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Transition Duct

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

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Environment: 
India

Transition Duct

The Duct and 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.

Work tool allows user to create the rectangular and trapezoidal duct with 4 plates of same or different material and finish.

How to Locate

Installers are available at Duct and Plate Work
After installation, the ‘Transition Duct’ 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 'Duct and Plate Work'.

 

On double click you will get the duct part dialog box in which you can edit the various fields including Types, plate made up, transition set out sizes, offsets, materials etc.
  

Usage

Click the icon in the component cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

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Select the two points between which you want to add duct.
 
Then duct is created at specified location with default or specified settings.
 
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

This plug-in dialog box contains following 3 tabs.
• Parameters
• Parts
• Position

Parameters
You can find options to modify
1) Type (Shape of Duct – Rectangular, Trapezoidal)
2) Plate made up
3) Transition set out (Orientation)
4) Thickness
5) Offsets
6) Corner setbackdistance between a part end and its reference point

In Tekla Structures, knock-off dimensions are an example of setback distances.


7) Corner Setout
8) Dimensions of duct and cuttings
  
Parts
You can find options to modify
1) Material
2) Finishes
3) 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.


4) Numbers
  
Position
The position of the duct could be adjusted using this tab along with the rotation.
  

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