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.
The tables below show what to do with different content, and give further instructions.
|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||
|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||
|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||
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||
||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||
||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||
||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*||
||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||
||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||
||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||
||Imported into bolt assembly catalog and bolt catalog.|
|Custom components||Use "Select content from Tekla Structures" or export files manually from catalog.||Component||.uel||
||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||
||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||
||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||
||Imported into the material catalog.|
|Reinforcement meshes||Use "Select content from Tekla Structures".
NOTE: Export files cannot be created manually.
||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.
||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||
||Imported into the shape catalog.|
|Model templates||The model template folder needs to be compressed into a .zip file before upload.||Model template||.zip||
||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||
||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.|