This extension allows you to create DataMatrix in drawings and reports.
.NET Framework version: 4.5.2
If Tekla Structures is not running:
Download the appropriate TSEP (Tekla Structures Extension Package) file from 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.
Double-click on the saved .tsep file.
In the Tekla Structures extension manager, check the version(s) you want to install the extension to.
Start Tekla Structures.
If Tekla Structures is running:
Download the appropriate TSEP (Tekla Structures Extension Package) file from Tekla Warehouse.
Click the menu button in the Applications & components side pane and select Extension manager.
Select the .tsep file and click Open.
Restart Tekla Structures to complete installation.
Download the DataMatrix Add-on too. You'll find it in the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model
Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).
In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.
or in a special location you set.Unzip it.
It contains a sample list and 3 graphics templates. Copy them in the folder of your model or your Firm folderfolder that is used for storing Tekla Structures-related files customized for a particular organization
A Tekla Structures user can, for example, customize a company’s cloning templates and save them in a sub-folder located under the firm folder. After this, the customized cloning templates can be used in all projects carried out for the company.
You can change them as needed.
Add the templates provided in your drawings arrangements:
DATAMATRIX_DRAWING_W.TPL ingle parts drawings
DATAMATRIX_DRAWING_C.TPL for cast unit drawings
DATAMATRIX_REPORT_A.TPL for assemblies
DATAMATRIX_REPORT_W.TPL for single parts
DATAMATRIX_REPORT_C.TPL for cast unit parts
The red valuefield call picture created earlier.
of the Common environmentTekla Structures environment that forms a basis for other environments
The common environment is included in the software installation and includes the global settings, macros, symbols, items, and fonts, for example. The common environment is not used as basis in the US Imperial and US Metric environments.
It manages content of DataMatrix:
DataMatrix_Drawing_A.dat manages the content of DataMatrix for assembly drawings
DataMatrix_Drawing_W.dat manages the content of DataMatrix for single part drawings
DataMatrix_Drawing_C.dat manages the content of DataMatrix for cast unit drawings
DataMatrix_Report_W.dat manages the content of DataMatrix for parts
DataMatrix_Report_Cdat manages the content of DataMatrix for cast unit
Only non-empty lines or not starting with // are read
In this example, only the lines 22-24 are read.
Each line consists of five values separated by tabs (so 4 tabs in a line).
The first value is the attribute of the template editortool in Tekla Structures used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports
you want to display (ASSEMBLY_POS, PROJECT.NAME, etc ...).
The second value is the data type (FLOAT for a number with decimal, INTEGER for an integer number, CHARACTER for a character string or DATE for a date).
The third value is the number of decimals if FLOAT is selected, or the date format if DATE is chosen (mm.dd.yyyy for example).
The fourth value is a multiplier. It allows to change the unit. The default value is 1.
The fifth value is the separator between the different values (lines).
These files can be copied in the model folder, in the Firm folder or any other folder read by Tekla Structures.
Size of the DataMatrix in drawings:
The size of the picture can be changed in the template editor:
Size of the DataMatrix in reports:
The size of the picture can be changed in the template editor in the valuefield DATAMATRIX_BMP: