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Plate beam converter

Last updated February 5, 2018 by Steel Extensions tekla.extensions-steel@trimble.com

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Environment: 
Not environment-specific

Plate beam converter

Contents

 

Purpose and description
System requirements
Installing Plate beam convertor
Using Plate beam converter
Application properties
Application buttons 
See also
 

Purpose and description

Use 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.

beam converter
application to split a part I, rectangular, L, U/C or T profile-beam (column) into plates. This extension can also be used with tapered, curved and polybeams / parts.

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments:   All

Installing Plate beam converter

To install the Plate beam converter application:

  1. Download the Plates from built up section installer package from Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Extract the file package.

Using Plate beam converter

To use the application:

  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 Plate beam converter and then double-click to open it.
  4. The Plate beam converter dialog window will open.


  1. Make desired modification and then click the Create button .
  2. Create a column/beam.


  1. Select the part (column/beam).

  1. Click the middle mouse button.

When you click the middle mouse button, the beam is splitted into three plates.


Note: The application will not color the plates - this is only to difference them in the example.
Plates will be created in the same orientation as the selected beam, with the input pointpoint that the user picks when creating a component

equivalent to the start point of the beam.

Application properties

  1. Attributes


    1. Plate

      Field Description Default
      Plate prefix Define the plates prefix. pl
      Plate dimension order Define the plate dimension order.
      The options are:
      • Width * thickness
      • Thickness * width
      Width * thickness
    2. Assembly

      Field Description Default
      Assembly mark prefix Define the assembly mark prefix. PL
      Assembly start number Define the assembly start number. 1
      Weld Define whether or not to weld the resulting plates.
      The options are:
      • Yes
      • No
      Yes
      Weld attributes Define the weld attribute.
      The option list is populated with the weld attributes saved in the current model.
      standard
    3. Mapping

      Field Description Default
      Part mark Define whether or not the part mark should be mapped.
      The options are:
      • Yes
      • No
      Yes
      Assembly mark Define whether or not the assembly mark should be mapped.
      The options are:
      • Yes
      • No
      Yes
      Guid Define the whether or not the guid should be mapped.
      The options are:
      • Yes
      • No
      Yes
      All UDA Define whether or not all the UDA's should be mapped.
      The options are:
      • Yes
      • No
      Yes
  2. Plates

 
 
 
Field Description Default
Main part Define which part will become the main part of the assembly after conversion. -
Profile type This column shows the supported profile types.
They are:
  • I profile
  • Rectangular profile
  • L profile
  • U/C profile
  • T profile
    This field is not editable.
    Plate  This column shows the default name of the resulting plates. This field is not editable.
    Name Define the name of resulting plates. same as default name of the resulting plates 
    Part mark prefix Define the part mark prefix. pl
    Part start number Define the part start number. 1

    Application buttons

    Field Description
    Save attribute Use to save the attributes.
    Help Use to open help file.
    Create Use to create drawings using the properties from the dialog box.
    Cancel Use to exit the program.

    See also

    Plates from built up section

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