Converting a conceptual or a detailed component

Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures

Converting a conceptual or a detailed component

Depending on the Tekla Structures configuration you are using, you can create either detailed or conceptual components.

  • Detailed components include all the information needed for fabrication, such as assemblies, cast units, and reinforcing bars.

    Detailed components have a round symbol in the model: or .

  • Conceptual components look similar to detailed components but do not include the option to change part numbering or assembly numbering settings. Conceptual components are meant to be used as reference information for further fabrication detailing.

    Conceptual components have a rectangular symbol in the model: or .

You can create conceptual components in the Engineering, Rebar Detailing, and Construction Modeling configurations.

You can edit conceptual components and convert them to detailed components in the Full, Primary, Steel Detailing, or Precast Concrete Detailing configurations.

Modifying part properties, such as the size of the component main part, does not automatically convert a detailed component to a conceptual component, or vice versa. For example, if you use the Engineering configuration and modify the model, detailed components are not converted to conceptual components. However, when you modify a detailed component in the Rebar Detailing configuration, the component changes to a conceptual component.

You can convert components in the Applications & components catalog. Click the Applications & components button in the side pane to open the Applications & components catalog.

Do one of the following:

To Do this Configuration
Convert a conceptual component to a detailed component
  1. Click > Convert to detailing component.
  2. Select the component symbol.
Full, Primary, Steel Detailing, Precast Concrete Detailing
Convert a detailed component to a conceptual component
  1. Click >Convert to conceptual component.
  2. Select the component symbol.
Engineering, Construction Modeling, Rebar Detailing
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