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Import points

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Import points

Import points


This section is for advanced users.

You can import points to specific locations in an open Tekla Structures model using the Point Creation Import (8) component. You need to specify the point coordinates in a text file. In some cases this file is generated by another software package.

  1. Create a point import file.
    1. Create a text file that consists of single lines for each point.

      Use commas or tabs as delimiters for the three point coordinates on a line. For example:



    2. Save the file.

    During the import process, Tekla Structures ignores all lines in the import file which do not consist of valid values delimited by tabs or commas.

  2. Click the Applications & components button in the side pane to open the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.


  3. Enter point in the Search box.
  4. Click Point Creation Import (8).
  5. Enter the ASCII file name.

    Include the full path and the file name extension. If you do not specify the path, Tekla Structures looks for the file 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.


  6. Define the origin of the imported points by entering the coordinates.
  7. Click Create.

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