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Export to CAD

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

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Export to CAD

Export to CAD

You can export a CAD model in several formats.


Before you start an SDNF export, check that the advanced option XS_​SDNF_​CONVERT_​PL_​PROFILE_​TO_​PLATE has not been set on the Export page of the Advanced Options dialog box.

  1. Open a Tekla Structures model.
  2. On the File menu, click Export > CAD .

    The CAD export dialog box opens.

  3. Enter the paths to the required conversion files on the Conversion tab.
  4. Go to the Parameters tab, and give a name to the export file in the Output file box.

    You can also browse for the file.

  5. Select the export format from the Type list.
  6. Use the Origin X , Y , Z boxes to specify the origin of the exported model.
  7. In PML export, define PML-specific information on the PML tab.
  8. In SDNF, SDNF (PDMS) and PDMS export, go to the SDNF tab, and define the necessary information.
  9. Select the parts in the model to export.
  10. Click Apply and Create.

    Tekla Structures creates the export file in your current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

    The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.


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