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Weight and volume of bolt holes

Last updated July 30, 2018 by Steel Extensions tekla.extensions-steel@trimble.com

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Not environment-specific

Weight and volume of bolt holes



Purpose and description
System requirements
Installing Volume of bolt holes
Using Volume of bolt holes
Additional information


Purpose and description

Use the Volume and weight of bolt holes custom property to calculate the volume and weight of the bolt holes that affect a part and list them in a report.

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments: All

Installing Volume of bolt holes

To install the extension:

  1. Download the Volume and weight of bolt holes installer package from Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Install the file package.

Using Volume and weight of bolt holes

To use the 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


  1. Open a Tekla Structures model.
  2. Open the Reports window.

  1. Search and select one of the Part volume considering bolt holes or Part weight considering bolt holes reports.

  1. Create the report pushing the Create from all or Create from selected button.
  2. The List Report opens:

Additional information

In the Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

(see Template Editor) you can define value fields using following syntax:

  • CUSTOM.BOLT_HOLEsmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objects

    Hole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.

    _VOLUME - calulates the volume of bolt holes
  • CUSTOM.BOLT_HOLE_WEIGHT - calulates the weight of bolt holes
  • CUSTOM.PART_VOLUME_CONSIDERING_BOLT_HOLES - calculates the parts volume considering bolt holes (part volume - bolt holes volume)
  • CUSTOM.PART_WEIGHT_CONSIDERING_BOLT_HOLES - calculates the parts weight considering bolt holes (part weight - bolt holes weight, this is used in the Part Holes Weight report)


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