting other  members or bolts on the already inserted member.

How to locate

The installers are available at Transmission Tower Collection. After installing, Gage Line by Point come under Transmission Tower Collection in the Applications & components. Or else search for Gage Line by Point in Applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

&components. Icon for Gage Line by Point as shown below.


Input for this extension:

Clicking on the icon ask for pick angle section and then a pick point. Pick angle section and then point. Based on the gage values provided in the dialog and start/end extensions, it creates construction lines taking pick point as reference.

Double click on Gage Line by Point icon or inserted component itself open the Gage Line by Point dialog.

Gage Line by Point Dialog


Field Description
1 Start extension allows user to extend line from point towards start by the given distance
2 End extension allows user to extend line from point towards end by the given distance
3 Gage distances  allows user to enter absolute values of gage.
4 Gage Line Options allows to create gage line on both legs or one of  either legs.
5 Gage Line type can be a construction line or part. When using Part option, lines are made of 'ROD1' profile,  sothat the lines visible in drawings. Name is 'Dummy'. It allows to filter out from reports.
6 Line color can be changed from here, this get activate when the Gage line type is construction lines.
7 Class can be changed from here, this get activate when the Gage line type is  part.

Sample Output

Pick point is as shown in the picture (magenta dot inside red circle).

Direct Manipulation Features

The Gage Line by Point is equipped with direct manipulation features. This get enabled by activating the following 'Direct Modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

(D)' switch.

Contextual Toolbar:

Contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

is a mini toolbar which gets opened once click on component in 'Select Components' and click on cubic button as shown below. Please make sure that the Direct Modification (D) switch is active. This enable user to change frequently used attributes very ease with out opening extension dialog.

Distance Manipulators

After selecting Gage Line by Point component in 'Select Components' distance manipulators gets activated. The distances displayed can be edited directly. For the gages, please make sure that the arrow activated (yellow) is pointing away from heel.

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