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Export to Steel Erection Bid Wizard

Last updated December 22, 2017 by Tekla Structures Extensions USA solutions.us@tekla.com

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Export to Steel Erection Bid Wizard

Purpose and description

This extension creates a report from Tekla Structures that can be imported into the Steel Erection Bid Wizard software. The Steel Erection Bid Wizard software is an estimating solution for erectors.

System requirements

Environments: US Imperial, US Metric
Languages: English

Installing Export to Steel Erection Bid Wizard

To install the extension:

  1. Download the TSEP package from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Import the TSEP into the Applications and components catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applications

    The term component catalog is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

    (see this TUA article for instructions).
  3. Start Tekla Structures.
  4. Open/Create a model.
  5. The extension will be found in the Applications and components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

    under the US extensions category.

Using Export to Steel Erection Bid Wizard

Please view the video.

Customizing Export to Steel Erection Bid Wizard

  • Additional selection filters can be created through the Tekla Structures interface which will then be available in the drop-down list on reopening the extension.
  • Category values can be replaced or modified by editing the BidWizardCategories.bwcp file and saving it to the model attributes or 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.


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