Unitechnik

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Tekla Structures

Unitechnik

You can export the 3D geometry of the cast units to the Unitechnik format. The result is a text file in ASCII format.

Supported versions of the Unitechnik format are:

  • 6.1.0 17.9.2009

  • 6.0.0 14.6.2005

  • 5.2b 11.9.2000

  • 5.0c 30.10.1997

Unitechnik format is intended for the production of the geometry of pallet- or table-produced precast elements such as solid, sandwich or double walls as well as panel slabs and half-slabs. You can export cast units consisting of concrete, steel and surface materials. Exporting of reinforcing bars (bent and not-bent), reinforcing bar groups and meshes with hooks is also supported.

Example

Exported cast unit:

(1) Hole

(2) Steel embed

(3) Reinforcing bars, cages also supported (UT version 6.1.0)

(4) Insulation plate (green)

For details about exporting to the UXML and PXML formats, see Precast Production Export. You can download Precast Production Export from Tekla Warehouse.

Limitations in Unitechnik export

The Unitechnik format is for flat panels and slabs for production in pallet circulation plants. It is an open format used by many different production system master computers, and therefore the specifications are quite strict, and field character lengths are limited, for example. The different master computers from different solution providers also have different interpretations of the Unitechnik data. The original format is from early 2000's, and it is a bit outdated in many aspects. As a result, the Unitechnik format has certain limitations:

  • Cast units with cast unit type cast-in-place are not exported.

  • All Unitechnik fields have a maximum character length, both for geometry and attribute information.

    • While Tekla Structures supports input of longer strings, the data has to be cut and simplified, or the export may be prevented completely. The log will notify if this happens.

    • Negative values in certain geometry fields (negative pallet X, Y, and Z coordinates, for example) will cause errors in production systems, even though the geometry comes correctly from the model.

    • Also the number of fields per hierarchy object is limited, although each has also unspecified reserve fields for customer-specific cases.

  • 3D shapes are not supported.

    • 3D concrete shapes are not supported (except for edge shapes in line attributes)
    • 3D embed shapes are not supported
    • 3D bent rebar shapes are not supported
  • When using terminal hook flection forms, the rebars and meshes can be bent only in one direction (hooks up or hooks down, for example).

  • One Unitechnik file may only have one HEADER block, but it may have several SLABDATE blocks.

    • Double wall elements are an exception. They should be exported in one file, with each shell having its own HEADER information.

Export to Unitechnik format

  1. Go to the part properties of the parts that you plan to export, and edit the user-defined attributes on the Unitechnik and Delivery tabs (or Unitechnik Mountpart tab for steel parts) as required. The user-defined attributes are environment specific, so you may not have all the settings below available:
    Unitechnic tab:

    Product type

    Product type is important for identifying the object type in CAM software. Undefined product type will result in error notification while importing the production data file. You can define the product type by selecting one of the options, or by defining a user-defined text.

    User-defined product type

    Optional field for product type.

    Product group

    Optional field for product group. The product group is used in the SLABDATE block.

    Product addition

    This attribute is exported with Unitechnik export (79) to object's SLABDATE block as a representative number 00-03. The available options are Standard element, Balcony, Roof, and Plastered element.

    Storey

    Optional field used for planning the transport and erection processes.

    Surface smoothing

    Select whether to smooth the surfaces or not. The default value is blank.

    Concreting identification (LOT block)

    You can select No special treatment or Shovel concrete, or leave the field empty.

    Layer split thickness

    Manually define the layers with names and thicknesses.

    Layer not to export

    Specify the layer that you do not want to export.

    Mountpart data from UDA

    Select whether you want to export mountpart data from the user-defined attributes.

    Exlude from export

    Select whether you want to exclude mountparts from export.

    Identification of installation

    Select one of the following options:

    Installed (0)

    Only plotted (1)

    Only installed (2)

    Not installed, not plotted (3)

    Installed in reinforcement (4)

    Installed automatically (5)

    Type of mounting part

    Define the type of mounting part by entering a user-defined attribute.

    Reference number

    Define the reference number of a mounting part by entering a user-defined attribute.

    Mountpart name

    Enter the mountpart name.

    Info 1 text (UT 6.0)

    Specify more information, if necessary.

    Info 2 text (UT 6.0)

    Specify more information, if necessary.

    Delivery tab:

    Unloading type

    Specify the unloading type.

    Transport type

    Pallets (00)

    A-frame (01)

    Inside loader (02)

    Transport unit number

    Transport sequence number

    Optional fields used for planning the transport and erection processes. These can be defined in the export settings to be included as part of SLABDATE block.

    Transport pile number

    Optional field that specifies the transport pile number.

    Transport pile level number

    Optional field that specifies the transport pile level number. If there are elements in the stack that need to be layered on the same level, then the pile level is used if the transport sequence number is the same for the pile. This can be defined in the export settings to be included as part of SLABDATE block.

    For example, you may have a pile of 6 slabs, and they each have sequential pile level numbers 1, 2, 3.. 6.

  2. Check the settings on the Unitechnik tab in user-defined reinforcement attributes and change them as required. Ensure that rebars are not accidentally grouped into mesh or cage.

    Unitechnik reinforcement type

    Overrides the automatically assigned Unitechnik reinforcement type, which is used to define the rebar/mesh wire layer within the element or mesh.

    Cage group number

    Used to group together specific rebars into a cage.

    Cage type

    Unitechnik cage type data attribute

    Cage shape

    Unitechnik cage shape data attribute

    Mesh type

    Overrides the automatically assigned Unitechnik mesh type.

  3. We recommend that you define the top-in-form face. Do this before creating any drawings.

    For more information, see Define the casting direction of the part.

  4. Update numbering.

    Export Unitechnik reads and exports data from the numbering series of parts. It is important that all exported parts are numbered correctly. Incorrectly numbered parts are not exported.

  5. On the File menu, click Export > Unitechnik.

    The Export Unitechnik dialog box is displayed.

  6. Define the Unitechnik export properties on the various tabs.
  7. Select objects using Select assemblies (recommended) or Select objects in assemblies depending on the option that you selected for Create from on the Main tab. You can also enter the cast unit positions to be exported manually.
  8. Click Create.

    By default, .uni output files are created in the \UT_Files folder under the current model folder. The number of output files depends on the options selected from the Create from list on the Main tab, and on the total number of selected parts, cast units, or assemblies.

    The export log is displayed. See the Log files tab for additional log options.

    The maximum number of exported elements or layers is limited to 99. If the limitation is exceeded, you will be notified by a console and log file message.

Unitechnik export: Main tab

Option

Description

Unitechnik version

Select the Unitechnik version.

Create from

Select which parts or cast units are exported.

  • Selected cast units

    Only cast units that have one or more parts selected in the model are exported. Each cast unit has one output file. Select By cast unit Id or By cast unit position.

  • All parts

    All cast units are exported. Each cast unit has one output file. Select By cast unit Id or By cast unit position.

  • Selected parts (separately)

    Only the selected concrete parts (also embeds and insulation parts belonging to the selected part) are exported. Each part has one output file.

  • Selected parts (cast united)

    Selected parts belonging to one cast unit are grouped and exported together in one output file. Select By cast unit Id or By cast unit position.

  • Selected assemblies

    This option is recommended in most cases. All selected assemblies are exported. One assembly equals one cast unit and has one output file. Selection of subassemblies is also allowed.

  • Cast units in list

    Select the cast units for export from the Cast unit position list you enter.

  • By cast unit Id

    Each cast unit has its own output file.

  • By cast unit position

    Identical cast units share an output file.

Export using filter

Use a selection filter to select the parts for export. You can use the selection filter for including the parts in or excluding the parts from the export.

Parts excluded from export (class or name)

If you do not want to export some parts, enter the classes or names of these parts. You can also filter out rebars with this setting. Parts with classes in this list will not be exported.

Directory path

Define where the export files are saved. The default folder is .\UT_Files under the current model folder.

File name

Extension

Select the name of the output file from the lists and specify the file name extension.

You can use up to 5 strings to generate the export file names. Select options from the lists, definition values or attributes, and an optional string length limiter. You can leave the box empty if you do not need all 5 strings. You can use the delimiter period ( .), dash (-), or underscore (_) between the strings.

  • Proj. nr is the number of the project.
  • Proj. name is the name of the project.
  • CU nr is the assembly position number of the main part of the cast unit.

  • Phase is the current phase.
  • CU pos is the assembly position of the main part of the cast unit.

  • ACN is the assembly control number. To generate the assembly control numbers, go to the Drawings & reports tab and click Numbering > Assign control numbers.

  • Part ID is the ID number, which is 10 characters long. If the ID number is not 10 characters long, zeros are added in front of the ID number to make it 10 characters long. For example, id number 456999 will be 0000456999.

  • Counter adds a running number at the end of the file name, if the name already exists.

  • Other options are Date, Time, Date-Time, UDA, Text, Template, and Project UDA.

    Date, Date-Time and Time use the format yyyy-mm-dd-hh-mm.

    Template means a template attribute. UDA and Template are always read from the main part.

Also define the file name extension. By default it is Text and uni. You can select another option from the list.

File name mask

The format (length) of the output file name and file name extension. Numbers represent the length of the output string. If the name is longer than the selected option, it is cut.

Open folder after export

Select whether the folder where the output file is saved is opened after the export.

Output file structure

Structure of the exported file (slab date and layer part).

In most cases, you do not need to use this setting.

  • Multiple layers

    One SLABDATE block with N layers. Each cast unit has its own LAYER block. Embeds, reinforcement and insulations belong to one concrete part, and they are exported to the related LAYER block.

    If the layers are not defined correctly, it will result in error.

  • Single layer, 1 slabdate, 1 part

    Each cast unit has its own SLABDATE block, no LAYER blocks.

  • Single layer, n slabdate, n parts

    Cast units with equal geometry are collected in one SLABDATE block. No LAYER or LOT blocks are defined. Embeds, reinforcement and insulation belonging to a cast unit with the same geometry are collected and exported in one SLABDATE block.

  • Single layer, 1 slabdate, n parts

    All similar wall shells are defined within one SLABDATE block instead of being defined in a separate SLABDATE block per wall shell. The option is useful when exporting special embeds.

  • Combined, n slabdate, 1 part

    Combined export that can contain more than one cast unit. The exported cast units are placed side by side according to the sequential logic defined on the Pallet tab.

  • Single layer, 1 slabdate, n steelmats

    Only exports the main part of the cast unit as slabdate and meshes and embeds from whole cast unit in one row in export X axis direction with a 1 mm gap between them.

  • 1 slabdate, scanned layers

    Export element layers in the same order as they are modeled in the model. Multiple parts on the same depth level are recognized as one layer.

1st exported layer

Select which part is exported in the first LAYER. This option allows to define which wall shell is positioned on the pallet first.

The options are:

  • Main part (of cast unit)

  • Biggest part

  • Heaviest part

Consider layer split thicknesses

Select how the layers of the cast unit are exported. These options are available when you have set Output file structure to Multiple layers.

  • No

    The cast unit is exported as one volume.

  • Yes

    The manual layers set on the Unitechnik tab in the user-defined attributes of a part are used, and the cast unit is exported in two or three layers.

Blank symbol in exported file

Select the blank symbol to be used in the export file.

An example with "_" symbol:

An example with " " symbol:

Unitechnik export: TS configuration tab

Option

Description

Rotation

Select the scanning direction, which defines which main part face is towards the pallet base. Unitechnik export uses scanning layers to obtain the geometry of all parts in a cast unit.

The scanning direction depends on the plane of the cast unit main part. A floor panel is scanned from bottom to top side. A wall panel and a column are scanned from one side to the other side. The position and direction of a basic shape of the exported cast unit depends on the rotation.

Note that you can use the surface object user-defined attribute Use surface as pallet base to orient the object without changing the top-in-form face or the rotation in export settings.

No

Floor: Bottom to top

Wall: Front to rear side (according to the modeling direction)

Column: Side to side

180

Floor: Top to bottom

Wall: Rear to front side

Column: From one side to the opposite side

+90 around X

Floor: Left to right side

Wall: Top to bottom

Column: Side to side

-90 around X

Floor: Right to left side

Wall: Bottom to top

Column: From one side to the opposite side

-90 around Y

Floor: Rear to front side

Wall: Right to left side

Column: Top to bottom

With the Top in form face option, the scanning direction depends on the defined top-in-form face, so that the opposite face will be towards the pallet.

Examples of rotation:

  • Wrong scanning plane (from the right side to the left side):

  • Correct scanning plane (from back to front side):

Extra rotation

Select the rotation around the z axis, and thereby the rotation of the pallet. The z axis has the same direction, but the x and y directions are changed.

To show the actual coordinate system, set Draw pallet axis to Yes on the Pallet tab.

  • No

    No extra rotation.

  • Swap X/Y

    Swap x and y axis.

  • X=max(X_dim,Y_dim) main part

    X axis goes through the longer side of the main part.

  • X=min(X_dim,Y_dim) main part

    X axis goes through the shorter side of the main part.

  • X=max(X_dim,Y_dim) cast unit

    X axis goes through the longer side of the cast unit.

  • X=min(X_dim,Y_dim) cast unit

    X axis goes through the shorter side of the cast unit.

  • +90 around Z

    Rotates x and y axis around the z axis by 90 degrees.

  • - 90 around Z

    Rotates x and y axis around the z axis by -90 degrees.

  • 180 around Z

    Rotates x and y axis around the z axis by 180 degrees.

The following example shows the coordinate system with no rotation and no extra rotation settings. Panel 1 has the z axis set parallel to the shorter side. It is incorrect in the Unitechnik format, so the coordinate system has to be rotated. Panel 2 shows a rotation by 90 degrees around the z axis.

Auto-rotate on pallet

Select whether to auto-rotate the coordinate system for export +90° or -90° when the element width exceeds the pallet width, or when the element width exceeds the element length.

Rotate geometry

This option applies the rotation angle calculated with the settings Extra rotation and Auto-rotate on pallet.

With SLABDATE rotation angle

Rotates the element and exports the rotation angle as a value in the respective SLABDATE field.

Export CONTOUR

Select how to export the element contour. The options are Scanned, Bounding box, and Simplified.

The Scanned option inquires the modeled 3D geometry using 2D scanning planes, see the Scan position setting description below.

The Bounding box option defines the contour as 4 perpendicular lines between the minimum and maximum values of (x, y) coordinates.

The Simplified option exports a simplified contour using 4 x, y corner points of the element. Similarly as the bounding box, but accounts for diagonal lines at the edges.

Scan position

The element contour, cutouts and line attributes are defined by scanning the cast unit in the scan direction defined by rotation settings above. A scanning plane works like a section with no view depth. The export application uses 1 or 2 scanning planes for each part included in the exported cast unit (regardless of the output file structure setting).

The offset is towards the middle of panel from the scanning plane, but can be negative or positive value.

The number of the scanning layers depends on the selected scan position. Each object of the cast unit is scanned in one direction.

Select the position in which all parts are scanned. Each part is scanned separately. Scanning plane is parallel to the basic shape plane.

  • Bottom and top

    Two scanning planes at the top and bottom of the scanned part.

  • Bottom only

    One scanning plane at the bottom face.

  • Top only

    One scanning plane at the top face.

  • Middle only

    One scanning plane at the middle point of the scanned part.

  • Top, bottom and middle

    Three scanning planes: one at the top face, one at the bottom face and one at the middle point of the scanned part.

To move the position of the exact scanning plane, use the Scan position offset boxes below to define start offset and end offset.

Merge CONTOUR layers

You can export one scanned layer only. With two scanned layers, they have to be merged into one layer.

  • Intersection

    Creates polygon intersection of two contour geometries.

    1. First scanned layer
    2. Second scanned layer
    3. Layer
  • Union

    Creates polygon union of two contour geometries.

Export CUTOUTs

To prevent cutout export, select No.

Exclude selected excludes from the export the modeled cut parts that you define by class or name.

Selected only includes in the export the cut parts that you define by class or name.

Merge CUTOUT layers

The same as Contour export, but for holes only.

Merge CUTOUTs

Select how to merge overlapping cutouts. You can select to export a big cutout which is created by smaller cuts as separate cutouts. The options are:

  1. Merged as one cutout

  2. Unmerged, overlapping cutouts

  3. Unmerged cutouts with no overlapping

Extend contour and add formwork

Select whether to extend the contour according to protruding reinforcement or embeds. This setting extends the contour and adds additional formwork mountparts to the extended area.

Formwork is not added if there already is an embed with the same geometry.

The contour is not extended for electric tube embeds.

Name for additional formwork (embed)

Define a name for the embed.

Geometry export

Select whether the geometry of the exported part (concrete contour, cutout, mountpart) is represented as polygons or lines.

Polygons exported:

Lines exported:

Export rounded holes as circle (K)

Select whether you want to export rounded holes as circles (K) or polygons/lines.

Double wall turned

Select whether the first shell of a double wall on the pallet is turned. This requirement depends on the receiving master computer system. The options are:

No, one coordinate system: Exported as in model, shell1 is in front, shell2 in background.

Yes, turn shell1: The shell 1 is offset by the pallet width in y direction (defined on the Validation tab) and flipped around x axis

Yes, turn shell1 - fixed edge up: This is meant for special machines.

No, shell-specific coordinate systems: Use to export the second shell in the Z direction from the bottom of the pallet upwards.

Unitechnik export: Embeds tab

Option

Description

Normal embeds

Select which parts are considered as embeds. Embedded parts are exported in the MOUNPART block.

If the embed block consists of several parts, it is useful to combine all embed parts into one sub-assembly block and then add as sub-assembly to a cast unit or concrete shell sub-assembly. Single part embeds can be simply added to cast unit.

  • Selected + steel

    All classes listed in the Embeds classes box are considered as embeds. All steel parts are also considered as embeds, unless excluded from export.

  • Selected

    Classes listed in the Embeds classes box are only considered as embeds.

  • No export

    Ignores the Embeds classes box and exports all steel parts as standard parts.

  • Selected (also reinforcement) + steel

    All parts and reinforcing bars listed in the Embed classes or names box are considered as embeds and plotted as lines. Also bounding box can be used. All steel parts are also considered as embeds.

Embed classes or names

Enter the classes or names of the embeds.

Export assemblies

Select how the 2D geometry of embeds and steel blocks are exported.

Embeds are exported as parts. All embedded welds and assembly relations are ignored.

Welded embeds and the assembly block are exported as one part with the bounding box geometry of the complete sub-assembly.

Only the main part of the embedded block or embedded assembly is exported.

The main part of the embedded block extended in the x direction to cover all the parts of the embedded block is exported.

Only the bounding box around the main part of the embedded block or embedded assembly is exported.

Export the corner symbols of the main part bounding box.

Export the corner symbols of the embed sub-assembly bounding box.

Corner symbol width / height

Enter the width and height of the corner symbol.

Def export code

Define how the insertion point and the direction for embeds is calculated. Possible values are 0, 1, 2, 3, 11, 12, 21, 22, 23, 31 and 32, 41, 42, 43.

In most cases, the insertion middle point refers to the center of gravity of the embed sub-assembly or main part depending on the Export assemblies setting.

0 = Ignores the symbol and uses the sub-assembly bounding box setting according to the insertion COG setting (1 - 5), for example, PLATE 0 0 4.

1 = The insertion point is the middle point of embed and the direction is parallel to the longest side of the exported mountpart geometry. 1 is the default.

2 = The insertion point is the middle point of embed and the direction is parallel to the shortest side of the exported mountpart geometry.

3 = The insertion point is the middle point of embed, and if the mainpart is symmetrical, calculate the direction of the mountpart along the line from mainpart COG to sub-assembly COG.

11 = The insertion point is the point of embed in the middle of shorted side and the direction is along the longest side.

12 = The insertion point is the point of embed in the middle of longest side and the direction is along the shortest side.

21 = The insertion point is in the contour's top edge point closest to the embed and the direction is parallel to the longest side of the exported mountpart geometry.

22 = The insertion point is in the contour's top edge point closest to the embed and the direction is parallel to the shortest side of the exported mountpart geometry.

23 = The insertion point is in the contour's top edge point closest to the embed and if the mainpart is symmetrical, calculate the direction of the mountpart along the line from mainpart COG to sub-assembly COG.

31 = The insertion point is the point of the closest vertex on concrete part, between embeds and concrete part side and the direction is along the longest side.

32 = The insertion point is the point of the closest vertex on concrete part, between embeds and concrete part side and the direction is along the shortest side.

41 = Insertion point embed assembly COG and orients towards the start to end point axis.

42 = Insertion point embed part start point and orients towards the end point.

43 = Insertion point embed assembly COG and orients towards the axis of the longest edge.

Cut outer assemblies

Select how the embedded parts that are outside the concrete element are exported.

All parts in the embed are exported.

Only the embedded parts that are inside of the concrete element are exported. Embedded parts that are outside the concrete element are ignored. If an embedded part is partly inside a concrete element, the exported geometry of the embedded part is changed to cut.

Same as the previous option, but only embedded parts with class defined in Cut outer only classes are taken into account.

Cut outer only classes

Enter the classes of parts whose geometry is changed to cut when you have selected the last option in the Cut outer assemblies list.

Special assemblies export

Special export assembly file name

The options are No, Yes, (spec_assemblies_def.txt), and Yes, no rotation on pallet.

The options affect the exported geometry of the embeds. The real geometry is replaced by the geometry defined in text files. The default name of the text file is spec_assemblies_def.txt and is searched for in the model folder. Use Special export assembly file name to define the name and the location of the text file.

Special assembly symbol definition file supports embed template properties and its values or embed names that have blank spaces. Embed template property values or embed names have to be enclosed in quotation marks.

By default, the symbol definitions are mapped according to the exported embed designations. Designation can be any part property, which is controlled on the MOUNPART block data tab with the Mountpart name setting.

The required structure of the text file is:

  • Designation(text) Number_of_lines_defined(number)

  • S(representing single line) Start_coors-X,Y (number number) End_coors-X,Y(number number)

  • S(representing single line) Start_coors-X,Y(number number) End_coors-X,Y(number number)

Example of the file:

Embeds in special assembly symbol definition file can also be designated by template property and its value in format [TEMPLATE:VALUE] instead of the exported embed designation.

Example of using template property:

The geometry of all embeds (from example with designations Quicky, QuickyS, E-Doze) are replaced by geometry defined in the text file. In the following example, the part number 1 (the name is Beam) was not found in the text file so the geometry is exported according to default settings from export dialog. On the opposite side the part number 2 (the name is Quicky) was found, so the geometry is replaced.

You can also define the def export code, insertion point logic and embed z-positioning on the first definition row:

Designation(text) Number_of_lines_defined(number) Def_export_code(number, see above) Insertion_position(number 1-5) z-position (PALLET / BOTTOM / MIDDLE)

To specify the insertion point position of embeds in using the spec_assemblies_def.txt file:

1 = Subassembly center of gravity

2 = Subassembly bounding box center of gravity

3 = Main part center of gravity

4 = Extended main part center of gravity

5 = Main part bounding box center of gravity

If you select Yes, no rotation on pallet, the embed symbols are placed according to the panel rotation, but the symbols themselves are not rotated.

Embed Z position

Select the embed z position. The options are Minimum to pallet, Start point and Z=0. When you select Z=0, all exported mountparts will be plotted on the level of the pallet.

You can use the spec_assemblies_def.txt file to set the position of the embeds, see above.

If unassigned, the setting chosen in the dialog box is used by default.

For example:

On the first line of the example above you have additional options for positioning the embed symbol:

Quicky is the name of the embed.

4 is the number of lines following.

1 is the embed installation type: 1 2 3 11 12 21 22 23 31 32 (see above).

1 defines the geometry for which the center-of-gravity is calculated, choices being 1 - 5, see above. 1 means that the symbol location is defined by the entire mountpart sub-assembly bounding box center of gravity.

The special assembly symbol plotting for Z=0 is pallet, for Minimum to pallet bottom and for Start point middle.

Insulation

Define the insulation classes or names. The corresponding parts will be exported as insulation parts. All parts considered insulation are exported in the MOUNPART block. Default mountpart type for insulation is 03 unless overwritten.

Electric tubes

Define the electric tubes classes or names. The corresponding parts will be exported as MOUNPART with lines geometry. Default mountpart type for electric installation is 07 unless overwritten.

Opening embed

Define the opening embed classes or names. The corresponding parts will be exported as normal embeds in the MOUNPART block. The geometry will not be considered in the CONTOUR and CUTOUT blocks of the concrete part.

Opening cutout

Define the opening cutout classes or names. The corresponding parts will be exported only in regard to their geometry in the CUTOUT block of the concrete part. They will not be exported in the MOUNPART block.

Cutpart former

Export cuts that have been specified with a class or name in the MOUNPART block. Default mountpart type for cutout box is 21 unless overwritten.

Opening with corner symbols

Specify classes or names of embeds for openings that will be exported with corner symbols instead of mountpart symbols.

All cutouts as corner symbols

Export rectangular cutouts as 4 corner symbol mount parts by defining the classes or names. You can define the size of the symbol in the dialog box.

Export insulation

Select whether insulation parts are exported in the MOUNPART block as embeds by using the option As embed (mounpart), or in the SLABDATE block as concrete panels by using the option As concrete panels, or in the SLABDATE block as layers and in the MOUNPART block as embeds by using the option As layers and embeds.

Export surface

Select whether surface treatment is exported in the MOUNPART block as embeds or in the SLABDATE block as concrete panels. You can also use the option No, which does not export surface treatment.

Export cut edges

Select how to export cut edges as MOUNPART block. The options are:

  • Line cuts

  • Chamfers

  • Line cuts and chamfers

The geometry will be a simple line, and the MOUNPARTs have fixed names. Line cuts and fittings are plotted along the cut edge. Chamfers are plotted at the inner line of the chamfered edge.

You can use this setting for representing sawings on standard slabs, for example.

Identification of installation

Select the installation identification for the MOUNPART block.

The options are Installed (0), Only plotted (1), Only installed (2), Not installed, not plotted (3), Installed in reinforcement (4), Installed automatically (5)

Unitechnik export: Reinforcement tab

You can export single reinforcing bars, groups of straight and bent reinforcing bars, and rectangular or polygonal or bent meshes. The reinforcing bar group, or rectangular or polygonal mesh is divided into several single reinforcing bars. All reinforcing bars are exported in the RODSTOCK block.

Option

Description

Rebars export - Straight

Note that the hooked bars are controlled by the Straight setting, not by the Bent setting.

All including hooked - Straight reinforcing bars are exported. Hooks are supported.

All without hooks - Exports straight rebars without hooks only.

Collected - Uncollected reinforcement is excluded from the export.

Rebars export - Bent

All - Bent reinforcing bars are exported.

Collected - Uncollected reinforcement is excluded from the export.

Meshes export

When set to Yes, polygonal or rectangular meshes are exported. Hooks are supported. You can define the setting separately for straight or bent meshes.

You can also select whether to unfold along longest line or parallel to pallet.

Bent reinf. as unfolded

When set to Yes, bent reinforcement is exported as unfolded.

Hooks are also supported for unfolded reinforcement, and you can select Yes, with end hooks. Hooks form 0, 2 and 5 are detected.

Bent meshes with end hooks exports end hook shapes L, S and U (flection form 1, 4 and 5) as terminal hooks according to the Unitechnik specification. Other shapes are exported as free flection forms like before.

Using the option Only meshes, you can export bent meshes as unfolded, while other bent reinforcement is exported as bent.

You can select between two reinforcement starting points: Origin in unfolded rebar or Origin in start rebar point. Origin in unfolded rebar uses the first point of the main leg of rebar or mesh wire depending on the rebar orientation in export. The option also affects the z level of the reinforcement in the resulting Unitechnik file. The start points are unaffected by unfolding options.

Export meshes as

Set the rotation of the mesh plane in the export file. The options are:

Standard

Embeds: Exported as mountparts.

Turned to pallet: All meshes will be individually rotated in line with the pallet axes.

Braced girder classes or names

Enter the class or name of reinforcing bars, steel rods or profiles representing braced girders. For example, 15 17 5 means that parts with class 15, 17, or 5 are considered braced girders.

You can export braced girders within the STEELMAT block using the option Within the STEELMAT block. You can also export braced girders Z coordinate as 0 using the option Without concrete cover. By default, the braced girders are exported outside of the STEELMAT block.

Braced girders are represented as a single line, placed according to your selection:

  • As braced girder top chord (default): The geometry of the main chord (top chord) with all information is included in the export.

  • As braced girder bottom chords: The braced girder is exported as one object but with the quantity number 2 with the spacing included.

  • As braced girder all chords: One object like above but with the quantity number 3.

  • As top chord with end symbols: 2 Mountpart symbols are placed at the top chord end points towards the braced girder direction, line 20 mm long. In addition, the above-mentioned BRGIRDER information.

  • As bottom chords with end symbols: 4 Mountpart symbols are placed at the bottom chord end points towards the braced girder direction, line 20 mm long. In addition, the above-mentioned BRGIRDER information.

  • Only top chord end symbols: 2 Mountpart symbols are placed at the top chord end points towards the braced girder direction, line 20 mm long. No BRGIRDER.

  • Only bottom chord end symbols: 4 Mountpart symbols are placed at the bottom chord end points towards the braced girder direction, line 20 mm long. No BRGIRDER.

Reinforcement export type

Define the structure of the exported file for reinforcement.

Plant with lying robot only

All reinforcement including mesh objects will be exported as individual rodstocks within slabdate.

Fabrication of welded rebars

If the export type is set to Fabrication of welded rebars, bar groups are exported as individual rodstocks, mesh objects are exported as rodstocks within STEELMAT blocks.

The structure of the output file (one SLABDATE is shown only):

Collect reinforcement

The structure of the output file is the same as for Fabrication of welded rebars. This option allows you to collect mesh, single reinforcing bars and reinforcing bar groups into groups exported in one STEELMAT block. The groups are collected based on the Collect based on field. You can also collect meshes which belong to different cast units.

1 (orange color): The mesh belongs to the bottom panel of the cast unit, mesh name is MESH1.

2 (blue color): Two single bars, the name is MESH1.

3 (green color): One reinforcing bar group belongs to the top panel, the name is MESH1.

If Reinforcement export type is set to Collect reinforcement and Collect based on is set to Name, all three different reinforcement types are collected into one mesh, which is exported in one STEELMAT block.

Other non-designated rebar groups are exported as individual rodstocks. If the collected mesh has only one rebar, it is exported as an individual rodstock without a STEELMAT.

Designated welded bars

This option works in the same way as Fabrication of welded rebars, but you can use it with the Collect based on option to designate the rebars that will form main layers with reinforcement type 1 or 2, while the rebars remain as RODSTOCK depending on object type.

Collect based on

Select how meshes are collected. Meshes with one bar are exported as a single reinforcing bar.

  • Name

    Meshes, single reinforcing bars and reinforcing bar groups with the same name are collected into meshes. Meshes, single reinforcing bars and reinforcing bar groups with the same name equals one mesh in the exported file.

  • Class

    Meshes, single reinforcing bars and reinforcing bar groups with the same class number are collected into meshes. Meshes, single reinforcing bars and reinforcing bar groups with one class number equal one mesh in the exported file.

  • Grade

    Meshes, single reinforcing bars and reinforcing bar groups with the same grade are collected into meshes.

  • UDA

    Meshes, single reinforcing bars and reinforcing bar groups with the same user-defined attribute are collected into meshes.

    The value you enter in the box next to this option is the UDA value.

Collect if distance is lower then

Define the maximum distance between the mesh rebars to be collected together into one STEELMAT.

Rebar grouping

Group similar rebars with equal spacing. Similar rebars are exported using one RODSTOCK row with correct quantity and spacing. The options are Yes and No (default).

The rebar grouping is primarily intended to be used in the production of simple mesh and reinforcement.

Reinforcing bars length

Select how the reinforcing bar length is calculated.

  • Lines in the middle

  • Lines at the edge (total length only)

  • Lines at the edge (all leg lengths) calculates the lengths of the reinforcing bar legs at the edge of the bars.

  • GetValue(Length) (total length only)

Reinforcing bars diameter

Select how the reinforcing bar diameter is exported. The options are:

This selection affects the results of the Rebar length option.

Rebar direction angle limit

Select whether the reinforcing bars starting direction in XY plane is limited, as required in some production interfaces.

  • No

    The reinforcing bars exported as they're modeled in Tekla Structures.

  • From 0 to 180

    The reinforcing bars are exported so that they have a start angle limit to be under 180 degrees, and therefore always oriented to start in positive pallet y direction.

    In this case the rebar start point will be always be the rebar end with smallest Y-coordinate

  • From 0 to 180 ordered

    Same as above but the reinforcing bars are sorted according to the direction angle of the reinforcing bar: the reinforcing bars with lower angles are first.

  • From 180 to 0 ordered

    The reinforcing bars are sorted according to the direction angle of the reinforcing bar: the reinforcing bars with higher angles are first.

First bending angle

Allows setting the first bending angle of free-flection rodstock to be positive or negative (as required by certain interfaces). The options are:

  • Always positive

  • Allow positive or negative

Reinforcement types

Select the reinforcing bar types in a mesh to be exported. UDA can also be specified for most of the options. The options are:

  • Use 1, 2 and 4

  • Use 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 and UDA (default)

  • Use 1, 2, 8 and UDA

  • Use 1, 2, 4, 8 and UDA

  • Use 1, 2 and UDA

1 and 2 are for the rods in the bottom face longitudinal and cross bars. With the Use 1, 2 and UDA option, the lowest rebar layer, including all bars in the same direction, is exported with rebar type 1, and all other layers are exported as type 2.

5 and 6 are for the rods in the top face longitudinal and cross bars.

4 is for other rebars placed in the element reinforcement.

8 is for loose bars welded into prefabricated meshes.

In addition, you can use the option Bottom rebar = type 1 to specify that the reinforcement type 1 rebars will always be the lowest rebars of a mesh regardless of the mesh orientation on the pallet.

Classes for loose rebars (type 8)

Enter the classes of loose reinforcing bars to be collected. The bars are a part of a mesh and are exported as reinforcing bar type 8.

Classes for non-automated rebars

Enter the classes of reinforcing bars to be tagged for non-automated production.

Spacer type

You can add spacer type information to the first layer of the reinforcement (Unitechnik reinforcement type 1). The spacer type is added to the respective spacer type block in the rodstock within the Unitechnik file. The options are:

Automatic, rebar type 1: Calculates the spacer type automatically according to the cover thickness. When the reinforcement type is 1 and element is thinner that 100 mm, the spacer type is exported.

Automatic, all rebar types: Spacer type is always calculated for each rebar.

User defined spacer type: Enter the spacer type to be input in all first layer rebars.

No: Leaves 0 as spacer type.

Spacer start position

Enter the first spacer start position from the start point of the rebar, for example, 500 (mm).

Spacer pitch

Enter the spacer pitch information from start point onwards, for example, 1000 (mm).

Mesh wire layer level

Select how mesh wire levels are calculated. The options are:

  • Actual level: This is the relative wire level in the model.

  • By highest level: All wires in the layer are moved to the level of the wire with the highest z position.

  • By wire size: The relative level of the 2nd layer is written according to the wire size.

  • Manual: The 2nd layer wire level can be defined manually.

Add mesh stabilizing wires

Select whether to extend reinforcement mesh wires through openings to stabilize the mesh. Use for meshes with large openings.

Stabilization wire max spacing

Enter a value to define the maximum spacing of the wires that stabilize the reinforcement mesh. As a result, the minimum amount of extra wires will be extended within this spacing value from the closest full wire near opening.

Meshes sort

Select whether meshes are sorted.

Meshes offset

Select whether the mesh has an offset defined in the STEELMAT block. If the option is set to Yes, the value for X and Y direction is set to zero. If the option is set to No, the X and Y values are exported according to modeled situation.

Unitechnik export: Validation tab

Option

Description

Draw scanned geometry

The exported geometry can be shown with Draw scanned geometry.

Select whether you want to check if the geometry of the exported parts is correct. It shows the lines representing the exported rectangle of the basic shape, the exported geometry of parts, cuts, embeds, and reinforcement. Embeds are projected to the plane of the basic shape. The reinforcement lines are positioned inside each reinforcing bar in bent or in unfolded state depending on the option selected for the setting Bent reinf. as unfolded on the Reinforcement tab.

  1. Projected area on the pallet
  2. Geometry of the main element and the position of the scanning planes
  3. Cut geometry
  4. Embed geometry and the reference insertion point with the rotation direction

Note that this setting might have significant effect on export processing speed.

Draw pallet axis Select whether to show the coordinate system. The axes are displayed with dotted lines.
Wall to pallet checking Select whether the export checks the wall size against the pallet size. If you select the Yes, if exceeded, do not export option, the Pallet width, Pallet length, and Max. cast unit thickness options cannot be empty.
Pallet width Define the pallet width.

On the basis of the pallet width and length, the Wall to pallet checking option is able to check if a wall element is too big to fit to a pallet. If the wall element does not fit to a pallet, the wall element is turned.

Pallet length

Define the pallet length.

Max. cast unit thickness

Define the maximum cast unit thickness.

To avoid collision with the drying chamber, the maximum thickness of a cast unit should be smaller than the maximum opening of the drying chamber.

Rebar diameter limitation

Minimum and maximum diameter for the reinforcing bars to be exported.

Rebar length limitation

Minimum and maximum length for the reinforcing bars to be exported.

Rebar leg length limitation

Minimum and maximum length for individual leg section within a bent rebar to be exported.

Mesh wire length limitation (Long)

Minimum and maximum diameter for longitudinal reinforcing bars to be exported.

Mesh wire length limitation (Cross)

Minimum and maximum length for cross reinforcing bars inside a mesh to be exported.

Mesh wire leg length limitation

Minimum and maximum length for individual leg section within a bent mesh wire to be exported.

Mesh wire overhang limitation

Minimum and maximum length for mesh wire overhang section before the first cross-wire welding point and after the last cross-wire welding point to be exported.

Mesh wire spacing limitation

Allowed spacing values for mesh wires separated by blank space to be exported. If no value added, there is no limitation for spacing.

Export others

These operations are intended for objects that fail the validation:

  • Remove invalid mesh wires: Only exclude invalid mesh wires and not the whole mesh when some of the mesh wires fail the validation.

  • Yes, as loose (type 4 or 8): Export invalid rebars as loose rebars of type 4 or 8.

  • Yes, ignore limitation: The diameter and length limitations are ignored.

  • Yes, as non-automated: Export non-valid rebars as non-automated.

  • Prevent export

  • Exclude all: Exclude the whole mesh from the export if any of the wires fail the validation.

When a rebar fails the validation, you are notified by a log message.

Unitechnik export: Reinforcement data tab

In the column on the right, enter the custom or UDA string when applicable. On this tab, you can add data attributes only, no geometric attributes. The information you add controls the reinforcement unit data (single reinforcement, mesh, braced girder, or cage). The attributes are either optional or obligatory. The length of some of the fields may be limited in the UT format, so keep the strings short.

Depending on the setting, the following attributes can be added: Name, Grade, Class, Rebar ID, Mesh ID, Mesh position,UDA, UDA (main part), UDA (rebar), Part UDA, Main part UDA, Phase, User-defined text, User-defined text + class, Template, and Text[Template]#Counter.

Text[Template]#Counter:

  • Text can be any text including punctuation marks.
  • Write templates in brackets [].
  • # adds a running number if the data content is the same in several entries.
  • You can enter several templates and use text delimiters, for example, [ASSEMBLY_POS]-[REBAR_POS].
  • If you start the Text[Template]#Counter with a template, add a space as the first character before the bracket.
  • Template attributes are read from the single reinforcement, mesh, braced girder, or cage.
  • You can also use attributes that refer to another hierarchy level, for example, the assembly UDA of the rebar.
  • You can use <VALUE> to inquire a part UDA and {VALUE} to inquire an assembly UDA. This makes it possible to use a shorter string instead of having to use a template property to designate UDAs.

Option

Description

Rebars: Article number rebar

Select which property you want to export as a reinforcing bar article number for rebars.

Rebars: Article number mesh

Select which property you want to export as a mesh article number for rebars.

Meshes: Article number rebar

Select which property you want to export as a reinforcing bar article number for meshes.

Meshes: Article number mesh

Select which property you want to export as a mesh article number for meshes.

Meshes: Meshes designation

Select the information that you want to export about the meshes.

Meshes: Info 1 text (UT 6.0)

Information field is filled with the selected data.

Meshes: Info 2 text (UT 6.0)

Information field is filled with the selected data.

Welded leg designation

Designate the welded leg in bent mesh bars if there is only one leg that is welded to cross-wires.. When you select Yes, information about welded leg designation is exported.

Strands (UT 6.0): Pull force (KN)

You can now use main part UDA (UDA (main part)) or rebar UDA (UDA (rebar)) to include strand pull force information in the Unitechnik export.

Selecting Empty does not export the strand pull force information.

This setting only works for rebars that are set to type 9 in the Unitechnik reinforcement type box on the Unitechnik tab in the user-defined properties of the rebars.

BRGIRDER block: Braced girder type

Select the string value of girder type field in the BRGIRDER block in the exported file.

  • Empty

    No string is exported.

  • Name

    The name of the braced girder type is exported. If the name of the top part of a braced girder is empty, the names of the rods are checked.

  • UDA

    You can export the user-defined attribute values for a braced girder type (type), braced girder article number (art_number), or braced girder fabricator name (fabricator).

    The UDAs can be added to the braced girder if the parts have been created using the system component Braced girder (88) or Braced girder (89) and you have entered the needed values on the dialog boxes of the components.

  • User defined text

    The value you enter in the box next to this option is exported.

CAGE BLOCK: Cage designation

Select the information that you want to export about the the cage in the CAGE block (UT 6.1).
CAGE BLOCK: Base cage shape

Select the information that you want to show as base cage shape.

CAGE BLOCK: Info 1 text

Information field is filled with the selected data.

CAGE BLOCK: Info 2 text

Information field is filled with the selected data.

Unitechnik export: HEADER block data tab

In the column on the right, enter the custom or UDA string, when applicable. On this tab, you can add data attributes only, no geometric attributes. The attributes are either optional or obligatory. The length of some of the fields may be limited in the UT format, so keep the strings short.

Depending on the setting, the following attributes can be added: Project number, Project name, Cast unit position, Cast unit position code,Assembly control number (ACN), Cast unit ID, Cast unit prefix (2 digits), Cast unit drawing revision mark, Project properties - name, Project properties - address, File name with extension, File name without extension, Tekla Structures version, Main part ID, Project UDA, Main part UDA, Main part UDA (UT_product_code), Phase, User-defined text, User name, Main part template, Template and Text[Template]#Counter.

Text[Template]#Counter:

  • Text can be any text including punctuation marks.
  • Write templates in brackets [].
  • # adds a running number if the data content is the same in several entries.
  • You can enter several templates and use text delimiters.
  • If you start the Text[Template]#Counter with a template, add a space as the first character before the bracket.
  • Template attributes are read from the main part.
  • You can also use attributes that refer to another hierarchy level.
  • You can use <VALUE> to inquire a part UDA and {VALUE} to inquire an assembly UDA. This makes it possible to use a shorter string instead of having to use a template property to designate UDAs.

Option

Description

Name of order

Order fields in the HEADER block are filled with the selected data.

File name sections: Specify a string consisting of numbers referring to the 6 sections of the exported file name mask that are specified on the Main tab. You can type numbers 1 to 6, and delimiters , . _ and - in the free input field to export any combination of strings used in the file name, in any order. For example, 1-2-3, or 2_5_6.

Name of component

Component fields in the HEADER block are filled with the selected data.

Drawing number

Drawing number fields in the HEADER block are filled with the selected data.

File name sections: Specify a string consisting of numbers referring to the 6 sections of the exported file name mask that are specified on the Main tab. You can type numbers 1 to 6, and delimiters , . _ and - in the free input field to export any combination of strings used in the file name, in any order. For example, 1-2-3, or 2_5_6.

Drawing revision

Drawing revision fields in the HEADER block are filled with the selected data and drawing revision mark is exported.

Product code

Product code fields in the HEADER block are filled with the selected data.

Project line1 text - Project line4 text

Project information fields (3rd line) in the HEADER block are filled with the selected data.

File creator (UT 6.0)

You can select to export the Tekla Structures version information, use name or user-defined text in the HEADER block.

Free field (UT 5.2)

Only for Unitechnik 5.2. You can select to export the following information to theHEADER block: user name, user-defined text, file name with extension, file name without extension, or model name.

Building site - name

Name of the building site.

Building site - street

Street address of the building site.

Building site - post code

Postal code of the building site.

Building site - place

City or town where the building site is located.

Building owner - name

Name of the building owner.

Building owner - street

Street address of the building owner.

Building owner - post code

Postal code of the building owner.

Building owner - place

City or town where the building owner street address is located.

Data field template units: No. of digits after decimal point

Specify the number of decimals after the decimal separator in data field template units.

Unitechnik export: SLABDATE block data tab

In the column on the right, enter the custom or UDA string, when applicable. On this tab, you can add data attributes only, no geometric attributes. The attributes are either optional or obligatory. The length of some of the fields may be limited in the UT format, so keep the strings short.

Depending on the setting, the following attributes can be added: Counter, Cast unit number, Cast unit position, Part position, Part number, Part name, Cast unit position code, Cast unit nameCast unit GUID, Assembly control number (ACN), Cast unit ID, Cast unit prefix, Cast unit thickness, Concrete part thickness, Cast unit width, Concrete part width, Main part thickness,Main part ID, Main part GUID, Main part UDA, Material, Name, UDA, User-defined text, Phase, Total quantity of part, Main part template, Part weight, Unit weight, Cast unit weight, Yes, with swapped X axis and Y axis, Template and Text[Template]#Counter.

Text[Template]#Counter:

  • Text can be any text including punctuation marks.
  • Write templates in brackets [].
  • # adds a running number if the data content is the same in several entries.
  • You can enter several templates and use text delimiters.
  • If you start the Text[Template]#Counter with a template, add a space as the first character before the bracket.
  • Template attributes are read from the main part.
  • You can also use attributes that refer to another hierarchy level.
  • You can use <VALUE> to inquire a part UDA and {VALUE} to inquire an assembly UDA. This makes it possible to use a shorter string instead of having to use a template property to designate UDAs.

Option

Description

Slab number

Slab number field in the SLABDATE blocks is filled with the selected data.

File name sections: Specify a string consisting of numbers referring to the 6 sections of the exported file name mask that are specified on the Main tab. You can type numbers 1 to 6, and delimiters , . _ and - in the free input field to export any combination of strings used in the file name, in any order. For example, 1-2-3, or 2_5_6.

Unloading type

Specify the unloading type. The options are:

  • Lying

  • Tilting table

  • Main part UDA

You can override this setting on the Unitechnik tab for precast concrete parts, which overrides the export dialog box setting.

Transport type

Export the means of transportation information.

You can override this setting on the Unitechnik tab for precast concrete parts, which overrides the export dialog box setting.

Transport unit number, Transport sequence number

Define a value for the transport unit and sequence numbers in the SLABDATE blocks.

This can be defined in the part UDAs.

Transport pile level number

Specify the transport pile level number in the SLABDATE blocks. If there are elements in the stack that need to be layered on the same level, then the pile level is used.

For example, you may have a pile of 6 slabs, and they each have sequential pile level numbers 1, 2, 3.. 6.

This can be defined in the part UDAs.

Exposure class

Export exposition class. You can select to read from part UDAs or use another option.

Total thickness

Select which value will be exported as total thickness. The options are Cast unit thickness, Concrete part thickness, Main part thickness, Template, and Double wall width.

Double wall width is the same as the Cast unit thickness but it is always inquired from the main cast unit, regardless of how it is modeled. Then the 2nd shell will also receive total cast unit width.

Production thickness

Calculates the production thickness in SLABDATE block based on cast unit width, concrete part width or double wall width.

Double wall width is the same as the Cast unit width but it is always inquired from the main cast unit, regardless of how it is modeled. Then the 2nd shell will also receive total cast unit width.

When you export double walls: With the option Cast unit width the cast unit thickness is exported for both shells.

Export shell gap width

Controls or disables the export of the gap width value. The options are:

  • No: No gap is exported.

  • Double walls only: The gap is exported only for double walls. This is the default option, as the value should only be used with double walls in most control systems.

  • Layered panels: The gap is exported for all panels with multiple concrete layers, such as double walls and sandwich walls.

Production weight Set the type of the SLABDATE weight. The options are Part weight, Unit weight, Cast unit weight, and Template.

Concrete volume

Set the type of the volume. You can select concrete part or specify a user-defined concrete volume template property.

Maximum dimensions

Specify how the SLABDATE maximum part length and width are exported. The options are:

  • Main part bounding box (default): Checks the main part geometry

  • Cast unit bounding box: Checks the entire cast unit geometry, including all protruding embeds

  • Scanned contour: Checks all contour polygons

  • Scanned all parts: Checks all contour and embed polygons

Quality of layer Set the quality of the slabdate. The options are name, template, material and UDA.

Item designation

Designate data about the exported element.

Info 1 text (UT 6.0) - Info 4 text (UT 6.0)

Information fields (1-4) in the SLABDATE and MOUNPART blocks are filled with the selected data.

Export project coordinates

Select how you want to export project coordinates.

The options are:

No

Yes, model origin: Use model origin.

Yes, with swapped X-axis and Y-axis: Swap X-axis and Y-axis.

Yes, special variant A (version 5.2b): Export Unitechnik files that are compatible with the IDAT stacker software. This is only available for the 5.2b version of Unitechnik.

Yes, project base point: Use project base point.

Yes, current base point: Use the base point currently selected in the model.

Export quantity

You can export element quantity in the SLABDATE block. If the exported sets have multiple cast units, they will have their quantity marked in the SLABDATE reference number field. The export sets are defined by the file name definition or cast unit position. The options are:

  • No: 000 written in the field (default)

  • Always 1: 001 written in the field regardless if the files names are unique or not

  • From selection: If the cast units in the export selection would have identical file names, they will be exported with only 1 file, and the total quantity of the set is written in the field

  • From total in model: The total quantity of the cast units with identical position anywhere in the model is written in the field

Unitechnik export: MOUNPART block data tab

On this tab, you can add data attributes only, no geometric attributes. The attributes are either optional or obligatory. The length of some of the fields may be limited in the UT format, so keep the strings short.

How to use Text[Template]#Counter:

  • Text can be any text including punctuation marks.
  • Write templates in brackets [].
  • # adds a running number if the data content is the same in several entries.
  • You can enter several templates and use text delimiters.
  • If you start the Text[Template]#Counter with a template, add a space as the first character before the bracket.
  • Template attributes are read from the main part of the embed assembly.
  • You can also use attributes that refer to another hierarchy level.

Note that steel parts have a tab Unitechnik Mountpart, where you can specify data which then overwrites the settings defined on the MOUNPART block data tab in the Export Unitechnik (79) dialog box.

Option

Description

Type of mounting part

You can define the type of mounting part in the MOUNTPART block by UDA, class or name.

Reference number

You can define the reference number of a mounting part in the MOUNTPART block by UDA.

Mountpart name Enter the MOUNTPART name.
Info 1 text (UT 6.0) Information field is filled with the selected data.
Info 2 text (UT 6.0) Information field is filled with the selected data.

Unitechnik export: Line attributes tab

Line attributes are exported automatically according to the element and opening edge shape. If the factory does not use Unitechnik standard line attribute codes, you can override these exported codes. Sometimes line attribute values that are exported in the Unitechnik files are not suitable for the particular situation. For example, to preserve lightness in the model or extensive product standardization, you might have fewer chamfers in the model than there will be in the actual structure. For this reason, you might want to override some line attributes in the export so that the model remains light, but the exported Unitechnik files are correct. You can do this by using the options on the Line attributes tab.

Option

Description

Export line attributes for contour

Select whether the line attribute values are used for contours (Export line attributes for contour) or for holes (Export line attributes for cutouts) in the export.

  • None

    Line attribute values are not used.

  • All lines

    Line attribute values are used for all lines.

  • Outmost lines only

    Line attribute values are used only for the outermost lines in the part:

This option is available only for contours.

Override scanned line attributes

Limit the override to specific cases. The options are All, Rotated, Not rotated, First shell and Second shell. The first option affects the 3 override settings above, and the second option affects the 3 settings below.

Rotated and Not rotated apply to all rotations in XY direction, manual and automatic.

Border line overriding

You can enter up to six border line modifications in the line attribute export.

No border lines are overridden.

Vertical outermost border lines at the start are overridden.

Horizontal outermost border lines at the bottom are overridden.

Vertical outermost border lines at the end are overridden.

Horizontal outermost border lines at the top are overridden.

Vertical outermost border lines are overridden.

Horizontal outermost border lines are overridden.

Horizontal and vertical outermost border lines are overridden.

All inclined outermost border lines are overridden.

All outermost border lines are overridden.

All vertical border lines, except the outermost border lines are overridden.

All horizontal border lines, except the outermost border lines are overridden.

All vertical and horizontal border lines except the outermost border lines are overridden.

All border lines except outermost border lines are overridden.

All border lines except the horizontal and vertical outermost border lines are overridden.

All border lines are overridden.

Scanned CUTOUT line attributes are overridden. This affects window openings, for example.

Orig. attr. , New attr.

Define the original attribute (Orig. attr.) and the attribute that will be used in the export (New attr.).

In the example below the horizontal outermost border line at the top would get a line attribute value 0033 originally, but the value will be overridden, and the line attribute value in the Unitechnik file will be 0040.

Special formwork for embed (classes or names)

Specify a special embed using a class or a name. The edge of the exported contour with this specified embed will then be exported with code 0002 by default.

In Attribute code, you can specify a custom line attribute code for special formwork for an embed.

Export line attributes for cutouts

Select whether all line attributes are exported for openings.

Max, Min

The width of the chamfer is max 30 mm and the depth of the tongue and groove max 30 mm. If not within the tolerance, they are handled as special formwork 0002.

Export angle of 1st and last vertical border

Select whether you want to export the angle of cut at the first and last vertical border.

Unitechnik export: Pallet tab

Option

Description

Placing on pallet

Define if the placing is checked from the start or end of the pallet.

X offset at start or end

Define if the X offset at start or end of the pallet is checked.

Y offset from alignment

Specify the Y offset of elements on the pallet.

Align in Y axis

Align elements in Y direction. You can select whether to align

  • element upper edge to pallet upper edge
  • element upper edge to pallet center line
  • element center line to pallet center line
  • element lower edge to pallet center line
  • element lower edge to pallet lower edge
  • element to the center of the pallet in Y direction

Clearance between cast units

Define if the clearance between the cast units is checked.

Same cast unit thickness needed

Define if the cast unit thickness is checked.

Sequence in pallet

Sequence order

When you have selected Combined, n slabdate, 1 part as the output file structure on the Main tab, you can select the logic of sequencing panels on pallet using main part or cast unit ACN or number, main part UDA or main part template, or Unitechnik transport UDAs. You can set the sequence as Ascending or Descending.

Unitechnik export: Log files tab

Option

Description

Log file directory path

Define the path for a log file. If the path is empty, then the log file is saved in the same location as the export files.

Create main Log file

Select whether to create a one main log file.

Create Log file for each file

Select whether a log file is created separately for each export file.

Write history to log file and UDA

Create a log file containing the history of the exported parts. You can also select to write the information to the UDA UT_export_history of the main part. The following data is gathered: export time, part information, export path and file, and who has performed the export.

Show error dialog boxes

Select whether an error message is shown, for example, when exported parts are not numbered correctly or when the embedded parts have no parent part.

Write file name to UDA

Select to write the full export file name (File name with extension) or the export file name without the file name extension (File name without extension) to hidden main part UDA UT_FILE_NAME.

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