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Sketch editor profiles in firm folder & profile catalog

Question: How to add a sketch editor profile to your firm folder & profile catalog? Answer: When you created a Sketch editor profile, the profile is not located in the profile catalog of the model but in the xslib.db1 file of the model. To export the profile go to profile catalog in Menu >> Catalogs >> Profile catalog and export the profile. The profile will be exported as an .uel file. If you want to use this profile in the firm or project folders, copy the .uel file in any location in the firm folder or project folder (e.g. C:\Firm\User_profiles_uel). Set the advanced
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  • Sketch profiles firm project uel profile catalog

How to fix the positioning of your parametric .clb-profiles

Question: My profile's positioning does not work correctly. What to do? Answer: When creating profiles in .clb format there are 2 main issues that affect the positioning: The profile has to be divined centered to its neutral axis, to ensure the profile rotates around its reference line. To enable On plane & At depth positioning of the profile you have to include "b" & "h" parameters.  Example 1: When I set On plane to down the profile and its reference line are not touching, even when Plane offset = 0.00 mm. Solution: In the picture above you see the profile CORBEL_A. When you open
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Deleting history in model sharing project

Question: I have a model sharing project with many users and history.db file is really large, it is over 1 GB. Do you have some good guidelines how the history could be deleted in a big project? Answer: Large history data can really affect the model performance also in model sharing models. So it is good to consider whether it is really needed and delete if not. But deleting the history is not straight forward process and requires some planning. It is not enough that just one user changes the advanced option XS_CLEAR_MODEL_HISTORY to TRUE. Changing this options requires restarting Tekla
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Component not created

Question: What could be the reason when some components are coming in red cone & the DOS window is not getting created? So for example steel1.exe process is not running when looking in Windows Task Manager. Answer: There might problem that if the model is locating in very long path, the component is not created. Model name and path got some limitations since Tekla Structures 2016 version, but it is still possible to copy model to another location with very long path. Try moving the model to a shorter path. Model name maximum length is 40 characters and 140 characters for path.  
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Double wall details tool

Question: What is the Double wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panelIn Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel. details toolset, why should I use it and where do I find it? Answer: At the beginning of 2018 we introduced Double wall details a new, easy toolset for automating modelling and detailing of double wall structures from early conceptual plans to fully detailed panels ready for production. The toolset has now been further developed! The latest version
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  • double wall detail
  • double wall detailing

Troubleshooting Hole Reservation Manager

Problem: Hole Reservation Manager does not convert IFC custom attributes to User Defined Attributes of the VOIDs. Answer: Please check that you have at least the mapping file HoleReservationAttributeMapping.ini located and correctly configured in the <model>\attributes folder. Hole Reservation Manager cannot convert attributes without this file. You can download the package "ATTRIBUTE_REPORT_UI_FILES_FOR_TS2016_AND_NEWER" which contains the conversion file from Tekla Warehouse.
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How to get Tekla Structures hang dump file

A dump file contains the status of the program at the moment when the dump was taken. It tells which modules were loaded and what command was being executed. Dump files can be used for debugging issues that are otherwise hard to investigate e.g. because there are no clear steps to reproduce the issue, or because the issue only occurs on a customer computer and not on the developer’s computer. This article describes how you can create a dump file manually from Tekla Structures while it is hanging / freezing / not responding. If your Tekla Structures is crashing then we recommend you follow the
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  • dump
  • hang
  • freeze
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  • Troubleshooting

How to provide your system information to your area-support

When you have a crash or a software problem that might be related to your hardware or Windows, it is always recommended to provide the System information (.nfo) file to your support. The system information contains information about the hardware and software environment of your computer. How to get the .nfo-file in Windows 10: Go to Windows Start menu and type System Information. Go to File & Save Note: When sending multiple files to your support it is always recommended to name the files in a structured order. E.g. PC_error_1.nfo , PC_Error_2.nfo, PC_Correct_1.nfo etc. Step 1
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  • support
  • System information
  • crash

Problems with Rebar group dimensioning application

We have found problems in the Rebar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have identical properties, except the possible variation in bar lengths dimensioning 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 in Tekla Structures 2017i SP5 version. They might cause the start point, location, number and/or direction of the dimension lines to be wrong, which might lead to wrong number of required reinforcing bars. We are currently investigating
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How to get Tekla Structures crash dump file

Sometimes when Tekla Structures crashes there is not enough information availlable on what exactly is the reason for the crash or it might not be possible for your Tekla Structures local support team to reproduce the crash. In this case you might be requested to provide a file called crash dump. Our software developers will neeed this crash dump file in order to investigate what is the cause of the crash and how should they fix the issue. Prerequisite: you will need local administrator rights on your computer for completing this task. Here is the instruction describing the process of getting
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  • crash dump
  • crash
  • Troubleshooting
  • registry
  • mini dump

Model sharing file and path length limitations

Question: Is there a limit to the number of characters in a shared folder path in model sharing? I wanted to start model sharing with a project, but the sharing never worked. Answer: In Windows the limitation is 260 and 248 characters for the whole file path and folder path accordingly. This limitation is based on WinAPI, therefore affects the whole software and not only Tekla Structures or Tekla Structures Model Sharing. You can find more information in this article:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/FileIO/naming-a-file Model sharing has also additional built-in
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Tekla Structures Dll registration for A&D

Problem: In Tekla Structures 2018i Final version this error might appear at export of analysis model:There were warnings/errors in the model creation: - Installed component errors After clicking the Details button you see this: ERROR: com-analysis.dll (OR com_api.dll) registration problem. Reason: The system did not register the analysis dll-s at the installation of Tekla Structures. Solution: 1. Open Command Prompt as administrator        2. Go to the analysis folder <Tekla Structures installation folder>\nt\bin\analysis     Type this:     cd C:\Program Files\Tekla Structures\2018i\nt
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Multi user mode error while saving - Unable to save. Try 'save as' instead...

Question: While using multiuser mode below error pops up and we could not save the model. Error - Unable to save. Try 'save as' instead...    Answer: Exit from all models and close Tekla Structures on all computers >>  restart multiuser server machine and try opening the same model again in multiuser mode >> user should be able to save the model. The error clearly says that somebody has opened the same model using different multiuser server machine within the same network. This indeed means that there are multiple machines on which multiuser server is installed which allow
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  • multi user
  • error
  • save
  • save as
  • model
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Cannot save multi-user model after updating to 2017 SP8 or SP9

We have found a critical defect in 2017 SP8 and SP9 versions, which prevents saving if the model is opened from a network drive that is not mapped to any letter. The following error message might be shown when trying to save:Could not save model. Possible reasons are:- Disk is full or write protected- locked .tmp file(s) exist in the model directory If you get this kind of error in the session history log, then you have this same problem:Error: Cannot open database (unable to open database file). Result code = 14.Path(\A-tempfiles\tempshare\Models\New_model_1\history.db) The problem happens
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Tekla Structures License Administration Tool not starting / not opening

If you are trying to run Tekla Structures License Administration Tool and nothing is happening (you cannot see the window open), then you need to consider uninstalling the .NET framework form your control panel and reinstall again from Microsoft website.  Note that if you experience a problem uninstalling or reinstalling the .NET framework due to a bad sector on your Hard Drive (for example), then we can suggest you to download the "Fix it" Solution from Microsoft website  and run it on  your computer to fix problems on either uninstalling or reinstalling programs. More informaiton on this
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  • unable to run
  • open
  • run
  • not opening
  • Tekla Structures Licenses Administration Tool not starting / not opening

Changing mouse settings to avoid crash when zooming

This topic handles steps how you can change the horizontal scroll behaviour of your mouse in Logitech Options for Tekla Structures only. This relates to the problem which causes Arithmetic operation resulted in an overflow crash in Tekla Structures. Mouse with horizontal scroll button To make this setting to apply to Tekla Structures only, click All Applications. And turn on Application Specific settings and select Tekla Structures shortcut. Click the circle for the thumb wheel scroll button, you will get different options for functions.  Change the Horizontal scroll option to any other
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Working offline with Tekla Model Sharing

Question: Do I need to log in to Trimble Identity when working offline in a model sharing model? Answer: There are few steps you need to do before you can work completely offline in a model sharing model. Working offline requires that you have: Permission for the model Trimble Identity (account), which has Model Sharing license enabled Windows user name and domain is the same for offline and online usage Borrowed Tekla Structures license, if you are working completely without Internet connection Permission You need to be invited to the model with your Trimble Identity, othervise you do
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Tekla Structures is slow in snapping and zooming

If you encounter a performance speed issue in Tekla Structures even though that your computer's specifications are matching with our Hardware recommendations of your Tekla Structures <<Version>> that you are running, then you need to consider the following: 1-   Set the option of XS_​USE_​SOFTWARE_​RENDERING to false.  2-   Graphic Card. In case the graphic card driver is up to date, but you still encounter problems in snapping and zooming performance, then try to downgrade the graphic card driver. It has been seen in some cases that downgrading the graphic card drivers to a lower
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  • problem in snapping and zooming
  • snapping
  • zooming
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Tekla Structures Performance Issues

We have compiled in this support article different reasons that might affect the performance of running Tekla Structures. Please do go through them one by one and test.  1-     In practice, the recent version(s) of Tekla Structures have much more features than older versions which will contribute to loading times. Thus, please do take the machine specifications into account and check if it is meeting our Tekla Structures hardware recommendation. 2-     Install the latest service pack of the Tekla Structures <<Version>> from Tekla Downloads page along with the required environments
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  • performance
  • slow
  • Tekla Structures is slow
  • performance issues
  • Display problem
  • slow in zooming and snapping

Release Info Tekla Structures 2018i

Release Info Tekla Structures 2018i Netherlands environment includes the following topics: General Tekla Structures 2018i video's Tekla Structures provides many new options, improvements and fixes. These are all explained in this Release Info. Besides that, some videos are available in which these functionalities are explained.     You can check the following video's (per segment): Steel Detailing Precast Concrete  Updating settings When you start using Tekla Structures 2018i, you can keep using your personal settings made in an earlier Tekla Structures version. You can save your
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  • Release Info

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