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Calc item fields

Added March 16, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
Tekla Tedds 2018

Calc item fields

Calc item fields

Calc Item fields allow you to calculate an item stored in a calculation library and select whether or not the results are returned in the calculation document. To create Calc Item fields, see the following instructions.

Restriction:

The following only applies to Tedds for Word.

Create Calc Item fields

  1. In the Insert ribbon group, click Tedds field.

    The Insert Tedds field dialog box appears, displaying the Input tab.

  2. Click the Calc Item tab.

    The following view appears.

  3. In the Type list, select the type of field that you want to create.
    • Select Simple to insert and calculate any library item in your calculations.
    • Select Condition to insert one of two possible library items in your calculations, depending on whether a condition is met.

Create Simple Calc Item fields

  1. Specify the details of the field.
    1. In the Calc library field, find the correct library by clicking the ... button, or type the full path and filename of the library.
    2. In the Calc item field, find the correct calculation item by clicking ... button, or type the short name of the item that you want to calculate.
  2. In the Output list, select whether you want to insert the item results in your calculations.
    • To insert the item results in your calculations, select Append.
    • Otherwise, select Discard.
  3. Click OK.

Create conditional Calc Item fields

  1. Specify the details of the condition.
    1. In the Condition field, specify the condition that you want to test.
    2. In the Calc library field, find the correct library by clicking the ... button, or type the full path and filename of the library.
    3. In the Yes Calc item field, type the calc item that will be placed in the calculations if the value of the condition is true.
    4. In the No Calc item field, type the calc item that will be placed in the calculations if the value of the condition is false.
  2. In the Output list, select whether you want to insert the item results in your calculations.
    • To insert the item results in your calculations, select Append.
    • Otherwise, select Discard.
  3. Click OK.
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