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This documentation is containing everything that is related to the Unitechnik export, how it works, set up, and different settings so the user gets the correct Unitechnik files that suit them.

Unitechnik file exports are enabled in IMPACT. The file formats supported now are Unitechnik 5.2 and Unitechnik 6.0. Unitechnik files can be read by many CAM-systems (stackers, bending machines, and lasers).

Set up in Project Properties

Before any exports are created, all the necessary settings need to be checked and adjusted.
This is done in the Unitechnik tab in Project Properties.
All the fields that are available in Project Properties -> Unitechnik -> are described here

Workflow

When all the settings are adjusted to the company's needs, exports can be created.

Unitechnik files are exported from IMPACT for AutoCAD.

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The article below, Production Settings - Unitechnik export, contains a video that is a good overview of how to work with and create Unitechnik exports.

Production Settings - Unitechnik export

For a factory with a mesh welding machine, it is very important that as much of the reinforcement that is needed for the element is added to the welded mesh. This will, of course, result in an easier process in the production when the element shall be put together.
This article is about how to add reinforcement to the mesh for a FormSlab element.

Double wall

There are some settings in Project Properties under the walls tab that affect how Unitechnik files will be presented, these are shown in the article below.

Settings in Project Properties that only affect double wall elements.

The following variables are settings that affect the Unitechnik export for double walls on a local or common level. 

With the help of the variable, AUTOEXPORTUNITECHNIKDOUBLEWALL, a Unitechnick file will automatically be generated to a predesignated location when you generate a Double Wall shop drawing if the variable is set to 1.

With the help of the variable, MOUNTPARTDESIGNATIONMEPITEMPANEL2, the MEP-keys placed in panel 2 will be shown in panel 1 in the Unitechnik export is the variable is set to 1.

With the help of the variable, UNITECHNIKPLACINGSYMBOLASMOUNTPART, the placing symbols will act as mount parts and thus be shown in the export if the variable is set to 1.

With the help of the variable, UNITECHNIKLIFTSYMBOLASMOUNTPART, the lift point symbols will act as mount parts and thus be shown in the export if the variable is set to 1.

Form Slab

The following variables are settings that affect the Unitechnik export for Form slabs on a local or common level. 

With the help of the variable, AUTOEXPORTUNITECHNIKFORMSLAB, a Unitechnick file will automatically be generated to a predesignated location when you generate a Double Wall shop drawing if the variable is set to 1.

Bar mesh

The Bar mesh was created with the intention for the customers that export their reinforcement meshes to Unitechnik. Compared to the normal Mesh tab, Bar mesh is visible as a net and added to the element on the production drawings. More about this can be read here.

Converting the "Construction Part Name" in the Unitechnik export.

When creating barmesh in an element, "Construction part" is set to a specific name so a bar belonging to a barmesh can be identified, for instance, "MeshBack". Sometimes a barmesh could be split up into several meshes and then the construction needs to include a number, for instance, "MeshBack_1".

When creating a unitechnik export the name is transfered from the barmesh (construction part) to the unitechnik file. Some customers prefer to have their own names in their own language in the unitechnik file.

The solution is to add variables in Standard Admin that translate the names given in the "construction part" into the names specified by the customer to be used in the unitechnik file.

An example can be seen here.

Unitechnik - GEO files

GEO files can be used to customize how cast-in materials look in the Unitechnik exports made from IMPACT.
More about this can be read here.

Unitechnik Pallet Planning Export

The pallet planning export setup and workflow can be read about here.

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