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Attribute import

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2018i

Attribute import

Attribute import

You can import user-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

(UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

) values to a model from a text file. For example, you can import a list of manufactured or checked assemblies.

You can import the attribute values to Tekla Structures model objects, drawings or some reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.

For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model.

objects by selecting an area in the model, or the whole model.

The imported file can be:

  • Exported from other software.

  • Created manually using any standard text editor, for example, Microsoft Notepad.

  • A simple Tekla Structures report containing the part GUIDs and user-defined attributes.

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