Create a new model

Added May 4, 2021 by Tekla User Assistance

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Create a new model

Create a new model

Create a separate model for each Tekla Structures project. Each model is stored in its own folder under the TeklaStructuresModels folder.

  1. On the File menu, click New.
  2. In the Name box, enter a name for the new model.

    The maximum length of the name is 40 characters.

    Do not use special characters (/ \ ; : |). We recommend that you try to decide on a permanent name at this point. The name of the model can be changed afterward, but it involves changing several file names.

  3. Define where to save the new model.

    By default, the model is saved in the TeklaStructuresModels folder that was created during installation. You can change the default folder by clicking Browse. You can also select a recently used folder in the Place in list.

  4. Select whether to run Tekla Structures in single-user or multi-user mode.
    • Single-user: the model will be used by one person at a time.
    • Multi-user: the model is stored on a server and may be used by several people simultaneously. Enter the name of the server in the Server box.
  5. If you want to use a model template, select one.

    You can mark the important model templates as favorites, or hide the templates that you do not need.

    1. Select a model templatemodel which is used as a basis for creating new models

      The user can save a model including all its elements, such as object properties, certain settings, parts, and components, in a model template.

      in the list.
    2. Right-click and select Favorite or Hidden.

      If you marked a template as Favorite, it is placed on top of the template list. Alternatively, use the star icon on the template to mark it as Favorite, or to remove the marking.

      If you marked a template as Hidden, it is removed from the template list. Select the Show hidden items check box to show it again.

  6. If you want to link the model to a 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.

    project, select the Start Trimble Connect collaboration check box.

    Linking the model to a Trimble Connect project happens after the model has been created. For further instructions, see Link a Tekla Structures model to a Trimble Connect project.

  7. Click Create.

    Tekla Structures creates the model and opens the default model view. The contents of the 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.

    may differ based on the model template you chose in step 5.

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