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Opening Tool

Last updated December 20, 2016 by Dave davemitchell@dmbimconsulting.com

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Opening Tool


Purpose and description

This tool works with the StudTool to create openings (doors or windows)

System requirements

Tekla Structures

Installing The Opening Tool

To install the extension:

  1. Download…
  2. Extract…

Using the Opening Tool

To use the extension:

  1. Select the Opening tool
  2. select the bottom track or any studbolt element that represents a metal rod or pin that is used to transfer loads

    Studs and other bolt elements are listed in the bolt catalog.

    A stud can be secured with two or more nuts and have threading at both ends, or it can be welded to steel parts, for example.

    A stud is part of the bolt assembly.

Opening Tool settings

Dimensions and Profiles Tab

Property Description
   Option to specify the type of opening . Window, Door, Door with cut bottom track
 
   Option to specify the sill profile
   Option to specify the left jamb profile
   Option to specify the sill height
   Option to specify the header profile
   Option to specify a stud offset above the header
   Option to specify the opening height
   Option to specify the right jamb profile
   Option to specify the cripple stud profile (if blank the main stud profile is used)
   Option have an extra cripple stud next to the jamb or just a cripple in the main stud location
   Option to specfiy the opening width
   Option to specify right jamb rotation type - Rotate or swap ends

Connections Tab

Property Description
   Option to specify the left jamb top connection and attribute file
   Option to specify the left header connection and attribute file
   Option to specify the right jamb top connection and attribute file
   Option to specify the right jamb top connection and attribute file if the jamb has swapped ends
   Option to specify the right header connection and attribute file
   Option to specify the top cripple stud to header connection and attribute file
   Option to specify the left jamb bottom connection and attribute file
   Option to specify the left sill connection and attribute file
   Option to specify the bottom cripple stud to sill connection and attribute file
   Option to specify the right jamb bottom connection and attribute file
   Option to specify the right sill connection and attribute file
   Option to specify the left jamb top connection and attribute file if the jamb has swapped ends
   Option to specify a clearance between studs and tracks if no conenctions are specified

Properties Tab

Property Description
   Option to specify the general properties of the Jambs, Header, Sill and Extra (cripple) studs
   Option to offset the end of the insulation at the left/right jamb

Additional information

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  • restrictions in supported environments, configurations, measurement systems, etc.
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