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Kingspan File Transfer (18)

Software version: 2016i

Last updated September 16, 2016 by Trimble Solutions UK tekla.support.uk@trimble.com

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Kingspan File Transfer (18)

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will create an ASCII transfer file and a report file containing all the Kingspan components selected by the user in the current Tekla Structures model. The ASCII transfer file can be used in addition to or instead of using the standard order forms. However, before using this ordering method, you should first contact Kingspan Ltd.

Any problems with the creation of the file will be written to a log file, Kingspan Error.log, which will be written to the current Tekla Structures model directory. Problems will either be errors, e.g. holes in invalid positions, which will prevent creation of a transfer file, or warnings, e.g. Flange Holes in Multichannels, where the data will still be written to the file, but it is recommended that you contact Kingspan Ltd. Both the transfer file and the report file, Kingspan Report.log will also be written to that directory. These files will overwrite existing files with the same name without any prompt or warning to the user.

Contract Number: This is the Kingspan Order Number and is used to specify the file that is created for the file transfer. The file name will always be given a “.wdx” extension as required by Kingspan. This file will overwrite an existing file with the same name without any prompt or warning to the user.

Customer Name: Customer name to be used for the order.

Project Name: Project Name to be used for the order

Order Number: Customer Order Number to be used.

Selection Process:

  1. Select the cold-rolled from the model that you wish to order
  2. Select the file transfer icon from the Kingspan icon bar
  3. Enter the required data into the dialog box
  4. Press the Create Button 
  5. If Tekla Structures warns of errors and/or warnings in creating the transfer file see Kingspan Error.log in the model directory


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