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TecnoMETAL

Since 1986 software


for design and verification
of steel structures

Steel&Graphics s.r.l.
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TecnoMETAL 2D

User guide
Table of Contents
TecnoMETAL 2D .................................................................................................................................... 6
Preface ................................................................................................................................................. 7
Setup .................................................................................................................................................... 8
Setup ................................................................................................................................................. 9
Sheets .............................................................................................................................................. 13
Restore snap/UCS .......................................................................................................................... 16
Catalog ............................................................................................................................................ 17
Database ......................................................................................................................................... 19
Mechanical Database ...................................................................................................................... 20
Profiles ............................................................................................................................................... 21
Drawing ............................................................................................................................................ 22
Notching ........................................................................................................................................... 25
Stiffeners .......................................................................................................................................... 27
User Profile ...................................................................................................................................... 30
Special Profiles ................................................................................................................................ 32
Create object ................................................................................................................................... 34
Stretch Profile .................................................................................................................................. 35
Holes .................................................................................................................................................. 36
Draw holes ...................................................................................................................................... 37
Bolts ................................................................................................................................................. 41
Enter holes ...................................................................................................................................... 44
Parametric .......................................................................................................................................... 47
Connections ..................................................................................................................................... 48
Base plate ....................................................................................................................................... 51
Splices ............................................................................................................................................. 54
Cross Stiffening Brackets ................................................................................................................ 57
Tension Rods ................................................................................................................................... 60
Squares ........................................................................................................................................... 61
Anchor Bolts .................................................................................................................................... 63
Mark ................................................................................................................................................... 65
SubAssembly ................................................................................................................................... 66
Marking NOT in BoM ...................................................................................................................... 67
Marking Check ................................................................................................................................ 69
Mark ................................................................................................................................................. 71
Composed ..................................................................................................................................... 72
Profile ............................................................................................................................................ 75
Plate .............................................................................................................................................. 79
Element m .................................................................................................................................... 83
Unitary Element ............................................................................................................................. 88
Mechanical Element ...................................................................................................................... 92
Repeated ....................................................................................................................................... 96
Position ............................................................................................................................................ 98
Profile ............................................................................................................................................ 99
Plate ............................................................................................................................................ 102
Element m .................................................................................................................................. 105
Unitary Element ........................................................................................................................... 109
Repeated ..................................................................................................................................... 112
Sub position SPD ........................................................................................................................ 114
Bolts ............................................................................................................................................... 115
Bolts ............................................................................................................................................ 116
Screws ......................................................................................................................................... 119
Marking Example ........................................................................................................................... 122
Various ............................................................................................................................................. 143
Mechanical Elements .................................................................................................................... 144
Elastic washer ............................................................................................................................. 145
Shafts .......................................................................................................................................... 147
Bolts ............................................................................................................................................ 148
Bearings ...................................................................................................................................... 150
Cylinders ..................................................................................................................................... 152
Nuts ............................................................................................................................................. 154
Flanges ........................................................................................................................................ 156
Ferrules ....................................................................................................................................... 157
Couplings .................................................................................................................................... 158
Set Screws .................................................................................................................................. 160
Gaskets ....................................................................................................................................... 162
Lubricators ................................................................................................................................... 164
Steel tangs .................................................................................................................................. 166
Motors ......................................................................................................................................... 168
Motor-Gearboxes worm screw .................................................................................................... 170
Gearboxes worm screw .............................................................................................................. 172
Orthogonal gearboxes ................................................................................................................. 174
Parallel gearboxes ...................................................................................................................... 176
Gears ........................................................................................................................................... 178
Chain wheels ............................................................................................................................... 180
Spring Pins .................................................................................................................................. 182
Screws ......................................................................................................................................... 184
Translate ........................................................................................................................................ 186
Layer .............................................................................................................................................. 190
Style ............................................................................................................................................... 192
Utility ................................................................................................................................................ 194
Attributes ........................................................................................................................................ 195
Attributes GLO ............................................................................................................................... 197
Detail .............................................................................................................................................. 198
Scale Blocks and Texts ................................................................................................................. 199
Plate ............................................................................................................................................... 200
Hatch ............................................................................................................................................. 202
Plate Connection ........................................................................................................................... 203
Rectangle ....................................................................................................................................... 204
Circular Array ................................................................................................................................ 205
Insulating ....................................................................................................................................... 207
Sum ............................................................................................................................................... 208
Delete groups ................................................................................................................................ 209
Circle Center ................................................................................................................................. 210
Lrif .................................................................................................................................................. 211
Arrow ............................................................................................................................................. 212
Mid ................................................................................................................................................. 213
Snap rotate .................................................................................................................................... 214
Vline ............................................................................................................................................... 215
Dimensions ...................................................................................................................................... 216
Automatic ....................................................................................................................................... 217
Profile 1 ......................................................................................................................................... 221
Profile 2 ......................................................................................................................................... 222
Holes .............................................................................................................................................. 223
Holes diameter .............................................................................................................................. 224
Points ............................................................................................................................................. 225
Marker ............................................................................................................................................ 226
Triangle .......................................................................................................................................... 227
Triangle 100 ................................................................................................................................... 228
Dim P ............................................................................................................................................ 229
Dim L ............................................................................................................................................. 230
Dim V ............................................................................................................................................ 231
Arc ................................................................................................................................................. 232
Arc Dimension ............................................................................................................................... 233
Line ................................................................................................................................................ 234
Symbols ........................................................................................................................................... 235
UNI EN 22553 Welding ................................................................................................................. 236
AWS Welding ................................................................................................................................ 237
UNI Welding .................................................................................................................................. 238
Roughness ..................................................................................................................................... 239
Various ........................................................................................................................................... 240
List ................................................................................................................................................... 241
Bill of Material ............................................................................................................................... 242
Elaboration Bill of Material .......................................................................................................... 243
File ............................................................................................................................................ 246
Utility ......................................................................................................................................... 253
Import BoM in the project ........................................................................................................... 257
Lists ............................................................................................................................................... 261
Macro ............................................................................................................................................... 277
Truss .............................................................................................................................................. 278
Automatic ..................................................................................................................................... 279
Scheme, Bridles, Diagonals ........................................................................................................ 286
Interactive I .................................................................................................................................. 292
Project designs .............................................................................................................................. 297
Wireframe .................................................................................................................................... 298
Connections ................................................................................................................................. 300
Base Plates ................................................................................................................................. 302
Bracings ......................................................................................................................................... 304
Stairs and Handrails ...................................................................................................................... 309
Ramp Stair I ................................................................................................................................ 310
Ramp Stair II ............................................................................................................................... 312
Ladder ......................................................................................................................................... 315
Handrail ....................................................................................................................................... 317
Towers Lattice ............................................................................................................................... 319
Wireframe .................................................................................................................................... 320
Diagonals .................................................................................................................................... 323
Squares ....................................................................................................................................... 327
Dim. Wireframe ........................................................................................................................... 329
Bars ............................................................................................................................................. 332
Steel Corbels ............................................................................................................................... 334
Purlins ............................................................................................................................................ 336
Purlins ......................................................................................................................................... 337
Supports ...................................................................................................................................... 341
Frameworks ................................................................................................................................... 344
Setup ........................................................................................................................................... 345
Scheme ....................................................................................................................................... 346
Column ........................................................................................................................................ 347
Beams ......................................................................................................................................... 348
Intermediate holes insertion ........................................................................................................ 351
Info beams .................................................................................................................................. 352
Marking ........................................................................................................................................ 353
Plan Reading ............................................................................................................................... 354
Drawing beams ........................................................................................................................... 355
Various ........................................................................................................................................... 357
Portals ......................................................................................................................................... 358
Columns ...................................................................................................................................... 361
Beams ......................................................................................................................................... 365
Circular Platforms ........................................................................................................................ 368
Bridges ........................................................................................................................................ 370
Gratings ....................................................................................................................................... 376
Lofts ............................................................................................................................................. 387
Clamps ........................................................................................................................................ 389
Pipes Development ..................................................................................................................... 391
Deformed ..................................................................................................................................... 394
CAM ................................................................................................................................................. 395
Procedure ...................................................................................................................................... 396
Print Sketch ................................................................................................................................... 400
Setup ............................................................................................................................................. 402
Check CAM ................................................................................................................................... 405
Chiselling ....................................................................................................................................... 406
Marking .......................................................................................................................................... 407
Plate 1:1 ........................................................................................................................................ 408
Import CAM 2D ............................................................................................................................. 411
Plates table .................................................................................................................................... 413
Usage examples ............................................................................................................................ 414
Appendix .......................................................................................................................................... 427
TecnoMETAL 2D
Preface
This document contains a brief description of the functions of the software and it is recommended the
software training course before starting to use it.

This guide can be changed periodically according to updates of the software.

It is forbidden to reproduce or distribute any part of the contents of this manual without prior permission
from Steel&Graphics s.r.l.
Setup
Setup
This command allows you to change and/or project parameters setting and opens the following
screen for data entry:

In Info section are visualized the information you entered during the project creation. In this section you
can modify or update them.

In the Project, Material and Treatment sections are proposed the parameters to use in realization of
2D drawing and 3D model. You can change these parameters when you edit the project.

Insert Profiles: you can use two systems, defined in the profiles database, to insert the profiles; the
first using the Gauge (drill axis), the second is the Barycentre (Barycentric profile axis).

2D Scale: this scale manages all 2D elements that are incorporated into the drawing, such as Quotas,
Tables, Marking blocks etc.

Bolts type: type of bolt used in the drawing as A type (class 5.6).

In the Marking Numbering section are proposed the starting number series of SubAssembly, Mark
and Position.

The Number is automatically updated after each marking.

If you have already realized a marking in the same drawing, the numbering of marks and positions
continues from the latest number of the previous marking.
The button Options opens the following screen:

3D Options (only for TecnoMETAL 4D)


Bolts
Store code assignment to the plates
Parameters for calculation (only for TecnoMETAL Structure Analisys)

Note: The changes made to these configurations take effect only on this drawing and new procedures
that will be realized.

The button Colors opens the following screen:


For a complete description of these commands please refer to Start Guide - Integrated Environment
Chapter.

Use the command Marking to access the following windows:

Setup is divided into SubAssembly, Marking, Position and Bolts and Nuts; you can activate or not the
elements of the marking by selecting the respective boxes.

The settings defined in this Setup will be applied to all elements of the marking on the drawing.
Sheets
This command allows you to open the following screen to choose the element to insert..

There are five types of formats (ISO and ANSI).

During the procedure you should specify the insertion point in the drawing to create the sheet; in the same
drawing can be inserted many sheets.

If you do not provide any point, press Enter to insert the sheet at the point 0,0,0.

In addition to sheet formats, the screen provides you with predefined tables and title blocks that can be
customized.

To make changes you must open only with CAD the following drawings subdirectory /LIB, the drawings
named: ISOA0.DWG, ISOA1, ISOA2 . DWG, ecc., ANSIE.DWG, ANSID.DWG e ANSIC.DWG, ecc. and in
the subdirectory /LIB/ITA the drawings named: TM_TAB1, TM_TAB2, TM_TAB3, TM_TAB4 e TM_TAB5.

These drawings must be saved in full-scale; the software inserts these blocks with the 2D Scale defined
in the Setup.

In the list of formats you can insert a fully customized sheet with the option User.

You can choose between TecnoMETAL attributies and generic created by CAD.

TecnoMETAL available attributes are as follows:


$DWGTITLE = 1. Poject Title
$DWGOBJ = 2. Project Object
$DESIGNER = 3. Designer
$REVISION = 4. Revision
$REVNAME = 5. Auditor
$DWGNOTE = 6. Project Notes
$SCALE = 7. 2D Scale
$MATPROFILE = 8. Profiles quality
$MATPLATE = 9. Plates quality
$DATA = Local Data
$ORDER = 10. Project Name of the work order
$DESCORDER = 11. Description of the work order
$CLIENT = 12. Name of the Client
$ADDRESS = 13. Address
To create an attribute, you should define a name with which to associate a description, that will replace
the attribute.

To do this you should insert the data in the file attrib.dat, located in the directory C:\Steel\TecnoMETAL
\BIN\DAT.

For example:

NOTE-01=TEST
NOTE-02=Company
NOTE-03=steel&graphics
NAME=Verona

Where Name of the attribute = Value that will be inserted


Restore snap/UCS
This command allows you to restore the OSNAP and UCS values if they have been interrupted in
macros.
Catalog
Store

This procedure allows to run the _WBLOCK command of CAD by storing the blocks in the CAT
directory of the software.

Unlike the CAD command, the storage process of TecnoMETAL is simplified and all blocks are always
stored in the same directory as defined in Setup. Are stored also the preview images (SLD files) that allow
a quick search in the block insertion with the Browse command.

This procedure requires the objects selection and the insertion point.

Browse

This procedure allows you to open the following screen with the preview images of the blocks inserted
with the previous command.

The ZOOM allows a larger visualization of the chosen detail to facilitate its recognition..
The button allows you to delete a block from the catalog.

To insert the desired block in the drawing you should select the box with the corresponding picture and
drag it with the mouse on the screen.

You should specify the insertion point and the rotation.

If you activate the option Drawing scale, will be inserted the block with the current scale of the drawing,
previously set in Setup -> Scale 2D. Otherwise you will have to specify the magnification factor; if you
press Enter, the magnification factor will be 1.
Database
This command allows you to access directly to TecnoMETAL Database.

For more information about Database please refer to Start Guide - Database Chapter.
Mechanical Database
This command allows you to access to the mechanical database of TecnoMETAL.

For more information about Database please refer to Start Guide - Database Chapter.
Profiles
Drawing
This command allows you to draw automatically 2D profiles in the various views and opens the
following screen:

Insert the name of the desired profile in the box Profile or select the button DB to visualize the list of
profiles in the database and select the desired one with a double click of the left mouse button.

Depending on the chosen profile, in Views section you will have access to the available views.
You can select the drawing options as follows:

Axis: the drawing of the axis (Barycentre) of the profile

Holes Axis: the drawing of holes axis (Gauge) of the profile

Variables Views: with a click of the left mouse button on the image, you can choose the desired view
type (inclined, calendered, etc.). The button allows you to return to the previous view.

Insert: you can choose the type of insertion between Barycentre or Gauge (drilling axis); in the boxes
TR and TR1 are proposed those inserted in database; the Gauge (drilling axis) can be changed, while
the Barycentre no.

Wordings: this command allows you to choose the type of wording that will be inserted on the drawn
profile (longitudinal views only).

The Text box is useful to add any text to the chosen wording (e.g. If you want to insert IPE 300 2M12 you
should select only the profile as wording and type 2M12 in the text box).

Below define if the profile is a Mark or a Position. The profile that will be added will already be marked:
the number and the start marking prefix is defined in Setup.

Select one of the proposed images with a click of the left mouse button. You must then specify the
insertion point, a second point for rotation/direction and the length.

If you do not provide the length press ENTER to automatically calculate the distance between the two
points.
If you select longitudinal view it is necessary select a star point and final point, press Enter to confirm or
enter a profile length.
Notching
Notching

This procedure allows you to realize processing in the profiles automatically and fast.

You should then select a profile on which you want to apply the processing, will be opened the following
window:

Select the figure of the desired processing in the list on the left; the cutting types available depend on the
type of profile which you have selected. Then type the dimensions in the active boxes below.

Select one of three numbered arrows in the right image to set the point of view. The selected arrow will
be colored in red.

In Vertex list are listed the numbers corresponding to the vertexes of the profile figure. Select the Vertex
of the profile on which realize the processing.

You can use the View section only for asymmetric profiles; to change the view, select A or B.

Confirm the data with OK and select in the drawing the insertion point.

Some dimensions can have the value = 0 if not required


Notching info
This command is similar to the previous one but, instead of running the cutting, inserts on the vertex of

the profile a symbol that is a block containing all the information of the cutting.

This procedure is used to insert the information of the cutting if it was drawn with the classic CAD
commands, so you can then generate the CAM file with the information necessary to the numerical
control machines.
Stiffeners
Stiffeners

This command allows you to insert a stiffener on a profile H and U type with any inclination.

The function performs the automatic drawing of the front view of the stiffener.

Once you have selected the profile, automatically activating the OSNAP command, will be opened the
screen for the acceptance and/or changing data of the stiffener.

The following values are proposed by default:

Air = 1
Chamfer = the radius of curvature of the profile
Thickness = web thickness

You can change them by typing the measurements you want in the boxes.

Activate the boxes Front or Back: if you choose Front the stiffener will be drawn with continuous line, if
you choose Back with a dashed line.

In the Slope section you have to choose if the stiffener is vertical, horizontal or perpendicular.

Vertical Horizontal Perpendicular


In the Insert section indicate whether the insertion point indicated in the drawing should be on the left,
center or right side of the stiffener.

Press OK and specify the insertion point of the profile on the top wire of the view; then the stiffener will
be drawn in the view.

Once you finish the drawing of the stiffener in the view, you can automatically insert the section by
indicating the insertion point in the drawing or press ENTER if you do not want the section is drawn.

Stiffeners on section

This command allows you to insert the stiffeners of H and U type profile on the section of the profile.

You should select the insertion point by activating OSNAP command on the midpoint and select the
midpoint of the web on the side where you want to insert the stiffener.

This procedure reads the name of the profile from the selected point. If in the point is not drawn the section
of the profile, the procedure will propose the list to select the profile. Click two times the left mouse button
to select the required profile.

Once you have selected the profile, will appear the screen with the name of the profile and the following
values:

Air = 1
Chamfer = the radius of curvature of the profile.
Thickness = web thickness.

Press OK to realize the drawing of the stiffener.

If you have not selected the profile, you should indicate the rotation of the stiffener
User Profile
Insert user profile

This command allows to draw the user profiles automatically and in the various views. Before activating
this command you must create a user profile with the command Insert user profile.

This command opens the following screen for selecting the view:

Profile: select the profile in the list.

Use the arrow buttons to visualize the different views of the profile and the middle button Section to
visualize the profile section.

In Position box you can define if the origin point of the profile is High, Medium or Bottom.

Once you have confirmed the data with the OK button, you have to decide the insertion point and rotation
in the drawing; in the case of side views you have to specify the length or a point to define it.

Add user profile

Draw a closed polyline that represents the form of the profile with the CAD commands.

Exemple:
If you activate the command and select the polyline and the thickness, will be opened a screen in which
save the profile with a name.

Note: User profiles are stored in the subdirectory UPROF Databases. If this subdirectory does not exist,
you have to create it.
Special Profiles
With this option you can draw tapered and alveolar profiles from a standard profile H type with
view in web. Press command open the following windows:

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or on the button you can choose the special
profile to draw between 12 different types.

Insert the name of the desired profile in the Profile box, or select the button DB to visualize the list of
profiles in the database and select the desired one with a double click of the left mouse button.

The selected profile is used to determine the thickness of flange and of web and the width of flange.

Insert in the boxes on the right the requested dimensions.

Press to insert and confirm the data and decide the insertion point in the drawing (the red point
in the image) and the direction.

Special profile available

The red points are the insertion points in the drawing.


Create object
An element drawn with TecnoMETAL(profile, plate etc.) contains the information of the object
(length, width, thickness, etc.).
This command allows you to insert into a drawing done with lines or polylines of CAD the information
about the TecnoMETAL object.

Select the object to process: Plate, Profile, Element per sq. m. or Generic.

Depending on your choice, will be activated the boxes on the right.

So type the required dimensions; in the case of profile you can access the list of profiles using the
button and select the profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

Type the data in the sections Length, Width and Thickness or use the button to indicate two points
in the drawing: the distance between the two points is the inserted value.

Press to confirm the data; you must select the lines or polylines to insert.

Note: You must store the shape name in the database.


Stretch Profile
With this command you can "stretch" the profiles. The information on length will be updated
automatically.

You are prompted to select the profile you want to lengthen or shorten, a window that must contain the
start or end of the profile view, two points whose distance between them will be added to the current
length. In addition to editing the drawing, the routine modifies any entries or marks of the profile.

Example:

Select profile S1 and then click Enter.

Select points F1 and F2 of the window.

Select points P1 and P2 (length to add).

Result
Holes
Draw holes
his procedure opens the following screen for data entry:

You can select the type of hole:

View

You should select the nominal diameter in the Bolts box, if you need to insert a hole with a different
diameter from those offered, you select the ? value (the last one in the list) that activates the Diameter
\Side box to insert the desired diameter value.

Section
You should select the nominal diameter in the Bolts box, if you need to insert a hole with a different
diameter from those offered, you select the ? value (the last one in the list) that activates the Diameter
\Side box to insert the desired diameter value.

The Z+ and Z- boxes are used to insert the depth information, useful for the generation of CAM files. The
values can be multiple values and the value + or - is related to the view.

Elongated

You should select the nominal diameter in the Bolts box, if you need to insert a hole with a different
diameter from those offered, you select the ? value (the last one in the list) that activates the Diameter
\Side box to insert the desired diameter value.

Angle: elongated inclination.


Length: is the distance between the centers of the elongated holes.

Length

The insertion of the holes can be in 5 ways:

Point: indicate the insertion point and a second point for the rotation.
Dist.: indicate the starting point P1 and a second point for the rotation P2, will be inserted the holes at
the distance specified in the "X" box. You can insert multiple values.

X Y: indicate the insertion point P1, a second point for the rotation P2 and the X and Y dimensions relative
to the insertion point in the current UCS.

Array 1: indicate the insertion point (P1), a second point for the rotation (P2) and the X and Y dimensions
that you can insert with multiple values relative to the insertion point in the current UCS.

Array 2: indicate the insertion point (P1), a second point for the rotation (P2) and the X, E and F dimensions
that you can insert with multiple values relative to the insertion point in the current UCS.
Bolts
This procedure allows you to draw bolts or per unit elements such as screws, nuts and washers in
view or in section. When you select the command is opened the screen for data entry:

In Element section you must select if you want to insert Bolt, Screw, Nut or Washer.

You should select the nominal diameter in the Diam. box by choosing it in the list that is activated by
pressing .

The button allows you to open the list of elements in the database. To select an element click
two times the left mouse button on it.
For Screws, Nuts and Washers are proposed the individual elements of the database, select the one
you want by double-clicking.

In Drawing section you must select between the options View or Section, depending on how you want
to draw the element. The image will be updated according to your choice.

In Insertion section are available 3 choices: Point, Array 1 and Array 2 (the latter can only be used if
you have selected the option Drawing / Section). The image will be updated according to your choice.

Point: choose the insertion point P1 and a second point P2 for the rotation.

Array 2: choose the insertion point P1, a second point P2 for the rotation and X and Y dimensions, that
can have multiple values.
Press to confirm the inserted data. Now you must specify the insertion point P1 in the drawing,
which corresponds to the red point in the image. The point P2 corresponds instead to the rotation.
When you insert the bolts is required the thickness of the clamping, that could be not present in the
database of types\clamping if the bolt is not drawn.
Enter holes
The procedure displays the screen for data entry.

Circles -> Holes

This utility converts the circles in holes that are then represented by a different symbol, as in the
following image.

You can use two options:


Select to transform all the circles of the drawing.

Select the diameter in the box .

The hole symbol is defined in the Setup-> Options-> Bolts; e.g. If you define a hole 12 with tolerance 1,
the diameter is 13; this utility changes the circles with diameter 13 with nominal hole 12.

Holes -> Circles

To transform Holes in Circles is used the same procedure of the previous command.

Block -> Holes

This utility is used to transform any blocks, that are not in TecnoMETAL, in holes.
Once you have written the name of the block in the "Block name" box, select the bolt type for which to
generate the hole.

Holes in view

This utility allows you to vary the diameter of the holes. Even here you can use two options:
Select to change the diameter of all the holes in another diameter, selected in the box

Change the diameter of a single hole from the value indicated in box .

Holes in section

To transform holes in section is used the same procedure of the previous command Holes in view.

The Z+ and Z- boxes are used to insert the depth information, useful for the generation of CAM files. The
values can be multiple values and the value + or - is related to the view.

Logic of Z values

Holes-> Block

This utility allows you to transform the holes of TecnoMETAL in user blocks.

The software reads the file TecnoMETAL\BIN\ DAT\changeholeblk.dat and replaces the file with the
assigned name (you can customize this file).

Example:
M8 =c:\steel\tecnometal\hole2.dwg
M10=c:\steel\tecnometal\hole1.dwg
BLOCKX=c:\PERS\BLOCKY.dwg

Insert Marker

Press the button to insert datum-points in the drawing, which will be recognized in the
automatic dimensioning and as a delimiter for the plates, automatically.

In Insertion section set data to insert the symbols of the holes.


Parametric
Connections
This command allows you to automatically insert these types of connections: angles, flange, cover
plate and plate. The activation of the command opens the following screen for data entry.

This command can be used after drawing the profiles on which insert the connections.

To select the connection to be inserted in the drawing click twice on the image or on the button with
the left mouse button.

Once you have selected the type of connection, define by using the buttons Left or Right below the picture,
if the connection must be either left or right. You see the image changing depending on your choice.

To insert the profile angle you can use the Ang box or the button , which will require two points
P1 and P2 for reading the angle.

It is possible to draw automatically the views and dimensioning by selecting their boxes.
The button below the image allows you to access to the Database of the elements and select the
dimensions of the connection.

With a double click of the left mouse button on the chosen connection, the corresponding dimensions will
be inserted in Data section and you can modify them. These data can also be inserted manually.

In the Profiles section you can use various ways to choose the desired profile: type the name of the
profile to which apply the connection in "P1" box or access the list of profiles using the button
and select the profile with a double click of the left mouse button or use the button to select the
previously drawn profile, so the name will be inserted in "P1" box.

If you confirm the data, you must specify the insertion point in the drawing that in the image will correspond
to the red point. If you have also activated the option View draw, you must specify where to draw the view.

Available Connections
Base plate
This command allows you to insert automatically the base plates of the columns.

The activation of the command opens the following screen for data entry.

Before using this command you must have drawn the profile to which to apply the base plate.

To select the base plate to be inserted in the drawing click twice on the image or on the button .

In Type section you can select the form to be realized, selecting one of the two images.
It is possible to draw automatically Dimensioned, View, Plant or No chamfers by activating the boxes.

The button over the image allows you to access to the Database of the elements and select
the dimensions of the base plates.
With a double click of the left mouse button on the chosen base plate, the corresponding dimensions
will be inserted in Data section and you can modify them. These data can also be inserted manually.

Type the name of the profile of the column to which to apply the base plate in P1 box or access the list
of profiles using the button and select the profile with a double click of the left mouse button or
use the button to select the previously drawn profile, so the name will be inserted in "P1" box.

Press to confirm the data; you must specify the insertion point in the drawing, that in the image
will correspond to the red point, and the rotation along the axis of the column.

Available base plates


Splices
This command allows you to insert automatically connections for H, L and U profiles.

Before using this command you must have drawn the profile to which to apply the splices.

Click on the button to select the connection to insert in the drawing.

Use the buttons Left or Right to select the position of the splice; the image will change depending on
your choise.

You can choose the automatic drawing of the view and dimensioning insertion by activating their boxes.

In the Profiles section type the name of the profile to which apply the splice in P1 box or access the list
of profiles using the button and select the profile with a double click of the left mouse button or
use the button to select the previously drawn profile, so the name will be inserted in the box.

The button below the image, allows you to visualize the connections Database:
With a double click of the left mouse button on the chosen splice, the corresponding dimensions will be
inserted in Data section and you can modify them. These data can also be inserted manually.

Press to confirm the data, you must specify the insertion point in the drawing that in the image
will correspond to the red point. If you have also activated the option View draw, you must specify
where to draw the view.

Available options
Cross Stiffening Brackets
This command allows you to insert automatically the cross stiffening brackets and opens the
following screen for data entry:

Before using this command you must have drawn the profiles on which insert the cross stiffening brackets.

To select the type of cross stiffening brackets you want to insert in the drawing, click with the left mouse
button on the image until you get to the desired one.

For cross stiffening brackets with a single hole, you can choose the profile square or round by selecting
the buttons below the image.

You can type the dimensions in the boxes to the right or select them in the cross stiffening brackets
database by using the button . The activation of this command opens the following screen.
Once you have confirmed the data with , you have to specify the starting and ending point where
will be placed the cross stiffening brackets.

You will then see the screen that indicates the length of the space between selected points in Length
box and you will have to specify the amount of the spaces in the box Qty spaces:

If you choose the cross stiffening brackets type 3, you can activate the box that allows you to
draw the cross stiffening brackets alternated in horizontal and vertical.
Tension Rods
This command allows you to draw tension rods

You must specify points P1 and P2, which are the points of bolts axes of the plates welded to the tension
rod end.

The activation of the command opens the following screen for data entry:

In the Pr box you can type the name of the profile (round) or access the list of profiles by using the button
and select the profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

The length indicated in the box LG is derived automatically from two selected points. This datum can be
changed; in this case the procedure maintains point P1 and uses P2 to define the direction.

When you insert or modify the data in boxes A, B, C etc. are also updated the measures in the subsequent
boxes.

If you select the box Axis, the tension rod axis will be drawn automatically.

If you select the box Dimensioned, dimensioning will be automatic.

Press to confirm the data.


Squares
This command allows you to draw automatically the squares and opens the following screen for
data entry:

To select the type of square you want to insert in the drawing, click with the left mouse button over the
image until you get to the desired one.

In Profile box you can type the name of the profile with reference to the image of the square or access
the list of profiles by using the button and select the profile with a double click of the left mouse
button.

Insert the dimensions in boxes H and B.

If you select the box Dimens., dimensioning will be inserted.

If you select the box Wordings profile, will be inserted the names of profiles.

Press to confirm the entered data and specify the insertion point and the rotation point.

Available squares
Anchor Bolts
This command allows you to draw automatically the anchor bolts and opens the following screen
for data entry.

In P1 box, and P2 if required, you can type the name of the profile with reference to the image of the
anchor bolt or access the list of profiles using the button and select the profile with a double
click of the left mouse button.

When you select the boxes N1, N2, N3, W1 and W2 that correspond to the nuts and washers of the image
to the left, you visualize the list of bolts and nuts and select the element you need with a double click of
the left mouse button.

You must type the measures relating to the image in boxes A, B, C etc. The value indicated by the arrow
in the image above show the development of the round.

If you select the box Dimensioned, the drawing will be dimensioned.

Press to confirm the entered data and specify the insertion point P1 and the rotation point P2
where insert the anchor bolts.
Available Anchor Bolts
Mark
SubAssembly
SubAssembly is a group of marks, the use of this option is not mandatory. If you do not use it,
the list will be only one SubAssembly named Empty.

Select the command the following window appear to insert data:

In Sub Assembly box by default is inserted SubAssembly (max. 25 characters) of the counter (editable
in Mark), however, it can be changed manually.

In Quantity box type the quantity of equal subassembly (max 7 whole digits).

In Notes box you can insert general notes (max. 25 characters).

In Dimensions box you can insert the dimensions of the mark (max 20 characters). If you want to select
it, click the button : you can define the width, height and thickness by selecting two points in the
drawing for each measure.

If you activate the check box Insertion by arrow will be drawn the indication arrow.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
by arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Marking NOT in BoM
This command allows you to insert marks or positions that will NOT be counted in the Bill of
Material (you can insert the same mark in several parts of the drawing for clarity).

The procedure opens the following screen for entering data:

Select the desired marking type in the list to the left: SubAssembly, Composed Mark, Mark profile ecc. .

The boxes for data entry in the Data section will be activated depending on the choice you made.

The button Select allows you to select a marking already inserted in the drawing and inserts the relative
data in the relevant boxes.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
with arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Marking Check

This command prompts you to select the area to control the marking (may be the whole drawing)
and then to choose an insertion point, P1 in the upper left corner of the table that will be created, to draw
the control table.

The table displays all information about the marking in the selected zone.

Locate Mark

You can connect an element by a line; it is necessary to select the row in the "Marking Check" table with
its mark or position in the drawing.
Mark
Composed

This command allows the insertion of composed marks and opens the following screen for data
entry:

If you want, is not mandatory, you can type in the box SubAssembly the name of the SubAssembly (max.
25 characters) which includes the composed mark. If used, the left button displays the following
screen:

The subassemblies present in the drawing are listed with the name and description; with a click of the
left mouse button on the desired one, the name will be inserted in the SubAssembly.

In the box Mark is inserted by default the mark (max. 25 characters) of the contactor (editable in Setup)
that can be changed manually.
Type in the boxQuantity the quantity of equal composed marks (max. 7 digits).

In the box Treatment is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to
change it, select the button to the right, which displays the list of treatments inserted into "Treatments"
database and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

It is not mandatory to type the Description. If you type it, the description will be listed in the materials
list (max 35 characters).

In the box Notes you can insert general notes (max. 25 characters).

In the box Dimensions you can insert the dimensions of the mark (max 20 characters). If you want to
select it, click the button : you can define the width, height and thickness by selecting two points in
the drawing for each measure.

The command Constructive typology displays the list of constructive typologies of "BoM codes"
database. Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the
button Cancel.

To delete a choice made, view the list and do not select any code but press on the Close button.

The command Cost code displays the list of cost codes of "BoM codes" database. Select the one you
want by double-clicking the left mouse button on it or close the screen with the button Cancel.

To delete a choice made, view the list and do not select any code but press on the Close button.
If activated box it will be drawn in the arrow mark.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
with arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Profile

This command allows you to insert a single mark for profile.

Once you have selected the desired profile, the name and the length will be inserted automatically if the
drawing is done with TecnoMETAL, otherwise is visualized the list of profiles in the database, so select
the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button on it.

Is opened the following screen for data entry:

If you want, is not mandatory, you can type in the box SubAssembly the name of the SubAssembly (max.
25 characters) which includes the mark. If used, the left button displays the following screen:

The subassemblies present in the drawing are listed with the name and description; with a click of the
left mouse button on the desired one, the name will be inserted in the SubAssembly.

In the box Mark is inserted by default the mark (max. 25 characters) of the contactor (editable in Setup)
that can be changed manually.
Type in the box Quantity the quantity of equal marks (max. 7 digits).

In the box Profile there is the name of the profile if you have selected one designed with TecnoMETAL.
Otherwise you can type the name (max. 40 characters) or select it from the list of profiles in the database
with a double click of the left mouse button on the desired one in list that appears by pressing the button
DB on the right.

In the box Length there is the length of the shape if you have selected one designed with TecnoMETAL.
Otherwise you can type the name (max. 8 characters + 1 decimal) or through the "Select" button you can
select two points in the drawing, which define the length as the distance between them.

In the box Quality is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to change
it, select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of materials inserted into "Materials" database
and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Treatment is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to
change it, select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of treatments inserted into "Treatments"
database and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

It is not mandatory to type the Description. If you type it, the description will be listed in the materials
list (max 35 characters).

In the box Notes you can insert general notes (max. 25 characters).

As Typology contact surface is taken by default the type 1. If you want to change it, select the button
on the right, which displays the screen of selectable typologies for the profile; select the desired one
by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Coeff. Weight , you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real weight (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

In the box Coeff. Surface, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real surface (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%)

The Dimensions are calculated automatically.


The command Constructive typology displays the list of constructive typologies of "BoM codes"
database.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

The command Cost code displays the list of cost codes of "BoM codes" database.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.
The command MCW displays the list of workings inserted in the database of BoM codes "Macro Cycle
Workings". Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the
button Cancel.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

To insert more codes repeat the operation.

The option Store Code allows you to visualize the storehouse code, from the Profiles database, related
to the selected profile.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
by arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Plate
This command allows you to insert a single mark for plate.

Once you have selected the desired plate, the length, the thickness and the width will be inserted
automatically if the drawing is done with TecnoMETAL.

If you want, is not mandatory, you can type in the box SubAssembly the name of the SubAssembly (max.
25 characters) which includes the mark. If used, the left button displays the following screen:

The subassemblies present in the drawing are listed with the name and description; with a click of the left
mouse button on the desired one, the name will be inserted in the SubAssembly.

In the box Mark is inserted by default the mark (max. 25 characters) of the contactor (editable in Setup/
Drawing) that can be changed manually.

In the box Quantity type the quantity of equal marks (max. 7 digits).
The box Thickness contains the thickness of the plate, if is drawn with TecnoMETAL; otherwise you must
type it in the box (max 4 characters + 1 decimal place).

In the box Length there is the length of the profile if you have selected one designed with TecnoMETAL.
Otherwise you can type the name (max. 8 characters + 1 decimal) or by pressing the Select you can
select two points in the drawing, which define the length as the distance between them.

The box Width contains the measured width, if the plate is drawn with TecnoMETAL; otherwise you must
type it in the box (max 8 characters + 1 decimal) or by pressing the Select you can select two points in
the drawing, which define the width as the distance between them.

The NET Area is automatically calculated considering length and width. To get the actual plate area of
different plates, use the button Select to the right to choose the polyline of the plate boundary.

In the box Quality is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to change
it, select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of materials inserted into "Materials" database
and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Treatment is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to
change it, select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of treatments inserted into "Treatments"
database and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

It is not mandatory to type the Description. If you type it, the description will be listed in the materials
list (max 35 characters).

In the box Notes you can insert general notes (max. 25 characters).

As Typology contact surface is taken by default the type 1. If you want to change it, select the button
on the right, which displays the screen of selectable typologies for the plates; select the desired one
by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Coeff. Weight , you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real weight (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

In the box Coeff. Surface, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real surface (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

The Dimensions are calculated automatically.


The command Constructive typology displays the list of constructive typologies of "BoM codes"
database.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

The command Cost code displays the list of cost codes of "BoM codes" database.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.
The command MCW displays the list of workings inserted in the database of BoM codes "Macro Cycle
Workings".

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

To insert more codes repeat the operation.

The option Store code allows you to visualize the list of storehouse codes of the "List codes" database.

You can select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button on it or delete a previous choice,
opening the list and selecting Cancel.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
by arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Element m

This command allows you to mark a sq.m element not welded. We called sq.m element grilled,
embossed or streaked sheet metal.

Press the command, it is necessary select of an item m in drawing, if done with the TecnoMETAL's
procedures, automatically insert the length and width otherwise displays the screen for selecting the
element in size and put in the boxes the letter "?".

Displays the screen for entering data:


If you want, is not mandatory, you can type in the box SubAssembly the name of the SubAssembly (max.
25 characters) which includes the mark. If used, the left button displays the following screen:

The subassemblies present in the drawing are listed with the name and description; with a click of the left
mouse button on the desired one, the name will be inserted in the SubAssembly.

In the box Mark is inserted by default the mark (max. 25 characters) of the contactor (editable in Setup/
Drawing) that can be changed manually.

In the box Quantity type the quantity of equal marks (max. 7 digits).

In the box Profile there is the name of the element if you have selected one designed with TecnoMETAL.
Otherwise you can type the name (max. 40 characters) or select it from the list of elements in the database
with a double click of the left mouse button on the desired one in list that appears by pressing the button
DB on the right.
In the box Length there is the length of the element if you have selected one designed with TecnoMETAL.
Otherwise you can type the name (max. 8 characters + 1 decimal) or by pressing the button Select you
can select two points in the drawing, which define the length as the distance between them.

The box Width contains the measured width, if the element is drawn with TecnoMETAL; otherwise you
must type it in the box (max 8 characters + 1 decimal) or by pressing the button Select you can select
two points in the drawing, which define the width as the distance between them.

The NET Area is automatically calculated considering length and width. To get the actual area of different
elements, use the button Select to the right to choose the polyline of the element boundary.

In the box Quality is inserted the typology you have selected in "" by default. If you want to change it,
select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of materials inserted into "Materials" database
and then select the desSetupired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Treatment is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to
change it, select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of treatments inserted into "Treatments"
database and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

It is not mandatory to type the Description. If you type it, the description will be listed in the materials
list (max 35 characters).

In the box Notes you can insert general notes (max. 25 characters).

As Typology contact surface is taken by default the type 1. If you want to change it, select the button
on the right, which displays the screen of selectable typologies for the elements; select the desired
one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Coeff. Weight, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real weight (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

In the box Coeff. Surface, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real surface (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

The Dimensions are calculated automatically.

The command Constructive typology displays the list of constructive typologies of "BoM codes"
database.
Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

The command Cost code displays the list of cost codes of "BoM codes" database.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

The command "MCW" displays the list of workings inserted in the database of Lists codes Macro Cycle
Workings.
Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

To insert more codes repeat the operation.

The option Store code allows you to visualize the storehouse code of the "BoM codes" database, related
to the selected element.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
by arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Unitary Element
The command Element Mark allows you to insert a single mark for unitary element.

Press the command, it is necessary select of an single element in drawing, if done with the TecnoMETAL's
procedures, automatically insert the name otherwise displays the screen for selecting the element.

Displays the screen for entering data:


If you want, is not mandatory, you can type in the box SubAssembly the name of the SubAssembly
(max. 25 characters) which includes the mark. If used, the left button displays the following
screen:

The subassemblies present in the drawing are listed with the name and description; with a click of the left
mouse button on the desired one, the name will be inserted in the SubAssembly.

In the box Mark is inserted by default the mark (max. 25 characters) of the contactor (editable in Setup/
Drawing) that can be changed manually.

In the box Quantity type the quantity of equal marks (max. 7 digits).

In the box Element there is the name of the element if you have selected one designed with TecnoMETAL.
Otherwise you can type the name (max. 40 characters) or select it from the list of elements in the database
with a double click of the left mouse button on the desired one in list that appears by pressing the button
"DB" on the right.

In the box Quality is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to change
it, select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of materials inserted into "Materials" database
and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Treatment is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to
change it, select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of treatments inserted into "Treatments"
database and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

It is not mandatory to type the Description. If you type it, the description will be listed in the materials
list (max 35 characters).

In the box Notes you can insert general notes (max. 25 characters).

In the box "Options" you can add more information, it is not mandatory:

In the box Coeff. Weight, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real weight (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

In the box Coeff. Surface, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real surface (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).
The command Constructive typology displays the list of constructive typologies of "BoM codes"
database.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

The command Cost code displays the list of cost codes of "BoM codes" database.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.
The command MCW displays the list of workings inserted in the database of BoM codes "Macro Cycle
Workings".

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

To insert more codes repeat the operation.

The option Store code allows you to visualize the storehouse code, from the Profiles database, related
to the selected element.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
by arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Mechanical Element

This command allows you to mark a item not welded that is an mechanic element.

Press the command, it is necessary select of an mechanical element in drawing, if done with the
TecnoMETAL's procedures, automatically insert the mechanic element's name otherwise displays the
screen for selecting the element in size and put in the boxes the letter "?".

Displays the screen for entering data:

If you want, is not mandatory, you can type in the box SubAssembly the name of the SubAssembly
(max. 25 characters) which includes the mark. If used, the left button displays the following
screen:

The subassemblies present in the drawing are listed with the name and description; with a click of the
left mouse button on the desired one, the name will be inserted in the SubAssembly.

In the box Mark is inserted by default the mark (max. 25 characters) of the contactor (editable in Setup),
that can be changed manually.
In the box Quantity type the quantity of equal marks (max. 7 digits).

In the box Element there is the name of the element if you have selected one designed with TecnoMETAL.
Otherwise you can type the name (max. 40 characters) or select it from the list of elements in the database
with a double click of the left mouse button on the desired one in list that appears by pressing the button
"DB" on the right.

In the box Quality is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to change
it, select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of materials inserted into "Materials" database
and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Treatment is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to
change it, select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of treatments inserted into "Treatments"
database and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

It is not mandatory to type the Description. If you type it, the description will be listed in the materials
list (max 35 characters).

In Notes box you can insert general notes (max. 25 characters).

In the box "Options" you can add more information, it is not mandatory:

In the box Coeff. Weight, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real weight (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

In the box Coeff. Surface, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real surface (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

The command Constructive typology displays the list of constructive typologies of "BoM codes"
database.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.
The command Cost code displays the list of cost codes of "BoM codes" database.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

The command "MCW" displays the list of workings inserted in the database of BoM codes "Macro Cycle
Workings".
Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

To insert more codes repeat the operation.

The option Store code allows you to visualize the storehouse code, from the Profiles database, related
to the selected element.

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
by arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Repeated

This option allows you to insert in the drawing a mark, if it is the same of another already inserted,
without re-entering all data.

You can also insert marks of other drawings, but without using the Materials table on the drawing.

Attention: if you insert a Composed repeated mark you don't have to insert its positions.

The procedure displays the screen with the typologies of mark that you can select. Choose the one you
want by selecting its check box , Composite, Profile, Plate, Element sq.m, Unitary Element.

If you want, is not mandatory, you can type in the box SubAssembly the name of the SubAssembly (max.
25 characters) which includes the mark. If used, the left button displays the following screen:

The subassemblies present in the drawing are listed with the Name and Description; with a click of the
left mouse button on the desired one, the name will be inserted in the SubAssembly.

In the box Mark is inserted by default the mark (max. 25 characters) of the contactor (editable in Setup/
Drawing) can be changed manually.
In the box Quantity, enter the quantity of the equal marks (max 7 whole digits).

In the box Reference Dwg you can enter the number of the drawing where the mark is drawn, but it is
not mandatory.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
by arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Position
Profile
This command allows you to mark an item welded to other elements. This item is a profile.

Once you have selected the profile in the drawing, if the profile was drawing by TecnoMETAL command,
automatically are inserted the name and the length, otherwise it is proposed in profile name a "?".

Is opened the following screen for data entry:

In the box Mark type the name of the composed mark (max. 25 characters) which includes the position;
the button on the left visualizes the following screen:

This screen lists the composed marks present in the drawing with the name and description. Select the
desired one with a click of the left mouse button; the name will be inserted in the box Mark.

Nella casella Posizione per default inserita la posizione (max. 25 caratteri) del contatore (modificabile
nel Setup), pu comunque essere cambiata.

Attention: if more marks have the same position you can enter the names of the marks separated by +
sign (e.g.: MK100+MK101+MK102)
In the box Position is inserted by default the position (max. 25 characters) of the contactor (editable in
Setup) that can be changed manually.

In the box Quantity type the quantity of positions for each mark (max. 7 digits).

In the box Profile there is the name of the profile if you have selected one designed with TecnoMETAL.
Otherwise you can type the name (max. 40 characters) or select it from the list of profiles in the database
with a double click of the left mouse button on the desired one in list that appears by pressing the button
DB on the right.

In the box Length there is the length of the profile if you have selected one designed with TecnoMETAL.
Otherwise you can type the name (max. 8 characters + 1 decimal) or by pressing the button Select you
can select two points in the drawing, which define the length as the distance between them.

In the box Material is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to change
it, select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of materials inserted into "Materials" database
and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Notes you can insert general notes (max. 25 characters).

As Typology contact surface is taken by default the type 1. If you want to change it, select the button
on the right, which displays the screen of selectable typologies for the profile; select the desired one
by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Coeff. Weight, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real weight (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

In the box Coeff. Surface, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real surface (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

The command MCW displays the list of workings inserted in the database of Lists codes "Macro Cycle
Workings".

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.
To insert more codes repeat the operation.

The option Store code allows you to visualize the storehouse code of the "List codes" database, related
to the selected profile.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
by arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Plate
This command allows you to insert the position of a plate.

Once you have selected the desired plate, the length, the thickness and the width will be inserted
automatically if the drawing is done with TecnoMETAL, otherwise it is proposed a "?".

Is opened the following screen for data entry:

In the box Mark type the name of the composed mark (max. 25 characters) which includes the position;
the button on the left visualizes the following screen:

This screen lists the composed marks present in the drawing with the name and description. Select the
desired one with a click of the left mouse button; the name will be inserted in the box Mark.

Attention: if more marks have the same position you can enter the names of the marks separated by +
sign (e.g.: MK100+MK101+MK102).
In the box Position is inserted by default the position (max. 25 characters) of the contactor (editable in
Setup) that can be changed manually.

In the box Quantity type the quantity of positions for each mark (max. 7 digits).

The box Thickness contains the thickness of the plate, if is drawn with TecnoMETAL; otherwise you must
type it in the box (max 4 characters + 1 decimal place).

In the box Length there is the length of the profile if you have selected one designed with TecnoMETAL.
Otherwise you can type the name (max. 8 characters + 1 decimal) or by pressing the button Select you
can select two points in the drawing, which define the length as the distance between them.


The box Width contains the measured width, if the plate is drawn with TecnoMETAL ; otherwise you must
type it in the box (max 8 characters + 1 decimal) or by pressing the button Select you can select two
points in the drawing, which define the width as the distance between them.

The NET Area is automatically calculated considering length and width. To get the actual plate area of
different plates, use the button Select on the right to choose the polyline of the plate boundary.

In the box Material is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to change
it, select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of materials inserted into "Materials" database
and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Notes you can insert general notes (max. 25 characters).

As Typology contact surface is taken by default the type 1. If you want to change it, select the button
on the right, which displays the screen of selectable typologies for the plates; select the desired one
by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Coeff. Weight, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real weight (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

In the box Coeff. Surface, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real surface (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

The command MCW displays the list of workings inserted in the database of Lists codes "Macro Cycle
Workings".
Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

To insert more codes repeat the operation.

The option Store code allows you to visualize the storehouse code of the "List codes" database, related
to the selected profile.

To delete a previous choice, opening the list and select Cancel.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
by arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Element m
This command allows you to insert a position for sq.m element not welded. We called sq.m
element grilled, embossed or streaked sheet metal.

Once you have selected the element per sq.m in the drawing, the length and the width will be inserted
automatically if the drawing is done with TecnoMETAL, otherwise it is proposed a "?".

Is opened the following screen for data entry:


In the box Mark type the name of the composed mark (max. 25 characters) which includes the position;
the button on the left visualizes the following screen:

This screen lists the composed marks present in the drawing with the name and description. Select the
desired one with a click of the left mouse button; the name will be inserted in the box Mark.

Attention: if more marks have the same position you can enter the names of the marks separated by +
sign (e.g.: MK100+MK101+MK102).

In the box Position is inserted by default the position (max. 25 characters) of the contactor (editable in
Setup) that can be changed manually.

In the box Quantity type the quantity of positions for each mark (max. 7 digits).

In the box Profile there is the name of the element if you have selected one designed with TecnoMETAL.
Otherwise you can type the name (max. 40 characters) or select it from the list of elements in the database
with a double click of the left mouse button on the desired one in list that appears by pressing the button
DB on the right.
In the box Length there is the measured length of the element if you have selected one designed with
TecnoMETAL. Otherwise you can type the name (max. 8 characters + 1 decimal) or by pressing the button
Select you can select two points in the drawing, which define the length as the distance between them.

The box Width contains the measured width, if the plate is drawn with TecnoMETAL; otherwise you must
type it in the box (max 8 characters + 1 decimal) or by pressing the button Select you can select two
points in the drawing, which define the width as the distance between them.

The NET Area is automatically calculated considering length and width. To get the actual area of different
elements, use the button Select to the right to choose the polyline of the element boundary.

In the box Material is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to change
it, select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of materials inserted into "Materials" database
and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Notes you can insert general notes (max. 25 characters).

As Typology contact surface is taken by default the type 1. If you want to change it, select the button
on the right, which displays the screen of selectable typologies for the plates; select the desired one
by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Coeff. Weight, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real weight (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

In the box Coeff. Surface, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real surface (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

The command MCW displays the list of workings inserted in the database of Lists codes "Macro Cycle
Workings".
Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.

To insert more codes repeat the operation.

The option Store code allows you to visualize the storehouse code of the "List codes" database, related
to the selected element.

To delete a previous choice, opening the list and select Cancel.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
by arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Unitary Element
This command allows you to insert a position for an unitary element.

Once you have selected the unitary element in the drawing, the name will be inserted automatically if the
drawing is done with TecnoMETAL, otherwise is visualized the list of elements in the database, so select
the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button on it.

Is opened the following screen for data entry:


In the box Mark type the name of the composed mark (max. 25 characters) which includes the position;
the button on the left visualizes the following screen:

This screen lists the composed marks present in the drawing with the name and description. Select the
desired one with a click of the left mouse button; the name will be inserted in the box Mark.

Attention: if more marks have the same position you can enter the names of the marks separated by +
sign (e.g.: MK100+MK101+MK102).

In the box Position is inserted by default the position (max. 25 characters) of the contactor (editable in
Setup) that can be changed manually.

In the box Quantity type the quantity of positions for each mark (max. 7 digits).

In Profile box there is the name of the element if you have selected one designed with TecnoMETAL.
Otherwise you can type the name (max. 40 characters) or select it from the list of elements in the database
with a double click of the left mouse button on the desired one in list that appears by pressing the button
DB on the right.

In Material box is inserted the typology you have selected in "Setup" by default. If you want to change it,
select the button DB on the right, which displays the list of materials inserted into "Materials" database
and then select the desired one by double-clicking the left mouse button.

In Notes box you can insert general notes (max. 25 characters).

In the box Coeff. Weight, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real weight (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

In the box Coeff. Surface, you can enter a number that will be multiplied by the real surface (e.g. insert
1.05 to consider 5%).

The command MCW displays the list of workings inserted in the database of Lists codes "Macro Cycle
Workings".

Select the one you want by double-clicking the left mouse button or close the screen with the button
Cancel.
To insert more codes repeat the operation.

The option Store code allows you to visualize the storehouse code of the "List codes" database, related
to the selected element.

To delete a previous choice, opening the list and select Cancel.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
by arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Repeated

This option allows you to insert in the drawing a mark, if it is the same of another already inserted,
without re-entering all data. You can also insert positions of other drawings, but without using the Materials
table on the drawing.

The procedure opens the following screen for data entry.

In the box Mark type the name of the composed mark (max. 25 characters) which includes the position;
the button on the left visualizes the following screen:

This screen lists the composed marks present in the drawing with the Name and Description. Select the
desired one with a click of the left mouse button; the name will be inserted in the box Mark.

Attention: if more marks have the same position you can enter the names of the marks separated by +
sign (e.g.: MK100+MK101+MK102).

In the box Position is inserted by default the position (max. 25 characters) of the contactor (editable in
Setup) that can be changed manually.
In the box Quantity, enter the quantity of the equal marks.

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
with arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Sub position SPD

These positions allow you to define the sub-positions in welded beams. (called SPD)

Insert three positions for each welded beam: one for the web (a), one for the upper flange (s) and one
for the lower flange (i). This information will be inserted in CAM file.

Select an insertion point (P1), a second point (P2) and a third point (P3) for the rotation; will be opened
the following screen for data entry:

Type the name of the sub-position (Position), the quantity (Qty) always = 1, and the type (Type): (a) for
web, (s) for upper flange and (i) for lower flange.
Press to confirm the data and insert the sub-position.
Bolts
Bolts
This command allows you to insert the mark of the Bolts and Nuts and visualizes the screen for
data entry.

The bolts can be associated with a mark or a SubAssembly; in this case you get the total amount of the
nuts by multiplying the entered quantity for the quantity of the marks or SubAssembly of reference.

The option SubAssembly lists the SubAssemblies present in the drawing with the name and description,
as in the image below. Select the desired one with a click of the left mouse button.

The option Mark lists the marks present in the drawing with the Name and Description, as in the image
below. Select the desired one with a click of the left mouse button; the name will be inserted in the box
Mark.
In the box Assembling Qty type the quantity of bolts for assembling on yard (max 7 whole digits).

In the box Workshop Qty type the quantity of bolts for assembling in the workshop (max 7 whole digits);
this option is not mandatory.

In the box Mult. you can enter a number that will be the multiplier for the quantity of bolts. The final
quantity of counted bolts will be the product of "Assembly Q.ty" for the content of the box Mult.

The Typology button opens the list of bolts types that are in the database; select the one you want by
double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Diam. select the diameter of the bolt or use the button on the right to select a hole in the
drawing to get the diameter of the bolt.

In Th. box insert the tightening thickness of the bolt or calculate it by selecting two points using the button
on the left . The button Sel allows you to select one or more profiles drawn with TecnoMETAL; the
thicknesses of the webs will then be added together.

The Treatment typology is the one by default in Drawing Setup; to change it, click the button Treatment
and select the one you want in the Database list with a double click of the left mouse button.

In the box Notes you can insert general notes (max. 25 characters).
Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
by arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Screws

This command allows you to insert the screws in the drawing.

The procedure opens the following screen for data entry.

Select the type to be marked Generic screw, nut or washer.

Press on to open a list with all database's elements, you can select one.
The bolts can be associated with a mark or a SubAssembly it is not mandatory; in this case you
get the total amount of the nuts by multiplying the entered quantity for the quantity of the marks or
SubAssembly of reference.

The option SubAssembly lists the SubAssemblies present in the drawing with the name and description,
as in the image below. Select the desired one with a click of the left mouse button.

The option Mark lists the marks present in the drawing with the Name and Description, as in the image
below. Select the desired one with a click of the left mouse button; the name will be inserted in the box
Mark.

In the box Assembling Qty type the quantity of bolts for assembling on yard .

In the box Workshop Qty type the quantity of bolts for assembling in the workshop; this option is not
mandatory.

In the box Mult. you can enter a number that will be the multiplier for the quantity of bolts. The final
quantity of counted bolts will be the product of "Assembly Q.ty" for the content of the box Mult.

The button Typology opens the list of bolts types that are in the database; select the one you want by
double-clicking the left mouse button.

In the box Diam. select the diameter of the bolt or use the button on the right to select a hole in the
drawing to get the diameter of the bolt.
In the box Th. insert the tightening thickness of the bolt or calculate it by selecting two points using the
button on the left. The button Sel allows you to select one or more profiles drawn with TecnoMETAL;
the thicknesses of the webs will then be added together.

The Treatment typology is the one by default in Drawing Setup; to change it, click the button Treatment
and select the one you want in the Database list with a double click of the left mouse button.

In the box Notes you can insert general notes (max. 25 characters, it is not mandatory).

Press to confirm the data; you have to specify point P1 if you have selected the option "Insertion
by arrow" and points P2 and P3 for the rotation.
Marking Example
This example shows how to mark 10 frames with bracing.

To draw the frames you can use the specific macro or drawing commands.

First verify Setup options defining any prefixes, the marking contactor and the used material.

Red panes highlights the choices to define.


You can insert a SubAssembly to define the whole frame; in this case you have to consider the quantity
of marks for each SubAssembly, otherwise you should insert the total quantity.

For example, if you insert a SubAssembly with a quantity of 10, the quantity of marks of the upper beam
will be 1 for each SubAssembly; if you do not insert a SubAssembly the quantity of marks of the upper
beam will be 10.

Step 1

Use the command ito insert the SubAssembly: the name is that one you have defined in the Setup
(you can change it by typing a different one); enter 10 as Quantity; Notes and Dimensions data are
not mandatory.

The option "Insertion with arrow" can be disabled


Press to confirm the data and insert the SubAssembly in the drawing.

Step 2

The command allows you to insert the mark of upper beam.


Select the name of the SubAssembly by the button on the left.

Type 1 in the box Quantity.

Activate the option "Insertion by arrow".

Press to confirm the data and insert the Composed Mark in the drawing.
Step 3

The marking of equal columns, as in this case, can be done in the following ways:

a. Insert the mark only on the left with quantity 2.


b. Insert the mark only on the left side with quantity 1 and on the right side a Repeated mark with
quantity 1.
c. Insert the mark only on the left side with quantity 2 and on the right side a Not listed mark.

The command allows you to insert the mark of the column as shown in way a.

Type 2 in the box Quantity.

Press to confirm the data and insert the Composed Mark in the drawing.
Step 4

The command allows you to insert the Mark Plate of the plate in the middle of the brace.

The procedure prompts you to select the plate; if the plate is drawn with TecnoMETAL dimensions are
obtained automatically, otherwise you will have to insert them manually.

Type 1 in the box Quantity.


Press to confirm the data and insert the Plate Mark in the drawing.

Step 5

The command allows you to insert the Profile Mark of the longer brace.

The procedure prompts you to select the profile; if the profile is drawn with TecnoMETAL dimensions are
obtained automatically, otherwise you will have to insert them manually.
Type 1 in the box Quantity.

Select to confirm the data and insert the Shape Mark in the drawing.

Step 6

The marking of equal braces can be done in the following ways:

a. Insert the mark only on upper brace with quantity 2.


b. Insert the mark only on upper brace with quantity 1 and a Repeated mark with quantity 1 on the
lower brace.
c. Insert the mark only on upper brace with quantity 2 and a Not in list mark on the lower brace.

The command allows you to insert the Profile Mark of the upper brace as shown in way a.

The procedure prompts you to select the profile; if the profile is drawn with TecnoMETAL dimensions are
obtained automatically, otherwise you will have to insert them manually.
Type 2 in the box Quantity.

Press to confirm the data and insert the Profile Mark in the drawing.

Step 7

The marking of bolted angles on the higher beam can be done in the following ways:

a. Insert only the mark on an angle on the right with quantity 4


b. Insert the mark on an angle on the right with quantity 2 and a Repeated mark with quantity 2 on
the left one
c. Insert the mark on an angle on the right with quantity 4 and a Not in list mark on the left one

The command allows you to insert the Profile Mark of the higher angle as shown in way a.

The procedure prompts you to select the profile; if the profile is drawn with TecnoMETAL dimensions are
obtained automatically, otherwise you will have to insert them manually.

Type 4 in the box Quantity.

Press to confirm the data and insert the Profile Mark in the drawing.
Step 8

The command allows you to enter the location of the upper beam.

The procedure prompts you to select the profile; if the profile is drawn with TecnoMETAL dimensions are
obtained automatically, otherwise you will have to insert them manually.

Select the name MK1 of upper beam Mark by pressing the button on the left or type the name
in the box to the right.

Type 1 in the box Quantity.

Press to confirm the data and insert the Profile Position in the drawing.
Step 9

For the marking of plates welded to the upper beam can take the following systems:

1. Enter only the plate position with quantity 2


Enter the position on a plate with quantit 1 and the other a repeated position repeated with quantity 1
Enter only the position to a plate with quantity 2 and on the other a position not in list

a. Enter only the plate position with quantity 2


b. Enter the position on a plate with quantity 1 and the other a repeated position with quantity 1
c. Enter only the position to a plate with quantity 2 and on the other a Position not in BoM

The command allows you to enter the position of the plate to the left of the upper beam, in this
case use the system a.

The procedure prompts you to select the profile; if the profile is drawn with TecnoMETAL dimensions are
obtained automatically, otherwise you will have to insert them manually.
Type 2 in the box Quantity.

Press to confirm the data and insert the Plate Position in the drawing.

Step 10

The command allows you to insert the position of the column

The procedure prompts you to select the profile; if the profile is drawn with TecnoMETAL dimensions are
obtained automatically, otherwise you will have to insert them manually.
Select the name of column MK2 by pressing the button on the left or type the name in the box
to the right.

Type 1 in the box Quantity (value of one column).

Press to confirm the data and insert the Profile Position in the drawing.

Step 11

The command allows you to insert the position of the base plate of the column.
The procedure prompts you to select the plate; if the plate is drawn with TecnoMETAL dimensions are
obtained automatically, otherwise you will have to insert them manually.

Type 1 in the box Quantity

Press to confirm the data and insert in the drawing.

Step 12
The command allows you to insert the position of the brace plate of the column.

The procedure prompts you to select the plate; if the plate is drawn with TecnoMETAL dimensions are
obtained automatically, otherwise you will have to insert them manually.

Type 1 in the box Quantity

Press to confirm the data and insert in the drawing.


Step 13

For the marking of the bolts can be associated with a mark or subassembly, the program counts the
quantity entered for the quantity of the mark or associated subassembly, box molt. Multiply the quantity
for the value of the quantity inserted.

The command allows you to insert the nuts and bolts of the braces extremities.

You can select or insert manually the name of the SubAssembly S100 which associate the bolts.

Type 3 in the Assembling Qty box and type 7 in Mult. box, which corresponds to the the braces
extremities.

Note: in the example, we inserted "Assembling Qty" equal to 3 and multiplier "Mult." equal to 7 knowing
that the bolts on the other braces extremities are equal.

You can select the thickness or insert manually the number (Angle+Plate+Angle) .

Press to confirm the data and insert the Nuts and Bolts in the drawing.
Step 14

The command allows you to insert the nuts and bolts for the attach of the angles to the column.

Type 4 in the box Assembling Qty and type 4 in the box Mult., which are the total quantity of angles (to
right and to left). You can select or insert manually the name of the SubAssembly which associate the
bolts; then define the diameter of the bolts and if necessary change the type.

Note: in the example, we inserted "Assembling Qty" equal to 4 and multiplier "Mult." equal to 4 knowing
that the bolts on the other braces extremities are equal.
In the list of materials will be counted the values we have inserted 4 x 4 x the quantity of Subassembly
that include the mark (10).
Select the thickness.

Press to confirm the data and insert the Nuts and Bolts in the drawing.

Step 15

The command allows you to insert the nuts and bolts for the attach of the angles to the beam.
Type 4 in the Assembling Qty box and type 2, the two ends of the beam (to right and to left). You can
select or insert manually the name of the SubAssembly which associate the bolts; then define the diameter
of the bolts and if necessary change the type.

Select the thickness.

Press to confirm the data and insert the Nuts and Bolts in the drawing.

This is the Bill of Material


A = Single marks
B = Composed marks
C = Positions
D = Bolts
Various
Mechanical Elements
Elastic washer

This command allows you to insert elastic washers in the drawing and opens the following screen
for data entry:

Press the buttons to select image.

You can select either the Front or Section by selecting respectively the circle at the top or the bottom
on the left of the image.

The button displays the list of elements included in the database; to import the data you want in the
boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse button.
It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Shafts
This command allows you to insert in the drawing the spring pins or the holes for standard shafts
previously defined in the database and opens the following screen for data entry:

With a click of the left mouse button on the image you choose whether to draw the shaft or hole.

The button displays the list of elements included in the database; to import the data you want in the
boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse button.
It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one
highlighted in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.
Bolts
This command allows you to insert in the drawing bolts with washers and nuts and opens the
following screen fo data entry:

Press the buttons to select image.

You can choose the type of drawing by selecting one of the four buttons to the left of the image.

The button in Bolts section displays the list of screws included in the database; to import the data
you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse button. It is also
possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.

The boxes W1 and W2, if selected or less, allow you to draw or omit the washers from the drawing. If you
want to insert the washers, once you have selected the check box you should select the desired type of
washer by pressing the button . Select Elastic washer boxes if you want to draw Elastic washer.

In Nut box choose the type of desired nut through the drop-down menu and the image is updated
according to the choice. The button below displays the list of nuts included in the database, select
the desired row with a double click of the left mouse button.
Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Bearings

This command allows you to insert the bearings in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or pressing the buttons you can
choose the type of bearing.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose the lateral insertion or the insertion of the midpoint.
The image is updated according to your choice.

The button displays the list of bearings included in the database of the type you have been selected;
to import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse
button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Cylinders
This command allows you to insert the hydraulic cylinders in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing the buttons you can
choose the type of cylinder.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose the frontal or lateral view. The image is updated
according to your choice.

The button displays the list of cylinders included in the database of the type you have been selected;
to import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse
button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.

Note: The size of X is initially set to 0; when you insert a different value will be drawn the cylinder stroke.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Nuts

This command allows you to insert the nuts in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing buttons you can
choose the type of nut.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose the frontal or lateral view. The image is updated
according to your choice.

The button displays the list of nuts included in the database of the type you have been selected; to
import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse
button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Flanges
This command allows you to insert the standardized flanges in the drawing.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose the frontal or lateral view. The image is updated
according to your choice.
The button displays the list of flanges included in the database of the type you have been selected; to
import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse
button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.
Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.
Ferrules

This command allows you to insert metal rings and washers in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing the buttons you can
choose the type of metal ring and washer.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose the frontal or lateral view. The image is updated
according to your choice.
The button displays the list of metal rings or washers included in the database of the type you have
been selected; to import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click
of the left mouse button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.
Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Couplings

This command allows you to insert elastic splices in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing the buttons you
can choose the type splice.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose to visualize the view or the section. The image
is updated according to your choice.
The button displays the list of splices included in the database of the type you have been selected; to
import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse
button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.
Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Set Screws
This command allows you to insert the Set Screws in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing the buttons you can
choose the type of set screws.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose the frontal or lateral view. The image is updated
according to your choice.
The button displays the list of set screws included in the database of the type you have been selected;
to import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse
button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.
Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Gaskets

This command allows you to insert the gaskets in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing buttons you can
choose the type of gaskets.
The button displays the list of gaskets included in the database of the type you have been selected;
to import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse
button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.
Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
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Lubricators
This command allows you to insert the lubricators in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing the buttons you can
choose the type of lubricators.

The button displays the list of lubricators included in the database of the type you have been selected;
to import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse
button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Steel tangs
This command allows you to insert the steel tangs in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing the buttons you can
choose the type of steel tangs.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose to visualize lateral, top or frontal view. The image
is updated according to your choice.

The button displays the list of steel tangs included in the database of the type you have been selected;
to import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse
button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.
Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Motors
This command allows you to insert electric motors in the drawing

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing buttons you can
choose the type of motor.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose to visualize frontal or lateral view. The image
is updated according to your choice.
The button displays the list of motors included in the database of the type you have been selected; to
import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse
button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.
Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Motor-Gearboxes worm screw
This command allows you to insert motor-gearboxes worm screws in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing the buttons you can
choose the type of motor-gearboxes worm screw.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose to visualize lateral view, shaft front view or hollow
front view. The image is updated according to your choice.

The button displays the list of motor-gearboxes worm screws included in the database of the type
you have been selected; to import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a
double click of the left mouse button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify
those imported.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Gearboxes worm screw

This command allows you to insert the gearboxes worm screw in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing buttons you can
choose the type of gearboxes worm screw.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose to visualize lateral view, shaft front view or hollow
front view. The image is updated according to your choice.

The button displays the list of gearboxes worm screws included in the database of the type you have
been selected; to import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click
of the left mouse button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Orthogonal gearboxes

This command allows you to insert orthogonal gearboxes in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing the buttons you can
choose the type of orthogonal gearboxes.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose to visualize lateral or frontal view. The image
is updated according to your choice.

The buttons displays the list of orthogonal gearboxes included in the database of the type you have
been selected; to import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click
of the left mouse button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Parallel gearboxes
This command allows you to insert the parallel gearboxes in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing the buttons you can
choose the type of parallel gearboxes.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose to visualize lateral view, shaft front view or hollow
front view. The image is updated according to your choice.

The button displays the list of parallel gearboxes included in the database of the type you have been
selected; to import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the
left mouse button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Gears

This command allows you to insert the gears in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing the buttons you
can choose the type of view.

Type the desired size in the boxes; if in the boxes A, C, D, E the value is equal to 0, the hubs are not
designed.

In the box Mod. insert the module. In the box N. teeth insert the requested quantity of teeth.

The toothing is designed according to the "GRANT" method. Data are stored in the file TecnoMETAL\BIN
\DAT\GRANT.DAT that includes the modules according to the numbers of teeth, from 10 to 360. You can
edit this file with note-pad if needed.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Chain wheels

This command allows you to insert the chain wheels in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing the buttons you
can choose the type of view.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose to visualize the view or the section. The image
is updated according to your choice.

Once you have selected the code with the drop-down menu, the diameters of toothing are calculated
automatically, as you can see in Data section.

These data are stored in the file TecnoMETAL\BIN\DAT\RUC.DAT. You can edit this file with note-pad if
needed.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Spring Pins

This command allows you to insert the spring pins in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing buttons you can
choose the type of spring pin.

The button displays the list of spring pins included in the database of the type you have been selected;
to import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse
button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Screws

This command allows you to insert the screws in the drawing.

With a click of the left mouse button on the image or by pressing the buttons you
can choose the type of screw.

With the buttons on the left of the image you can choose to visualize lateral or frontal view. The image
is updated according to your choice.

The button displays the list of screws included in the database of the type you have been selected; to
import the data you want in the boxes, select the corresponding row with a double click of the left mouse
button. It is also possible to type the data directly in the boxes or modify those imported.

Once you have confirmed the data with the button , choose the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the image) and a second point for the rotation.

Available options
Translate

Translation

This command allows you to add or replace texts inside the drawing.

Open the following windows:

Select the language in which it was written in Original Language with the drop-down menu and the
language in which translate it into Final Language with drop-down menu.

The option Change lets you choose whether to Add or to Replace the final language to the first one.

The command allows you to select the texts to be translated.

Note: the procedure works only with texts inserted with the single-line text, not with texts inserted with
_MTEXT or with CAD multilines texts.

Insert

This option opens the following screen and allows you to add terms to the "Dictionary" database to
implement it with custom phrases.
To change an element, select the row being edited with a click of the left mouse button and click the
button Change.
Is opened the Insert/Change screen:

Press to confirm your change.


Press the button New to insert a new sentence; opens the Change screen to insert the new sentence,
press to confirm it.

To delete a row, select the row to be deleted with a click of the left mouse button and press the button
Delete, will be opened the screen for confirmation

Press to confirm the deletion.

Browse

This option allows you to search for terms in the "Dictionary" and opens the following selection screen:

On the screen you can scroll through the list using the scroll bar to select the element.
Type the term in the box Browse and click the button to find it.
To insert the text in the drawing select the corresponding row with a click of the left mouse button, set
the desired language from the drop-down menu and confirm by pressing Insert.

So specify the insertion point and the rotation in the drawing.


Layer

TecnoMETAL automatically sets up the drawing on several levels (or colors), that are indispensable for
the functioning of the procedure. The same applies for the lines.

0: in this layer are drawn the construction lines.

S: all lines drawn on Layer S are printed with thin pen, usually the 0.15.

M: all lines drawn on Layer M are printed with media pen, usually the 0.35.

G: all lines drawn on Layer G are printed with big pen, usually the 0.50.

F: all lines drawn on Layer F are printed with strong pen, usually the 0.70.

A: this layer draws profiles with point-line section, which is used to draw the axes. If you want
to change the width of the hatch you have to use "Drawing Setup" settings and then make a drawing
regeneration with CAD _REGEN.

TR: this layer draws profiles with dashed line. If you want to change the width of the hatch you
have to use "Drawing Setup" settings and then make a drawing regeneration with CAD _REGEN.

DIM: this layer contains the dimensioning and style of text 1.


ON: this command allows to activate all plans that were previously turned off. It is useful to verify
that all entities are visible before printing your drawing.

OFF: the command allows you to turn off a layer, but not the current layer, selecting an entity
located on this layer. It is useful if you do not know the name of the layer that you want to disable.
Style

Style

TecnoMETAL uses four different text styles with default properties in Setup /
Drawing.

Style 1 is also used for dimensioning.

Select one of the four text styles, indicate the insertion point in the drawing and a second point for the
rotation of the text, and then insert the text that will be in accordance with the style chosen and adapted
to the drawing scale.

Change Text Height

This option allows you to change the height of the selected texts.

Select the texts you want to change and indicate the new height.

Change String

This command allows you to change the texts.


Select the texts you want to change and press Enter, then specify the string to be changed and the new
string to be replaced.

Example:

If you want to change the string XX with YY in texts XXAAABBX and CCCXAAXXZ, the result will be
YYAAABBY and CCCYAAYYZ.

Change Layer Dim

This option allows you to change the layer on which are the dimensions on the drawing and transfers
them on the layer TXT1.

Change Layer Text

This option changes the Layer of the selected texts.

You should indicate the name of an existing Layer in which to move the texts and then select the
texts you want to move. If you use a "window" selection, will be moved only the texts contained in the
window.
Utility
Attributes

This command allows you to change attributes, positions and 2D holes.

You can apply this procedure to the whole drawing by activating the button All or with a selection window
by activating the button Selection.

The options that can be changed are:

Quality: allows you to change the material quality content in marks and positions. Insert the quality you
want to change in box "From" and in box "To" the new quality. Type an asterisk (*) in the box "From" to
consider any material.

Note: allows you to change the note content in marks, positions and nuts and bolts. Insert the note you
want to change in box "From" and in box "To" the new note. Type an asterisk (*) in the box "From" to
consider any note.

MWC: allows you to change the macro processing cycle content in marks and positions. Insert the macro
cycle you want to change in box "From" (only one term) and in box "To" the new macro processing cycle.
Type an asterisk (*) in the box "From" to consider any macro processing cycle.

Qty: allows you to change the quantity content in marks, positions and nuts and bolts. Insert the quantity
you want to change in box "From" and in box "To" the new quantity. Type an asterisk (*) in the box "From"
to consider any quantity.

Prefix mark: allows you to change the prefix of the marks content in marks, positions and nuts and bolts.
Insert the prefix of the mark you want to change in box "From" and in box "To" the new prefix. For Example:
type the letter P in "From" and the letter Z in "To" to change the marks P0, P1 etc. in Z0, Z1 etc

Suffix mark: allows you to change the suffix of the marks content in marks, positions and bolts and nuts.
Insert the suffix of the mark you want to change in box "From" and in box "To" the new suffix.

Prefix pos: insert the prefix of the position you want to change in box "From" and in box "To" the new
prefix.
Suffix pos: insert the suffix of the position you want to change in box "From" and in box "To" the new suffix.

Subassembly: allows you to change the subassembly content in subassemblies, marks and positions.
Insert the subassembly you want to change in box "From" and in box "To" the new subassembly.

Update weight: allows you to change the weight and the surface in the marks, positions and bolts and
nuts. Insert the multiplicative coefficient in box "From".

Mark SubAss. Bolts: allows you to change the subassembly or the mark content in nuts and bolts. Insert
the subassembly or the mark you want to change in box "From" and in box "To" the new subassembly
or mark.

Mark: allows you to change the mark content in marks and positions. Insert the mark or the mark you
want to change in box "From" and in box "To" the new mark.

Position: allows you to change the position content in positions. Insert the position you want to change
in box "From" and in box "To" the new position.

Treatment: allows you to change the treatment content in the marks. Insert the treatment you want to
change in box "From" and in box "To" the new treatment. Type an asterisk (*) in the box "From" to consider
any treatment.

TAG: you can change the value. Example: Select a hole whit a double click, it is open the following
windows, you can show the existing TAG.

Example: Select a hole with a double click of the left mouse button, will be opened the following screen.
In the Label column are listed the tags, in the Value column is listed the value of the attribute. If you use
the option TAG, simply fill in the TAG box the name TOLE and in the A box the new value.
Attributes GLO

This command allows you to change a string in all attributes of the drawing.

You must specify the string to be changed and then the new string.

Warning: this command changes the string on all attributes of the drawing, its use is only
recommended for advanced users.
Detail

This procedure allows you to generate automatically a scaled detail.


You should insert the following data:
The name of the Detail
The center of the circle where there are the entities of the detail to extract
The radius of the circle; you can change it, to confirm press Enter
The magnification factor of the extracted detail
The position of the detail (you can move the detail by clicking with your mouse on the area where
you want to move it; to confirm press Enter)
Scale Blocks and Texts

This command allows you to change the scale of texts and marking blocks (marks, positions and
bolts and nuts) within a drawing.

Initially you have to specify the starting scale and the desired one, so the procedure prompts you to
select the objects to change.
Plate
This command creates a rectangular plate by selecting holes symbols in the drawing and
maintaining the distance of the holes from the edge according to the parameter set in the Bolts Setup or
the Marker (please refer to automatic dimensions) which is considered as a hole with edge = 0.

Press on Plate command to open the following screen for data entry:

Insert thickness in the box Thickness. In the box Angle you can insert the value of angle or you can
select two points in the drawing by pressing the button Points.

In Rounding section it is possible to define the plate measures; select "0" if you want the plate keep the
size due to the edges of the holes, select "5" for the rounding of the plate measures 5/5, select "10" for
the rounding of the plate measures 10/10.

If you choose the options Rounding "5" or "10" you must specify the typology in the section (2) for the
division of the Rounding from Up or Down and in the section (3) for the division of the Rounding from
Left or Right.

Example:
The selection window is W.
Hatch

This command allows you to hatch quickly intersecting polylines as, for example, a plate topped
with a profile

First select the top entity (S1) and then the bottom one (S2).
Plate Connection

This command allows you to draw a connection plate starting to holes and holes axes.

You should specify the center of the axis (P1), the size of the side perpendicular to the axes (L), the first
axis (S1) and the selection of the holes of the selected axis (W1). To finish the selection of the holes
press Enter.

Repeat the operation by selecting the next clockwise axis (S2) and its holes (W2). To finish the selection
of the holes press Enter.
Continue for all axes.

At the end press Enter to finish the selection of the axis and specify the thickness of the plate.

Note: the plate border are the data define in Setup -> Options -> Bolt.
Rectangle
Type 1

This procedure draws a rectangle according to the values of height and inclination.

You should specify the insertion point (P1), the length (the distance between P1 and P2) that you can
define both by inserting the measurement that selecting the point (P2), the thickness (distance between
P1 and P3) that you can define both by inserting the measurement that selecting the point (P3).

At the end specify the rotation point (P4).

Note: the inserted distances may be negative.

Type 2

This procedure draws a rectangle according to the measurements of base, height and rotation
compared to an insertion point.

You should specify the insertion point (P1), the rotation defined with an other point (P2), the distance
between "P1" and "a", the length (distance between "b" and "c") and the thickness (distance between
"b" and "d").

Note: the inserted distances may be negative.


Circular Array

This procedure allows you to insert a circular array and opens the following screen for data
entry:

Press the button Center to select the center of the array (P1), type the Radius in its box or select the
point (P2) with the button to calculate the Radius from P1.

Define the number copies in the box Quantity and the length between objects.

Define whether the array is Clockwise or Counterclockwise.

To select objects you can use a selection window.

At the end specify if rotate selected objects.


Insulating
This command allows the representation of the insulating material, providing the starting point,
the arrival point and the thickness.
Sum
This procedure adds numeric texts from dimensions or texts that are in the property-selection
window. It is useful to check the sum of a series of dimensions, in order to verify the correctness of the
total dimension because the partial dimensions are rounded with CAD commands.

Example:
If you define a dimensioning with a decimal, the dimensioning result would be as follows:

Se abbiamo definito la quotatura senza decimali il risultato della quotatura sar il seguente:

La quota totale incongruente con le parziali, utilizzando la procedura e selezionando con una finestra i
parziali (w) ci visualizzer la loro somma (nell'esempio sar 1000).

Nota: Si dovr quindi correggere o la quota totale o uno o pi parziali con i classici comandi del CAD
Delete groups
This command runs a cleaning of graphic database of the drawing.

It is very useful when you notice a slowdown in the use of the program; the procedure deletes all groups
that have been formed in the various operations and are no longer used.

When you create a profile, TecnoMETAL automatically generates a group composed of the profile edge,
internal lines and entries. If you cancel the profile, are deleted the entities and not the group, which
remains empty.

This command allows you to delete empty groups, greatly lightening the drawing.
Circle Center

This command automatically draws the axes of the selected circle or arc.
Lrif
This command allows you to draw a line starting from a point of reference at a indicated distance
and along a indicated direction.

Specify two points (P1 and P2) and a distance from point P1, which calculates the point P3. Specify
other points P4, P5, P6, etc. to draw a line.
Arrow

This procedure allows you to draw an arrow with curvilinear directrix.


Mid
This procedure allows you to insert the block drawing of symmetry.

Specify the insertion point and rotation; in the mid of the profile will be inserted the symbol, indicating
the higher dimension.
Snap rotate
The command allows you to rotate or align UCS, providing two points. If you activate the
command and press Enter, will return the global UCS.
Vline

This command allows you to lengthen or shorten a line keeping the inclination.

Select the line and insert a point for its prolongation (P1).

It is calculated the point P3 and lengthened the line from P2 to P3.


Dimensions
Automatic

This command allows you to insert various types of dimensioning

In this screen there are all the commands of the procedure that allows automatic dimensioning.

Elevations

As a first step define if the orientation must be horizontal or vertical.

Define the starting dimension by typing it in the box (can be negative), then select the button Start to
indicate the point in the drawing.

Select the point where insert the elevation than the initial dimension by pressing the button Elevation.

You can enter several times the initial dimension; the last inserted is the basis for the insertion of the
subsequent elevations. Decimals depend on setting of CAD Unit.

Horizontal Vertical
Progressive

As a first step define if the orientation must be horizontal or vertical.

Use the button 000 to insert the progressive 0.

Select the point where insert the progressive than the initial 0 progressive through the button Prog.

You can enter several times the 0 progressive; the last inserted is the basis for the insertion of the
subsequent progressive.

The progressive are always positive, both from bottom to top and from top to bottom or from left to right
or from right to left. Decimals depend on setting of CAD Unit.

Horizontal Vertical

Progressive dimension

Once you have chosen the dimensioning type (horizontal, vertical, aligned) select the points, press
Enter and specify the insertion point.

Choose the type of dimensioning by selecting the relative boxes; it can be "Horizontal", "Vertical" or
"Aligned".
Auto Dim

The command searches through selection window holes (if inserted with TecnoMETAL's commands) or
markers (see. Paragraph marker)

The first section allows you to choose whether to make a selection using the option Selection or along a
line using the option Reference line; in this case are identified all holes that intersect the selected line.

The second section allows you to choose whether to select the Holes in view or the Holes in sections.
This procedure searches only the holes indicated in this option, regardless of the type of selection indicated
in the first section.

The third section can be enabled to enter the overall dimensions.

Dimension can be horizontal, vertical or aligned by activating the boxes.

Press to confirm the selection. You will be asked the type of selection (Selection window or
Reference line) and then a point where insert dimensions for each type of dimensioning activated
(Horizontal, Vertical or Aligned).
Profile 1

After selecting an upper point of the profile, this option reports the progressive dimensioning at
the bottom and the entry "profile + length" above the profile.

Select the profile, it must be a point on the upper thread (S1). The profile can be slanting.

Decimals depend on setting of CAD Unit.


Profile 2
After selecting an upper point of the profile, this option reports the entry "profile + length" above
the profile.

Select the profile, it must be a point on the upper thread (S1). The profile can be slanting.
Holes

This procedure realizes the dimensioning of the holes of the selected profile.

Select the profile, it must be a point on the upper thread.

Dimension style is the one defined in the CAD Units.


Holes diameter

This option inserts the description of the diameter of the selected holes.

Select the area through a window, indicate the insertion point for each hole in the selection and a second
point to define the rotation.

Press Enter to end the procedure.


Points
This procedure allows you to dimension the distance between two points with only the dimension
text.

Specify two points P1 and P2.

Press Enter to end the procedure.

Decimals depend on setting of CAD Unit.


Marker
This command allows you to insert some references points. These points can be automatic
dimensioned or become delimiter for the plates. In this case it is considered as a hole with clamp as 0.

Press Enter to end the procedure.


Triangle

This command allows you to insert a triangle with measures in a drawing.

Indicate two points corresponding to the length of the hypotenuse (P1 and P2), a third point where to
insert the triangle (P3) and a fourth point (P4) to determine the triangle dimensions.

Press <ENTER> to confirm inserted data.


Triangle 100

Use this procedure to draw a sloping triangle with fixed base, providing two points along the
directrix and the insertion point.

Insert tow points P1 and P2.

Press Enter to end the procedure.

If you want a base dimension other than 100 open the file \Steel\TecnoMETAL\BIN\DAT\Triangle.dat
and replace 100 with the desired size.
Dim P
The procedure dimensions the interior of two lines or polylines.

Specify two points (P1) (P2), dimensioning is done in the two intersections contained between these points
and the first external lines (or polylines).

The search is done for a maximum of 2000 from the point, to avoid problems in case there are no lines.

Press Enter to end the procedure.


Dim L
This command allows you to dimension the intersection of existing lines.

Specify two points (P1) and (P2) to intercept the intersection with lines or polylines, so press Enter to
end the selection of the points (several points can be defined as P1 and P2), then specify the point
where to place the dimension (P3).
Dim V

This command allows you to dimension a series of points by indicating the position and direction
of the dimension line and the vertices that enclose the space in which the dimensions will be calculated.

Specify the points that define the rotation of the dimensioning (P1 and P2), then the points to dimension
(P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, etc.).

Press Enter to end the points selection.


Arc
This command dimensions the development of the arc entity previously selected with text only.

Decimals depend on setting of CAD Unit.


Arc Dimension

This command automatically dimensions the selected arc.

The Dimension is constructed not-associated and without observing the variables and dimension styles
currently set, because it is not among those provided for CAD.

Decimals depend on setting of CAD Unit.


Line

This procedure allows you to dimension the length of entities (line or polyline) selected with only
the dimension text.

Select a line or polyline (S1).

In case of polyline specify two points (P1 and P2) for the insertion of development.

Press Enter to end the procedure.

Decimals depend on setting of CAD Unit.


Symbols
UNI EN 22553 Welding

Welding Symbols in according with UNI EN 22553 code.


Select the command to visualize the following screen.

The screen is divided into pages, use the buttons to move from one page to another.

If you activate the option Insertion by arrow you should indicate the insertion point (the one highlighted
in red in the picture) and a second point for the rotation.

To select the desired symbol click with the left mouse button on the corresponding image. Press
to confirm.
AWS Welding
Welding Symbols in according with AWS code.

Select the command to visualize the following screen.

To select the desired symbol click with the left mouse button on the corresponding image. If you activate
the option Insertion by arrow you should indicate the insertion point (the one highlighted in red in the
picture) and a second point for the rotation.

This operation will open the screen Enter Attributes to insert the required values. Press to
confirm.

Note: AWS symbology is a set of symbols on the same line. Please refer to the code for proper use of
symbols.
UNI Welding
Welding Symbols in according with UNI code. Select the command to visualize the following screen.

To select the desired symbol click with the left mouse button on the corresponding image. If you activate
the option Insertion by arrow you should indicate the insertion point (the one highlighted in red in the
picture) and a second point for the rotation.

This operation will open the screen Enter Attributes to insert the required values. Press to
confirm.
Roughness
Symbols of surface roughness.

Select the command to visualize the following screen.

To select the desired symbol click with the left mouse button on the corresponding image. If you activate
the option Insertion by arrow you should indicate the insertion point (the one highlighted in red in the
picture) and a second point for the rotation.

This operation will open the screen Enter Attributes to insert the required values. Press to
confirm.
Various

Various symbols in common use.

Select the command to visualize the following screen.

The figures 05 and 06 allow you to insert the welding lines in the drawing.

Type the value in the box Height of the welding line.


The button Welding lines list allows you to know the lengths of the welding lines in the drawing.

To select the desired symbol click with the left mouse button on the corresponding image.

Specify the insertion point (the one highlighted in red in the picture) and a second point for the rotation.
List
Bill of Material
This command allows you to extract information from the drawings and visualizes the following
screen:

Are available 2 options to extract information from the drawing:

2D drawing extraction: extraction of a file with the marking details of the entire 2D drawing.
2D selection extraction: extraction of a file with the marking details related to the selected part of
2D drawing.

Type the name of the file which will be extracted in the box Name; the file is saved in TXT subdirectory
of the work order .dwt.
Select the desired option to activate the procedure and press .
Elaboration Bill of Material
You can activate this procedure both in the integrated environment and in a drawing.

Either cases propose you to default an active work order but you can select another one.
Type the name of the BoM to be processed in the BoM box and press .
Now you can see the screen for the choice of drawings:

This screen consists of several sections, the first Drive visualizes all drives that contain work orders of
TecnoMETAL, if you select one of these drives you will select all drawings extracted and present on the
drive.

Use the TAB key or your mouse to move to the next section.

The section Group visualizes all groups present in the drive previously highlighted (not selected); if you
select one of these groups, will be selected all drawings extracted and present on the work orders group.

The section Work visualizes all work present in the group previously highlighted (not selected); if you
select one of these work, will be selected all drawings extracted and present on the work .

The section SubWork visualizes all subworks present in the work previously highlighted (not selected); if
you select one of these lots, will be selected all drawings extracted and present on the lot.

The section Drawings visualizes the drawings present in the choices previously highlighted (not selected);
click with the left mouse button on the box on the left of the drawing number to select the drawings to
include in the list.

The button All allows you to select all the drawings in the list "To be processed", the "Nothing" button
allows you to deselect them, while the "Invert" button inverts the selection.
If you select an already existing List, you will see the drawings of this list on the screen "Processed"; you
can add or remove the drawings by selecting or clearing the check box.

To perform processing of drawings, confirm your selection with the button .

If after processing appears the following error message:

there are some errors in the marking and the list cannot be processed; is described the nature of the error
to facilitate correction.

The procedure verifies that marks or positions have the same characteristics (profile, material, dimensions
etc.) and if they are part of subassembly, must exist both this subassembly and also the link of positions
to the composed mark.

Note: in case of errors you cannot generate the list of materials but you will have to correct the marking
in the interested drawings; then re-extract the DWT and retry the operation.

If no errors are detected will appear the following screen with two menus File and Utility.
File

Open BoM

This command allows to open a list previously processed.

Press to visualize the lists and select the active one.


Automatic Conversion
This command allows you to remove and add more drawings to be included in the active list or replace
those that have changed and opens the following screen:

Select the drawings to be added or replaced in To be processed list and the drawings to be removed
from the list in Processed list.

Make report

Once you have selected the command Automatic Conversion, continue creating the print report.
This screen allows you to select the BoM that you want to create.

In Parameters section you can define a multiplicative coefficient to increase or decrease the weight and
surface and a coefficient to increase or decrease the amount of nuts and bolts.
If you activate the box Reprocess, the selected reports will be processed; otherwise are retained those
already created, if there are any.

Available Bill of Material:

1. Generic
Drawing: creates a BoM of marks and their composition.
Drawings BoM: creates a BoM with the number of drawings that have been processed and the weight
of each.
Profiles summary: creates a summary BoM of the materials with total length and total weight for each
profile; square feet and total weight for sheets metal.
Marks composition: creates a BoM of positions with the marks in which they are inserted.
Composed marks: creates a BoM of inserted composed marks.

2. SubAssembly
Complete: creates a BoM of marks, positions and nuts and bolts for each subassembly.
Bolts: create a BoM of bolts for each subassembly.
Marks: creates a BoM of marks and positions for each subassembly.
Summary: creates a BoM with the names and the weight of the subassemblies.
Bolts and nuts comp.: creates a BoM of nuts and bolts for each subassembly divided by screws, nuts
and washers.
Working: creates a BoM of workings for each subassembly.

3. Working
Using the drop-down menu you can choose if the welded beams are to be managed as plates (Elettrow.
= plates) or to be maintained as profiles (Maintain profiles)
Profile: creates a BoM of all positions ordered according to the name of the profile.
Filtered profile: visualizes a BoM of profiles to insert with values of minimum and maximum length.

Position: creates a BoM of all positions ordered according to the name of the position.
Position mark: creates a BoM of all positions with the reference to the owning mark.
Bent development: creates a BoM of all positions of press-formed profiles with the development of the
plate.

4. Shipping
Mark: creates a BoM of all marks ordered according to the mark name.
Treatment: creates a BoM of all marks ordered according to the treatment.
Description: creates a BoM of all marks ordered according to the mark description.

5. Bolts and nuts


Summary: creates a BoM of bolts.
Composition: creates a BoM of screws, nuts and washers.
Treatment: creates a BoM of bolts ordered according to the treatment.

6. Codes
Work typology: creates a BoM of marks for each "Work typology" code.
MWC: Macro working cycle, creates a BoM with positions for each "Macro working cycle" code.
Stock code: creates a BoM with positions for each "Stock code" code.
Cost code: creates a BoM of the marks for each "Cost code" code.

If you confirm with the button , will appear the following screen to select the drawings to be
included in the BoM. If you press without selecting any drawing, all drawings will be considered.

The confirmation of the selection allows to process the BoM.

If you have chosen BoM for Codes in a following screen you should select the codes to insert in the BoM.

Printing
The command Print opens screen with the created BoM; select the BoM you want to print from those
generated with the command Create print report.

Press to confirm your choice, you will open the classic Windows screen for choosing the printer
and the BoM will be printed.

If in printing appear "???????" means that the space is narrow compared to the dimensions of the BoM
and you will have to increase the width of the column (please refer to "Customizing prints").
Print preview

The command Print preview allows you to open a screen where you can run one or more zoom on the
BoM or visualize it on two pages or flip through the pages, if the BoM is composed of multiple pages.

Printer setup

To visualize horizontally the format of the BoM, select the command Printer setup to set the horizontal
orientation of the sheet.

Setup fonts
This command opens the following screen to customize the typefaces of the BoM in the various
sections.
You can also set the lateral margins of the page.

If you activate the box Use horizontal lines to separate rows, in the BoM will be drawn the lines to
separate the rows.
Utility

Report Setup

This option allows to customize the prints of the BoM by using the following screen:

The personalization is on the current work order; configuration files are in the "STP" directory of the work
order.

You can save your changes in the program configuration by activating the box Save changes in defaults.
Press to confirm and visualize the following screen:

In Header section you can change the contents of the BoM header by typing directly into the section.

The button opens a menu of selectable variables (not required) to insert the information in the header.

The meaning of the variables is as follows:

$DATE today's date on your computer


$PAGE page of the BoM (partial + total)
$TITLE name assigned to the BoM
$TLIST BoM name (e.g.: Drawing, Subassembly, Profiles etc.)
GRP_COM work group (the one set in work order definition)
NUM_COM work order name (the one set in work order definition)
LOT_COM lot name (the one set in lot definition)
DES_COM work order definition (the one set in work order definition)
DLO_COM lot description (the one set in lot description)
CLI_COM customer name (the one set in work order definition)
IND_COM address (the one set in work order definition)
DT1_COM date (the one set in work order definition)

All variables described above should be set between the symbols < >.
To undo your last settings select the button .

In Body section you can set the sizes of the columns that compose the body of the BoM.

To change one of the elements, select it with a double click of the left mouse button and then type your
changes in the boxes to the right; select the button Modify to confirm the changes made.

You cannot add elements to those already specified. To disable an element, lead to 0 the Len. value; to
reactivate it, assign a new length.

In the column Dec you can define decimals for numeric fields, distinguished by N letter in T column. The
alphanumeric fields are indicated with C letter.

The Width field allows you to set the column width in mm; if you insert the value 0, the procedure adapts
the measure automatically based on the contents of the Len. column.

The buttons and allow you to move the selected field up or down.

The Footer section has the same modalities of the Header section.

The button allows you to place a logo in the header of the BoM; the logo should be made
previously in format .BMP with a program like WINDOWS Paint.

The logo can be placed on the Left or Right side of the header by setting the parameters in the following
screen:

The button lets you disable the logo you have set.

Note: in the subdirectory CFG of TecnoMETAL there is the file LOGO.BMP with the recommended size
for the logo.

The options Save header and Save footer allow you to visualize the screen to select the BoM in which
change header and footer, in a single operation.
BoM export
This option of Utility menu allows you to export a BoM to a file ASCII format printout, without headers
and footers.

Select the BoM you want to export, the name of the file and where to save it.

Export DWT file


This command runs the reverse process of automatic conversion; the DBF file created with automatic
conversion is converted to a DWT file. This option can be used to generate a list on the drawing of a
manually created BoM.

Update CAM qty.


This procedure updates the quantity in workshop module with the quantities processed by the current List.

In order to do this create a working list for position and CAM files.

Count bolts in drawing BoM


This option allows you to visualize nuts and bolts in the BoM.

Export to Excel
This command creates the selected BoM in Excel format, with column headers.

Note: in order to use this procedure, you must have installed windows Excel on your computer.
Import BoM in the project
This procedure opens the following screen:

Type the title of the BoM in the box Title.

In Origin section specify the coordinates of the point where the BoM will be inserted or by typing them

in X and Y boxes or by selecting the point in the drawing with the button ; the coordinates will be
automatically inserted in the boxes X and Y.

If you want to insert the BoM to the right of the defined point, activate the box Ins. to the right of the
specified point; otherwise the BoM will be inserted to the left.

In Fonts and type section select the text style of the BoM (you can choose from those defined in the
drawing), in H text (mm) box define the height of the texts and in Color of the title and the lines define
the color.

In Space for table layout section you can define the width (X) and height (Y) of the BoM, the commands

allow you to select two points in the drawing to calculate the distance.

Press Next to confirm and visualize the following screen:


In the box above, select the previously created BoM.

In the box below, select with a click of the left mouse button the report that you want to insert in your
drawing.

Press Next to confirm and visualize the following screen:


In this screen you can change the title of the column Label with a double click of the left mouse button
over the element to change.

Similarly you can modify other values: the column width (if the width is equal to 0 the column will not be
inserted), the quantity of decimals for numeric columns and the color.

Use the buttons and to move columns and the button at the bottom to delete all changes made.

The button Back allows you to modify the previous choices

Press Finish to finish the operations and draw the BoM.


Select the BoM with a click of the left mouse button and visualize the menu with a click of the right mouse
button; the section "SteelGraphics" allows you to access two procedures:

Table property: to visualize the insertion screens where you can modify the parameters.

Create Excel: to automatically create Excel sheet of the list.

Note: in order to use this procedure, you must have installed windows Excel on your pc.
Lists

This command allows you to insert the list in the drawing and opens the following screen:

The Operation section offers you three options to create the list.

Single drawing list: allows you to create a list directly from a 2D drawing.
Multy drawings list: this procedure can be used after you have extracted the information from the
drawings (please refer to BoM chapter) and allows both to insert the list in any 2D and 3D drawing
that create a summary list of multiple drawings.
3D drawing list: allows you to create a list directly from the 3D model. The weights that are calculated
may be net weights.

In Unit of measurement section define which unit of measurement you want to apply to the values in
Decimals and Architecture list.

2
The weight can be calculated in kilograms (Kg) or pounds (Lbs) and the surface in square meters (m )
2
or square feet (ft ).

Plate prefix is the entry that is used in the list to indicate the plates; by default is used the entry chosen
in setup

Attention: if you use the lists with the architectural measures increase the decimal value to 4 or higher.
The section Insertion allows you to select the type of insertion of the list: if you choose A0 or A1 the list
will be placed in the upper-right corner of its squaring while if you choose Point you will have to indicate
the insertion point in the drawing.

Press BoM configuration to access the screen for the customizing of the lists.

In the event of a failure during the insertion, please verify that all positions have positive quantity and
nonzero. The encountered errors are displayed on the screen; for example, there cannot be marks or
positions with the same name but with different size or material.

In Type section select the desired list type and press to process the list.

BoM configuration

This option allows you to visualize the following screen for customizing the lists.

In the sections Titles, Subtitles and Lines you can determine the fonts to be used, the text height (H) that
will be multiplied by the drawing scale, the width (T), the inclination (A), the color (C), the space between
the lines (R) that will be multiplied by the drawing scale.
In Options section you can set the colors of the lines, the size of sheets (for automatic introduction of
lists in A0 and A1 format), the possibility to draw border lines on the top and right side of the list, inch-
measures to increase the precision of decimal measures due to the conversion of inches to millimeters.

Enable the option Export file if you want to generate in TXT subdirectory a file with the name of the
drawing and .txt extension, containing the list data separated by ; with the following data:

Select the letters on the right, corresponding to the various types of list, to visualize the screen for
customizing the selected BoM.

BoM Type A

This list is composed of three sections:


A = Shipping: section that includes the marks to ship.
B = Cutting: section that includes all pieces that need to be built.
C = Bolts and nuts: section that includes all bolts and nuts.
In Shipping and Cutting sections you can customize:

- The title
- The columns
- The order of the marks

In Bolts and nuts section you can customize:

- The title
- The columns

To change the titles (indicated by numbers 1, 4, 7) type them into the boxes; the order of the marks (3)
may be made by mark name or description; the order of the pieces to be built (6) may be made by profile
or position.

To change the columns (indicated by the numbers 2, 5) select with a click of the left mouse button the row
being changed to open the screen to change the position in the list.

Attention: each position must be unique.

The Title is the title of the column. In the case of decimal places, you can control the quantity.
The length is the size in millimeters of the column. On the main screen next to titles there is the width as
sum of the sizes of the active columns.

The width must be the same in all three sectors (Shipping, Cutting, Bolts and nuts).

To change the columns in section C (indicated by the number 8) select with a click of the left mouse button
the row being changed to open the screen to change the position in the list, as in the case of the columns
2 and 5, you can edit the title and subtitles.

BoM Type B

This list is composed of two sections:


A = List of materials: section that includes all pieces to be built
B = Bolts and nuts: section that includes all bolts

In this screen you can customize:

- List of materials title


- List of materials columns
- The order of the pieces
- Bolts and nuts title
- Bolts and nuts columns

To change the titles (indicated by numbers 1, 4) type them into the boxes, the pieces (3) can be ordered
by name of the profile or mark/position.

To change the columns (indicated by the number 2) and Bolts and nuts (indicated by the number 5) please
follow the procedures used in "Type A list".

BoM Type C

This list is composed of two sections:

A = List of materials: section that includes all pieces to be built.


B = Bolts and nuts: section that includes all bolts.
In this screen you can customize:

- List of materials titles languages


- List of materials columns
- The order of the pieces
- The width of the columns containing the composition of the marks
- Bolts and nuts title for the first language
- Bolts and nuts title for the second language
- Bolts and nuts columns

To change the columns (indicated by the number 2) select with a click of the left mouse button the row
being changed, you will see the screen to change the position in the list. For example: the position number
1 is the first line, the position number 2 is the second etc.; to delete a column put number 0 in position
of the row.

Attention: each position must be unique.


The title is the title of the column, which appears in two languages as subtitles. To change them, type
what you want.

If there are decimals, you can decide the quantity.

The length is the size in millimeters of the column. On the main screen next to titles there is the width as
sum of the sizes of the active columns.

The width must be the same in all two sectors (List of materials, Bolts and nuts).

The marks (indicated by the number 3) can be ordered by name of the mark or profile.

The box Character width (indicated by the number 4) allows you to define the width of the columns for
the quantity of positions for composed marks.

To change the titles of Bolts and nuts (indicated by the numbers 5, 6) type them in the relevant boxes.

To change the columns in section C (indicated by the number 7) select with a click of the left mouse button
the row being changed to open the screen to change the position in the list, as in the case of the columns
2, you can change the title and subtitles in the two languages. The length boxes refer to the subtitles.

BoM Type D
This list is similar to the type C, except that you can define two additional columns to insert the codes
(manually) for the ITEM "Price".

BoM Type E

This list is similar to type C, with the possibility of having a numbered column of rows and at the bottom
of the list the total weight and surface.
BoM Type F

This list consists of a column with the mark followed by the positions that compose it.
In this screen you can customize:

- List of materials columns (please refer to Type C list)


- Total weight title at the bottom of the list
- Possibility to create a list of Bolts and nuts as type C list
- Lines numbering

BoM Type G

This list is similar to type F, but draw a line with the mark and then the positions that compose the mark.
In this screen you can customize:

- List title
- List subtitles
- Weights unit, Kilograms or Tons
- List of materials columns (please refer to Type C list)
- The option "Complete description" if enabled, writes the description in the row of the mark or the profile
of the first position.
- Possibility to create a list of Bolts and nuts as type C list
- Lines numbering
- The title of the Numbering lines column
- Possibility to insert the summary of Bolts and nuts

BoM Type H

This list , unlike the others, develops upwards.


In this screen you can customize:

- List title
- List of materials columns (please refer to Type C list)
- The order of the pieces
- Total title

BoM Type I

The Type I list allows you to have a summary of the materials present in the drawing.
If the boxes ITEM and QTY. are empty, you will not have its columns in the list.

BoM Type L

This table is for 2D drawings of views obtained automatically from a 3D model (please refer to
TecnoMETAL 4D manual).
Macro
Truss
Automatic

This procedure allows you to insert complete truss beams, with the possibility to save them in
the database, and opens the following screen for data entry:

In File section (1) define the type of upper and lower bridle to use in truss beam.
Select the type of bridle inside the figure with the buttons of Data section.
In boxes T, S, T1, S1 define any distance between paired profiles (if the bridle so provides) and the
placement of the profile in comparison to the axis of the truss construction.

In the boxes N, O, P, Q define the steps in various fields of the struts and diagonals visible in the scheme
as you can see in the image below: for each field you have the values expressed in the boxes.

Example:

The fields can be = 0 in this case it means that in that area there are no diagonals

Vertical or perpendicular options are referred to the direction of the verticals relative to
the direction of the bridles.

Verticals Perpendiculars

The option Unique lower bridle allows you to replace the 3 sections of the lower bridle with a single
section..

The image (2) represents the truss beam as is configured based on the entered data.

Bridles

Bridles section lists the bridles that are in the scheme, select with Ctrl or Shift one or more bridles they
became in red color in schema 2.

The initial values S1 and S2 indicate the Upper bridle, the values I1, I2, I3 indicate the Lower bridles.
If after the value "S" or "I" there is the symbol ? the bridle is not defined; if there is a string of values this
bridle is already defined.
If you select with the mouse one of the rows, this bridle is highlighted in red in the image (2) of the truss
beam.

Press Define to confirm the selected row and open the Bridle Data screen.

In Bridle data section (A) insert the profile in the box Profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database
by pressing the button and select the desired profile in the list that will be displayed with a double
click of the left mouse button.

In the area (B) defining the drilling start and end of the bridle.

In box Diam you select holes diameter. If you select No holes it's mean that a bridle was weld and you
need to insert welding data.

The box L is the axis-axis length if you want to insert slotted holes.

The boxes A-B-D-E indicate the distances between centers of holes compared to the profile axis.
The values C-F define the steps between hole and hole.

In Stiffening brackets section (C) define the stiffening brackets to insert into the bridle.

Select the stiffening bracket type by clicking with the mouse on the image (bolted, welded or without
stiffening brackets). In the first two cases define the dimensions in the boxes C-D-E. The value Th.
indicates the thickness of the plate.

The minimum distance between different stiffening brackets and the minimum quantity of steps to consider
are calculated automatically but can then be modified to suit your needs.

In the box Diameter select the diameter; in the case of bolted cross stiffening brackets, you have to
choose also the type.

The button Wordings section (D) allows you to select the type of description to be inserted in the drawing.
If you select the mark, you will define if it is mark or position ; the initial number and
prefix of marking are those defined in Setup.

Diagonals

Diagonals section (4) lists the beams that are in the scheme, select with Ctrl or Shift one or more bridles
they became in red color in schema 2.

The diagonals are numbered sequentially L01, L02 etc. followed by the letter D if a diagonal and M if
upright.

If after the string there is the symbol ? the beam is not defined; if there is a string of values means that
the diagonal is already defined.

Once you have selected one or more rows, select Define to visualize the screen of the beam parameters.
In Type section define the type of beam by using the buttons .

The button allows you to choose the profile type from Database.

Select then if the insertion of the beam in the truss is referred to the Gauge (drilling axis) or to the
Barycentre.

In Connection section define the type of the connection by clicking on the picture to select if the connection
is bolted or welded.

If the connection is welded, type in the box A the value of the length of the welding seam and in the box
B the value of the dimension of the bead.

In Cross stiffening brackets section define the cross stiffening brackets of the beam.
Select the cross stiffening bracket type by clicking with the mouse on the image (bolted, welded or without
cross stiffening brackets). In the first two cases define the dimensions in the boxes C-D-E.

The value Th. indicates the thickness of the plate.

The minimum distance between different cross stiffening brackets and the minimum quantity of steps to
consider are calculated automatically but can then be modified to suit your needs.

In the box Diameter select the diameter of the bolt in the case of bolted cross stiffening brackets.

In Wordings section you can select the type of description to be inserted on the bridle in the drawing. If
you select the mark, you will define if it is mark or position; the initial number and prefix of marking are
those defined in Setup.

Once you have selected one or more rows in Diagonals section, with the button Reverse you can reverse
the direction.

Before After

The button Delete allows you to remove the beams from the truss scheme by selecting from the list those
that you want to delete.

The button Restore allows you to restore the initial number of beams.

Upper connections

In Upper connections (5) section define the connections between beams and bridles.

It can be defined in another way the upper connections and the lower ones.

You can select the connections type by using the buttons .

The values R, U, V define the distances between profiles.

The value Z defines the thickness of the plate.

Define then if the connection plate is fixed to the bridle with bolts and so select the diameter or if it is
welded to the bridle and in this case select the option No holes in the list.

With the key Lower = Higher all data are copied from the upper to lower connections, if they are equal.

File
In File section you can save the created beam (TRSDB folder in the Database) with the button Save
and you have to indicate the name by which you want to save the truss in the row labeled "Name".
Drawing
Press to confirm the entered data and select the insertion point (P1 - upper left side of the truss).
Scheme, Bridles, Diagonals
Questa procedura serve per disegnare travi reticolari composta di tre comandi: Schema; Briglie e
Diagonali.

Scheme

This command visualizes the following screen for data entry that lets you draw the scheme of the truss:

In Scheme Data section insert the dimensions, in the box L insert the steps of the
diagonals in the figure (For example 3*1200, 4*1000, 900 indicates the following steps: 1200
1200-1200-1000-1000-1000-1000-900).

You can choose if the inserted dimensions refer to the Axes or to the External wire of bridles.

The HI, HF and M dimensions can be negative or equal to 0.

In Upper bridle and Lower bridle sections select the bridle data with a click of the left mouse button on
the image to choose the type or by pressing the button to insert the dimensions A and B, if required;
insert the profile in the box Profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database by using the button
and select the desired profile in the list that will be displayed with a double click of the left mouse button.

Press to confirm the entered data and select the insertion point (P1) in the drawing (the one
highlighted in red in Scheme image).
To better visualize the nodes select a type in the style points of CAD.

Bridles

This command visualizes the following screen for data entry that lets you draw the bridles:

Enter data related to drilling if required, between the various diameters there is also No holes. The
dimensions A, B, F, G with value of 0 represent only a line of holes.

The projections may be negative (toward the inside of the truss beam).
Press to confirm the entered data and select the start and end point of of the upper bridle (node
OSNAP is enabled) and then of the lower bridle.

If you press Enter when you select the starting point, the bridle will not be drawn (this option is useful for
example to draw two pieces of lower bridle and only one of upper bridle or the opposite).

Diagonals

This command visualizes the following screen for data entry that lets you draw the diagonals:
In Connection type section select the type of connection with a click of the left mouse button on the
image or by using the buttons . The option Rounding beam length allows you to round up the
length of the beam; if you select "0" the length will be the calculated one.

In Beam type section define the type with a click of the left mouse button on the image or by using the
buttons .

Insert the profile in Profile box or view the list of profiles in the database by using the button and
select the desired profile in the list that will be displayed with a double click of the left mouse button

In Insert section select Barycentre or Gauge. The Gauge is proposed in the box TR but can be changed.

In Wordings section choose the type of entry you want on the drawing of the diagonal.

In Node section you can define whether the connection is bolted or welded with a click of the left mouse
button on the image. If the connection is bolted decide the quantity of holes, the diameter and C and
D dimensions (if equal to 0 you will have a single row of bolts), if the connection is welded decide the
desired length of welding and the procedure will insert a marker to facilitate insertion of the connection
plates (please refer to Automatic plate).

In Cross stiffening brackets section with a click of the left mouse button on the image you can decide
whether to insert bolted or welded cross stiffening brackets or not to insert them. The cross stiffening
brackets are active only if the profiles are coupled.

If you choose to insert the cross stiffening brackets, decide the dimensions in the boxes in the same way
used in the Node section.

If you activate the box Automatic Dimensioning, the procedure will insert the dimensions of the diagonal
automatically.

The dimensions of the upper and lower bridles are detected automatically by the data of the bridles
previously inserted. If you activate the box Crosspiece, the dimensions will be requested during the
insertion of the beam, useful for drawing the diagonals crosspiece.

Example of Crosspiece diagonals:


Press to confirm the entered data and select the start and end point of the beam, so if you have
chosen for the insertion of Cross stiffening brackets, the procedure will visualize the following screen:

Type the necessary number of steps.

Once the diagonal was drawn you must decide the point of insertion of dimensions, if you press Enter
the dimensions will not be drawn.
You have to continue deciding the starting point of the next beam, if it has the same characteristics as the
previous one you have to provide the requested points, press to finish the procedure.

To draw the connection plates it is recommended that you use the Automatic Plate function.

To hatch the hidden parts use Automatic Hatch, only after the plate has been developed with modules
procedure.

For dimensioning of the bridles use Automatic Dimensions, Profile or Automatic Dimensions with reference
line.

To insert the reference triangles of the diagonals use Triangle function with utility measures.
Interactive I

This command allows the automatic drawing of reticular out of an outline created with CAD lines
that represent the lattice's wireframe.

Examples:

Truss type choice

This option visualizes the selection screen of the type of structure; the point highlighted in red is the one
considered in the scheme by the bridles.

Select the desired type and then press the button to access the Bridles data screen.

Bridles data
In this screen select the upper and lower profiles of the bridles by selecting the button Profile, that allows
you to visualize the list of profiles in the database, select the desired profile with a double click of the
left mouse button.
In the boxes Left and Right insert any projections in comparison to the scheme drawn, they can also

be negative. In the list define if the dimension of the projection is aligned (A) or perpendicular (P)
to the scheme line.

In the box Color select the color to highlight the lines of the bridles that you want to select (this option
is useful to differentiate the profiles).
The boxes A and B represent the distances from the axis to the outer point of the bridle. In the case of
H-profile represent the axis.

The button allows you to select the upper bridle (1) and the lower bridle (2) that after
the assignment will take the colors you have chosen.

Press the button to access the "Beam type" screen and the button if you want to return to
the previous screen.

Diagonal data
In Beam type section select the type of beam, then the Profile, the dimensions A and T to apply to the
beam and the Color.

In Connections section specify whether the beam is welded or bolted, if it is bolted select the diameter
of the bolt.

In Cross stiffening brackets section select if they are bolted (Bolts), welded (Weld) or absent (No). If
they are bolted select the diameter and the number of bolts and then select the Profile and the Step.

Press the button to access the Connections type screen and the button if you want to
return to the previous screen.

Connections type

In Connections type section select one of the types admitted for the type of beam previously chosen and
insert the desired dimensions in the boxes A, B and C.

The button Assign Beam allows you to select the beams with defined characteristics.

Once you have selected the beams , appears again the screen Connections type.

Once you have defined all beams, press the button and select the whole scheme:
The bridles and beams will be drawn automatically.
Project designs
Wireframe

This procedure allows you to "dress up" a wireframe with profiles. Create a solid with CAD lines
or polylines and then activate the command to display the following screen for data entry:

Insert the profile name in the box Profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database by pressing the
button and select the desired profile in the list that will be displayed with a double click of the left
mouse button.

The possible options are:

Selection
Line: select a line or polyline for the insertion of the profile
Points: select two points for the insertion of the profile view

Drawing
You can choose for the complete design of the profile view, or for the partial design of the view of the
profile (equal to 1/3 of the length).

Insert
You can decide if the insertion must be in the gauge or in the barycentre.

Wordings
You can choose the type of wordings to be inserted over the view of the drawn profile. The box Text is
used to add any text (e.g. If you want to enter IPE 300 2M12 select as entry only the profile and write
in text box 2M12).
If you select teh option Mark, the number and starting prefix of the marking are those defined in Setup.

The value Xn is a dimensions multiplier for web and flanges thickness. For example: select UPN200 profile
where the web has a thickness of 7.1 and give to Xn a value of 2, so will be drawn as 14.2. Normally a
solid is molded in scales 1: 100 1:50, etc. but the lines that identify the thickness are very close and it is
convenient to place them with different scale.

Xn = 1 Xn = 2

Once you have made your choices, select with a click of the left mouse button the desired view; the red
point in the image indicates the first point where the vista will be inserted.

If you select view Complete, the procedure inserts a profile along the line until it intersects an existing
profile.

Examples:

Complete Partial
Connections

This procedure allows you to draw different types of project connections, with angular, flange,
beam splice, bolted plate and opens the following screen for data entry:

Select the type of connection: Beam to beam or Beam to column.

You can choose between four types of connection:

1. With angle
2. Flange
3. Beam splice
4. Plate

Then select the type you want by using the buttons or with a click of the left mouse button
on the image.

In the boxes P1 and P2 type the name of profiles or visualize the list of profiles in the database by pressing
the button and select the desired profile in the list that will be displayed with a double click of the
left mouse button.

With the button next to the image select the data of the connection in the database, with a double
click of the left mouse button select the type you want from the list that appears.
Once you have selected the connection, the procedure will insert the dimensions in the boxes on the
left (A, B, C ...), but they can be modified to suit your needs. Alternatively, you can type the dimensions
directly into the boxes.

Select from the list Bolts the required diameter of bolts.

The button in Type section allows you to select the desired type with a double click of the left mouse
button from the list of types that will be visualized.

If you activate the box Dimensioned the dimensions will be inserted automatically.

Press to confirm the entered data and select the insertion point in the drawing (the one highlighted
in red in the image).

Attention!!! In case of failure of the procedure, the necessary bolt type may not be present in the
Database. In this case, first insert the required bolt in the database.
Base Plates

This macro allows you to automatically draw base plates with its anchor bolts for H profiles and
opens the following screen for data entry:

In the boxes P1 and P2 type the name of profiles or visualize the list of profiles in the database by pressing
the button and select the desired profile in the list that will be displayed with a double click of the
left mouse button.
With the button next to the image select the Data of the base plate in the database, with a double
click of the left mouse button select the type you want from the list that appears.

Once you have selected the base plate, the procedure will insert the dimensions in the boxes on the left
(A, B, C ...), but they can be modified to suit your needs. Alternatively, you can type the dimensions directly
into the boxes, in the boxes G - L - M - O - P type the anchor bolts dimensions.

In the box Holes diameter type the diameter of the holes (it depends on the diameter of the anchor
bolts).

If you activate the box Dimensions, the dimensions will be inserted automatically.
If you activate the box Without Chamfer will not be drawn bevels of the ribs.

The boxes N1, N2, N3, W1, W2 can be activated to visualize the lists of nuts and washers to be inserted;
select the desired one with a double click of the left mouse button.

If you select incorrect nut or washer, uncheck the box and repeat the operation. Do not select the box if
you do not want the element to be drawn.
Press to confirm the data entered and select the insertion point in the drawing (the one highlighted
in red in the image).
Bracings
This procedure allows you to draw braces automatically and visualizes the following screen for
data entry:

In Bracing type section select the desired typology by clicking on the image or by pressing the buttons
and insert the dimensions in the boxes on the right.

In Type section define the type of profile with one click on the image or by using the buttons .

In Profile box type the name of brace profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database by pressing
the button and select the desired profile in the list that will be displayed with a double click of the
left mouse button.

A B C...R3 boxes allow you to enter the size of the overall dimensions as shown in the image.

If you activate the box Equal starts in no-portal braces, the procedure will verify the maximum overall
dimensions in the vertices and will adopt it for all vertices.

If you activate the box Chamfer, the plates in the drawing will be beveled.
The box Sm refers to the bevel in the edge of plates. If you enter a negative value, it performs a slot.

In the box Plate th., type the thickness of the plates.

Air value is the air between plate and profile in the case of double plate.

In Connection section define the type of the connection by clicking on the picture to select if the
connection is Bolted or Welded.

If the connection is bolted, enter in boxes C and D the dimensions, the clamp and the steps are defined
in Setup, choose the diameter and quantity of bolts.

If the connection is welded decide the length C.

If the C and D value are equal to 0 you will have a single row of bolts.
In Cross stiffening brackets section decide if the cross stiffening brackets are bolted, welded or
absent with a click on the image. If the boxes are inactive, are not allowed cross stiffening brackets for
the selected type of profile.

Min. Cross Stiffening Brackets: it entered a default value that varies depending on the type of profile
selected, you can change it by editing in.

In Description section select the description to be included on the profiles that will be drawn, you can
choose to insert the profile name or profile name and length.

If you activate the Automatic dimensioning function, the procedure will require the points indicated with
P5 - P6 in the image below, where are inserted the dimensions.
Press the button to define the insertions points of bracing, it is important that these
point are in the same plane.

In section:
It is possible save the entered data in database (sub-directory TRSDB in Database) with the button Save
and you have to indicate the name by which you want to save the truss in the row labeled "Name". The
button Open allows you to open an already created truss to insert or modify it, in this case you access to
Windows Explorer directly into the TRSDB folder of the Database.

Press to confirm the entered data and design the bracing.


Stairs and Handrails
Ramp Stair I

The procedure visualizes the following screen for data entry:

Select the typology by clicking the image or by using the buttons .

In Type section, according to the choice of the typology, will be activated the boxes for the insertion of
required dimensions.
In the boxes P1, P2 and P3 type the name of profiles or visualize the list of profiles in the database by
pressing the button and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

In Bolts list select the bolts to be used in left and right attacks and type the required dimensions in the
boxes that will be activated.

In list Wording you can choose the description that will be included on the profiles.

The button allows you to visualize the list of steps in the database; select the desired step in the
list that will be displayed with a double click of the left mouse button.

The Tread and Riser dimensions are calculated based on the X, Y and N dimensions.

If you activate the box Plant, will be drawn the plant, in addition to the view.
If you activate the box Dimensions, the dimensioning will be inserted automatically.

Press to confirm data entry, select the insertion point (P1) and the direction (P2). Depending on
the position of the point P2, will be drawn the stair: type A, if the point is on the left, or type B, if the point
is on the right.

In the drawing are inserted the nodes that can be used for upper or lower ramps.
Ramp Stair II

This procedure allows you to draw a civil type ramp with handrails and visualizes the following
screen for data entry:

The button allows you to visualize the list of steps in the database; select the desired step
in the list that will be displayed with a double click of the left mouse button.

If you activate the box Quotas, will be inserted Q1 and Q2 quotas.

If you activate the box Dimensioned, the dimensioning will be inserted automatically.

Choose whether to insert the ramp to the Right or to the Left, by selecting its command; the image is
updated based on your choice.

Define then if the stair has to be Inside, with steps in view and dashed stringer flanges or Outside with
dashed steps and stringer flanges in view.
Write the dimensions of the image in the boxes on the right.

The Riser and B dimensions are calculated based on the Q1, Q2, Tread and Riser qty. dimensions that
you have inserted.

In the boxes P1, P2, P3 write profiles of the stringer, in the box P4 the profile of the handrail, in the box
P5 the profile of the railing edge and in the box P6 the profile of the railing bars. Alternatively visualize the
lists of profiles in the database by using the buttons and select the desired profile in the lists that
will be displayed with a double click of the left mouse button.

To the right of the profiles P1 and P3, choose the position of the grating in the landings between:

Down Flush Upper

The command Railing if enabled in the row of the profile P1, allows you to draw the railing in the bottom
landing, if enabled in the row of the profile P3 allows you to draw it in the top landing.

You can choose to draw the View or the Plant of the stair.

In the box Min. Dist. bars type the minimum distance between the bars of the railing and select if the bars
are vertical or horizontal with the buttons .

If you selected the plan view drawing are enabled the check boxes to define Width (1) and Dist. (2).
Press to confirm the inserted data and select the insertion point in the drawing.

In the running drawing are inserted some connections that may be useful to insert upper or lower ramps.
Ladder

This procedure allows to draw ladders automatically and opens the following screen for data entry:

Select the typology by clicking on the image or by using the buttons .

In Data section insert the dimensions of the imagine, C is the maximum size of the first rung.

In the boxes Bride, Step and Cage type the profiles or visualize the lists of profiles in the database by
using the buttons and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

Check the boxes Front, Side, Section 1 and Section 2 to draw its details (Section 1 represents an
intermediate section of the ladder while Section 2 is a section at the top of the ladder). Activate the check
box Dimensioning to obtain automatic dimensioning.

Press to confirm the inserted data and select the insertion point (P1) and the rotation (P2) for each
selected view.
Handrail

This macro allows you to draw automatically the handrails that were previously inserted in the
Handrails database. The command opens the following screen:

The button displays the list of handrails in the database, select the desired handrail with a double
click of the left mouse button.

Select the image typology by clicking on the image or by using the buttons .

Write Y dimension relative to the insertion point and A, B, C, D, E and F dimensions if required by the
image

In Uprights section define whether the uprights are left (L) or right (R) and insert in the box X(*) the
distances of the various uprigths; if the first must be at the insertion point will be equal to 0.

Press to confirm the inserted data and select the insertion point (P1) and the rotation (P2) for each
selected view.

The procedure inserts markers (M) in order to use the automatic dimensioning utility to complete the
drawing.
Towers Lattice
Wireframe

Select the command to display the following screen for inserting the data of Wireframe of the
tower:

Select the type of the tower: Rectangular or Triangular.

In the boxes of Data section, insert the dimensions of the wireframe.

In this section define whether the view should be Front or Side, and whether the rotation in wireframe
drawing should be Horizontal or Vertical.

Once you have drawn the wireframe of the tower, the program puts at the center of the wireframe a block
with the information. If you mistakenly delete this block, you can re-select the command and activate the
box Info to replace the block of information. The box Dimension is activated when you use the "Info" option
and allows you to indicate the point of the wireframe in which will be entering the block of information.

The wireframe will be drawn developed.


Example of data for drawing of towers:

H3 3*1000 A4 200 B4 200


H2 5*1000 A3 1500 B3 1500
H1 3*2500 A2 1500 B2 1500
Q1 0 A1 3000 B1 3000

H3 3*1000 A4 200 B4 6000


H2 5*1000 A3 1500 B3 4312
H1 3*2500 A2 1500 B2 1500
Q1 0 A1 3000 B1 3000
Diagonals
This macro allows you to draw automatically the schemes of diagonals of a tower and visualizes
the following screen for data entry:

Press the button Scheme to select the category schema that you need to insert.
Then you can select various types of diagonals with a click of the left mouse button on the image or on
the buttons .

In Profiles section type the active profiles of the diagonals or visualize the list of profiles in the database
by using the button and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

In the boxes Bolts to the right of each profile, you need to insert the type and quantity of bolts and select
the diameter through the drop-dawn menu. Remember that the pliers are those defined in setup and the
gauges are those of the Profiles database.

In the boxes of L/Plates section are inserted the automatic distance from the edge of the holes for angles
and plates. The values entered by default are taken from the setup and surface gauge the profile databas.
The button Select points allows you to select the points P1 P2 P3 P4 as indicated in the figure below,
the intersection Osnap is set automatically.

The Wordings list allows you to select the description for the profiles of the inserted diagonals.

In the box Th. , if is activated, type the thickness of the plates to be inserted in the crossing of the
diagonals; if the value is equal to 0 will not inserted.

In Check section insert data in the boxes X, X1, X2 and press the button to calculate the
dimensions A, B, C, D recommended for not having interferences; you can change them as needed.

If in the box Alpha is inserted an angle, the procedure automatically calculates the points P2 and P3 to
maintain the desired angle.

In the box H is automatically added the height of the diagonals; if there is the symbol (, *) you can insert
multiple values (eg. 3*2510).

In the box TH1 is automatically inserted the thickness of the plates, to be inserted in the intersection of
the diagonals; if it is set to zero, will not be inserted and the bolt will be calculated with only the sum of
the thickness of the diagonals.

In the case of diagonal values as in the following figure, if the value of N is equal to 0, the hole will be
on P2 and P3 points.
In section

In File section you can save the inserted data (TRSDB folder in the Database) with the button Save. The
button Open allows you to open the TRSDB folder of the Database to get the data.

Press to confirm the data and draw the diagonals.


Squares
This macro allows the drawing of tower squares and visualizes the following screen for data
entry:

Select the type of square by clicking on the image or by using the buttons .

Insert dimensions A, B, C, T1, T2.

Choose the Diameter of the bolts of the cross beams through the drop-down menu.

Type the profiles of vertical rods (P1) and cross beams (P2) or visualize the list of profiles in the database
by using the button and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

Press to confirm and select the insertion point in the drawing (P1 in the image below).
Dim. Wireframe

This macro allows you to insert dimensioning of the tower, The scale for dimensioning must first
be defined in Setup.

Select the block created with the wireframe scheme and that is usually at level zero and at in the center
of the wireframe.

Then select:

the offset between the wireframe line (1) and the real axis of the vertical rods (2) starting from where we
consider the width of the tower.

the insertion point of the vertical dimensions (P1)


the points to dimension in the wireframe. Vertical dimensions are double: vertical dimension and the real
developed.
Bars
This procedure is used to insert a single diagonal and indicates its position in the wireframe. The
procedure visualizes the following screen for data entry:

Select the type by clicking the image or by using the buttons .

Type the profile of the bar in the box Profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database by using the
button and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

Choose the bolt in Holes list through the drop-down menu.

Once you have chosen the profile and the bolt, T value and A and B dimensions are determined
automatically, the first from the database and the others from bolts and nuts setup; you can change them
manually.

The Wordings list allows you to select the description on the profiles.

In Insertion section you can choose a line or select the two points highlighted in red in the profile figure.

Press to confirm the entered data and select the line or the two points depending on the option
chosen.

The procedure inserts a hole at the starting point and one at the end of the line or at selected points and
inserts a hole on each intersected line located in LAYOUT layer (LAYOUT is the name defined for the
layer in this case) .

This procedure can be used with any scheme drawn in LAYOUT layer.
Steel Corbels

This macro allows the automatic drawing of steel corbels and visualizes the following screen for
data entry:

Select the number of steps of the lateral trellis from list Qty Elements.

In the boxes P1, P2, P3 and P4 type the name of profiles or visualize the list of profiles in the database
by using the button and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

In Holes lists choose the type of bolt of the corresponding profile.

In Data section type the dimensions in the boxes corresponding to the image.

Press to confirm and select the insertion point in the drawing (P1).
Purlins

In this section there are two macros that allow you to draw automatically the purlins.
Purlins

The command visualizes the following screen for data entry:

In Purlins section type the profile name in the box Profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database
by using the button and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.
Select the type of drilling of purlins by clicking on the image or on the buttons .

Type A, B and C dimensions in its boxes and define the holes diameter through the drop-down menu.

In Data section type the dimensions in the boxes corresponding to the image. Remember that in fields
with (*,) you can enter multiple values.

In Setup section define the desired wording for profiles that will be drawn and the scale of the marking
plan (the details are drawn according to the scale laid down in the general setup).

You can insert automatically the prefixes and the starting number of the marks; the procedure uses the
positions defined in general setup.
In Connecting rods section click on the image to select the type of tie rods (no tie rods, with a tie rod in
mid, with 2 rows of tie rods), type the required dimensions O and P and select the hole diameter.

Click on the image of tie bolt connection to select round + tube or angled welded plate, then insert the
dimensions in the boxes.

In the boxes P1 and P2 type the name of profiles or visualize the list of profiles in the database by using
the button and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

Press to confirm the inserted data and select the insertion point and the rotation of the marking
plan (P1 and P2), then the insertion point of the purlins (P3) and tie rods (P4) if required.
Supports

This procedure allows you to draw automatically the purlins with its connection.

The available purlins are:

Type 1

UPN, UAP, press-formed U, press-formed C, rolled or press-formed angular angles.

Type 2

Double T rolled and electrowelded

Type 3

Double T rolled and electrowelded, rolled or press-formed angular angle.

Type 4

Omega
The command visualizes the following screen for data entry:

Type the purlin profile in the box Profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database by using the button
and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

Select the type of support by clicking on the image or on the buttons and select the Bolts
Diameter through the drop-down menu.

The next button allows you to select an existing support from the "Purlins support" database and
its values will be placed in the boxes of the Data section. The values can be changed or typed directly
in the boxes.

In the box L type the steps of purlins (e.g. 3*1200, 4*1300,800,900).

Press to confirm the entered data and select the insertion point (P1) and the rotation (P2), it can
be from right to left or vice versa, as well as from top to bottom or vice versa.
Frameworks

Questa procedura permette di disegnare impalcati in automatico disegnando con linee del CAD lo
schema dell'impalcato (ogni linea corrisponde ad una trave).

Si assegnano alle varie linee le caratteristiche delle travi, profilo e unioni.

La procedura esegue la marcatura automatica leggendo la pianta con le informazioni, genera un file
che permette il disegno costruttivo delle travi.
Setup

This command allows you to set the values used in the procedure; if they are not enabled, will
use the default values.

Profiles scale: allows you to set the size of the profiles drawn in plant; If the value equals 1 the profiles
are drawn in real scale, if it is greater than 1 the profiles are drawn with the size multiplied by the value set.

This procedure allows to obtain a more readable plant, normally the plants are done in scales 1:50, 1: 100
etc.. and beams would be very small, please note that this will not affect the drafting of drawings of the
beams. The inscription above the profile depends on the scale set in 2D drawing setup.

Min Th.: allows you to set minimum space that will be used by drawing dashed lines indicating the web,
with a value of 0, the lines will be drawn in real scale; If you draw on a scale of 1: 100 and the thickness
of the web is 8 mm, the lines will be distant 0.08 mm, practically overlapping.

This value is checked so that it does not exceed 50% of the width of the flange; if it exceeds the width of
the flange, is adapted to the size to avoid that protrude from the beam.

Visualize info: allows you to visualize (On) or hidden (Off) the notes relating to the type of connection
that appear at the ends of the beams.

Scheme: allows you to visualize (On) or hidden (Off) the scheme (axes) of the drawn plan.

Details: allows you to visualize (On) or hidden (Off) the drawing of profiles of connection in the
constructive drawing of the beams.
Scheme

This command allows you to draw an unifilar grid of framework and to assign numbers and
letters on the grid, that help for inserting columns and beams.

It is not mandatory to use this procedure to draw the scheme, the lines that define the beams can be
drawn manually. Attention: draw a line for each beam.

The procedure visualizes the following screen for data entry:

You can insert the data for Threads and for Pickets with system 3*5000, 2*4400, 5000 that means the
program will draw the lines with steps 5000,5000,5000,4400,4400,5000.

The first letter can be alphanumeric, the program will follow the logic of the ASCII text tables.

Press to confirm the entered data and select the insertion point (P1) of the scheme in the drawing.
Column
This command allows you to insert columns in the plan and opens the following screen for data
entry:

In the box Profile type the profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database by using the button
and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

Define the angle of rotation 0 or 90 of the profile.

Press to confirm and select the insertion point (P1) of the column in the scheme.

Note: The osnap is on end-of-line by default to facilitate the insertion.

Repeat for all columns needed.


Beams
This command allows you to define the beams and its lateral connections that you need insert into
the plan and visualizes the following screen for data entry:

In section inserted Beams:

Press the button and the line of the beam that you need to insert in the scheme: the software
reads the lateral profiles, if already inserted, and puts them in the boxes Left profile and Right profile,
then visualizes the view in the images of Left connection data and Right connection data sections. If the
profiles are not detected automatically, type them in the boxes or use the buttons Left profile and Right
profile to visualize the lists of profiles and select the desired with a double click of the left mouse button,
so determine the type of view using the buttons or by clicking on the images of Left connection
data and Right connection data sections.

In Beam insertion section type the beam profile in the appropriate box or visualize the list of profiles in
the database by using the button and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse
button.

If the profile is U type, you can select the side of view with a click of the left mouse button on the image.

Once you have defined the profiles, select the connections in central images in Beam insertion section
with a click of the left mouse button on the images or on the buttons below .

Sections left or right connection data


n the sections Left connection data and Right connection data use the button to visualize the list
of connections in the database and select the desired connection with a double click of the left mouse
button. Type the size in the enabled boxes.

The buttons and allow you to copy data from left to right, or vice versa, if the connections
are equal, without repeating the procedure.

Press to confirm the entered data and select the lines for the insertion of the beam.

The selection point of the axis affects the direction of the beam. If you select the axis in the first half on
the left (or below in the case of vertical axes) the left connection set on the beam is considered to be to
the left or down, while if you select the axis in the right half (or higher in the case of vertical axes) the left
connection set on the beam is considered to be to the right or above.

You will have to repeat the procedure for all the beams of the scheme.
Intermediate holes insertion

This procedure allows you to insert intermediate drilling in beams that are already inserted in the
plan and show the following screen for data entry:

Select the required typology with a click of the left mouse button on the image or on the button .

Type the dimensions A, B, C and D.

Press to confirm the entered data and select points P1 and P2 in the beam drawing.

The procedure calculates the distance between the holes and obtains the points P3 and P4 automatically.
Info beams

This command is used to read the information of the beams included in the the framework plan.
Select the command and a beam element to visualize the data screen, that is only informative.

If you want to modify a beam you need to delete it (delete the scheme line), draw a new scheme line and
repeat the Beams insertion procedure.
Marking
Repeat these steps for all beams of the scheme.

When you select the beam line, the information of the profile and of the connections are inserted in the
line. To cancel a line you should delete the line of the scheme, but you can redraw the line and insert
data with the same procedure.
Plan Reading

This command allows to read and store the information in a file that is required for the
constructive drawing of the beams.

Select the procedure and the beams of which you want to export information for drawing; the selection
must be done through selection window and must include the marks.

Give a name and a path to the extracted file; the file extension is .BEA and the format ASCII and contains
a set of information for each beam [ELEMENT].

Example:

[ELEMENT]
MK15 (mark)
1 (quantity)
IPE300+1+4000+ (profile+view+axis length)
LDHH01+HEA300+0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;+WELD;+ (left connection)
RDHH01+HEA300+0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;0;+WELD;+ (right connection)
IAHC01+2788.5+DIR+IPE300+30+2*50+60+60+2+ (intermediate connections)

If at runtime the constructive drawing of the beam stops, it means that the entered values are inconsistent;
in this case, you can change the file and delete the invalid element in order to draw the following elements.
Drawing beams

This command allows you to draw the beams extracted from the frameworks

Select the command and the file, created with the procedure "Plan reading" in .BEA format.

Before starting the procedure please verify the "2D scale" in Setup.

Once you have selected the file you will see the following screen:

Select the beams you want to insert in your drawing, (by pressing "Ctrl" or "Shift" you can select all or
any beams).

Define the type of wording that will be inserted over the drawing of the beam by using the drop down menu
and then type a personalized text in the box Text to add it to the selected entry.

The box Sections first number is used to indicate the starting number of sections (if necessary) on the
drawing 1-1, 2-2 etc.

Press to confirm the entered data and select the insertion point (P1) for all selected beams.
Various
Portals

This procedure allows you to draw portals with beams and columns and visualizes the following
screen for data entry:

Select the type of portal between the 5 options on the left and then choose whether to insert the beams
on axis or on external thread with the options on the right (A B C D).

Type the dimensions of the portal geometry in the boxes below the image and write profiles of beam and
column in the boxes or visualize the list of profiles in the database by using the button and select the
desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

Press the button to access the next screen:


Depending on the geometry selected before you can define the various options of connection by clicking
on the image or on the button ; according to the chosen image will turn on the check boxes for data
entry.

The buttons DB1, DB2, DB3, DB4 allow you to select existing data of connections from the Database,
with a double click of the left mouse button select the desired connection from the lists that appear. The
data can be changed directly in the boxes.

Type the value 0 in the box of elements that should not be drawn, e.g. a stiffener with a thickness of 0
will not be drawn.

Press to confirm the data and select the insertion point (P1).
Columns

This procedure allows to draw automatically the three views of columns with its connections.

In the box Profile type the column profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database by using the button
and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

In the box EL-2 insert the dimension above the head plate (if the thickness is equal to 0, it does not exist
and the dimension is related to the end of the profile).

In Head plate section, if required, enter the data of the upper plate or visualize the list of plates in the
database by using the button and select the desired plate with a double click of the left mouse button.
You can change the dimensions manually or type them directly in the boxes without selecting them from
the database.

If you do not want holes on the upper plate, select the option No holes in the drop down menu Diam.
Type 0 in TH box if you do not want to draw the upper plate.

The dimensions A B C W1 related to the steps of the holes can be multiples, e.g. 3*60,200,2*50.

In Base plate section press the button to visualize the list of base plates in the database and select
the desired plate with a double click of the left mouse button.
Activate the box No chamfers if you do not want to cut the stiffeners.

In the box EL-1 insert the dimension below the base plate that can also be negative, for example -200.

The view type, European or American, depends on Setup.

The distances between the views depend on the scale of the drawing.

Once you have entered the data, you can define any connections of intermediate beams by pressing
the button to visualize the following input screen:

In the box Profile type the beam profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database by using the button
and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

Once you have chosen the profile, select the type of connection with a click of the left mouse button on
the image (1) or on the button below the image.

Press Connections DB to visualize the list of connections database and select the desired type of
connection with a double click of the left mouse button.

Fill in or change the sizes in the boxes A, R, TH, TH1 and TH2.

Insert the T.O.S. dimension (top of steel) of the upper edge of the beam in the box Dimension.

Once you have chosen the type of connection, the software activates the available buttons depending
on the type of connection.

Then pressing A, B, C or D buttons, will be recorded the connection into the side corresponding to the
chosen letter.
Repeat the procedure for the selection of connections for all beams.

If the dimension is not associated with any connection, the software will draw only the dimension line in
elevation.

To delete one or more connections, select them in the Elevations list and press Delete.

The connections are stored for the next column, you must delete them if you want to insert different
connections.

Press to confirm the entered data and select the insertion point (P1) and the rotation of the
drawing that must be indicated by a point (P2).
Beams

This procedure allows you to draw beams with bolted or welded connections, selected among
the different available types.

In section insert beams:

In the box Beam profile type the beam profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database by using the
button and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

If the profile is U type, you can select the side of view with a click of the left mouse button on the image.

Insert Mark and Quantity into the respective boxes.

In the box Dist. to axes indicate the distance between the two lateral profiles.

In the boxes Left profile and Right profile type the left and right profiles or visualize the list of profiles in
the database by using the buttons and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

The buttons and allow you to copy data from left to right, or vice versa, if the connections
are equal, without repeating the procedure.

Sections left or right connection data

Once you have defined the profiles, select the connections in central images in the Beam insertion
section with a click of the left mouse button on the images or on the buttons below .
Use the button to visualize the list of connections in the database and select the desired connection
with a double click of the left mouse button.

Type the size in the enabled boxes A B C.

Intermediate connection

The middle button Intermediate connection allows you to access the screen for data entry of any
intermediate connections if required.

In the box Profile type the intermediate beam profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database by
using the button and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

If the profile is U type, you can select the side of view with a click of the left mouse button on the image.

Select the type of connection with a click of the left mouse button on the image or on the button and
extract the data from the database with the button on the right of the image by selecting the desired
profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

Type the size in the enabled boxes.

Type the value of Dist. from left axis in the box, then store the connection with Enter and repeat the
operation for all the intermediate beams.
The button Delete allows you to clear a connection, once you have selected it on the list Connections
with a click of the left mouse button.

The button Delete all allows you to delete all the connections that are stored and used for various beams.

Press to return to the main screen; press to confirm the entered data and select the point
where to draw the beam (P1).
Circular Platforms
This procedure allows you to draw circular platforms automatically by drawing axes from the
center of the platform and that are traced with the inclination defined in the box Angles sequence. It
visualizes the following screen for data entry:

In Data section type A, B, C, D and E dimensions relating to the adjacent figure; D and E dimensions
can be equal to 0.

In the box Angles sequence write counterclockwise angles, each separated by a comma, for drawing
the axes starting from the platform; the angle 0 (zero) is placed on top and the degrees of angles are
clockwise.

Type the platform edge profile in the box Profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database by using
the button and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

Press to confirm the dimensions and select the insertion point (center of the platform).
Bridges
This procedure allows you to draw the segments of the bridges with the stiffeners and visualizes
the following screen for data entry:

Type the segments profile in the box Profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database by using the
button and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

On the right there are the dimensions of the profile you have chosen; type the data relating to the adjacent
figure in the boxes G, H, I, L and M.

Press the button to confirm the data and access the next screen.
Press the button to access the next screen for data entry of type A stiffeners.

For any changes, press the button to return to the previous screen.

In the next screen enter data of type B stiffeners:

In the box Width type the width of the head drilled plate of the stiffener and in the box Step type the step
of the drilling, F and I dimensions may be multiple.
Press to confirm the data and access the next screen.

For any changes, press to return to the previous screen.

In this screen you should enter the longitudinal dimensions of the beam; you can also insert the stiffeners
if required.

Insert the distance in the box H, choose the type (A or B) in Type section and define the position in
Position section, press to confirm the stiffener data; repeat this procedure for all the stiffeners.

To delete a stiffener select it from Stiffeners list and then press .

Press to confirm the data and access the next screen.

For any changes, press to return to the previous screen.


In this screen you should enter the drilling measurements on the web and on the flanges for the left
connection.

Press to confirm the data and access the next screen.

For any changes, press to return to the previous screen.


In this next screen you should enter the drilling measurements on the web and on the flanges for the
right connection.

For any changes, press to return to the previous screen.

Press to confirm the data and select the insertion point (P1) for the execution of the
drawing.
Gratings
This macro allows you to draw gratings automatically.

Select the type of grating from the Database by pressing the button Select grating. If in the Database, in addi
code, the program picks up the dimensions of the code, that are in the file grade.ini in TecnoMETAL directory

If storehouse code is not present in the Database, you must insert the required size manually.

Offset Lines: is the distance between two series of gratings


Grating width: is the width of the grating without any additions

Offset gratings: is the maximum distance between gratings


Added max: is the maximum possible addition that will be added to the last grating

Plate thickness: is the thickness of the carrying plate of the grating

Gratings color: is the color that will be attributed to gratings and to lines of the edge of the area where will b

Div. lines color: is the color with whom will be drawn the lines between two series of grids

Quality: in this box you can type grating material or select it with a double click of the left mouse button fro
by pressing the button .

Treatment: in this box you can type the treatment or select it with a double click of the left mouse button fro
by pressing the button .

Toeboard: in this box you can type the toeboard profile (if required) or select it with a double click of the
database, that appears by pressing the button .

Grating edge cover: in this box you can type the grating edge cover profile (if required) or select it with a doub
profiles in the database, that appears by pressing the button .

Grade.ini file structure

The ASCII file consists of a series of information separated by semicolons.

Structure: Gratings code; Carrying plate thickness; added max to the panel; Light between two panels; Com

Example:

P33100303102;3;600;3;36;69;102;135;168;201;234;267;300;333;366;399;432;465;498;531;564;597;630;663

where:

P33100303102 is the storehouse code


3is the thickness of the carrying plate
600 is the maximum permissible added to the width of the panel
3 is the light between two panels
36;69;102;135;168; ecc. are the comb dimensions

The logic of the procedure

Example:

L = Whole panel width = 1026 (last measurement of the comb)


A = Maximum added to the panel = 600
T = Plate thickness + 2

Ltot = L + A (max) - T

if R is =< Ltot R = Ltot (where A is one of the values of the comb)


if R is > Amax R = one of the values of the comb
Sis the minimum light between two panels
obtained width Lo = ( L+S ) * n + R
S real = V - Lo / n

Example of using:

Press the button to draw the outer border (with lines) of areas where you should
structures, including any internal holes.
Press the button to draw internal divisions, if required: are drawn 2 parallel lines at
Attention!!!

Not valid situation

Valid Situation

Press the button to insert the bearing direction of the grating and the starting side o
Attention!!!

Valid

Not valid situation (move the block)

Press the button to insert the toeboard, if required; it must be defined as profile in th
Press the button to insert the grating edge cover, if required; it must be defined as g
Use the button to select the area to be processed, (select the direction symbols in
selection there are other elements); the procedure can be done for areas or complete, after the processing
placement of gratings.

Attention!!!

If you have a situation like this :

Correct by moving the symbol as follows

Press the button to delete the last processing you have made.

Press the to act only on the processing layer.

The command generates the automatic marking of gratings, with the positions of th
The marking is progressive as you have defined in Setup.
Press the button to delete the last generation of gratings.

Press the button to act only on the layers of gratings and marking.

Press the button to delete all construction lines used by the procedure, except the g

Press the button Visualize All to visualizes all layers in the drawing.

To print the modules please refer to chapter "Print Sketch".


Lofts

The procedure allows the automatic drawing of lofts and shows the following screen for data
entry:

In the box Length type the distance between the trestles, the values can be multiple.

The dimensions B and E can be multiple values.

In the boxes P1, P2 and P3 type the profiles name or visualize the list of profiles in the database by using
the button and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

Columns can have H-type profiles or pipes both squares that rounds while the beams may have only H-
type profiles.

Type the dimensions in the boxes A, B, C, D, F and H.

The buttons allow you to visualize the lists of connections database, with a double click of the
left mouse button select the desired one.

Press to confirm the entered data and select the insertion point and the rotation of the prospectus
and of the side.
The insertion point is to the first column in the lower left-hand corner.
Clamps
The procedure allows the automatic drawing of clamps and visualizes the following screen for
data entry:

Select the type by clicking on the image or on the buttons or .

Select the boxes 1, 2 or 3 to specify which details draw.

Type the profile name in the box Profile or visualize the list of profiles in the database by using the button
and select the desired profile with a double click of the left mouse button.

In the box Bolts select the diameter of the bolt from the list.

Write the dimensions in the boxes A, B, C, D, S and S1.

Press to confirm the entered data and select the insertion point for each selected view.
Pipes Development

This procedure allows the development of circular section pipes connected together and shows
the following screen for data entry:

Select the typology:

Read to file: to insert in the drawing a previously created development.


2 upper pipes: if you have only 2 pipes, the upper pipe and the diagonal.
2 lower pipes: if you have only 2 pipes, the lower pipe and the diagonal.
3 pipes: if you have 3 pipes: the upper, the lower and the diagonal.

In the box Sectors q.ty write the number of segments that will be defined in the development of the pipe.

Select Only outline to obtain the development of the processed pipe or Regenerate + outline to obtain
the processed pipe, treated with cutting, and the development.

You can draw directly the development of the pipe by selecting Draw outline or store it by selecting Store
outline.

Example:

Draw unifilar scheme and insert the profiles with Profiles command, select 3 pipes and the options as
in the previous screen.

Select the tube to be processed (A) and then its axis (B), select the upper pipe (C) and its axis (D), select
the lower pipe (E) and its axis (F), then indicate the insertion point of the development.
The result would be as follows:
If you choose to store the development, at a later time you can insert all the processed profile.

The development is in scale 1:1.

The development considers the thickness of the tube.


Deformed

This command allows you to deform a polylines structure according to a certain radius, giving a
barycentre point to the structure.

Select the barycentre point of the figure, is the point lying on the hypothetical circle, from which the radius
is calculated.

Use CAD commands to obtain the barycentre of the figures.

Enter the radius and select the figures to be treated; these figures must be closed polylines.

If the barycentre was obtained using the function Region of CAD, it should be deleted because the region
is not compatible with polylines.

The figure below shows the result of an example of this procedure: the black figure is the original design,
the blue figure is the result of processing.
CAM
Procedure

This command allows to obtain the sketches; to process the pieces, the procedure uses CAD
functions relating to the orientation.

It is important to know the functions that allow to rotate the coordinate system (UCS).

Example of UCS orientation

Although the procedure automatically orients the reference system, the points shall be selected by the
user to ensure that the orientation will be along the axis of the length of the piece.

In the marking phase of the plates is important to define correctly which side is considered as length and
which as width.

The orientation of the piece must always be with the X direction along the length.

To verify the correct orientation of the pieces it is useful to activate the variable of AutoCAD _UCSICON
(ON or 1).
L = length
P1 = datum-point
X = datum line for the rotation
A = height
U = UCS orientation

Select the position or single mark of the piece to be treated; depending on the profile will be visualized
a screen as the following:
Depending on the type of drawing you can select the views to be processed. For some profiles there are
also alternative views.

In Info section you can see the name of the file that will be generated, the profile of the mark or the
selected position and the length of the piece.

The section Rotation allows you to define how to rotate the UCS. If you activate Entity will be selected
a line to determine the inclination of the piece and the origin point (P1 highlighted in the picture), if you
activate 1 point will be required two points to determine the inclination of the piece and the origin point (P1
highlighted in the picture), if you activate 2 points will be required two points to determine the inclination of
the piece and the origin point (P1 highlighted in the image) and a second point to determine the inclination.

In Holes section you can choose whether the search of the holes in the view must be automatic or
manually, by selecting the option Auto or Selection.

In Outline section you can choose whether the outline should be detected automatically Auto or by
selecting the outline Polyline, in this case the outline must be a closed polyline

Activate the box Chamfer to define the welds preparations.

Activate the box Scribing to define the scribing in the CAM file.

The box Bending, if present and active, allows to define the bendings in the pieces.

The box Threads, if present and active, allows to define the threads in the pieces.

The box Flanges opening, if present and active, allows to define the openings or closings of the flanges
for the angulars.

The box Milling, if present and active, allows to define the edge milling of the angulars.

In the box Rev. you can type the review of the piece that will be stored in the variable REV_DIS in CAM file.
Note: the datum-point is the red one in the figure of the piece.

In the image above you can see that in addition to drilling were realized two other types of processing:

1. Holes
2. Coped cut
3. Bevel cut
Print Sketch

This command opens the following screen:

The screen is divided into two sections: Files to be selected and Selected Files.

The section Files to be selected contains all the CAM files that are processed in the order.

Select the files to be sent to TecnoPLOT with a click of the left mouse button and confirm the operation
by pressing .

These files will be moved in Selected Files section.

In this section, you can clear the files with a click of the left mouse button and confirm the operation by
pressing .

The buttons and allow you to move all files from one section to the other one.

Press to confirm and send files to TecnoPLOT, that allows you to print the sketches of the
pieces.
Setup

This option allows you to change the default parameters of the program and open the following
screen for data entry:

Files .CAM dir: indicates the destination directory of the CAM file, by default is the directory set in General
Setup. Press the button and select any file within the directory that will be defined as the target
directory for the CAM files.

In Holes section you can define the type of drilling based on the diameter of the holes, indicate the
minimum diameter in the box From and the maximum diameter in the box To, select the type of hole in
the Type drop-down menu.

Exec.: select the type of working to realize the holes.

In Marking section define if the information of marking in CAM file must be with the mark or position.

In Import CAM section you can define whether to use Europe view or American view. In the box
Offset view type the quantity of space between the views, that will be multiplied by the scale factor of

TecnoMETAL setup. If you activate the box Plates table, as a result of imports of CAM file of a plate in
the drawing, you will obtain a table with information of this plate.
The box SPD Pos. allows you to insert in CAM file the information of composed profiles (electrowelded
profiles), once checked, select the positions of the welded pieces that compose the piece. This information
are incorporated into the CAM file and generate the SPD list.

Activate the box Default holes tol. to ignore the tolerance included in the holes of the drawing and consider
those set in the Setup -> Options -> Configuration of bolts.

Activate the box Result preview to visualize automatically the piece at the end of the procedure.

SPD use
This procedure, if enabled, insert the information of the welded pieces for electrowelded beams.

Example:

Insert the composed mark (1), the position of the electrowelded beam (2) and of the welded plate (3),
then insert the SPD positions (4, 5, 6).

Once you have selected the position of the beam (2), you will visualize Select positions of secondary
pieces: and then select the position of the plate (3) and of the SPD (4, 5, 6), press Enter to finish the
selection and display the screen of views selection. Proceed as in H beams example seen previously.

The CAM file includes the information about the secondary pieces:

[COMP]
i 1 0.00,190.00,0.00,400.00,830.00,400.00,32.00,20.00,32.00
i A 001,1
i I 003,1
i S 002,1
r 027,2
In the first row there are the dimensions of welded beam, in the second row of the web position, then of
the upper and lower flange, to follow the positions of the selected welded plates.
Check CAM

This command allows you to check whether all the CAM files of the drawing were created and
offers the possibility to change the marking on the drawing.

Press to verify that all CAM files have been realized and open the following screen with the
list of non-existent CAM files.

In Data CAM section you can change the data that will be inserted into the CAM files.

In Replace section you can change the existing marking in the drawing, by replacing the values with
others using the boxes From - to.

In Selection section it is possible to define whether to change the marking on the whole drawing or by
selection.

Press to make the change.


Chiselling

Plate

This option allows you to insert datum-points in the piece; these points are dimensioned in TecnoPLOT.

Select the insertion point, useful to indicate the points where to weld the stiffeners.

During the sketches creation, will be found the point where CNC machines, if enabled, will realize a chisel.

Profile

This option is similar to the previous and allows to automatically insert points in the vertices of selected
polyline.

Example:
Marking
This option allows you to insert the marking point of the piece; you have to indicate the insertion
point and rotation..

During the sketches creation, will be found the point for the marking of the piece in CNC machines.
Plate 1:1

The drawing of the plates has a full-scale, in paper space. This procedure imports the plates from
CAM files and insert them in a format that can be customized by the user.

The procedure visualizes Setup layout/Plates drawing insertion?

Press the button S to configure the procedure and press the button I to initiate the procedure.

Setup layout

Once you have selected the configuration, is opened the following screen:

In this screen you can customize the print formats.

By default are inserted these 5 formats: A4, A3, A2, A1, A0.

To customize the formats, create CAD drawings and save them with a name of your choice.

Example:
Draw the edge (B), insert the wording (A) and define the area where the plates will be drawn by detecting
the Y, LY, X and LX measures without drawing any line.

In the wording you can insert variables (C), that are the variables contained in CAM file. In the print these
variables will be replaced with their values of CAM file.

Please refer to "Appendix" for the list of available variables.

You can delete existing formats by selecting them with a click of the right mouse button and pressing
.

The button creates a new empty row, insert the dimensions X, Y, LX and LY by double-clicking
each value; in the latest column "DWG" select the drawing in the format previously created.

Sort the formats from smallest to largest (from top to bottom) using the buttons and to move
the lines.

Press to save the new settings.

Insert the plates into the drawing

Set the drawing scale for dimensioning, using the scale 1:1, before you perform this procedure.

Specify the name of the layout and the print settings you want to use, then the distances X and Y for the
insertion of the dimensions from the edge of the drawing area of the plate.

The procedure visualizes the screen to select the plates.


Press to confirm and obtain the full-scale layout of the plates.
Import CAM 2D

This procedure imports the pieces in the drawing deriving them from CAM files.

The screen is divided into two sections: Files to be selected and Selected Files.

The section Files to be selected contains all the CAM files that are processed in the order.

You can select a file by left mouse button, then click the button to move the files to the Selected
column.

These files will be moved in Selected Files section.

In this section, you can delete the files with a click of the left mouse button and confirm the operation
by pressing .

With the buttons and you can move all the files, without having to select them.

Confirm selected elements with the button , it is necessary indicate an insertion point for each
selected file. You can stop this process by pressing the button ESC.
Note: If you enable the option in the Setup "Plates Table", it is necessary indicate a insertion point (P1)
for a plate and for a table.

Example:

Note: this table TAB is a block, is located in \Steel\TecnoMETAL\Lib\eng.

You can customize the table by inserting the needed attributes: create a file in TecnoMETAL directory
with the name tab.txt, containing the variables of the CAM file that correspond to the assigned
attributes.
Plates table

This option allows to insert in the drawing a summary table of all the plates, inserted with import
CAM 2D, and a plates table in the current drawing.

Example:

The command requires a point (P1) to insert the table:


Usage examples
Some practical examples of profile processing according to typical cases..

Double H profiles (T, INP, ELECTROWELDED)

First select the mark or position to treat with the mouse cursor.

After the selection the procedure visualizes the screen that allows to select the views to be processed.
In this example, you must choose the view in the web and the view of the lower flange and the top flange
(the choice 2 = 3 is used in cases where there is a only view drawn in the flange and the holes or workings
of both flanges are equal).

Press to confirm your choices and select a datum line for rotation of the view to be processed (a).

Then select the datum-point (b) and two points for bevel cuts (c, d); the sequence of the points is
indifferent.

Press Enter to finish the selection of the bevel cuts and switch to second view.

You are prompted to select a datum line for the rotation of second view (e) and the datum point (f). Are
required two points for bevel cuts; if there are none press Enter to exit.

You will visualize the message worked piece.

C and U profiles (UPN, UAP, U and C Press-formed).


First select the mark or position to treat with the mouse cursor.

After the selection the procedure visualizes the screen that allows to select the views to be processed.

In this example, you must choose the view in the web and the view of the upper flange.

Press to confirm your choices and select a datum line for rotation of the view to be processed (a).
Then select the datum-point (b) and two points for bevel cuts (c, d); the sequence of the points is
indifferent.

Press Enter to finish the selection of the bevel cuts and switch to second view.

You are prompted to select a datum line for the rotation of second view (e) and the datum point (f). Are
required two points for bevel cuts; if there are none press Enter to exit.

You will visualize the message worked piece.

Angles (Angular and L Press-formed)

First select the mark or position to treat with the mouse cursor.

After the selection the procedure visualizes the screen that allows to select the views to be processed.
In this example, you must choose C views of both Lev. 1 (H) and Lev. 2 (B). Press to confirm your
choices and select a datum line for rotation of the view to be processed (a).

Then select the datum-point (b) and two points for bevel cuts (c, d) and (e, f); the sequence of the points
is indifferent.

Press Enter to finish the selection of the bevel cuts and switch to second view.

You are prompted to select a datum line for the rotation (g) and then the datum point (h). Are required
two points for bevel cuts (i, l), press Enter to exit.

You will visualize the message worked piece.

Bent angles
First select the mark or position to treat with the mouse cursor.

After the selection the procedure visualizes the screen that allows to select the views to be processed.

In this example, you must choose the options Lev. 2 (B) and Folds.

Press to confirm your choice and select the datum point (a) and then the vertices of the piece (b,
c, d). Press Enter to finish and to visualize the message worked piece.
Angle between legs and milled

First select the mark or position to treat with the mouse cursor.

After the selection the procedure visualizes the screen that allows to select the views to be processed.

In this example, you must choose the view Lev. 1 (D) and the options Open web (write in the box Dim.
the percentage of the value of the opening, it can be either positive or negative) and Milling (write in the
box Dim. the milling thickness).

Press to confirm your choices and select a datum line for rotation of the view to be processed (a).
Then select the datum-point (b) and two points for bevel cuts; if there are none press Enter to move to
the next step:

---- MILLING ----


From: select b point
To: select c point
Enter

---- OPEN WEB ----


From: select d point
To: select e point

Press Enter to finish and to visualize the message worked piece.

Square or rectangular tubular profiles

First select the mark or position to treat with the mouse cursor.

After the selection the procedure visualizes the screen that allows to select the views to be processed.
In this example, you must choose the View 4=1 (Levels), in that the holes are on two levels.

Press to confirm your choice and select a datum line for rotation of the view to be processed (a),
then select the datum-point (b) and two points for bevel cuts (c, d); the sequence of the points is indifferent.

Press Enter to finish and to visualize the message worked piece.

Plates

First select the mark or position to treat with the mouse cursor.
After the selection the procedure visualizes the screen that allows to select the views to be processed.

Select View 1; If the outline is a polyline, select the profile with the Polyline, while if the outline is formed
by lines, select the profile with the Vertices (In this case you must indicate all vertices), and active the
options Folds.

Press to confirm your choices and select a datum line for rotation of the view to be processed (a).

Then select the datum-point (b), the outline (b) and the points for the folds (c, d), the height and
length for the calculation of the bending angle according to the following scheme (the angle is always
calculated clockwise).
Press Enter to finish and to visualize the message worked piece.

Anchor bolts

First select the mark or position to treat with the mouse cursor.

After the selection the procedure visualizes the screen that allows to select the views to be processed.
In this case select the shape manually by selecting the option Polyline, then activate the option Thread
and in the section rotation choose Entity.

Press to confirm your choices and select a datum line for rotation of the view to be processed (a).

Select the datum-point (b), that will be the maximum point of the profile, then you are prompted to select
the outline (a) and the two points of the thread (c, d), that should always be at the top of the profile.

Press Enter to finish and to visualize the message worked piece.

Coped cuts
To create special coped cuts you have to realize the outline of coped cut with CAD polyline, cut the excess
and add the coped cut to the outside edge of the profile with the command _Pedit.

Activate the manual choice of the profile (Polyline).

Select the datum line for rotation (b), the point of insertion (a) and the outline (b).

At the end of the operation will appear the message worked piece.

Nota: In this case the information of the coped cuts will not be included in the CAM file for CNC
machines.
Appendix
Insertable variables in Template

Variable Description Variable Description


$NUM_COM Work order number $ING_PEZ Overall dimensions
$DES_COM Work order description $QTA_PEZ Quantity
$LOT_COM Lot number $MAR_PEZ Mark
$DLO_COM Lot description $POS_PEZ Position
$CLI_COM User $COS_PEZ Cost code
$IND_COM Address $NOM_PRO Profile
$DAT_COM Date $TIP_PRO Profile type
$NUM_DIS Drawing number $LUN_PRO Length
$DES_DIS Drawing description $LAR_PRO Width
$DAT_DIS Drawing date $SPE_PRO Thickness
$REV_DIS Audit $MAT_PRO Quality
$NOM_DIS Designer $PES_PRO Weight per metre
$MAR_CMP Mark composition $SUP_PRO Surface per metro
$SBA_PEZ SubAssembly $CPE_LIS Weight coefficient
$TIP_PEZ Construction type $NOT_PEZ Notes
$MCL_PEZ Macro processing cycle $PUN_LIS Unit Weight
$DES_PEZ Piece description $SUN_LIS Unit surface
$COD_PEZ Store code $TRA_PEZ Treatment
$CSU_LIS Surface coefficient $SPD_NOT SPD Note
$CMP_SBS Subassembly composition $CMP_TOT Total mark composition

Levels and coordinates local profiles

Profiles Scheme Profiles Scheme


H T

U Round

L Omega
Square C
Pipe

Round Z
Pipe

Box
Plate Profile