Use Tower Bent Member tool to create bent tower members between two members which are in different plane and or different orientation .
How to locate
The installers are available at Transmission Tower Collection. After installing, Tower Bent Member come under Transmission Tower Collection in the Applications & components. Or else search for Tower Bent Member in 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
&components. Icon for Tower Bent Member as shown below.
Input for this extension:
Two Points & Two Members : Clicking on the icon ask to pick first point, then second. Then it ask for first member then second. The point can be picked members corners or gage line point lying on the picked member leg surface.
Tower Bent Member Dialog
It has two tab pages.
To control member creation on near side or far side of picked members.
To control orientation of leg towards up or down.
To swap legs between long and short.
Control Both Bent Required/ Bent at Start/ Bent at End. Bent less than 3 degree is not useful. To avoid this bent can be removed from one side.
Various offset options:
|Name||Tower Bent Member|
Here 1&2 are pick points (points on local gages created by 'Gage Line by Point' tool). 3&4 are input members (L section created by Beam command or 'Tower Member' tool)
Direct Manipulation Features
The Tower Bent Member tool is equipped with direct manipulation features. This get enabled by activating the following 'Direct Modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles
Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.
Contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties
The user can customize the contextual toolbar.
The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.
is a mini toolbar which gets opened once click on component in 'Select Components' and click on cubic button as shown below. Please make sure that the Direct Modification (D) switch is active. This enable user to change frequently used attributes very ease with out opening extension dialog.
After selecting Tower Bent Member component in 'Select Components' distance manipulators gets activated. The distances displayed can be edited directly.