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Horizontal sub bracing

Last updated January 19, 2017 by Steel Extensions tekla.extensions-steel@trimble.com

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Environment: 
Not environment-specific

Horizontal sub bracing

Contents

Purpose and description
System Requirements
Installing Horizontal sub bracing
Using Horizontal sub bracing
Part identification key 
Picture 
Parts 
Parameters
 

Purpose and description

Use Horizontal sub bracing component creates horizontal and/or diagonal bracings between the tower legs and one of the main bracings. Typically used in big towers.

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments:   All

Installing Horizontal sub bracing

To install the extension:

  1. Download Transmission tower tools installer package from Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Install the file package.

Using Horizontal sub bracing

To use the application:

  1. Open a Tekla model.
  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 Horizontal sub bracing  and then double-click to open it.


  1. Select the 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.

    .
  2. Select the second part.
  3. Pick the position.
    The component is then created automatically.

Part identification key

  Part
1 Horizontal brace
2 Diagonal brace

Picture

Use Picture tab to control the dimensions of the parts created in the Horizontal sub brace component.

  1. Part position

  Description Default
Offset from the input point to the first bracing. 0
Distance list to describe the positions from the offset point(1) e.g. “3*500” this would be three horizontal bracings and/or two diagonals or “500 400” this would be two horizontal bracings and/or one diagonals. 800
Distance from the first picked edge leg to the first horizontal start point. Read form the GaugeLine.dat file (from model folder).
Offset from the first horizontal bracing. 0
Distance from the first picked edge leg to the start point of the diagonal brace. Read form the GaugeLine.dat file (from model folder).
Offset from the center line that defines the diagonal. 0
Distance from the edge of the secondary selected part and the first horizontal bracing end point. Read form the GaugeLine.dat file (from model folder).
Distance from the edge of the secondary selected part and the diagonal bracing end point. Read form the GaugeLine.dat file
Distance from the diagonal bracing end point and the horizontal bracing end point along second selected part. 0
  1. Brace creation options

    Option Description Default
    Creates horizontal braces  
    Creates diagonal braces  
    Creates horizontal and diagonal braces

     

Parts

The Parts tab can be used for defining properties for the parts created by the Horizontal sub bracing component.

  1. Part properties for Horizontal braces

Option Description Default
Pos_No Define a prefix and a starting number for the part position number. P 0
Define a prefix and a starting number for the assembly position number. A 0
Material Define material grade. STEEL_UNDEFINED
Name Define a name that is shown in drawings and reports Horizontal
Finish Define the finish type.  
Class Define the class. 1
  1.  Part dimensions for Horizontal braces

Part Description Default
Profile Define the profile of the horizontal braces. L20*2
  1. Part properties for Diagonal brace

Option Description Default
Pos_No Define a prefix and a starting number for the part position number. P 0
Define a prefix and a starting number for the assembly position number. A 0
Material Define material grade. STEEL_UNDEFINED
Name Define a name that is shown in drawings and reports. Diagonal
Finish Define the finish type.  
Class Define the class. 1
  1. Part dimensions for Diagonal brace

Part Description Default
Profile Define the profile of the diagonal brace. L20*2

Parameters

The Parameters tab can be used for defining properties for the diagonal brace and horizontal braces created by the Horizontal sub brace component.

  1. Horizontal brace orientation

Option Description
No brace.
Type 1 - Default
The braces are placed so that the shorter leg is connected to the part.
Type 2
The braces are placed so that the longer leg is connected to the part.
Type 3
Same as Type 2 but rotated.
Type 4
Same as Type 1 but rotated.
  1. Horizontal braces offset


 

  Description Default
Define the top offset of the left brace.
This option is not visible if No brace option is selected in the Brace orientation list.
0 mm
Define the bottom offset of the left brace.
This option is not visible if No brace option is selected in the Brace orientation list.
0 mm
Define the top offset of the right brace.
This option is not visible if No brace option is selected in the Brace orientation list.
0 mm
Define the bottom offset of the right brace.
This option is not visible if No brace option is selected in the Brace orientation list.
0 mm
  1. Diagonal brace orientation

Option Description
No brace.
Type 1 - Default
The braces are placed so that the shorter leg is connected to the part.
Type 2
The braces are placed so that the longer leg is connected to the part.
Type 3
Same as Type 2 but rotated.
Type 4
Same as Type 1 but rotated.
  1. Diagonal braces offset

  Description Default
Define the top offset of the left brace.
This option is not visible if No brace option is selected in the Brace orientation list.
0 mm
Define the bottomoffset of the left brace.
This option is not visible if No brace option is selected in the Brace orientation list.
0 mm
Define the top offset of the right brace.
This option is not visible if No brace option is selected in the Brace orientation list.
0 mm
Define the bottom offset of the right brace.
This option is not visible if No brace option is selected in the Brace orientation list.
0 mm
  1. Diagonal brace orientation

Option Description Default
Creates the diagonal brace from left bottom to right top.
Creates the diagonal brace from left top to right bottom.  

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