General tab

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

General tab

The General tab is available in steel connections and steel details.

Option Description

Up direction

Rotates the connection around the secondary part or the detail around the main part.

You can define the rotation angle around the x- and y-axis of the secondary part. The upper box is for the y-axis and the lower box for the x-axis.

Position in relation to primary part

Available only for details. The check boxes next to the images indicate the position of the definition point of the detail, relative to the main part.

Horizontal offset and Vertical offset define the horizontal and vertical alignment of the detail, relative to the main part.

Detail type

Available only for details. This option determines on which side of the part the detail will be created, but it depends on where you pick the input point of the detail.

  • End detail

    Pick a point on a part. The detail will be created from the picked point towards the start or end point of the part depending on which one of them is further from the picked point. If you pick the mid point of the part, the detail will be created towards the end (magenta handle) point of the part. If you pick the start point of the part, the detail will be created towards the end point (and vice versa).

  • Intermediate detail

    Pick a point on a part. The detail will be created from the picked point towards the start (yellow handle) point of the part. Do not pick the start (yellow handle) point of the part.

  • Intermediate detail (reverse)

    Pick a point on a part. The detail will be created from the picked point towards the end (magenta handle) point of the part. Do not pick the end (magenta handle) point of the part.

Locked

Prevents modifications.

You can use the privileges.inp file to control the access to the Locked attribute.

Class

A number given to all parts the connection creates. You can use class to define the color of the parts in the model.

Connection code

Identifies the connection. Enter a suitable code.

You can display the connection code next to the component in the model and in connection marks in drawings.

  1. Open the View Properties dialog box by double-clicking in the model and click Display....

  2. Check that the Component symbols check box is selected on the Settings tab.

  3. On the Advanced tab, select the Connection text check box.

  4. Click Modify.

If you have not entered a connection code, the connection name will be displayed next to the component.

AutoDefaults rule group

Automatically sets connection properties according to the selected rule group. Rule group None switches AutoDefaults off.

AutoConnection rule group

Automatically switches the connection to another according to the selected rule group.

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