Add a parametric assembly

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Add a parametric assembly

Use the Add Parametric Assembly command to add assemblies with variables to an estimating job. These assemblies, called parametric assemblies, may vary in height, width or length, so you can use them in different situations. When you define the variable values, Tekla EPM calculates the parametric assembly according to the defined values.

We recommend that you add assemblies at the end of the page in an estimating job.

Note that parametric assemblies often begin with a comment line that describess and labels the assembly.

  1. Scroll to the end of the page in the Estimating dialog box.
  2. Click the Estimating ribbon tab.
  3. On the menu, select Add Parametric Assembly.

    The Select Parametric Assembly dialog box opens, displaying all parametric assemblies.

  4. Select the parametric assembly that you want to add.
  5. Click OK.

    The Parametric Assembly - Variables dialog box opens, displaying all variables in the parametric assembly.

  6. Select a variable in the list.
  7. In the Value field, type a value for the variable.
  8. Click Set Value.

    Repeat steps 6 to 8 for all variables.

  9. Click Calculate Parametric Assembly.

    Tekla EPM calculates the parametric assembly. When the calculation process is finished, the Parametric Assembly - Results dialog box opens.

  10. Verify that the calculations are correct.
  11. If you want to assign a sub-category to the parametric assembly, click the arrow button on the right side of the Sub-Category list and select a sub-category.

    Assigning a sub-category to the assembly allows you to easily identify and filter assemblies.

  12. Click Add Parametric Assembly.
The parametric assembly is added at the end of the estimating job.

For more information on parametric assemblies, see Create and manage parametric assemblies.

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