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Import a SteelFab/SCIA model

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

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Import a SteelFab/SCIA model

Import a SteelFab/SCIA model

  1. On the File menu, click Import > CAD .

    The Import Models dialog box opens.

  2. Select Import Steelfab/SCIA from the Type list.
  3. Use the default name import model or enter a new name.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Select the model from the list.
  6. Click Properties to open a dialog box where you can define the settings for the import file:
    • Enter the input fileInput files are used for different purposes, for example, for defining the content and structure of a dialog box and for defining certain reinforcement-related settings.

      Input files have the extension .inp, for example rebar_config.inp.


    • Enter the conversion file names.

    • Set the origin coordinates in the Origin boxes if you want the file in a specific location

    • Set Import weldings to Yes to include welds in the model.

    • Set Import holes to Yes to include holes in the model.

  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Import.
  9. Select which version of parts to import.
  10. Click Accept all.
  11. If you have changed the model and want to re-import it, you can also reject all changes by clicking Reject all , or accept or reject individual changes by clicking Select individual.
  12. Tekla Structures displays the message Do you want to save the import model for subsequent imports? Click Yes.

    Tekla Structures displays the import model in a model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

    Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.


  13. Right-click the model view and select Fit work area to entire model to ensure that the imported model is completely visible.
  14. If parts are missing, check the View depth Up and Down values in the View Properties dialog box and change them if necessary.

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