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Squaring cuts

Last updated September 28, 2016 by Steel Extensions tekla.extensions-steel@trimble.com

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

Squaring cuts

Contents

 

Purpose and description
System requirements
Installing Squaring cuts
Using Squaring cuts
Application properties
Application buttons
Additional information
 

Purpose and description

Use Squaring cuts tool to create the minimum perpendicular cut for a sloping part or cut part. This can be useful in cases where a machine cannot fabricate 90 degrees cuts or cuts in bent plates affecting different folds.

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments: All

Installing Squaring cuts

To install the extension:

  1. Download Squaring cuts installer package from Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Install the file package.

Using Squaring cuts

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 Squaring cuts and then double-click to open it.
  4. The Squaring cuts dialog window will open.

  1. Make desired modification in offset cut field .
  2. Pick part to be cut.
  1. Pick cutting partbuilding object that creates a part-shaped hollow

    (multiple parts with area pick).
  1. Click the middle mouse button to create the cut.

Application properties

Field Description Default
Define the offset around the minimum calculated cut. 0 mm

Application buttons

Field Description
Save attribute Use to save the attributes.
Help Use to open help file.
Create Use to create square cuts.
Cancel Use to exit the program.

Additional information

  • If you want to delete the component, you have to first close the tool and then delete it, otherwise all the parts that belong to it will be deleted.

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