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Conventions used in this guide
1What is a custom component
2.3Example: Exploding an end plate component
2.4Creating a custom component
Custom component types (11)
2.5Custom component types
2.6Example: Creating an end plate connection
2.7Adding a custom component to a model
To add a custom component to a model:
2.8Example: Adding an end plate connection to a model
3Custom component editor
ContentsAbout custom component editor (17)
Opening the custom component editor (17)
Closing the custom component editor (19)
3.1About custom component editor
See alsoCustom component editor (17)
3.2Opening the custom component editor
To open the custom component editor:
3.3Custom component browser
3.4Modifying custom component settings
3.5Saving a custom component
3.6Closing the custom component editor
To close the custom component editor:
4Variables in custom components
4.3Distance variables
Creating a distance variable manually (22)
Creating a distance variable manually
Example: Creating a distance variable to bind an end plate (24)
Testing a distance variable
To test a distance variable:
Example: Creating a distance variable to bind an end plate
Automatic distance variables
Creating distance variables automatically (26)
Creating distance variables automatically
To create distance variables automatically:
Deleting a distance variable
To delete a distance variable:
4.4Parametric variables
Creating and linking a parametric variable (27)
Creating and linking a parametric variable
Example: Creating a parametric variable to set end plate material (28)
Example: Creating a parametric variable to set end plate material
4.5Reference distance variables
Creating a reference distance variable (29)
Creating a reference distance variable
To create a reference distance variable:
4.6Property references
Copying a property reference (30)
Copying a property reference
4.7Construction planes
Creating a construction plane (31)
Creating a construction plane
To create a construction plane:
Construction planes (31)
5Examples of modifying custom components
ContentsExample: Adding an option to create an object (33)
5.1Example: Adding an option to create an object
5.2Example: Determining the bolt group distance from the beam flange
5.3Example: Determining the bolt size and bolt standard
5.4Example: Determining the number of bolt rows
5.5Example: Using construction planes for determining the stiffener position
5.8Example: Using user-defined attributes in custom components
5.9Example: Determining the number of handrail posts using a template attribute
5.10Example: Using Excel spredsheets with custom components
6Modifying the custom component dialog box
ContentsHiding variables in the dialog box (49)
Custom component dialog box file (49)
6.1Hiding variables in the dialog box
See alsoModifying the custom component dialog box (49)
6.2Custom component dialog box file
Opening a custom component dialog box file (50)
Opening a custom component dialog box file
To open a custom component dialog box file:
Changing the order of variables
Determining the exact position of variables
Adding tabs
Adding an image
Example: Adding a list for selecting stiffener plates
Example: Dimming unavailable options
6.3Preventing modifications of the custom component dialog box
To prevent modifications of the custom component dialog box file:
7Managing custom components
ContentsExporting custom components (57)
7.1Exporting custom components
Importing custom components (58)
7.2Importing custom components
Exporting custom components (57)
7.3Protecting custom components with passwords
7.4Preventing actions on custom components in Component Catalog
8Custom component settings
ContentsCustom Component Wizard properties (61)
8.1Custom Component Wizard properties
Type/Notes tab properties
Position tab properties
Advanced tab properties
Position types
8.2Default custom component dialog box properties
Default dialog box properties of parts (64)
Default dialog box properties of parts
Default dialog box properties of connections, details and seams
Example: Connection component planes (71)
Example: Detail component planes
Example: Connection component planes
Example: Seam component planes
Example: Part component planes
8.4Variables properties
Value types
8.5Functions in variable formulas
Arithmetic operators
Logical statements
Reference functions
ASCII file as a reference function
Mathematical functions
Statistical functions
Data type conversion functions
String operations
Trigonometric functions
Market size function
Framing condition functions
Example: Skew and slope framing conditions (85)
Example: Skew and slope framing conditions
Example: Ceil and floor statistical functions
9Custom component tips
ContentsTips for creating custom components (87)
9.1Tips for creating custom components
9.2Tips for sharing custom components
9.3Existing custom components in a new Tekla Structures version
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