Primary Limit Checker plugin is an easy tool to keep track and get automatic notification if your model size is nearing the part or rebar limit of Primary Configuration.
You can monitor this visually using the plugin or have it automatically notify you at a pre-determined milestone.
This tool can be used with any configuration.
1. Install using the non-version-dependent installer from Tekla Warehouse.
2. The plugin will now automatically open when opening a model or by opening it from Application & Components when modeling.
The tool is now active and will track the parts and rebars compared to Primary configuration limit using actual quantities, visual progress bars and percentage.
3. Access the settings by expanding the tool dialog by pressing plus button.
Modify the settings to suit your use:
'Show when model opens' determines if the plugin is automatically run when opening a model in all configurations, or only when using primary configuration, or never.
'Show notifications' is used to select if the plugin dialog pops up when the below mentioned 'percent of limit' is reached.
'Notification timeout' is the frequency of how often the above-mentioned check is run.
Click 'Modify settings' to save settings.
4. Click OK to close the dialog and leave it to background, or just leave it open for tracking visually.
Note: There is no separate message dialog of reaching the limits, it will just open this same dialog.
The check will keep notifying you when over the limit. To deactivate the tool set the above settings to 'Never'.