Macalloy Tension Structures range (BIM) in Tekla Software
Macalloy has been working closely with Trimble, an industrial Technology company, to develop BIM models for our tension rod and compression strut range for use with Tekla software.
With the increasing prevalence of Building Information Models (BIM) being used in the building process, Macalloy has developed its architectural tension rods and compression struts into BIM objects.
Macalloy BIM objects are designed specifically for use with Tekla Structures, these native objects offer the designer easy snap-to points and the latest functionality.
Available for download on the Macalloy website and Tekla warehouse.
Why use Macalloy BIM objects in Tekla structures?
The Tekla structure models for Macalloy architectural tension rods and compression struts.
- Apply multiple components along the length of the architectural tension rod.
- Define the position of the turnbuckle, turnbuckle fin plate, coupler, and cross coupler.
- Define the maximum length of the tension rod and compression struts to prevent incorrect design specifications. When the system limitations are exceeded, the components turn red.
- Enables Engineers to specify the material type for both the tension rod and compression strut range.
- Create an accurately configured design at the start of the design process.
- Efficiency in design, offers cost savings.
- Apply an approximate weight to all Macalloy BIM objects which are then itemised on the product report.
- The connection disc and cross coupler angles are also restricted between 40-140 degrees, reverting to the closest acceptable configuration if an angle is chosen outside of the range.
Which Macalloy products are available on Tekla?
This YouTube video shows how the Macalloy / Tekla process works.