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Added April 1, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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The Shape Catalog dialog box contains information on shapes. It is used for viewing shape properties, and for importing and exporting shapes.

The shapes you download from Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla online services.

are also displayed in the Shape Catalog dialog box.

The cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

includes two default shapes: Default and Concrete_Default. Shapes are used in defining items. In Tekla Structures , items are similar to other parts, such as beams and columns. The main difference between items and other types of parts is that a 3D shape defines the geometry of an item, whereas a part has a 2D profile that is extruded to create the length of the part.

The shapes you import to the shape catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined item shapes

The shapes are modeled using software other than Tekla Structures, for example SketchUp.

are stored in the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.

folder. There are two .xml files for each shape: one stored in the \Shapes folder and one in the \ShapeGeometries folder.

If you have shapes that you would like to have available in the Shape Catalog dialog box for all new models that are created in your project or company, copy the corresponding .xml files to the correct subfolders ( \Shapes and \ShapeGeometries ) in the \profil folder under your project or firm folderfolder that is used for storing Tekla Structures-related files customized for a particular organization

A Tekla Structures user can, for example, customize a company’s cloning templates and save them in a sub-folder located under the firm folder. After this, the customized cloning templates can be used in all projects carried out for the company.


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