Export an EliPLAN data file

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Export an EliPLAN data file

Export an EliPLAN data file

Before starting the export, you need to know what has been exported before. If you are using a shared modelmodel used for collaboration over the Tekla Model Sharing service

With a shared model, each user works with their own model and the changes are shared through Tekla Model Sharing. A shared model requires the use of a single-user model. The same model cannot be a shared model and a multi-user model.

, first check the situation by checking the drawings, for example.

  1. If needed, add EliPLAN information to EliPLAN user-defined attributes of the parts.

    For more information about the UDAs, see EliPLAN user-defined attributes.

  2. On the File menu, click Export > EliPlan .

    The Export EliPlan file dialog box is displayed.

  3. Define the ELiPLAN export properties on the Parameters , Plotter data and Data content tabs, see int_ELiPLAN_export_settings.html#int_ELiPLAN_export_settings.
  4. Set Scope of export to All or Selected.

    You should always bring every element that is ready to EliPLAN with every round to ensure that any design changes are taken into the system as well. The model might have some non-relevant or not-ready cast units, which is why it is recommended to use Selected to control which ones are being exported. Conceptual cast units can be taken, but then you need to keep track of these elements, for example, by using a 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.


  5. Click Create.

    By default, a file called eliplan.eli is created 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, in a .\EP_files subfolder. Export checks the Set Top in Form Face setting for all parts, if it is set, see set top-in-form-face. The opposite face will be towards the pallet.

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