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Plan Cut

Last updated July 16, 2019 by Developer TIN Structures.developer.in@trimble.com

Software version: 
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Not environment-specific

Plan Cut

Use Plan Cut when two members ( 'L' sections) flanges are intersecting at 90 degree and if both flanges need to be cut at same time. This happens at the corners of transimission towers transitions.

How to locate

The installers are available at Transmission Tower Collection. After installing, Plan Cut come under Transmission Tower Collection in the Applications & components. Or else search for Plan Cut in 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

&components. Icon for Plan Cut as shown below.


Input for this extension:

Pick primary (L section) and secondary (L section). The members should be 90 degrees each other and the flanges from the plan view should have a clash before applying this tool.

Flange Cut Dialog


Here heel offset decided by direct offset values (default is flange thickness). or else by gapany space between two objects

The term gap is used in its general sense in Tekla Structures.

. Cut angle can be decided by angle input or providing member  offset along the member

Sample output


Here pick first member (1) and second member(2). Here the members going to get cut is L50*5 and 25 mm end offsetpart property that is used to move the ends of a part, relative to the part’s reference line

provided for both members.


Cut create based on defaults. Parameters can be altered from extension dialog.

Direct Manipulation Features

The Plan cut tool is equipped with direct manipulation features. This get enabled by activating the following 'Direct Modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

(D)' switch.

Contextual Toolbar:

Contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

is a mini toolbar which gets opened once click on component in 'Select Components' and click on cubic button as shown below. Please make sure that the Direct Modification (D) switch is active. This enable user to change frequently used attributes very ease with out opening extension dialog.

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