Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures


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Plate Work

This advanced option is used to artificially manipulate which side of a plate is considered as the 'longest'.

The longest side of polygon plates always faces downwards in drawings, which can affect plates with perpendicular edges.

This information can then be used, for example, in changing the rotation of a plate in drawings, or when choosing which side of a plate is to be considered the 'Length' and 'Width'.

This advanced option is used for plates with perpendicular sides in drawings. This advanced option rotates plates if there is some edge which is perpendicular to the current one and it is not adjacent edge.

The default value is 1.5.

In the example above, when you set XS_POLYGON_PERPENDICULAR_EDGE_PREFERENCE_FACTOR to 1, all sides are multiplied by 1, and view restriction box is drawn according to the longest side. The result is that the Length = 2715.02, and Width = 1046.94.

If you set this advanced option to 10, perpendicular corner edges A’ and B’ are multiplied by 10. If the result is larger than the longest side C’, the view restriction box is drawn using the sides A’ and B’. The result would be Length = 2353.55, and Width = 1353.55.

This advanced option is model specific and the setting is saved in the options database.

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