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Built-up Star Column (Custom Part)

Last updated September 4, 2018 by Tekla Extensions Global tekla.extensions-global@trimble.com

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Built-up Star Column (Custom Part)

The 'Built-up Star Column' custom partcomponent for creating a part that cannot be created by using any existing part command or part profile

Typically, custom parts are used to create parts that have a complex composition. For example, castellated beams and sandwich panels are often created as custom parts.

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 Custom Parts
After installation, the ‘Built-up Star Column’ custom part 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 Custom Parts'.
 

Usage

The user has to pick the position and the star column will be created.

Custom Part Dialog box

This 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.

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
    Creates Star Column with Rolled Section and 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

Parameters - Plate Prefix
All available plate profile prefixes are displayed.
Required prefix can be selected. (e.g. PL, FL, PLT )

Parts - Star Column with Rolled Sections

  

You can enter part properties in this tab page. Numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

properties and Name can be entered for all parts seperately.
You have an option to enter same values for Material / Finish / Classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

The identifiers of classes are usually numbers. Classes can be used for defining the color of parts in the model, for example. Class does not influence the numbering of model objects.

or different values by selecting Same /  different from dropdown at top.

You can also provide Assembly User defined attributes from this page.

Weld - 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

Parameters - Plate Prefix
All available plate profile prefixes are displayed.
Required prefix can be selected. (e.g. PL, FL, PLT )

Parts - Star Column with Plates

  

You can enter part properties in this tab page. Numbering properties and Name can be entered for all parts seperately.
You have an option to enter same values for Material / Finish / Class or different values by selecting Same /  different from dropdown at top.

You can also provide Assembly User defined attributes from this page.

Weld - Star Column with Plates

 

Parameters - Star Column with Rolled Section and 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

Parameters - Plate Prefix
All available plate profile prefixes are displayed.
Required prefix can be selected. (e.g. PL, FL, PLT )

Parts - Star Column with Rolled Section and Plates

 

You can enter part properties in this tab page. Numbering properties and Name can be entered for all parts seperately.
You have an option to enter same values for Material / Finish / Class or different values by selecting Same /  different from dropdown at top.

You can also provide Assembly User defined attributes from this page.

Weld - Star Column with Rolled Section and Plates

 

Position

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

Option is avaialble to adjust boundry center by selecting 'Yes' from dropdown.  

 

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