DDBIM | Tekla Structures Tricks and Plugins

On this website, you can learn various tricks and tips that will save you time when using Tekla Structures BIM Software. You can also find some applications useful in civil engineering work. Hi, I am Dawid Dyrcz, a civil engineer and programmer, and this is my website!

Advanced Tekla Structures Macro

To insert this tekla handrail, click on the macro icon and pick points in the model

You can easily add segments to the handrail and create complex geometry

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You can add and move and delete handrail posts

You can select different macro ends

Load example settings with ball-type connections

Load example settings with L-profiles

Load example settings with galvanisation holes

Top handrail can be easily customized by adding points

Easily edit toe plates

The same component can be added on stairs

The macro detects beams in the model and connects itself to these beams. You don't need to select these beams

You can choose the handrail-to-beam offset, and you can connect it to the profile flange or profile web

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 The program is available in 15 languages

 Program main window

 Beam connection

Default height

Column connection

Knee connection

Icons in the component catalog

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Video tutorial:

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Description:

Tekla Handrail – Speed up the modeling of complex railings made of pipes or L-profiles with this advanced plugin. It allows for direct modifications, meaning you can use arrows and lines to modify the geometry directly within the model. 

It took me five months to develop this Tekla handrail plugin, and I’m confident that it’s the most useful plugin I’ve ever created. I focused on addressing common issues that typically consumed a significant amount of modeling time.
 

To insert a component, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the macro icon.
  2. Select points in the model where you want to place the component.
  3. This same component can also be added to stairs.
 

This same component can also be added to stairs. You have the flexibility to add segments to the handrail, allowing you to create complex geometries. Furthermore, you can choose different macro ends.

Customizing the top handrail is a breeze. You can easily add points to it and even add, move, or delete handrail posts as needed.

The macro is designed to automatically detect beams in the model and connect itself to them. There’s no need for you to manually select these beams. Additionally, you can specify the handrail-to-beam offset and connect it either to the profile flange or profile web.

It’s worth noting that the program is available in 15 languages for your convenience.

 

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Daria
Daria
7 months ago

Super cool!