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Publish a model as a web page

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

Software version: 
2017i

Publish a model as a web page

Publish a model as a web page

You can publish a model as a web page with Tekla Web Viewertool that enables the user to publish a model or parts of it in a certain web page format

Models published with web viewer can be viewed via the Internet using a web browser (for example, Internet Explorer).

and include tooltips in the model.

  1. On the File menu, click Export > Publish as web page.
  2. Select Publish as Web Page.
  3. Select whether to publish the entire model or selected objects.

    If you are publishing selected objects, use the appropriate selection switchswitch used for controlling which object types can be selected

    to control whether parts, or parts in assemblies or cast units are published.

  4. Select the file type.
  5. Define a title for the published web page.
  6. Select a Web Viewer template.
  7. Define the destination folder and the file name.

    You can define the location and the name of the published model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

    Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

    In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

    . You can also rename the published file but do not change the file name extension ( *.xml ). By default, Tekla Structures creates a \PublicWeb folder with sub-folders 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 and places the published model there as an index.html file.

  8. Select the tooltip template.

    You can create your own tooltip templates in Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

    . The preview shows how the tooltip is shown in Web Viewer.

  9. Click Publish.

The web browser includes several commands for examining the model. You can right-click the model in the browser to access a pop-up menu containing these commands.

Tip:

To use a large model faster in Web Viewer:

  1. Right-click and select Disable full content rendering from the pop-up menu.
  2. To enable full content renderingprocess of making the model object faces visible

    The rendered model object faces can be transparent or non-transparent

    again, select Enable full content rendering from the pop-up menu.

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