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Leg bent plate

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

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Not environment-specific

Leg bent plate



Purpose and description
System Requirements
Installing Leg bent plate
Using Leg bent plate
Part identification key

Purpose and description

Use Leg bent plate(1) part that is created from contour plates, or beams whose profile is a plate

(1) Bent plates can be conical or cylindrical.

Curved beams, spiral beams, or deformed parts cannot be used for creating a bent plate.

(2) component object that represents an angle that is bent from a plate and that connects parts

component to extend the leg plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

to the bending line and add the new plate to the selected braces.

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments:   All

Installing Leg bent plate

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 Leg bent plate

To use the 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


  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 Leg bent plate and then double-click to open it.

  1. Create one or two braces (L profiles) and a leg plate.
  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.

    (leg plate).
  1. Select the second part (first brace).

Optional:Select the third part (second brace), braces should be in the same plane.

  1. Click the middle mouse button to create the component.

Situation Description
For single bend plate.
  1. Select the main part (leg plate);
  2. Select the second part (bottom brace);
Optional: Select third part (next brace);
  1. Click the middle mouse button to create the component
For double bent plate.
  1. Select the main part (top leg plate);
  2. Select the second part (bottom brace);
Optional: Select third part (next brace);
  1. Click the middle mouse button to create the component.

Part identification key

1 Leg bent plate


Use Picture tab to control the dimensions of the part created in the Leg bent plate component.

  1. Parts position

  Description Default
Define the vertical offset of the top plate from the leg plate. 0 mm.
Define the plate oversize for the second brace. 10 mm
Define the plate oversize for the first brace. 10 mm
Define the plate width. 100 mm
  1. Show bent plate

Field Description Default
Show bent plate Define whether or not to create an construction line where an bent line exists.
The options are
  • No;
  • Yes.


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