The Drawing Express Tool – Helps to group similar assemblies based on predefined conditions.
How to Locate
‘Similar Assemblies filter’ plug-incomponent that is developed using Tekla Open API
Plug-in is a .dll file and loaded inside Tekla Structures process.
Plug-ins can be started from the applications and components catalog.
will be available in the component catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applications
The term component catalog is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.
With ctrl+F open the component cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists
For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.
and find Similar Assemblies Filter.
On click you will get the Similar Assembly filter dialog box.
Select assemblies from model using “Select assemblies” switch
Double click on Similar Assembly Filter icon either from toolbar or from component catalog and you will get Similar Assembly Filter dialog box on your screen.
Select the rules from list for which you want report. After selection is done click on forward arrow button so that the rules will get selected.
Click on Check Assemblies
All similar assemblies are grouped together and are displayed in Assembly list
On right click you will be able to select the assemblies from list
If you Click on Check drawings already created or not check box. It will list the information in bracket.
If drawings are created for assemblies it will be indicated in bracket.
You may also save the report If you click on Save report button you will get Save as dialog box. Browse and give appropriate path and click on save button.
Once you click on Save button you will get the following message.
User can open the report any time from the specified folder.