Creating a content item for a custom component in Tekla Warehouse


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Last updated July 16, 2019 by Area Finland Service tekla.support.fi@trimble.com

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Creating a content item for a custom component in Tekla Warehouse

Question:
How to create a content itemlogical group of content files

A content item can be, for example, a product catalog or a model template. Content items can be labeled by type and use case to help find the content. Content items may have versions that work with different versions of Tekla Structures.

that contains a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

(using user-defined parametric profiles) to be published in Tekla Warehouse?

Answer:
Currently you need to manually export the files from Tekla Structures and manually bring them to 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.

. User-defined parametric profiles are defined in the .clb files, and a .lis file defines how the profiles are placed in the profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.

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Exporting the profiles from the profile cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.


User-defined parametric profiles are defined by using .clb files. How the profiles are placed in the profile catalog is defined in the rules.lis file. With fixed profiles you also need to use the profile.lis file, otherwise it is not needed.

You need to export these files from the profile catalog. If  you want to include several profiles in the same content item, you should create a category which connects the profiles. Right-click one of the categories in the profile catalog list and select Add rule.

In the Profile manager rules dialog box, you need to define the rule. In this case, we are going to name the rule "BM" and filter the profiles by using "BM*" in Name filter string.

This will filter the profiles whose name begins with "BM" to this category, if they are not already in some other category. To include all the needed profiles, move the category up in the category tree. Right-click the category you created and select Export profiles.

Because we are exporting a user-defined parametric profilepredefined profile whose cross section dimensions the user can change by using parametric variables

, the export will create a .clb file. If we are exporting a category that contains several profiles, as we are doing in this example, in addition to the .clb file, you will also get profiles.lis and rules.lis. Read more about importing and exporting profiles.

Exporting custom components from the Component Catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applications


Custom components are exported as .uel files. To export, we need to open the Component Catalog (Ctrl + F). Select the components you want to export. You can select several components by holding down the Ctrl key when you select the components. Right-click and select Export or Export into separate files. Name the .uel file or files as you wish.

Note! Export the .uel files from the oldest Tekla Structures version you want to use them in. This is important because the .uel-files work from older to newer version, but not the other way around.

Adding the files to a content item in Tekla Warehouse
Create a collection and add the content item in the usual way in Tekla Warehouse and add the files manually (see picture below). Read more about how to create a collection and add files to it manually in Tekla Warehouse.

See also
Importing and exporting profiles
Exporting custom components
Adding content to Tekla Warehouse

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