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Upload content to Tekla Warehouse

Last updated July 24, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Upload content to Tekla Warehouse

Upload content to Tekla Warehouse

You can upload content created in Tekla Structures to 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.

collections or share applications using Tekla Warehouse.

To upload content to Tekla Warehouse :
  1. In Tekla Structures version 20.1 SR1, 21.0, or newer, open the model that contains the content you want to upload.
  2. In Tekla Warehouse :
    1. Click Upload.
    2. In the Select action list, select the collection where you want to add content.
    3. Click Next.
  3. In the Content phase:
    1. Enter basic information about the content.

      The title and description are mandatory. You can also add a thumbnail for the content.

    2. Select or enter search criteria that helps others to search for and find your content.
    3. Enter support information, such as links to web sites or e-mail.
    4. For online content, select the Download requires Tekla maintenance check box if you want the content to be available only for customers with a valid Tekla maintenance agreement.
    5. Click Next.

Depending on the type of content you want to upload, follow one of the following sets of instructions:

Add files manually to a Tekla Warehouse collection

You can share such items as model objectobject that is represented in a model

A model object is either created in a model or imported into it.

properties files, model templates, drawing layouts, drawing templates, cloning templates, and report templates by adding them manually to Tekla Warehouse collections. Each model or cloning templatemaster drawing where an existing drawing is used to copy the drawing settings for a new drawing

The new drawing has the same drawing settings as the original drawing.

The user creates a cloning template of a drawing typically after extensive manual modifications have been made in the drawing, in order to achieve the same appearance and contents in new drawings.

In the master drawing catalog, it is possible to create single-part, assembly, and cast unit drawings using cloning templates. It is also possible to add new cloning templates to the master drawing catalog from the document manager.

folder needs to be compressed into a .zip file before adding.

To add files manually:

  1. Click Add.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, select Files from disk and click Continue.
  3. Select the files and click Open.
  4. For each file to add, select a type in the Type list.
  5. Enter or select version and compatibility information.
  6. If necessary, add prerequisites and recommendations.

    For example, you can state here if the content only works in certain Tekla Structures environments, or requires other content items to be downloaded.

  7. If necessary, click Add link to create a link to other required content.
  8. Click Create to upload 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

    to a local or network collection or Publish to upload the application to an online collection.

Upload content from a Tekla Structures model

You can upload, for example, custom components, profiles, shapes, material grades, bolt assemblies, and reinforcement from a Tekla Structures model.

To upload content from a Tekla Structures model:

  1. Click Add.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, select Files from Tekla Structures and click Continue.
  3. Click the content categories from which you want to upload content and select the check boxes next to the objects you want to upload and click Select.
  4. If you want to upload any separate files at the same time, such as export files, click Add and in the box that appears, select Files from disk and click Continue.
  5. Select the files and click Open.
  6. Enter or select version and compatibility information.
  7. If necessary, add prerequisites and recommendations.

    For example, you can state here if the content only works in certain Tekla Structures environments, or requires other content items to be downloaded.

  8. If necessary, click Add link to create a link to other required content.
  9. Click Create to upload the application to a local or network collection or Publish to upload the application to an online collection.

Upload applications

Applications are software that use Tekla Open APIapplication programming interface that lets third-party applications integrate to and communicate with Tekla Structures

Tekla Open API enables, for example, customizing Tekla Structures.

to interact with Tekla Structures , for example, data integration links to design solutions.

To upload an application:

  1. Click Add.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, select Application and click Continue.
  3. Select the .msi , .tsep , or .zip files to upload, and click Open.
  4. For each application to upload, select the relevant platform from the Platform list:
    • 64-bit
    • 32-bit
    • Platform independent
  5. Enter or select version and compatibility information.
  6. If necessary, add prerequisites and recommendations.

    For example, you can state here if the content only works in certain Tekla Structures environments, or requires other content items to be downloaded.

  7. If necessary, click Add link to create a link to other required content.
  8. Click Create to upload the application to a local or network collection or Publish to upload the application to an online collection.

Create a 3D product catalog in a Tekla Warehouse collection

3D model products are objects that have fixed geometry, like embeds, formwork, or accessories. You have to create the 3D objects using 3D modeling software before creating a 3D product cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

in Tekla Warehouse.

Note:

Tekla Structures shape files cannot be used in 3D product catalogs because the shapes are already converted into Tekla Structures objects.

To create a 3D product catalog and to add content to it:

  1. Click Add.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, select 3D product catalog and click Continue.
  3. Click Add 3D product to add as many products as you wish.
  4. For each 3D model product, click Choose file in the Geometry file column to define the product geometry file and to add the product to the catalog. Select the file and click Open.
  5. For each 3D model product, click Choose file in the Thumbnail bitmap column to add a thumbnail in .bmp format for the product. Select the file and click Open.
  6. For each 3D model product, enter a name, product code, product weight, weight unit, and material grade.
  7. If you want to include any other properties or information about the products, enter a property name in the Attribute name box and click Add custom attribute.

    A new column with the property name will be added.

  8. Enter or select version and compatibility information.
  9. If necessary, add prerequisites and recommendations.

    For example, you can state here if the content only works in certain Tekla Structures environments, or requires other content items to be downloaded.

  10. If necessary, click Add link to create a link to other required content.
  11. Click Create to upload the 3D product catalog to a local or network collection or Publish to upload the catalog to an online collection.
  12. Verify that the 3D model products work as intended in Tekla Structures.

    After inserting a 3D product catalog from Tekla Warehouse to a Tekla Structures model, the 3D model products of the catalog appear in the Applications & components catalog, in the Component Catalog , or in the Shape Catalog in Tekla Structures.

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