Opening in wall (40)

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

Opening in wall (40)

Opening in wall (40) creates an opening in a concrete wall of adjustable size, shape and position. Can also add an insulation panel to the wall.

Objects created

  • Opening

  • Insulation (optional).

Use for

Square or circular opening in a wall and adding insulation to the wall.

define rabbet

several openings

adding insulation

braced girders

Tip: You can use Hole Generation (32) to create an opening with an irregular shape.

Before you start

Create the wall for example as a concrete panel or column.

Opening tab

Use the Opening tab to define the shape and size of the opening.

Type

First you can define the type of the opening. The options are:

  • Opening

  • Opening no rabbet

  • Opening with rabbet

  • Opening only outside

  • Opening only inside

Opening

Opening with rabbet

Opening only outside

Horizontal position

The horizontal reference point for creating the opening can be selected from a picklist. In the table below are the available options.

Option

Description

Example

Point is left side opening

The opening is created on the left side from the component insertion point.

Point is middle side opening

The middle of the opening is created from the component insertion point.

Point is right side opening

The opening is created on the right side from the component insertion point.

Start panel

The opening is created from the startpoint of the wall.

End panel

The opening is created from the endpoint of the wall.

Middle panel = left opening

The center of the wall is referencepoint. The opening is created to the left side.

Middle panel = middle opening

The center of the wall is referencepoint. The opening is also created from the middle.

Middle panel = right opening

The center of the wall is referencepoint. The opening is created to the right side.

Vertical position

The horizontal reference point for creating the opening can be selected from a picklist. In the table below are the available options.

Option

Description

Example

Pos point bottom opening

The opening is created on the left side from the component insertion point.

Point is middle opening

The middle of the opening is created from the component insertion point.

Pos point top opening

The opening is created on the right side from the component insertion point.

Bottom panel

The opening is created from the startpoint of the wall.

Top panel

The opening is created from the endpoint of the wall.

Middle panel = bottom opening

The center of the wall is referencepoint. The opening is created to the left side.

Middle panel = middle opening

The center of the wall is referencepoint. The opening is also created from the middle.

Middle panel = top opening

The center of the wall is referencepoint. The opening is created to the right side.

Horizontal/Vertical offset

The opening can be moved vertically and horizontally by using these two offset value fields.

Rabbet - side

With this picture picklist you can define the side where the rabbet is created.

Cut - rotation

With this picture-picklist you can define the rotation of the cut.

Shape of the opening

With the picklist you can choose the general shape of the opening in the wall.

The default shape is a rectangular opening. The other shape is the circular shape.

Insulation tab

Use the Insulation tab to define insulation thickness, offset and creation of partcut.

The option ’Cut opening size’ can be used to define if the insulation should be cut at the opening in the wall.

Option

Description

t b h

Define the thickness, width, and height of the part.

Pos_No

Define a prefix and a starting number for the part position number.

Enter the assembly position number on the second row.

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

Material

Define the material grade.

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

Name

Define a name that is shown in drawings and reports.

Class

Enter a number to group the parts that the component creates. By default, the class number affects the color in which the part is shown in model views.

Parameters tab

Use the Parameters tab to create assembly panel insulation.

Possiblilty to weld the insulation to the panel to get an assembly.

Three options available: Default, Yes and No. Default option is same as Yes.

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