Tekla Structures can show plates as the equivalent flat bars for manufacturing. Tekla Structures displays the plates as flat bars in reports and drawings.
- Set the advanced option XS_USE_FLAT_DESIGNATION to TRUE.
- Indicate the prefix you want to use for flat bars using the advanced option XS_FLAT_PREFIX.
For example, XS_FLAT_PREFIX=FLAT.
- Set other platework-related advanced options as required.
- Define materials, thickness, and width of available flat bars in the Fltprops.inp file.
To prevent Tekla Structures from displaying the profile in metric units in the US environment Imperial role, add the flat bar prefix to the profitab.inp file as a parametric profile.
See also page Platework in the Advanced Options dialog box for information about advanced options related to platework.