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Wraparound pipe footprints

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

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Not environment-specific

Wraparound pipe footprints


Purpose and description
System requirements
Installing Wraparount pipe footprints
Using Wraparound pipe footprints
Wraparound pipe footprints settings
Additional information

Purpose and description

The wraparound pipe footprint extension can be used to draw the footprints of connecting pipes in unwrapped part drawings.

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments: All

Installing Wraparound pipe footprints

To install the extension:

  1. Download the Wraparound pipe footprints installation file from the Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Run the installer.

Using Wraparound pipe footprints

To use the extension:

  1. Launch Tekla Structures and open a model with drawings.
  2. 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.

  3. Search for Wraparound pipe footprints and then double-click to open it.
  4. Open a wraparound drawing or select one or more wraparound drawings in the drawing listlist of drawings that provides information about the drawings in a particular model and that is used for searching, managing, and printing the drawings

    In the drawing list, the user can, for example, search, open, update, freeze, lock, and delete drawings. The drawing list can also be used to display the associations between the drawings and the parts in the model.

    Drawing list is used in Tekla Structures until version 2018. See document manager.

  5. Set the properties for creating pipe footprints and click Create Footprints.
  6. Footprints will be created in the currently open drawing or in the drawings selected in the drawing list.

Wraparound pipe footprint settings

Property Description
Number of segments This defines how many points around the attaching pipe will be used to create the footprint.
Outer contour Check the box to create contours based on the outer diameter of the attaching pipe.
Inner contour Check the box to create contours based on the inner diameter of the attaching pipe.
Color Defines the color of the line for the outer and inner contours.
Type Defines the line type of the outer and inner contours.

Additional information

  • This creates footprints for connecting pipes by checking the welds between the parts. It will only create a footprint when the unwrapped part is the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

    (1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

    (2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

    (2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

    of the weld and the attaching part is the secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

    (1) Secondary part can be an assembly secondary part or a cast unit secondary part.

    (2) input part that the user selects after selecting the component main part when creating a component

    (2) A component can have none, one or more component secondary parts.

  • Only full footprints of connecting pipes are created; fittings and cuts are not considered when calculating the footprint. See the example below.

  • This 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

    is only designed to work with unwrapped (workshop form) single part drawings.
  • The unwrapped view is assumed to be the Front viewdefault view that is created using the part’s or component’s coordinate system and that shows the part or component from the front direction

    Part’s front view is a view on part plane created of the part’s front plane.

  • The view cannot be rotated at the time the application is run. It can be rotated after the application has been used.
  • If shorteningdeforming that decreases the modeled length of a part in a drawing by a value the user has entered

    Shortening is used when the parts are manufactured shorter than modeled.

    is used in the drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

    A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

    A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

    Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

    , it may cause the footprint to be hidden as it may be drawn into the shortened area.
  • This tool will erase any previous footprints is has drawn when run a second time in a drawing.

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