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Uploading content into Tekla Warehouse: files and file types

Last updated May 2, 2016 by Tekla Warehouse Admin warehouse@tekla.com

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Uploading content into Tekla Warehouse: files and file types

You can upload Tekla Structures model content and applications to, and create 3D product catalogs in 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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The tables below show what to do with different content, and give further instructions.

Uploading applications

Application Note Type File types Internal itemtype / platform Button to download
Applications for 64-bit computers The same version can contain only one 64-bit, one 32-bit and one platform independent application. 3 files in total. For security reasons, .exe files need to be compressed into .zip files. 64-bit .msi, .tsep, .zip run / WIN_X64 Download 64-bit
Applications for 32-bit computers The same version can contain only one 64-bit, one 32-bit and one platform independent application. 3 files in total. For security reasons, .exe files need to be compressed into .zip files. 32-bit .msi, .zip run / WIN_X86 Download 32-bit
Applications or other content for any computer The same version can contain only one 64-bit, one 32-bit and one platform independent application. 3 files in total. For security reasons, .exe files need to be compressed into .zip files. Platform independent .msi, .zip run / ANY Download

 

Creating a 3D product catalog

3D product catalog Note Type File types Internal itemtype Download result
Object geometry Most 3D modeling software are able to create formats that can be used in Tekla Structures. No action .dgn, .tsc, .skp, .dxf, .dwg, .ifc, .ifcZIP, .ifcXML, .igs, .iges, .stp, .step noaction The object geometry is converted into a shape and a custom part.
Thumbnail This thumbnail is shown in the component catalog and makes it easier to distinguish between different objects. Recommended thumnail size is 96 x 96 pixels and .bmp format. No action .bmp noaction The thumbnail is used in the component catalog for the custom part.
Properties and custom attributes This file is created by Tekla Warehouse depending on your input. The properties are combined with the object when imported into Tekla Structures. Geometry .xml geometry Object properties are combined with object geometry.

 

Uploading Tekla Structures modeling content

Tekla Structures model content Note Type File types Internal itemtype "Insert into model" result
Model properties, part properties, drawing properties, filters, report templates, drawing layouts and templates, for example. Model attribute files are available to use right after they have been copied into the model folder. Model restart might be needed to update dialog drop down options. General - to Model folder e.g. .rpt, .lay, .tpl, .inp, .cbm, .ccl, .cha, .clm, .cpf, .cpl, .cpn, .crs, .csf, .csl, .dia, .grd, .grp, .gvi, .mvi, .opt, .prt, .num, .lm*, .rbg, .rbm, .rbr, .rbs, .rci, .rcu, .rep, .srf, .wld .ad*, .cud*, .gd*, .md*, .wd*, .j*, .m* other Files are copied into the model folder.
All files can be moved to the project or firm (or environment) folders if they are needed in multiple models.
Tekla Structures restart may be required to see new drawing saved settings in the master drawing catalog.
Organizer category and object browser property templates Model organizer template files need to be exported manually from the organizer. General - to Model folder .xml other Model organizer template files need to be imported manually into the organizer.
Environment level files such as macros and bitmaps A separate installer needs to be created for files that require a specific folder location to work. The installer would install the files into the applicable locations. Run tool e.g. .msi, .exe run Starts the installer automatically at the end of the import process.
Bolts and bolt assemblies The bolt assembly catalog export file contains all needed bolt types. Use "Select content from Tekla Structures" or export files manually. Bolt assembly .bass bolt Imported into bolt assembly catalog and bolt catalog.
Custom components Use "Select content from Tekla Structures" or export files manually from catalog. Component .uel component Imported into the component catalog.
Profiles (fixed, parametric, sketched), profile catalog tree structure Use "Select content from Tekla Structures" or export files manually from catalog. Profile .lis, .clb, .uel, .rules.lis, profiles.lis, profiles.clb profile Imported into the profile catalog. Model restart might be required to refresh the profile catalog and view the results.
Drawing setup (BETA) "Select content from Tekla Structures" collects all needed properties files into one compressed folder. To inspect the contents of the .tsds file, rename the file name extension to .zip and extract.
NOTE: The export does not include drawing layout (.lay) or template (.tpl) files. They need to be included manually using the type General - to Model folder.
Drawing setup (BETA) .tsds drawing Files are extracted into the model folder. Tekla Structures restart may be required to see new drawing saved settings in the master drawing catalog.
If you download the files and copy them into the model manually, you need to rename the file name extension .tsds to .zip to view the Tekla Structures drawing setup files that can then be copied into the model folder.
Materials Use "Select content from Tekla Structures" or export files manually from catalog. Material .lis material Imported into the material catalog.
Reinforcement meshes Use "Select content from Tekla Structures".
NOTE: Export files cannot be created manually.
Reinforcement mesh .mexp mesh Merged into the reinforcement mesh database file (mesh_database.inp), which is copied into the model folder.
Reinforcing bars Use "Select content from Tekla Structures".
NOTE: Export files cannot be created manually.
Reinforcement bar .rexp rebar Merged into the rebar database file (rebar_database.inp), which is copied into the model folder.
Shapes Use "Select content from Tekla Structures" or export files manually from the catalog. Shape files cannot be used with "Create 3D product catalog" because they are already converted into Tekla objects with properties. Shape .tsc shape Imported into the shape catalog.
Model templates The model template folder needs to be compressed into a .zip file before upload. Model template .zip modeltemplate Compressed folder is extracted and inserted into user's model template directory. Import will fail if a model template folder with the same name already exists. Import will fail if no model template directory definition exists.
Cloning templates The cloning template folder needs to be compressed into a .zip file before upload. Cloning template .zip cloningtemplate Compressed folder extracted and inserted into user's cloning template directory. Import will fail if a cloning template folder with the same name already exists. Import will fail if no cloning template directory definition exists.

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by Gabriel Piccinin

how yo import .bass file