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Attribute import settings

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

Software version: 
2018i

Attribute import settings

Attribute import settings

Use the options in the Import Attribute dialog box to define the input scope and log file properties when importing 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 from a text file to a model.

Option

Description

Input file delimeters

Select the delimeter used in the input file.

Input scope

  • Default , Entire model

    Tekla Structures assigns the user-defined attribute values of objects in the input file to matching objects in the model.

  • Selection only

    Tekla Structures only assigns the user-defined attribute values of objects in the input file to matching objects in the selected area of the model.

    Use this option to import user-defined attributes to models. Do not use it for drawings.

  • Reference models

    Tekla Structures assigns the user-defined attribute values of objects in the input file to matching objects in reference models.

Create log file

  • Create

    Creates a new log file named attribute_import.log in the current model folder each time you import the user-defined attributes. Any previous attribute import log files are overwritten.

  • Append

    Adds log entries to the attribute_import.log file in the current model folder each time you import the user-defined attributes. If the log file does not exist, Tekla Structures creates it.

  • No

    Does not create a log file.

Display log file

  • No

    The log file is not displayed.

  • On dialog

    Tekla Structures displays the log file in a separate window. Click an object GUID in the log file to highlight the part in the model.

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