Modeling Techniques Session

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Modeling Techniques Session

Did You Know This?

Real Quick

Save Defaults Stores Project
Properties


“Setup>Save
Defaults” menu


Stanard.prf and
standard.prf.more are
created in
model
\
attribtes folder


Copy those files to
XS_FIRM folder


Now no Longer have
to type this in on new
projects

Points Commands for Finding
Intersection Points

Pick two points to form two lines (like for back face of
Channels)

Pick each part, and point will be created at center intersections

Solid Web Model: Visual Status Reports

Understanding Bolts

Two Insertion Points form the X direction

-

In Cut Length forces Length

Understanding Bolts: Cut Length

-

In Cut Length forces Length

Distance / 2 to figure out what to bolt through on a part

Understanding Bolts: Thread In Material


“X” Doesn’t Change
Length of Bolts


Thread Does, but isn’t really shear Plane

Understanding Bolts: Thread in Material

Understanding Bolts: Thread in Material

Using Scripting To Automate
Everyday things!

Where Are Macros


Tools>Macros


Select, Then Run


Type New Name,Then
Record

Then
Stop


Stored in
C:
\
TeklaStructures
\
14.0
\
environments
\
usimp
\
m
acros
\
modeling

or
..
\
drawings


XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY


Practice what macro does first, then record

Macro To Load Part Properties


Save Part Properties, with a name
“Plate_Vert”


Type New Macro name “Plate_Vert”


Press “Record”


Modeling>Properties>Steel Parts>Beam


Load up “Plate_Vert”


Press OK


Activate the “Create Beam” command


Press the Stop button and now your macro
is done!

Macro To Load Part Properties

Record a Macro to Set User Defined
Attributes and Load Object Rep

Beam Properties because
it works on all other parts
types like column, contour
plate, polybeam, etc.

Record a Macro to Set User Defined
Attributes and Load Object Rep


Save Away Object Rep for On Hold
Parts. This will be loaded by script

Record a Macro to Set User Defined
Attributes and Load Object Rep Steps:


First have parts
selected in model


Then Record Macro


Part Properties


User Defined Attributes


Uncheck Checkboxes


Check On Hold


Set to Yes


Modify


Press Cancel Button


View>Representation>
Object Representation


Load OnHold Status


Modify


Cancel Dialog box


Stop Recording the
Macro are you are all
set!

Macro To Select Parts, Run Reports


Create Select Filter
and Object Rep to
Find bad material
Grades


Record Macro


Load Select Filter and
Object Rep


Edit>Select All
Objects

(Will only
Grab Selection Fitler)




Open Reports and
Run
Assembly_or_Part_Id
_list


Cancel Main Report
Dialog Box


Change Selection
Filters back to
standard


Stop Macro recording


Macro To Select Parts, Run Reports

Macro: Add Pourstop to many parts


You can add custom components with Tekla API
through macros.

More Neat Tricks in the Model

2D and 3D Reference Models


Export your Esheets to DWG and bring into model
for checking


Bring XML Webviewer models as an overlay to
show revision histories


Bring in 2D Joist, Grating, Architectural, or
Engineering Layouts to overlay and trace
Structural on top of or for coordination

Open E Dwg, File>Export Current, Change Scale to same as main view

NEW 14.0

Change
Management
on two
Reference
Model Files

Numeric Snap

1.
Activate Beam
Command

2.
Ctrl Left Click at Corner

3.
Drag Mouse to other
snap to define direction

4.
Just Start typing
distance you want to
travel like 4’ and
Numeric Location
Dialog will appear
automatically

5.
Press OK and the Start
Point of your beam will
be set.

Advantage No Points or Copying of Steel Required

2

3

4

5

Type
Snapping

in help for more
instructions.
@X,Y,Z relative

Shear Tab Connections

Skewed, Radius beams,
Beams into Pipe Columns.

Also Check out
64, 29, 30

Notice Skews cut to K1

Hip and Valley

Magnetic Construction Lines for Hip Roof or Slope Steel



Model Steel Flat.



Lay in 3
Construction Lines as
shown.



Set Construction
Lines to Magnetic



Stretch Vertex End Points of 3 Const. lines vertically, and then Steel will be sloped as shown

Sloping Beam Rotation Change


Set Work Plane to
Part Top on Girder


Go To beam
properties of
secondary


0 out the Rotation
and Modify


The beam is then
rotated

Work Plane to Girder

Note: Works on Column Skews as well

Multiple Stretch at the Same Time


Select the Parts


Hold Down the
Alt Key

+ Window from
left to
right

around the end
points you want to
stretch


Use the Move
Command to then
move just those end
points all at the same
time

Dropping Hip Beam

Model in Contour Plates to
Represent Deck

Select Girder, Create Part View to
FRONT Plane (Right Click Menu)

Make sure part is selected
first, then cut section view
with 2 points

Fit your work area to selected
part in new view

Use line line intersection point tool
to move beam down under deck

Change Work Plane to view
plane, model in deck support
plate with polybeam