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Tekla Structures - Trimble Connect Desktop interoperability

Last updated January 23, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Tekla Structures - Trimble Connect Desktop interoperability


Tekla Structures - Trimble Connect Desktop interoperability

The Tekla Structures - 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.

Desktop interoperability tool allows the collaboration between  Trimble Connect Desktop and Tekla Structures  in Trimble Connectorfeature that enables interoperability between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect application

. Prerequisite is to have  Trimble Connect Desktop installed, a valid license and  Trimble Identityuser account to Tekla online services and other Trimble services

For a Tekla Structures user, Trimble Identity is a single sign-on account which enables the user’s online identity management. The organization that the user’s Trimble Identity belongs to, determines the user’s access rights. Trimble Identity is needed, for example, for Tekla Campus and Tekla Warehouse, and to log in to Tekla User Assistance.

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Installing

If you do not have the Trimble Connect Desktop application yet, install it from https://app.connect.trimble.com/tc/app#/store. Then download the Tekla Structures - Trimble Connect Desktop interoperability tool from Tekla Warehouse.

Using Tekla Structures - Trimble Connect Desktop interoperability

Before collaborating, you need to do the following:

  • In  Trimble Connect Desktop, open a project, and in Tekla Structures, open a model.

  • In Trimble Connector, export the Tekla Structures  model to Trimble Connect in 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.

  • Download and make the model visible in  Trimble Connect Desktop.

The following buttons are available in Trimble Connector  for collaboration between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect Desktop:

            
To collaborate:

  • To adjust a Trimble Connect Desktop view, select a Tekla Structures  view, and click  in Trimble Connector.

  • To adjust Tekla Structures  view camera and projection based on Trimble Connect Desktop view, select a  Trimble Connect Desktop view and click  in Trimble Connector.

  • To select Tekla Structures  native model objects based on Trimble Connect Desktop object selection, click  in Trimble Connector.

  • To select  Trimble Connect Desktop objects based on Tekla Structures  object selection, click  in Trimble Connector. Selection also supports assembly levelassembly’s place in the assembly hierarchy

    The assembly level is expressed as a number.

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