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Built-up Star Column

Last updated July 10, 2018 by Developer TIN Structures.developer.in@trimble.com

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Built-up Star Column

The 'Built-up Star Column' 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.

allows user to create the star column from 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.

/ sections.

How to Locate

Installers are available at Built-up Members
After installation, the ‘Built-up Star Column’ plugin is 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.

group 'Builtup Members'.

Usage

Click the highlighted icon in the above tool bar. The user has to pick the position and the star column will be created.

Plug-in Dialog box

This plug-in dialog box contains following tabs.
• Parameters
• Parts
• Position
• Weld

Parameter - Types

Star Section Types
Available Types Description
    Creates Star Column with Rolled Sections
   Creates Star Column with Plates

Parameters - Star Column with Rolled Sections

 

Symmetrical
Available Options Decsription
Centered Secton is create from picked point as center of section
Off-Centered Secton is create with offsets from picked point as center of section

Parts - Star Column with Rolled Sections

 

Parameters - Star Column with Plates

 

Symmetrical
Available Options Decsription
Centered Secton is create from picked point as center of section
Off-Centered Secton is create with offsets from picked point as center of section

Flange Size Options
Available Options Decsription
Different Difference thicknesses for all flange plates are possible.
Top and Bottom Top and Bottom flange plates are same thickness and Left and Right flange plates can have different thickeness
Left and Right Left and Right flange plates are same thickness and Top and Bottom flange plates can have different thickeness
All Flanges All flanges have same thickness

Web Thickness Options
Available Options Decsription
Different Difference thicknesses for all web plates are possible.
Left and Right Left and Right horizontal web plates can have same thickness
All Webs All web plates have same thickness

Parts - Star Column with Plates

 

Position

  
On Plane: Options Middle, Right and Left
Rotation: Top, Front, Back and Below
At Depth: Middle, Front and Behind

Weld

  

Additional Information

When we change the type, then we have to modify twice to get proper assembly UDA’s.

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