Match views and selections between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect for Windows

Last updated March 10, 2020 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2020

Match views and selections between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect for Windows

Match views and selections between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect for Windows

If you are working in Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect(1) application for information sharing and collaboration for construction projects that is based on the Trimble Connect platform

(1) Reference models are used in Trimble Connect application instead of using import and export.

(1) Trimble Connect application includes web, desktop and mobile clients, and the Sync tool, for example.

(2) Trimble’s platform for microservices in the cloud

(2) Trimble Connect platform’s microservices include services for uploading, storing, processing, and managing or consuming data. These services are meant to provide common solutions required by multiple applications.

for Windows
at the same time, you can collaborate with the two applications. In practice, this means that you can match the zoom and projection of the 3D model views, and select the same objects in both applications.

Before collaborating, you need to do the following:

  • Have a project open in Trimble Connect for Windows and a model open in Tekla Structures.

  • Export the Tekla Structures model to Trimble Connect in the IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability

    IFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).

    Model can be exported into an IFC file.

    format.

    For more information, see Manage reference models in Trimble Connector.

  • Download and show the model in Trimble Connect for Windows.

Match the camera position, zoom level, and projection of model views

You can adjust the model views in Tekla Structures and in Trimble Connect for Windows to match each other as well as possible. When you do so, the camera position, zoom level, and view projection of the views are synchronized. You can select which 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.

is the principal model view to which you want to match the other model view.

Do either of the following:

To

Do this

Adjust the Tekla Structures model view to match the Trimble Connect for Windows view

  • On the Trimble Connect tab, click Match with Trimble Connect for Windows view.

Adjust the Trimble Connect for Windows model view to match the Tekla Structures view

  • On the Trimble Connect tab, click Match with Tekla Structures view.

Select the same objects

Do either of the following:

To

Do this

Select the currently selected Trimble Connect objects also in the Tekla Structures model

  • On the Trimble Connect tab, click Select in Trimble Connect for Windows.

Select the currently selected Tekla Structures model objects also in Trimble Connect for Windows

  • On the Trimble Connect tab, click Select in Tekla Structures.

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