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Rotate template (tpl)

Question: How can we rotate a graphical template (tpl.)? Answer: You can rotate the graphical template (*.tpl) with the help of new “Layout editor” option from where the layout of a drawing can be edited directly on a drawing. Layout editor is available from Tekla structures 2017 Service pack 3 onwards. A) You can open the layout editor from any one of the following methods Method 1: 1) Select the table (Template) 2) Double click on the table 3) The below message box will appear 4) Click “edit drawing layout”Method 2: Inside the drawing, File menu, click Editors > Layout editor.Method 3: 1
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  • Rotate templates
  • Rotate template
  • Rotate layout
  • layout
  • drawing layout
  • New drawing layout
  • layout table

Different line type for different construction lines & circles in a same model

Question: Is it possible to create construction lines with different line types within a same model? Answer: Yes, It is possible to create construction lines & construction circles with different line types within a same model from Tekla Structures 2019 (TS2019) version onwards. Additional info: Construction object line type properties have been moved from advanced options to object properties.  These advanced option (XS_CONSTRUCTION_CIRCLE_LINE_TYPE and XS_CONSTRUCTION_LINE_LINE_TYPE) removed in TS2019 version
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  • Different line type for different construction lines
  • Different line type for different construction circles
  • circle
  • Line
  • construction objects
  • XS_CONSTRUCTION_CIRCLE_LINE_TYPE
  • XS_CONSTRUCTION_LINE_LINE_TYPE
  • line type

Different color for different grids in a same model

Question: Is it possible to create different color grids in a same model? Answer: Yes, It is possible to create a different color grids in a same model from Tekla Structures 2019 (TS2019) version onwards. Now the properties of rectangular grids, radial grids, and single grid lines are accessed through the property pane. You can find the options to change the Grid colour, Label font size and Label font colour in the bottom side of the Grid property dialog box (New property pane) as shown below. Additional info: Previously, these were available in advanced options. These advanced options (
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  • Grid color
  • Grid Colour
  • colour
  • grid
  • different colour
  • Different color
  • XS_GRID_COLOR
  • XS_DEFAULT_FONT_SIZE_GRID
  • change the grid color

XS_ASSOCIATIVE_CHANGE_HIGHLIGHT_SIZE (Example)

Question: Is there any example to understand about the advanced option XS_ASSOCIATIVE_CHANGE_HIGHLIGHT_SIZE? Answer: Yes, Please follow the below steps to understand about this advanced option. 1)  Create a beam which is 2000 mm length 2)  Create a GA drawing (Plan), It will be look like as below, then close this drawing. 3)  Modify this beam’s length to 1000 mm length 4)  Open the GA drawing , dimension change symbol will be appear as below The default value is 7. 5) Go to advanced option , then change the value in XS_ASSOCIATIVE_CHANGE_HIGHLIGHT_SIZE=14 6) Reopen the drawing, you will get
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  • XS_ASSOCIATIVE_CHANGE_HIGHLIGHT_SIZE
  • XS_ASSOCIATIVE_CHANGE_HIGHLIGHT_SYMBOL
  • advanced option
  • associative symbol
  • associative
  • symbol
  • highlight
  • change symbol
  • Symbol size

XS_ASSOCIATIVE_CHANGE_HIGHLIGHT_SYMBOL (Example)

Question: Is there any example to understand about the advanced option XS_ASSOCIATIVE_CHANGE_HIGHLIGHT_SYMBOL? Answer: Yes, Please follow the below steps to understand about this advanced option. 1)  Create a beam which is 2000 mm length 2)  Create a GA drawing (Plan), it will be look like as below, then close this drawing. 3)  Modify this beam’s length to 1000 mm length 4)  Open the GA drawing , dimension change symbol will be appear as below The default value is AssociativityAnchor@1 (a cloud). 5) Go to advanced option , then change the XS_ASSOCIATIVE_CHANGE_HIGHLIGHT_SYMBOL=xsteel@0 6)
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  • XS_ASSOCIATIVE_CHANGE_HIGHLIGHT_SYMBOL
  • advanced option
  • associative symbol
  • associative
  • symbol
  • highlight
  • change symbol

BVBS export uses actual rebar diameter if XS_USE_ONLY_NOMINAL_REBAR_DIAMETER=FALSE

Tekla Structures 2018 SP5 and 2019 contain an unintentional change, which might lead to using wrong size reinforcement in concrete objects exported with BVBS export. If the advanced option XS_USE_ONLY_NOMINAL_REBAR_DIAMETER is set to FALSE, it also affects the BVBS export and forces it to use actual diameter instead of nominal diameter. The BVBS export should always use nominal diameter for reinforcing bars, no matter what the setting for the advanced option is. We recommend that you do not use Tekla Structures 2019 or 2018 SP4 for your projects where you need to use BVBS export until we fix
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How to make basic HTML-based excel reports

To export reports to Microsoft Excel in a certain layout, for example, including merged cells, border lines,  font types & sizes, you can use HTML in Template editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports. This replaces the CSV file import in spreadsheets. By using the extension type .xls.rpt  in the name, the Excel report will automatically open in Excel when Show report is set to With associated viewer. To begin export to Excel To create an Excel template you can use the following steps. There is a template
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Using Array of objects (29) in custom components

The use of Array of objects (29) component in custom components has 2 limitations:There is always 1 extra array of the original objects. When you modify the original object, the arrays do not change. There is a workaround for both of these limitations. Show only 1 object without an array The Array of objects (29) component always creates 1 array. If you want to show only 1 object in your custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group, you can use this workaround. Add a new parameter and create an If-
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Visualizer for Tekla Structures

What is it? Visualizer makes Tekla Structures models look amazing to everyone, technical and non-technical people alike. Visualizer helps Tekla Structures customers to build compelling sales and project presentations to add to reports and form part of e.g. a PowerPoint presentation. The Visualizer enhances presentations  with compelling, descriptive content that demonstrate design and build options and clearly communicate the structural strategy for feedback from the widest stakeholder audience to drive productivity and project quality gains. Visualizer is a Tekla Structures Extension found
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  • Visualizer Render

FLEXnet Licensing Help

What are you doing? I am a new customer ready to activate my new license I am updating to the latest version of Tekla Structures I am moving my license to a new machine Replacing licenses Borrowing Help Frequently Asked Questions                                                                                                              I am a new customer ready to activate my new license This guide provides you with information on installing the FLEXnet licensing system and starting Tekla Structures with the licensing system. FLEXnet is an activation-based licensing system provided by a
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  • flexnet help
  • setup license
  • activate license
  • how to activate my tekla license
  • tekla license
  • license setup
  • how to start using tekla
  • License
  • FLEXNET

Numbering Identical Objects in Different Phases

Sometimes, we may have identical objects within a model that must be released at different times, and therefore their numbering must be different. You can tell Tekla to number identical objects differently by assigning each object or set of objects to a separate section (phase), and then using the Phase numbering option in the General numbering settings. The advanced option XS_ ENABLE_ PHASE_ OPTION_ IN_ NUMBERING is available in Tekla 2018 and newer. It will activate the Phase numbering option within the Numbering Setup dialog box. The option will number all the objects in separate phases
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  • Phase Manager
  • General numbering settings
  • Number parts
  • XS_​ENABLE_​PHASE_​OPTION_​IN_​NUMBERING
  • TTSD-28014

Tekla Model Sharing Overview

Tekla Model Sharing enables teams to collaborate on the same Tekla Structures project regardless of their location or time zone. Tekla Model Sharing adapts to any Internet connection speed, and you can even work offline. No additional hardware or software is required apart from Tekla Structures. On this page, you can browse the topics in the product guide, view the video tutorial, check out troubleshooting articles and find other content related to Tekla Model Sharing.
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  • Tekla Model Sharing overview

Changing the color of a PDF Reference File

PDF Reference files are often imported in a color that does not contrast well with the model's background color, thus making the reference file difficult to see. While you can Change the Color Settings of the model's background for better contrast, the color of the PDF reference file can also be changed by following these steps: Original PDF Reference Add an Object Group Double-click on the background of your current 3D view to pull out the View Properties, and click on the Representation tab under the Representation section. Click on the Object group... tab located at the bottom of the 
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  • PDF Reference model
  • Reference object color
  • Reference Object

Tekla Structures 2019 US environments Release Notes

Table of Contents Folder Structure Reorganization Common to all US Roles Steel Detailing Role Partner Developer Notes Administrator Release Notes 1. Folder Structure Reorganization 1.1 Environment folders We have modified the environment to now contain both US Imperial and US Metric within one environment. See image below for reference, the environments have now been combined into one environment called USA. Within the USA environment, we have 3 main folders, one which contains shared files between both US Imperial and US Metric called “Common” and then specific folders for settings that
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Complex Proxy or Custom Objects in DWG or DXF import files

The first thing to check for when a DWG or DXF reference file import is not visible in Tekla Structures is that the version in which the file was exported is compatible with the version of Tekla Structures being used. See the following article titled Supported AutoCAD versions DWG import. If you have checked that the version of the DWG or DXF reference file is compatible, and there is nothing showing up still, check if the file contains proxy objects or graphics. If it does, they must be removed from the file to make it viewable in Tekla. Instructions in this article titled DWG reference file
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  • Reference models and compatible formats
  • DWG reference file not visible
  • Supported AutoCAD versions DWG import

Magenta change clouds did not appear on drawing after a model change.

Question: I created several drawings and later I made a change to the model. I ran numbering and the drawing showed Parts modified in the Document manager. After I updated the drawing and opened it, no magenta change symbol clouds appeared.  Answer: The magenta change symbol clouds will only appear if you go into the drawing while the issue flag in the Document manager turned on. You can look at the drawing list and see which drawings have been edited and which ones have the issue flag turned on. 
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  • magenta clouds
  • drawing change
  • model update

Vertical Columns top view are stacked instead of side by side

Question: I created an assembly drawing of a column and it appeared horizontal, but I needed it vertical. I went into the Drawing Properties>View properties>Attribute Tab. I changed the option for the Coordinate System from local to model. When I do this my top view is above the column. I would like the top view to be to the left of the column How do I change this?   Answer:  With the properties set with the Coordinate system model, you will need to Apply these settings from the Drawing properties dialog. Next, close the drawing and use the command Select part in model from the list of
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Create a profile from a DWG file

Visible objects When you view the DWG file, ensure that only the lines that you want to convert to a profile are visible. This means that there cannot be text, dimensions, XREF objects, leader lines, etc. The only thing visible should be the actual profile shape. You can delete the additional objects, or turn off the layers that contain the additional objects. While simply turning off the layers may be an easier method to hide the unwanted objects, it is recommended to delete the unwanted objects. Once the profile is scaled up prior to the importing process, most of these objects will no
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  • DWG
  • profile
  • profile catalog
  • catalog
  • DWG cross section

DSTV2DXF - Holes smaller than 3/8 are showing/ exporting as 1 inch

Question - Why do my holes in a DXF converted using the DSTV2DXF tool show as 1" when really they are 3/8"? Answer -  Our DXF convertor defaults holes 3/8 and smaller to use a point value of 1" by default. The layer on the hole still says 3/8" which is what most plasma tables use. For the machines that use the actual line or rather circle size you can adjust it so that the hole size is the actual size from the model. To change this you will need to go to "C:\Program Files\Tekla Structures\<version>\nt\dstv2dxf" or "C:\TeklaStructures\<version>\nt\dstv2dxf" (depending on
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  • DSTV2DXF
  • dstv2dxf hole
  • dxf hole size
  • dxf hole

Drawing takes a very long time to open

Question: I am working in a project with several object level settings and takes around 20 minutes to open the drawing. How can I make sure I open this drawing in a quicker manner? Answer: Drawing speed can be affected by how many lines are shown on a drawing. Lines can be hidden behind other lines if a view depth is set to high. Changing the advanced options shown below can help speed up drawing opening time if this is the case.  Set these like below: XS_DRAW_CAST_UNIT_INTERNAL_LINES=FALSE ->TRUE XS_DRAW_CAST_PHASE_INTERNAL_LINES=FALSE ->TRUE XS_HIDDEN_REMOVE_DOUBLE_LINES=TRUE ->
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  • drawing speed
  • drawing opening
  • speed
  • drawing

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