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Import and export bolts and bolt assemblies

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

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Import and export bolts and bolt assemblies

Import and export bolts and bolt assemblies

Use importing and exporting for merging bolts and bolt assemblies across catalogs. Bolts are imported and exported as .bolts files, bolt assemblies as .bass files, and bolt catalogs as .lis files.

When you export single bolts or bolt assemblies, you can select the bolts or bolt assemblies you want to include in the .bolts or .bass file. When you import and export bolt assemblies, also the related bolts are included in the .bass file.

You can import and export an entire bolt catalogcatalog that displays predefined objects that can be used in a bolt assembly catalog

Predefined objects in the bolt catalog are bolt elements, for example, bolts of different sizes and lengths, washers, and nuts.

. You can also import a part of an exported bolt cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.


Importing and exporting bolt catalogs is useful, when you:

  • Upgrade to newer version of Tekla Structures and you want to use a customized bolt catalog from a previous version.

  • Want to combine bolt catalogs that are stored in different locations.

  • Want to share bolt catalog information with other users.


You can also download or share bolt assemblies using Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla online services.


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