Export to BTL

JS Feb 2017

Export to BTL

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This command allows you to export to a BTL file.

For general settings please read the hsbExporter document first.

  • Before you start exporting don’t forget to number all your entities --> hsbInOutput\Apply Numbering
  • Select the option hsbCAM\Element export\Cnc Exporter.


ORin the Ribbon


  • This will open the CNC Exporter dialog box.
  • Select all Entities in drawing option to export.
  • The destination location (default is will be stored in the folder where the drawing is situated)

Select all entities in drawing - This will generate your entire drawing. 
Select floors levels in floor level list - This will generate the floor levels that you have picked in the floor level list. 
Select floors levels by elements in drawing - This will generate the floor levels when you pick one of the elements in a certain floor level. 
Select current floor level - This will generate the floor levels that you are in. 
Select elements in drawing - This will generate all elements that you select.

  • Select a Cnc Group (if you haven’t made a group yet see How to create an Export\group in the hsbExporter document).
  • Deselect the Start generator in config mode (config mode means that the Export manager will open, in the Export Manager you can set all your settings and create a group, you don’t need to select the config mode (Export manager) all the time) Read the ‘’hsbExporter’’
  • Select the destination location (default it will be stored in the folder where the drawing is located)
  • Select OK.
  • Your BTL file has been created in the folder of your destination.

  

Settings Tab

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  • In the Export Settings tab you can find all kinds of information on the machine export.
  • You can set your specific options.

General
Header of Btl file
Specific for beam
Specific for master panel
Specific for roof wall floor element
Specific for sheet
Specific for sip

    General

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    BTL machine

    Specifies machine type for whish the BTL is to be generated.

    Grouping

    The way in which the beams will be grouped

    Name Format

    Specifies the format of the output file names.
    How the format is resolved depends on the grouping.
    The following examples are for:

    Element grouping: @(ElementNumber), @(ElementType), @(PlateDescription).
    hsbGroup grouping: @(GroupName), @(GroupLevel1), @(GroupLevel2),...
    Also GenBeam properties can be used: @(SolidHeight:2), @(Width:2),...

    Other special functions are L,R,S,U for Left, Right, Substring, Upper as in @(GroupName:L5).

    The following are also often used: @(ProjectDwgName), @(ProjectDir), @(ProjectNumber), @(ProjectName)...|")]Output Path Format

    Output Path Format

    The relative path under which the output file will be created. The parent path is controlled by the exporter itself. How the format is resolved depends on the grouping.

    Version

    The version of the BTL specification to be created.

    Header of Btl file

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    Comment Format

    Specifies the format of the COMMENT field in the general section of the BTL file. Variables are resolved against the project. Eg. @(ProjectDwgName), @(ProjectDir), @(ProjectNumber), @(ProjectName). There is one special value @(ExportFileName) which is mapped to the btl file name

    Listname Format

    Specifies the format of the LISTNAME field in the general section of the BTL file. Variables are resolved against the project. Eg. @(ProjectDwgName), @(ProjectDir), @(ProjectNumber), @(ProjectName). There is one special value @(ExportFileName) which is mapped to the btl file name.

    Projectname format

    Specifies the format of the PROJECTNAME field in the general section of the BTL file. Variables are resolved against the project. Eg. @(ProjectDwgName), @(ProjectDir), @(ProjectNumber), @(ProjectName). There is one special value @(ExportFileName) which is mapped to the btl file name.

    Projectpart Format

    Specifies the format of the PROJECTPART field in the general section of the BTL file. Variables are resolved against the project. Eg. @(ProjectDwgName), @(ProjectDir), @(ProjectNumber), @(ProjectName). There is one special value @(ExportFileName) which is mapped to the btl file name.


    Specific for beam

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    Export beams (none gluelam)

    Specifies if beams which are not gluelams will be exported.

    Export gluelams

    Specifies if gluelams (laminated curved timber) will be exported.

    Orient relative to refence face

    Each beam can have a reference face property set. This setting specifies if the orientation is to be relative to this reference face

    Orientation normal beam

    Specifies the orientation of a rectangular beam on the machine. If value is not set, the default machine type specific orientation is taken.

    Orientation profiled beam

    Specifies the orientation of an extrusion profiled beam on the machine. If value is not set the rectangular one is taken

    Part settings beam

    Part settings for beam. Variables are resolved against the part, eg @(Grade), @(Material), @(GroupName), @(GroupLevel2), @(SubLabel2), @(Description), @(Name), @(ExtrProf).

    Part annotation format

    Specifies the content of the ANNOTATION fields in the part section, eg @(SubLabel)

    Part comment format

    Specifies the content of the COMMENT field in the part section, eg @(Information)

    Part designation format

    Specifies the content of the DESIGNATION field in the part section, eg @(Name)

    Part group format

    Specifies the content of the GROUP field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part material format

    Specifies the content of the MATERIAL Field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part offset reference

    Specifies the content of the PARTOFFSET field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part package format

    Specifies the content of the PACKAGE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part quality grade format

    Specifies the content of the QUALITYGRADE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part storey format

    Specifies the content of the STOREY field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part timber grade format

    Specifies the content of the TIMBER GRADE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part settings curved beam

    Part settings for curved beam. Variables are resolved against the part, eg @(Grade), @(Material), @(GroupName), @(GroupLevel2), @(SubLabel2), @(Description), @(Name), @(ExtrProf

    Use minimum solid section

    Specifies how to determine the section of the beam. Use the minimum solid section or the section used in the drawing. Applicable for beams only.


    Specific for master panel

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    Export nested master panels

    Specifies if nested master panels will be exported.

    Part settings

    Part settings for Sip. Variables are resolved against the part, eg @(Grade), @(Material), @(GroupName), @(GroupLevel2), @(SubLabel2), @(Description), @(Name), @(ExtrProf

    Part annotation format

    Specifies the content of the ANNOTATION fields in the part section, eg @(SubLabel)

    Part comment format

    Specifies the content of the COMMENT field in the part section, eg @(Information)

    Part designation format

    Specifies the content of the DESIGNATION field in the part section, eg @(Name)

    Part group format

    Specifies the content of the GROUP field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part material format

    Specifies the content of the MATERIAL Field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part offset reference

    Specifies the content of the PARTOFFSET field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part package format

    Specifies the content of the PACKAGE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part quality grade format

    Specifies the content of the QUALITYGRADE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part storey format

    Specifies the content of the STOREY field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part timber grade format

    Specifies the content of the TIMBERGRADE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part width

    Specifies the WIDTH field used for the part expressed in mm, eg 160 or @(Thickness) which is the default.


    Specific for roof wall floor element

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    Export roof wall elements

    Specifies if roof wall elements will be exported. Only supported from Btl version 10.5 on.

    Orientation of element

    Specifies the orientation of the element on the machine.

    Part settings element

    Part settings for roof wall floor elements. Variables are resolved against the element, eg @(Number), @(Code), @(Type.

    Part annotation format

    Specifies the content of the ANNOTATION fields in the part section, eg @(SubLabel)

    Part comment format

    Specifies the content of the COMMENT field in the part section, eg @(Information)

    Part designation format

    Specifies the content of the DESIGNATION field in the part section, eg @(Name)

    Part group format

    Specifies the content of the GROUP field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part material format

    Specifies the content of the MATERIAL Field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part offset reference

    Specifies the content of the PARTOFFSET field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part package format

    Specifies the content of the PACKAGE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part quality grade format

    Specifies the content of the QUALITYGRADE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part storey format

    Specifies the content of the STOREY field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part timber grade format

    Specifies the content of the TIMBERGRADE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part settings element zone

    Part settings for element sheeting zones. Variables are resolved against the first sheet in the zone, eg @(Grade), @(Material), @(GroupName), @(GroupLevel2), @(SubLabel2), @(Description), @(Name).

    Part settings element zone module

    Part settings for element module. Variables are resolved against the first beam in the module, eg @(Grade), @(Material), @(GroupName), @(GroupLevel2), @(SubLabel2), @(Description), @(Name).


    Specific for sheet

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    Export sheets

    Not implemented yet

    Orientation

    Specifies the orientation of a sheet on the machine. If value is not set, the default machine type specific orientation is taken

    Part settings

    Part settings for Sheet. Variables are resolved against the part, eg @(Grade), @(Material), @(GroupName), @(GroupLevel2), @(SubLabel2), @(Description), @(Name), @(ExtrProf

    Part annotation format

    Specifies the content of the ANNOTATION fields in the part section, eg @(SubLabel)

    Part comment format

    Specifies the content of the COMMENT field in the part section, eg @(Information)

    Part designation format

    Specifies the content of the DESIGNATION field in the part section, eg @(Name)

    Part group format

    Specifies the content of the GROUP field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part material format

    Specifies the content of the MATERIAL Field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part offset reference

    Specifies the content of the PARTOFFSET field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part package format

    Specifies the content of the PACKAGE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part quality grade format

    Specifies the content of the QUALITYGRADE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part storey format

    Specifies the content of the STOREY field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part timber grade format

    Specifies the content of the TIMBERGRADE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Specific for sip

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    Export sips

    Specifies if sips will be exported.

    Orientation

    pecifies the orientation of a panel/sip on the machine. If value is not set, the default machine type specific orientation is taken

    Part settings

    Part settings for Sip. Variables are resolved against the part, eg @(Grade), @(Material), @(GroupName), @(GroupLevel2), @(SubLabel2), @(Description), @(Name), @(ExtrProf

    Part annotation format

    Specifies the content of the ANNOTATION fields in the part section, eg @(SubLabel)

    Part comment format

    Specifies the content of the COMMENT field in the part section, eg @(Information)

    Part designation format

    Specifies the content of the DESIGNATION field in the part section, eg @(Name)

    Part group format

    Specifies the content of the GROUP field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part material format

    Specifies the content of the MATERIAL Field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part offset reference

    Specifies the content of the PARTOFFSET field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part package format

    Specifies the content of the PACKAGE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part quality grade format

    Specifies the content of the QUALITYGRADE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part storey format

    Specifies the content of the STOREY field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Part timber grade format

    Specifies the content of the TIMBERGRADE field in the part section, eg @(GroupName)

    Custom Tab Extension Prompt

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    • In the Custom tab you can add extra settings, like Beam Filter.


      Once you have set everything in the Setting/Custom/Tool Modifiers tab you can save these settings and recall them later on in the Export Settings dialog box. (See ’’Save your Settings’’)


      Tool Modifiers Tab

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      • In the Tool Modifiers tab you can add some extra tools.

        Once you have set everything in the Setting/Custom/Tool Modifiers tab you can save these settings and recall them later on in the Export Settings dialog box. (See ’’Save your Settings’’)


        Save your Settings

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        Once you have set everything in the Setting/Custom/Tool Modifiers tab you can save these settings and recall them later on in the Export dialog box.

        • Select the New button and the catalogue Entry dialog box will open, enter a specific name to your settings.
        • Select OK and the Entry will appear in the Export Settings dialog box.
        • You can create several exports if you want.



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