This documentation explains the usage of our Tekla plugins. If you want to download them, go to Tekla Downloads.
- Saved calculations
- Tekla plugins installation
- Login and project/structure selection
- Working with plugins: Basic Use
- Working with plugins: Update calcs and connections
Joint design can be only done in the web interface. Both, a successful calculation and a failed one can be saved. Then, all the data will be stored in the cloud. If you want to make them accesible through the Tekla plugins, just go to Database>Saved Calculations, select project and calculation, and you are ready to slide whatever you want.
Database table showing Tekla switches
Tekla plugins instalation
This sections covers the installation and usage of provided Tekla components. Select your installer from the Tekla Downloads page. Install it and run Tekla Structures.
Our plugins are native Tekla plugins. This means that you can use them exactly the same way as you use the builtin Tekla components. Open the "Connections" dropdown and select the plugin.
Plugin at connection list
Login and project selection
The first time you run a braced.io plugin, you will be prompted for credentials. Use your braced.io user and password. If you logged with google, you will need to create a password in braced.io > account > change password. Or click here.
Plugins will build connections according to your published calcs. To be more specific, plugins will look for a match in the following three parameters:
|Parameter||At braced.io||At Tekla|
|Project||Project codename||Project properties name|
|Structure||Structure Codename||Model name|
|Profiles||Calculation profiles pair
(like beam/column or bracing/landing)
The plugin will prompt you for a project/structure pair at the first use, and this will be stored for the Tekla model. This can be changed in any moment at the form.
Creating a structure with a proper name
Working with plugins: Basic Use
Doble click the connection and pick your profiles in the order indicated in the plugin picture.
Picking the plugin
The plugin searches for possible solutions (project, structure, and profile pair) and places the first found.
The connection is market red, yellow or green. Following the well known Tekla standard.
First run of the plugin
If you have more than 1 calculation in the project/structure with the same profile pair, the plugin will prompt you to choose one.
Last, if you have to change your choice, just click the "select" button in the form.
Open the form and change the default color if you want. Click Modify.
Tekla class and "modify"
Working with plugins: Update calcs and connections
From the filled form, click the @ link. It links to a braced.io enginesheet editing page.
Link from form
You can change the name of the calc or hold the current name. Then click Solve.
Name field in the calc
Once solved, you will be able to save as new or overwrite the existing one.
Saving or overwriting calc