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Weld mark merge

Last updated September 28, 2016 by Steel Extensions tekla.extensions-steel@trimble.com

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Not environment-specific

Weld mark merge



Purpose and description
System requirements
Installing Weld mark merge
Using Weld mark merge
Application properties and buttons

Purpose and description

Use the Weld markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a weld

component to merge drawing welds with the same properties.

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments: All

Installing Weld mark merge

To install the extension:

  1. Download Weld mark merge installer package from Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Install the file package.

Using Weld mark merge

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. Create and open a drawing.
  3. Click the Applications & components button  in the side pane to open the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

  4. Search for Weld mark merge and then double-click to open it.
  5. The Weld mark merge dialog box opens.

  1. Click Merge to make the modifications.

  1. After the tool finishes, the following message will appear: Weld merging complete

Application properties and buttons

Field Description Default
Merge welds options Define how to merge the welds.
The options are:
  • Same parts – Will look at the part IDs and if they are the same, merges the welds.
  • Distance - Will merge all the welds that are in the given distance and have the same properties.
  • Same parts marks – Will look at the part marks (as Same parts) but also apply the search distance to avoid merging welds on parts which are too far away.
Same parts
Distance Define the search distance for welds.
This field is not active if you select Same parts in the Merge welds option list.
Message text Shows a message in the status bar.
  • When the tool is not running, the message displayed is the same as the option selected in the Merge welds option list.
  • When the tool is running, the following message will appear: Merging welds...
  • After the tool finishes the following message will appear to inform the user: Weld merging complete
Merge Used to run the tool - Merges welds with the same properties in an open Tekla Structures drawing.
When running the tool, the button will become disabled.
Close Used to close the application.  

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