Default properties of a custom component dialog box

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

Default properties of a custom component dialog box

Each custom component has a dialog box that you can modify. By default, the dialog box has a General tab for custom connections, details, and seams, and a Position tab for custom parts.

For more information, see Customize the dialog boxes of custom components.

To view the current properties, double-click the custom component in the model.

Default properties of custom connections, details, and seams

By default, the dialog box of a custom connection, detail, or seam has the following options:

Option

Description

Note

Up direction

Indicates how the component is rotated around the secondary part, relative to the current work plane. If there are no secondary parts, Tekla Structures rotates the connection around the main part.

Position in relation to primary part

The creation point of the component, relative to the main part.

Only available for details.

Position in relation to secondary part

Tekla Structures automatically places the component according to the selected option.

By default, only available for seams.

If you want to use this property in connections, select the Allow multiple instances of connection between same parts check box on the Advanced tab when you create the component.

Place to picked positions

Select this option to place the seam at the points you pick.

Only available for seams.

Detail type

Determines on which side of the main part the component is located. The options are:

  • Intermediate detail

    Tekla Structures creates all components on the same side of the main part.

  • End detail

    Tekla Structures creates all components on the side that is closest to the details.

Only affects asymmetric components.

Only available for details.

Locked

Select Yes to prevent other users from modifying the properties.

Class

The class of the parts that the custom component creates.

Connection code

Identifies the component. You can display this connection code in connection marks in drawings.

AutoDefaults rule group

The rule group used for setting the connection properties.

AutoConnection rule group

The rule group Tekla Structures uses to select the connection.

Default properties of custom parts

By default, the dialog box of a custom part has the following options:

Option

Description

Example

On plane

Changes part location on the work plane.

Middle

Right

Left

Rotation

Rotates the part in steps of 90 degrees.

Top and Below

Front and Back

At depth

Changes part location perpendicular to the work plane.

Middle

Front

Behind

Show third handle

Sets the third handle of a nested custom part visible in the desired direction.

You can bind the third handle in the desired direction and thus force the part to follow the rotation of another part.

None

Above

On the left

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