Tekla Structures
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Category in Advanced options dialog box

Plate Work

Use this advanced option to control if the width and length are switched in parts if the width is greater than the length. The options are:

  • Option is not used: set value to blank or FALSE.

  • Option is used only for steel parts: set value to FOR_STEEL_PARTS_ONLY.

  • Option is used for all parts: set value to TRUE. This option is also used if value is set to anything else that does not match the other options above.

This advanced option is role specific. When the type SYSTEM(ROLE) is in use, the default value is used. When the type MODEL(ROLE) or DRAWING(ROLE) is in use, you can change the value, which is then the same for all users in the current model.


A beam has the profile BL15*240 and the distance between beam endpoints is changed to 215 mm:

  • If XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION is used, the length of the beam is fixed at 240, and the beam profile changes to BL15*215.

  • If XS_USE_NEW_PLATE_DESIGNATION is not used, the length of the beam is 215 and the profile remains BL15*240.

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