Convert components to conceptual or detailing components

Tekla Structures
2024
Tekla Structures

Convert components to conceptual or detailing components

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

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

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

  • Conceptual components look similar to detailing 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 Tekla Structures Graphite configuration, and in the Engineering, Rebar Detailing, and Construction Modeling configurations.

You can edit conceptual components and convert them to detailing components in the Tekla Structures Diamond configuration, and in the Full, Primary, Steel Detailing, and Precast Concrete Detailing configurations.

Modifying part properties, such as the size of the component main part, does not automatically convert a detailing component to a conceptual component, or vice versa. For example, if you use the Engineering configuration and modify the model, detailing components are not converted to conceptual components. However, detailing components will adapt to the changes done in the model, but you cannot modify any properties using the component dialog box. Detailing components will also remain as detailing components unless you convert them one by one.

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 detailing component
  1. Click > Convert to detailing component.
  2. Select the component symbol.

Tekla Structures Diamond

Full, Primary, Steel Detailing, Precast Concrete Detailing

Convert a detailing component to a conceptual component
  1. Click >Convert to conceptual component.
  2. Select the component symbol.

Tekla Structures Graphite

Engineering, Construction Modeling, Rebar Detailing

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