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All parts are not exported to IFC or BIMsight

Question:When I export my model to IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperabilityIFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).Model can be exported into an IFC file. format or with the Publish to Tekla BIMsight command, a part of the model is not exported.What is the reason for this? Answer:Check the following after making an IFC export: The following message in the out.ifc.log filefile that contains information related to changes, actions, and errors in the model or drawingTekla Structures writes information
by Tekla Global Support
  • Publish to Tekla BIMsight
  • IFC

Affecting the XS_DISABLE_VIEW_CENTERING_GA advanced option?

Question: I am trying to use the advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groupsIn Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR. XS_DISABLE_VIEW_CENTERING_GA, XS_DISABLE_VIEW_CENTERING_ASSEMBLY, XS_DISABLE_VIEW_CENTERING_MULTI and XS_DISABLE_VIEW_CENTERING_SINGLE. Are there any
by Tekla Global Support
  • drawing

Model saving after License Server crash

Question:If the License Server crashes, can I save my model after the crash? Answer:Yes, if the license server crashes, Tekla Structures will work for a while, then an error message about the lost license server connection is displayed. Click the Save button to save your model. You will then need to restart Tekla Structures. It will connect to another license server if you have predefined one in the Connect to license server dialog box. If you use the Autosave featurepart of Tekla Structures functionality that is maintained and owned by Trimble Solutions and that is included in the Tekla
by Tekla Global Support
  • License Server crash

Trigonometric functions in Rebar Shape Manager

Question:I am trying to use trigonometric functions in Rebar Shape Managertool that is used for customizing the bending shapes of reinforcing barsRebar shape manager can be used for bending shapes only and not for any other reinforcing bar properties. but I do not see anything in reports. What am I doing wrong? Answer:When trying to map angles and trigonometric functions, you need to write the functions (sin, cos, tan) in small letters, as shown inside the brackets. If capital letters are used, the letters are not recognized, and a blank space will appear in reports. Another thing to note is
by Tekla Global Support
  • Rebar Shape Manager
  • trigonometric functions

Some printers cannot handle zero line weights

Question:I am trying to print a drawing from Tekla Structures but the printer does not print. How do I get printing to work? Answer:The problem is most likely related to line weights (line thickness). Some printer drivers cannot handle zero line weights.The workaround is to modify the Color table and change zero pen number settings to 1 or to some other appropriate value. For more information about line weights see Line thickness (pen number in Color Table.
by Tekla Global Support
  • zero line weight

Other software hooking to Tekla Structures

There have been cases where a 3rd party software has hooked to Tekla Structures. This means that the other software grabs into Tekla Structures code and prevents Tekla Structures from operating correctly. The purpose of this Product Bulletin is to help you to detect hooking cases and to solve the problem.Symptoms You can suspect hooking if you have the following problems in Tekla Structures: Texts are missing in the user interface: Hooking can cause the texts to be missing in the user interface. You may notice this already in the Login dialog box. Tekla Structures shuts down unexpectedly:
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Tekla Global Support
  • software hooking
  • autoruns