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Table Of Contents

Conventions used in this guide
1 Creating 3D Models
1.1What is a 3D model
To create a model template:
2 Setting up the Workspace
2.1Screen layout
Changing the background color
Background color examples (p. 23)
Background color examples
See also Defining the work area (p. 26)
Hiding the work area (p. 26)
Defining the work area
Hiding the work area
2.3Work plane
See also Shifting the work plane (p. 27)
Shifting the work plane
Restoring the default work plane
To restore the default work plane:
Changing the color of the work plane grid
To change the color of the work plane grid:
2.4Coordinate system
Creating a grid
Grid coordinates (p. 30)
Grid coordinates
Grid lines
Creating a single grid line (p. 32)
Deleting a single grid line (p. 33)
Creating a single grid line
Modifying a single grid line
To modify a single grid line:
Deleting a single grid line
Should I model in a 3D or plane view?
Creating a view
About naming views (p. 35)
About naming views
View types
View planes
Moving a view plane
Creating grid views
Opening a view
Modifying a view
Deleting a view
Switching between open views
Switching between 3D and plane view (p. 39)
Switching between 3D and plane view
Switching between open views (p. 39)
Refreshing views
Arranging views
2.7Construction objects
See also Creating a construction plane (p. 40)
Creating a construction line (p. 41)
Creating a construction plane
To create a construction plane:
Creating a construction line
To create a construction line:
Creating a construction circle
To create a construction circle:
Importing points (p. 42)
Creating a point
Importing points
2.9Reference models
Inserting a reference model
Modifying reference model properties
Selecting a reference model
To select a reference model:
Hiding a reference model
Highlighting a reference model
To highlight a reference model:
Updating reference models
Detecting changes in a reference model
Viewing reference model layers
To view reference model layers:
3 Creating and Modifying Structures
Part types
Profiles
See also Changing the profile of a part (p. 52)
Changing the profile of a part
To change the profile of a part:
Standard profiles
Parametric profiles
User-defined profiles
Materials
See also Changing the material of a part (p. 54)
Changing the material of a part
To change the material of a part:
Colors
User-defined attributes
Part labels
Showing part labels in a view (p. 56)
Showing part labels in a view
To show part labels in a view:
3.2Part position
See also Moving a part using handles (p. 57)
Moving a part using handles
Showing part reference lines in model views
Modifying the position of a part
Rotation (p. 59)
Position on the work plane
Rotation
Position depth
Vertical position
Up
Horizontal position
End offsets
Dx
Dy
Levels
Dz
Bending
See also Creating a steel column (p. 66)
Creating a steel column
Creating a steel beam
Creating a steel polybeam
Creating a curved beam
Creating a contour plate
To create a contour plate:
See also Creating a round contour plate (p. 69)
Creating a round contour plate
To create a round contour plate:
Creating an orthogonal beam
Creating a twin profile
3.4Assemblies
Creating an assembly
Creating a sub-assembly (p. 71)
Using bolts to create assemblies (p. 71)
Using welds to create assemblies (p. 72)
Creating a sub-assembly
See also Creating an assembly (p. 71)
Using bolts to create assemblies
Bolting sub-assemblies to an existing assembly
To bolt sub-assemblies to an existing assembly:
Using welds to create assemblies
Welding sub-assemblies to an existing assembly (p. 72)
Welding sub-assemblies to an existing assembly
To weld sub-assemblies to an existing assembly:
See also Using welds to create assemblies (p. 72)
Adding objects to assemblies
Assembly hierarchy (p. 73)
Assembly hierarchy
Adding parts to an assembly
Creating a nested assembly
Joining assemblies
See also Changing the main assembly (p. 75)
Changing the assembly main part
Changing the main assembly
Removing objects from an assembly
To remove objects from an assembly:
Highlighting objects in an assembly
To highlight objects in an assembly:
Exploding an assembly
Assembly examples
3.5Concrete parts
Creating a pad footing
Creating a strip footing
Creating a concrete column
To create a concrete column:
Creating a concrete beam
To create a concrete beam:
Creating a concrete polybeam
To create a concrete polybeam:
Creating a concrete slab
To create a concrete slab:
See also Creating a round slab (p. 80)
Creating a round slab
Creating a concrete panel
To create a concrete panel:
3.6Cast units
Creating a cast unit
Adding objects to cast units
Adding concrete objects to a cast unit (p. 82)
Adding non-concrete objects to a cast unit (p. 82)
Changing the cast unit main part (p. 82)
Adding concrete objects to a cast unit
To add concrete objects to a cast unit:
See also Adding objects to cast units (p. 82)
Adding non-concrete objects to a cast unit
Changing the cast unit main part
Removing objects from a cast unit
To remove objects from a cast unit:
Highlighting objects in a cast unit
To highlight objects in a cast unit:
Exploding a cast unit
Defining the cast unit type
Casting direction
Defining the casting direction of a part (p. 84)
Defining the casting direction of a part
Showing the top-in-form face
4 Detailing Structures
See also Creating a bolt group (p. 86)
Creating a bolt group
Bolt group shape (p. 86)
Bolt group shape
Bolt group position
Bolt offsets
Creating a single bolt
Changing or adding bolted parts
See also Creating round holes (p. 89)
Creating round holes
Creating slotted holes
Creating oversized holes
See also Creating a weld between parts (p. 91)
Creating a weld between parts
Weld position (p. 92)
Weld position
Weld size prefixes
Creating a polygon weld
Creating a weld to a part
Weld preparation
Manually preparing a part for welding (p. 94)
Manually preparing a part for welding
4.4Surface treatment
See also Modifying surface treatment properties (p. 96)
Adding surface treatment to parts (p. 96)
Modifying surface treatment properties
Adding surface treatment to parts
Adding surface treatment to a selected area
Adding surface treatment to a part face
Adding surface treatment to all faces of a part
To add surface treatment to all faces of a part:
Adding surface treatment to cut faces
To add surface treatment to cut faces:
Surface treatment on chamfered parts
Surface treatment on parts with openings and recesses
Creating new surface treatment options
To create new surface treatment options:
Tiled surface treatment
Creating new tile patterns (p. 100)
Creating new tile patterns
Example pattern definition (p. 101)
Example pattern definition
Tile pattern definitions (p. 103)
Tile pattern definitions
Tile pattern elements
4.5Fine-tuning part shape
Chamfers
Chamfering part corners (p. 105)
Chamfering part corners
Corner chamfer types and dimensions (p. 105)
Corner chamfer types and dimensions
Polybeam chamfers
Chamfering part edges
Fittings
Creating a fitting (p. 108)
Creating a fitting
Cuts
Line cuts
Polygon cuts
Part cuts
Cutting parts with a line
Cutting parts with a polygon
Cutting parts with another part
Modifying the shape of a polygon
Warping concrete parts
Warping a beam using deformation angles (p. 113)
Warping a concrete slab by moving chamfers (p. 113)
Warping a beam using deformation angles
See also Warping concrete parts (p. 113)
Warping a concrete slab by moving chamfers
Warping a Floor Bay (66) slab
Cambering parts
Cambering a part (p. 115)
Cambering a part
Shortening and lengthening parts
Shortening a part in drawings (p. 116)
Lengthening a part in drawings (p. 116)
Shortening a part in drawings
To shorten a part in drawings:
Lengthening a part in drawings
To lengthen a part in drawings:
4.6Combining parts
See also Combining two parts into one (p. 116)
Combining two parts into one
Attaching a part to another part
To attach a part to another part:
4.7Splitting parts
See also Splitting a straight or curved part (p. 118)
Splitting a plate or slab (p. 118)
Splitting a straight or curved part
To split a straight or curved part:
Splitting a plate or slab
5 Examining the Model
5.1Viewing the model
Zooming the model
Modifying the zoom settings (p. 120)
Zooming with keyboard shortcuts (p. 120)
Zooming with Magnifier (p. 120)
Modifying the zoom settings
Zooming with keyboard shortcuts
Zooming with Magnifier
Rotating the model
Moving the model
Flying through the model
Creating a clip plane
Creating a screenshot
See also Creating a screenshot in Windows Vista (p. 125)
Creating a screenshot in Windows Vista
Saving a screenshot in bitmap format
To save a screenshot in bitmap format:
Printing a screenshot
5.2Inquiring the model
Using the Custom Inquiry tool (p. 126)
Inquiring object properties
To inquire object properties:
See also Inquiring the model (p. 126)
Object property report templates (p. 126)
Object property report templates
See also Inquiring object properties (p. 126)
Using the Custom Inquiry tool
Adding attributes to Custom Inquiry tool (p. 127)
Modifying the contents of Custom Inquiry tool
Adding attributes to Custom Inquiry tool
5.3Showing and hiding objects
See also Defining which objects are displayed (p. 128)
Representation options (p. 128)
Defining which objects are displayed
See also Showing and hiding objects (p. 128)
Representation options
Hiding selected parts
Hiding unselected parts
Hiding selected parts (p. 130)
Showing parts with exact lines
Showing and hiding assemblies
Showing and hiding components
Object groups
Creating an object group (p. 132)
Deleting an object group (p. 133)
Creating an object group
Copying an object group to another model
To copy an object group to another model:
Deleting an object group
Object representation settings
Creating object representation settings (p. 134)
Deleting object representation settings (p. 135)
Creating object representation settings
Copying object representation settings to another model
To copy object representation settings to another model:
Deleting object representation settings
To delete object representation settings:
See also Object representation settings (p. 133)
5.4Visualizing project status
Creating a visualization
Example: Visualizing the erection schedule of a project (p. 136)
Copying visualization settings to another model
Deleting visualization settings
Example: Visualizing the erection schedule of a project
Example: Defining an erection schedule (p. 137)
Example: Creating object groups (p. 137)
Example: Defining an erection schedule
Example: Creating object groups
Example: Creating object representation settings
Example: Creating visualization settings
Example: Visualizing the erection schedule
5.5Checking the model
Measuring objects
See also Measuring distances (p. 143)
Measuring angles (p. 143)
Measuring bolt spacing (p. 143)
Measuring distances
Measuring angles
Measuring bolt spacing
Detecting clashes
Finding clashes in a model
To find clashes in a model:
Clash Check Manager
Changing the priority of clashes
Opening and saving clash check sessions
Defining a clash check clearance area for bolts
6.3Defining numbering series
See also Planning your numbering series (p. 154)
Assigning a numbering series to a part (p. 154)
Planning your numbering series
Assigning a numbering series to a part
Family numbers
Assigning family numbers (p. 155)
Assigning family numbers
Family number
Changing the family number of an object
Overlapping numbering series
6.4Numbering objects
Numbering assemblies and cast units (p. 157)
Numbering reinforcements (p. 157)
Numbering assemblies and cast units
Assembly position numbers (p. 157)
Assembly position numbers
See also Numbering assemblies and cast units (p. 157)
Numbering reinforcements
Saving preliminary numbers
Control numbers
Assigning control numbers to parts (p. 159)
Locking and unlocking control numbers (p. 159)
Assigning control numbers to parts
To assign control numbers to parts:
Locking and unlocking control numbers
Changing numbers
Clearing numbers
Creating a standard-part model
To create a standard-part model:
6.5Viewing the numbering history
To view the numbering history:
6.6Repairing numbering errors
6.7Numbering examples
Contents Example: Numbering identical beams (p. 162)
Example: Numbering identical beams
Example: Using family numbers
Example: Numbering selected part types
Example: Numbering parts in selected phases
See also Example: Numbering settings during a project (p. 165)
Example: Numbering settings during a project
7 Advanced Modeling
7.1Organizing the model
See also Creating logical areas (p. 168)
Creating logical areas
Creating object type categories
Modifying logical areas and object type categories
Viewing logical areas and object type categories
Deleting logical areas and object type categories
See also Dividing the model into phases (p. 171)
Custom phase properties (p. 171)
Dividing the model into phases
Custom phase properties
7.3Sequences
See also Creating a sequence (p. 172)
Deleting a sequence (p. 173)
Creating a sequence
Adding parts to a sequence
Checking the sequence of a part
To check the sequence of a part:
Modifying the sequence number of a part
To modify the sequence number of a part:
Deleting a sequence
Creating a lot
Adding parts to a lot
To add parts to a lot:
Removing parts from a lot
Deleting a lot
7.5Parametric modeling
Parametric profiles available in Tekla Structures (p. 176)
Parametric profiles available in Tekla Structures
These are the parametric profiles available in Tekla Structures:
7.6Sketched cross sections
Contents Opening the cross section sketch editor (p. 181)
Opening the cross section sketch editor
To open the cross section sketch editor:
Sketch Browser
Variables
Sketching the outline of a cross section
See also Sketching a polyline (p. 184)
Sketching a polyline
Sketching an arc
Sketching a circle
Refining the shape of a sketched cross section
See also Adding a parallel constraint (p. 186)
Adding a parallel constraint
To add a parallel constraint:
Adding a perpendicular constraint
To add a perpendicular constraint:
Adding a coincident constraint
Adding a fixed constraint
To add a fixed constraint:
Adding a horizontal constraint
To add a horizontal constraint:
Adding a vertical constraint
To add a vertical constraint:
Deleting a constraint
Adding dimensions to a sketched cross section
See also Adding a radial dimension to a sketch (p. 190)
Adding a vertical dimension to a sketch (p. 192)
Adding a radial dimension to a sketch
Adding an angle dimension to a sketch
Adding a dimension between two points in a sketch
To add a dimension between two points in a sketch:
Moving positioning plane handles
Reverting to default positioning planes
Checking a sketched cross section
Saving a sketched cross section
Modifying a sketched cross section
See also Modifying chamfers in a sketch (p. 199)
Setting the sketch thickness (p. 199)
Modifying chamfers in a sketch
Setting the sketch thickness
Cross section extrusion types (p. 200)
Cross section extrusion types
Using sketched cross sections in a model
See also Creating an image of a sketched cross section (p. 201)
Creating an image of a sketched cross section
Importing and exporting sketched cross sections
See also Importing sketched cross sections (p. 203)
Exporting sketched cross sections (p. 203)
Importing sketched cross sections
To import sketched cross sections:
Exporting sketched cross sections
To export sketched cross sections:
Example: Creating a symmetric C-shaped cross section
See also Example: Sketching a C-shaped cross section (p. 204)
Example: Sketching a C-shaped cross section
Example: Adding dimensions to the cross section
Example: Setting the cross section thickness
Example: Modifying the chamfers of the cross section
Example: Using the cross section in a model
8 Modeling Settings
8.1General settings
Grid properties
Grid line properties
Point properties
Rotation settings
Color settings
Transparency settings
Screenshot settings
8.2View settings
See also View properties (p. 215)
Grid view properties (p. 215)
View properties
Grid view properties
Display settings
8.3Part properties
Steel column properties
Steel beam properties
Contour plate properties
Orthogonal beam properties
Twin profile properties
Pad footing properties
Strip footing properties
Concrete column properties
Concrete beam properties
Concrete slab properties
Concrete panel properties
8.4Detail properties
Bolt properties
Weld properties
Weld types
Corner chamfer properties
Edge chamfer properties
8.5Numbering settings
See also General numbering settings (p. 233)
Weld numbering settings (p. 234)
General numbering settings
Weld numbering settings
Control number settings
9 Modeling Tips
9.1General modeling tips
See also Defining default part properties (p. 237)
Defining default part properties
Copying and moving efficiently
Modeling identical areas
Selecting values from the model
Activating an overlapping view
Finding RGB values for colors
To find RGB values for colors:
Right-hand rule
Hiding cut lines in a view
Cutting efficiently
Useful shortcuts in viewing logs and reports (p. 241)
Useful shortcuts in viewing logs and reports
9.2Part positioning tips
See also Modifying part length (p. 241)
Modifying part length
Creating horizontal parts
Optional ways of placing objects in a model
Positioning objects in a radial or circular pattern
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