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Model dump no longer available

Last updated October 23, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2017

Model dump no longer available

Model dump no longer available

The model dumpmodel output in ASCII format that includes all information of the entire model, including drawings

Model dump can be used to save the model in problematic situations and it can be imported into a new model.

Model dump is used in Tekla Structures until version 2017. See model import.

functionality is no longer available in Tekla Structures.

If you have problems with the model, use the commands available in File menu > Diagnose & repair. We recommend you to diagnose and repair your model regularly to maintain the consistency and integrity of your model databases.

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by Norm Horner

I have had models that could not be repaired by the diagnose and repair functionality. The only way to fix the model was to perform a model dump and import the model dump into a new model. Granted, this happened in earlier versions. Hopefully the models are more stable in the new version.

by Hanna from User Assistance team

Thanks for your feedback.
If you encounter problems with your models in this version, please contact your local support.

by Nirmalkumar G

This action is very sad for all user please revert back the models that could not be repaired by the diagnose and repair functionality.The only way to fix the model was to perform a model dump and import the new tekla model

by Päivi from Tekla User Assistance

Hi,
At the moment we only have a workaround solution for this. I want to emphasize that this is something that you can use instead of model dump import, and only for that purpose.
Here are the instructions that I got from our product development:
It is possible to import model to existing model by using the Import model command. It is available in version 2017, not older.
1. Open a empty model.
2. Quick launch: Enter Import model.
3. Choose model folder to import to the current open model.

It is possible to import the updated model several times.
XS_MODEL_IMPORT_LOCK_OBJECTS adds locks to objects, default = TRUE.

Limitations: It is not possible to import model to the same model.
For example, create model and objects and save. Then copy model and delete half of the model and import this to original model is not possible.

Import model can be used as replacement to model dump import.
Create new without model template and import model to it.

Hope this helps!

Best regards,
Päivi Hallikainen
User Assistance Team

by Dave Renninger

I agree with the other comments on here that Model Dump is often the only way to salvage a corrupted model. Please reconsider adding this functionality back into the software. Thank you.

by Päivi from Tekla User Assistance

Hi,
Please contact your local Tekla Structures Support if you have models that cannot be fixed by using the Model import.

Best regards,
Päivi from User assistance