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Length of edge preparation

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

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Not environment-specific

Length of edge preparation



Purpose and description
System requirements
Installing Length of edge preparation
Using Length of edge preparation
Application properties

Purpose and description

Use Length of edge preparation component to calculate the length of edge preparations of plates (plates or beams).

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments: All

Installing Length of edge preparation

To install the extension:

  1. Download the Length of edge preparation installer package from Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Install the file package.

Using Length of edge preparation

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 that has edge preparation applied.
  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 Length of edge preparation and then double-click to open it.
  4. The Length of edge preparation dialog window will open.

  1. Select whether you want to run the application on all plates or only on the selected ones.
  2. Click on the Calculate button.

The following messages will appear in the status bar:

  • In progress – while the calculation is made;

  • Done – when the calculation is done.

  1. The results will appear in a list report with the 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.

    ID and it's corresponding total length of edge preparation.

Note: You can also see the total length if you click on the part -> Inquire - > Part -> EDGE_PREP_LENGTH.

Application properties

Field Description
Calculate for: Define whether you want to run the application on all plates or only on the selected ones.
The options are:
  • All plates;
  • Selected plates.
Calculate Use this button to calculate the edge preparation for the (selected) plates.
Clear UDA Use this button to clear the user defined attributes.
This button becomes inactive while the indexing of the objects is made.
Close Use this button to close the application.
This button becomes Cancel while the calculating is made.

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