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Metal Framing Elevation Dimensioning Tool

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Dave davemitchell@dmbimconsulting.com

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Metal Framing Elevation Dimensioning Tool


Purpose and description

The Metal Framing Elevation Dimensioning Tool automatically dimensions metalf framing elevations and show the ducts

System requirements

Tekla Structures

Installing [type extension name here]

To install the extension:

  1. Download the Metal Framing Tools
  2. Use the extension manager to import

Using the Metal Framing Elevation Dimension Tool

To use the extension:

  1. Select the tool from the Applications & Compoennts cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

  2. set the required settings
  3. Select the view to diemsnion

Metal Framing Elevation Dimensioning Tool settings

Properties Tab

Property Description
Option to specify the dimension line properties
Option to specify where the studs will be dimensioned to (Cetre or back)
Option to specify where the Header/sill will be dimensioned to (Cetre or back)
Option to create the closing dimensions at the start/end
Option to specify the Text properties
Option to specify the Duct Fill properties

Part Names

Property Description
Option to specfiy the names of the top and bottom tracks (needed so the tool know what to dimension to)
Option to specfiy the names of the Jambs or critical studs (needed so the tool know what to dimension)
Option to specfiy the names of the headers and sills in openings (needed so the tool know what to dimension to)
Option to specfiy the names of the Ducts, needed so the tool knows to show the object as a duct with dimensions to locate the duct,

if no name is given the tool will dimension the framing around the duct
Option to give the name of the critical stud next to a duct (needed so the tool know what to dimension to) 
Option to give the name of the cripple stud next to a duct (needed so the tool know where to add the fill)

 

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