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Overlay models versus reference models

Question: Can I have some additional clarification on the difference between an overlay model and a reference model? Answer: Overlay models are lightweight models that are stored in the attached Trimble Connect project.  They are mainly for viewing purposes and are missing some functionality what is in real reference models. Main benefit is that they are lightweight and fast to handle and not affecting model performance and size as much as reference models. Feature Reference model Overlay model View in model Yes Yes View in drawing Yes - Inquire Yes Yes Filtering Yes - Effect on model
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Tekla Structures crashes, freezes or does not start

Tekla Structures crashing, freezing or not starting can have several causes. The following checklist may help determine what is causing an error message in Tekla Structures. Go through and review the following steps and take any necessary action to avoid crashes. (Click here for the checklist. You can send this list to your local support team to report an error message).     Checklist Yes No 1 Which operating system are you using?  Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 = Yes Windows 7 = No.    (Tekla Structures 2017i is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8 and Windows 7 SP1.
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by Construsoft NL
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  • crash
  • System.ArgumentException

Timber NC - BVX

Hundegger BVX - Preface Construsoft developed and implemented several Timber NC-export tools in Tekla Structures.Each of these export tools is dedicated to a specific Timber NC-file format, each with their own scope and definition. The scope of some of the formats is such that Tekla can unambiguously determine the operation from the geometric information. These are categorized as basic formats. There are however also formats for which, for volumetric operations, it is not possible to unambiguously determine which operation is meant. In those cases the user needs to provide additional non-
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by Construsoft NL
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  • Timber
  • BTL
  • BVN
  • BVX
  • Hundegger
  • GT
  • HM
  • randek
  • tigerstop

Changes in Tekla Software Releases During 2020

In a continued effort to be transparent and close to our customers, we’d like to share the following announcement. Historically we would be preparing an iVersion release at this time of year. However, after speaking to customers we understand the valuable time and resources it can take to implement a new, full version of Tekla Structures especially if it has been customized to suit your systems and way of working. Based on this feedback, we are pivoting our focus to provide several Service Pack releases during the fall of 2020. Shifting to more manageable Service Pack releases will provide:
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Max number of pictures on a custom component tab

Question: When inserting the 21st picture to a tab in a custom component it fails. Is there a limitation for this?   Answer: Yes there is internal limitation (TAB_MAX_PICTURES = 20) set in the code for custom and system components.
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The folder ts

  As you know, you can store custom made settings in the folder ts. Therefore, the settings are available for all Tekla Structures models.   For detailed information about how to use the folder ts, click here.    
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by Construsoft NL
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  • de map ts
  • ts map
  • server

Model Sharing: Joining or read-in large number of packets sometimes hanging

We have been getting many cases where model sharing read in is hanging randomly. The progress bar just jams and looks like nothing is happening.  Sometimes it helps to restart Tekla Structures and try again, or try with a smaller number of packets. It looks like there is nothing wrong in the packets themselves as the problem is random, it is just the read-in process which is jamming. We have been investigating this issue and it seemed to be related to Azure Blob Storage service. The network communication to Storage Service is occasionally hanging during the download. This seems to happen more
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Cambering plans

In Tekla Structures you can show cambering plans for cambered profiles in drawings:   Cambering plans in drawings In Tekla Structures model template cambering plans is available: (This model template is located in the folder ...\TeklaStructures\<version>\Environments\ConstrusoftEuropean\Steel\ModelTemplates).   To show a cambering plan in a drawing:   1. Create a new model, based on model template cambering plans.   2. Generate an assembly drawing in which you want to show the cambering plan, use setting beam-cambered. The setting beam-cambered uses layout assembly so
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by Construsoft NL
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  • toogschema

Saved rebar dimension mark properties changed from *.dim to *.rdim

This bulletin only applies to customers who have saved their own settings for rebar dimension markpart of a dimension that displays the basic information about the building object measurementsA dimension mark can consist of a prefix, numerical value, and postfix. properties in Tekla Structures 2020 final and SP1 versions. This is not affecting other customers. After installing Tekla Structures 2020 SP2 version, your own rebar dimension mark settings are no longer visible in the Rebar Dimension Mark Properties dialog box as we have changed the file extension for this dialog box from *.dim to
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Concrete Modeling Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of modeling tutorials, many of which are specifically geared towards concrete modeling. You can save this link to your favorites and use it as the launch page to view the concrete training videos.  Before you begin, you will need to download a few files if you intend to follow along. Click the appropriate link in the table to download these files. Concrete Modeling Video Tutorials   Cast in Place Reinforcement FILES Click to download Click to download L1 Start New Model Modeling Rebar Basics L2 Insert PDF/Create Views Modeling Rebar Part 1 L3 Modeling Footings
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  • Us Concrete Fundamentals

AISC Certification Standard

Question - I am becoming or renewing my AISC Certification for my business. How do we comply with section 1.7.2 of the AISC 207-16 manual? Answer - This section states: For computer-generated shop drawings and digital models, the documented procedure shall identify the data, variables, graphics, calculating formulas, and other output that are checked to determine that the software is functioning correctly, and shall include provisions for verifying the accuracy of input.  In section 1.7.2 it expands to also state at the beginning: The fabricator or manufacturer shall develop a documented
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by Tekla Support US
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  • AISC
  • AISC Certification
  • AISC Audit
  • AISC renewal
  • AISC standard
  • AISC Certification standard

Can I use Management Console for on-premises models?

Question:  Is it possible to use Management Console for on-premises models? It has a lot of useful functions for on-premises models as well. Answer: Currently there is no Management Console for the on-premises server or models.  Note that you can add one account (user) as the owner for all the models in an on-premise server. That is done by running the installer, see the installation guide. You can re-run the installer to set this. So this one user can act as an administrator for all the models in the on-premises server using Tekla Structures. With that, the only thing that currently is
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Setting up Hard Stamps for NC Files

Setting up Hard Stamps for NC files In this guide, we will talk about how to utilize the new hard stampinformation written in an NC file that sets the NC machine to create a text mark, containing information on the part or assembly, in a partHard stamp can contain, for example, a project and lot number, phase, or part and assembly position. features found in Version 2016 and newer. We will also discuss general hard stamp topics.  Hard Stamps To find these settings go to File > Export > Create NC Files > then Highlight a setting in the NC filefile that contains information gathered
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by Tekla Support US
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  • Hard stamps
  • Setting up Hard Stamps

Closing down the Model Sharing Change Manager takes a long time

Problem: After read in, I want to close the list of model changes (Change Manager) at the bottom pane. However, this time closing the manager took much longer than usually. What could be the reason? Answer: If more than 3 model views are open at the same time, it can cause noticeable slowness to the closing of Model Sharing Change Manager. This is because each view needs to be re-drawn separately, and depending on the model, this can take some time. Solution: To workaround the issue, please close all the unnecessary views. You might also want to consider disabling the change manager
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India Environment_Steel_Help file

  General Instructions :  1. This article helps you to understand about available settings (like reports, filters, attributes, etc.) in India Environment pertaining to Steel segment.  2. Model Templatemodel which is used as a basis for creating new models The user can save a model including all its elements, such as object properties, certain settings, parts, and components, in a model template. "General _ Steel" available in India Environment could be used to practice and learn all settings listed in this article.3. Model Template "Secondary Steel Structures" available in India Environment
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • India
  • India_environment
  • Indiasteel_SteelRole
  • SteelSegment
  • SteelHelp
  • help

Using Trimble Connect files in Tekla Structures

You can store custom settings in a specific folder so that they are available in Tekla Structures. To do this, you can use the following advanced options: XS_FIRM: You can  use custom settings for all Tekla Structures models. XS_PROJECT: You can use custom settings in one Tekla Structures model. Both changes can be saved in a local folder or a folder on a server. A folder on a server is often used when multiple licenses are in use in one company and it is desirable that everyone uses the same settings (profile database, drawing settings, templates, etc.). This promotes uniformity within
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by Construsoft NL
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  • ts-map
  • cloud
  • Admin
  • CONNECT_FOLDER_SYNC
  • Connect
  • folder
  • SYNC

Performing a Clean Install of Tekla Structures

Performing a clean install of Tekla Structures In this article you will learn how to perform a clean install of Tekla Structures. You might want to do this if there are compatibility issues with Tekla Structures. Pre-requisites before starting 1. Save any customizations or add-on files you might have made to local installations. 2. Back up models to secure location before modifying system files. Uninstalling Tekla Structures On your computer, go to the Windows -button and click on the gear symbol. Then, go to the settings and click the Apps -button. Next, search for "Tekla". It is important
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by Tekla Support US
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  • clean install
  • clear registry
  • crash

US Rebar Tutorials

In this training you will learn how to use many of the reinforcement techniques available in Tekla Structures. The model you will need for this training can be downloaded below. This is a completed concrete model and you will be adding reinforcement throughout these tutorials. This training is to be considered an intermediate level training. If you are not familiar with the basic concrete modeling processes and tools, you will need to get up to speed on these. You can accomplish this by going through our Concrete Fundamentals course, Tekla User Assistance tutorials, or through your company's
by Tekla Support US
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  • us rebar tutorials

License Borrow Tool Configuration

The License Borrow Tool will allow you to use Tekla Structures offline by borrowing licenses that are activated on a computer server. The tool is beneficial to users who want to work in a location that does not have a reliable connection to the license server. See the linked article for detailed descriptions of the Borrow Tool's options and settings. A Tekla Structures user can borrow licenses that are activated on the server for a defined number of days while connected to the office network, or by temporarily connecting to the server via VPN. In short, while performing the process of
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by Maria
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  • License Borrow Tool Configuration
  • License borrow tool
  • Borrow License
  • borrow
  • license borrow

Creating rails to use with Bending machines

If you are starting to use bending equipment for your rails you will need to be aware of a few details that are required so the bending software can read the data.  You cannot use polybeams when modeling rails to be bent in a bending machine. When polybeams are exported they are shown faceted which means that each segment of the shape is now a face instead of a smooth surface, as the image below shows. The rail on the left is a straight piece of rail with a smooth surface and there are no lines between each segment. The rail on the right is a polybeam and as you can see, there are facets
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by Tekla Support US
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  • bendtech
  • bending export
  • handrail export

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