Bolted bridge brace (169)

Tekla Structures
2024
Tekla Structures

Bolted bridge brace (169)

Bolted bridge brace (169) bolts two horizontal braces and one diagonal brace to a bridge plate or an angle profile. The diagonal brace is cut. This component cannot be used for braces that are on different planes, or for braces that clash.

Objects created

  • Bridge plate or angle profile

  • Bolts

Use for

Situation Description

Bridge plate connecting three braces

Twin-profile diagonal braces

Angle profile used as a bridge

Selection order

  1. Select the first horizontal brace.

  2. Select the second horizontal brace.

  3. Select the diagonal brace.

  4. If the diagonal brace is a twin profile, select the second profile.

  5. Click the middle mouse button to create the component.

Part identification key

Description

1

Bridge plate

Picture tab

Use the Picture tab to define the dimensions that define the bolt locations and the clearance between the bridge and horizontal braces.

Dimensions

Description

1

Bridge plate edge distance from the main part

2

Bridge plate edge distance from the secondary part

3

Bolt edge distance

Parts tab

Use the Parts tab to define the part properties.

Parts

Option Description

Bridge

Select the profile from the profile catalog.

Option

Description

Default

Pos_No

Prefix and start number for the part position number.

Some components have a second row of fields where you can enter the assembly position number.

The default part start number is defined in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Material

Material grade.

The default material is defined in the Part material box in the Components settings in File menu > Settings > Options.

Name

Name that is shown in drawings and reports.

Parameters tab

Use the Parameters tab to define the bridge cut, and the properties of the bolts in the horizontal braces.

Properties

Option Description

Switch for shape of the bridge cut

Select how the bridge plate is cut.

Comment for bridge

Enter a comment for the bridge.

Diameter of the bolts on the horiz. braces

Define the bolt diameter.

Hole tolerance for the bolts on the horiz. braces

Define the hole tolerance.

Bolt number along the horiz. braces

Define the number of bolts.

Spacing in the first brace

Define the bolt spacing.

Spacing in the second brace

Define the bolt spacing.

Bolts

Click the Bolts button to define the bolt properties.

Bolt basic properties

Option

Description

Default

Bolt size

Bolt diameter.

Available sizes are defined in the bolt assembly catalog.

Bolt standard

Bolt standard to be used inside the component.

Available standards are defined in the bolt assembly catalog.

Tolerance

Gap between the bolt and the hole.

Thread in mat

Defines whether the thread may be within the bolted parts when bolts are used with a shaft.

This has no effect when full-threaded bolts are used.

Yes

Site/Workshop

Location where the bolts should be attached.

Site

Bolt assembly

The selected check boxes define which component objects (bolt, washers, and nuts) are used in the bolt assembly.

If you want to create a hole only, clear all the check boxes.

To modify the bolt assembly in an existing component, select the Effect in modify check box and click Modify.

Slotted holes

You can define slotted, oversized, or tapped holes.

Option

Description

Default

1

Vertical dimension of slotted hole.

0, which results in a round hole.

2

Horizontal dimension of slotted hole, or allowance for oversized holes.

0, which results in a round hole.

Hole type

Slotted creates slotted holes.

Oversized creates oversized holes.

No hole does not create holes.

Tapped creates tapped holes.

Rotate Slots

When the hole type is Slotted, this option rotates the slotted holes.

Slots in

Part(s) in which slotted holes are created. The options depend on the component in question.

Staggering of bolts

Option

Description

Default

Not staggered

AutoDefaults can change this option.

Not staggered

Staggered type 1

Staggered type 2

Staggered type 3

Staggered type 4

General tab

Click the link below to find out more:

General tab

Analysis tab

Click the link below to find out more:

Analysis tab

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