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Backward parts

Last updated January 11, 2017 by Steel Extensions tekla.extensions-steel@trimble.com

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Not environment-specific

Backward parts



Purpose and description
System requirements
Installing Backward parts
Using Backward parts
Application properties
Application button

Purpose and description

Use Backward parts component to look for parts which have been modeled 'backwards' so the user can decide if the parts should be reversed.

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments: All

Installing Backward Parts

To install the extension:

  1. Download the Model checker suite installer package from Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Install the file package.

Using Backward Parts

To use the applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation


  1. Open a Tekla model.
  2. Click the Applications & components button  in the side pane to open the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

  3. Search for Model checker suite and then double-click to open it. 
  4. The Model checker suite dialog window will open.

  1. In the Model checker suite window, click on the Backward Parts Settings button and the Backward parts dialog window will open.

  1. Make the deserved modifications and click the OK button /.
  2. In the Model checker suite, click the Run Checks button.
  3. If the Backward parts check has failed, the Resolve button  will became active. Clicking it will display the Review dialog which contains a list of parts that did not pass the current check condition.

The Review window buttons:

Field Description
Highlight part in model Use to create a direct link between the table and the model, so selecting a cell in the table will select the corresponding part from model.
  • - don't show part in model;
  • - show part from model.
Ignore selected parts / Use to add the selected cell in the table in the  Objects to ignore->By GUID list corresponding to it's check component.
Export to file
Use to export the review to file with the fallowing formats: .xlsx, .xls or .csv.
Use to save and close the window.

Application properties

  1. Objects to ignore

    1. By filter

      Field Description
      By filter Use +/- buttons to add/remove a selection filter.
      Note: The filter options are the same as the ones from the Tekla Structures -> Available selection filters list box.
    2. By GUID

      Field Description
      Ignored object GUID list Use +/- buttons to add/remove the objects GUID to the ignored object GUID list.
      Add selected Add selected objects from the model to the ignored object GUID list.

Application button

Field Description
Use to save your desired modifications and close the window.

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