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Slab Seam Applicator

Last updated April 29, 2016 by Charles Pool charles.pool@trimble.com

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Slab Seam Applicator

Purpose and description

Creates new instances of Seam Applicator plugincomponent that is developed using Tekla Open API

Plugin is a .dll file and loaded inside Tekla Structures process.

Plugins can be started from the applications and components catalog.

between members of floor slabs. You can select the floor slabplate that represents a concrete structure

In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

plugins or components and this 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

will find the child members automatically. If there is already an instance of the Seam Applicator between two floor slab elements it is skipped upon creation. If no slabs are preselected when you run this application it will apply seams for entire model. Use the settings drop down list to select specific settings of the Seam Applicator plugin for time you run this application.

Installing Slab Seam Applicator

To install the extension:

  1. Download TSEP package from Warehouse
  2. Use the Extension Manager under the Applications and components to install package
  3. Restart Tekla Structures
  4. 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.

    will show up under 'US Extensions' group

Using Slab Seam Applicator

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To use the extension:

  1. Select floor slabs in model as components
  2. Choose from the dropdown list the settings to use for newly created Seam Applicator instance between members
  3. Click 'Create Seams' button

Additional information

  • Input is restricted to run on 'Floor Layout', 'Floor Tool', and 'Modeling of floor bay' objects
  • Save as files for this application have *.flao file extension

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