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Numbering update of copied reinforcement bars

Question:Sometimes reinforcement bars that are copied from one part to the other do not get updated numbers. Why does this happen?Answer:This could happen if someone creates conceptual re-bars with incorrect configuration, e.g. using Steel Detailing configuration in a concrete project.One way to get the rebar numbered is: right-clicking on the rebar (the copy), choose “convert to detailed reinforcement” and it can then be numbered.
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  • reinforcement bars
  • numbering

Unexpected change of object ID

Question:What would cause the change of object (assembly) ID?Answer:There are some actions which might cause the change of object IDs:- Copy from model: when you copy the same object from another model the duplicate will get new ID number- When changing some child objects of the assembly- It may happen sometimes that IDs of child objects of components change when component is recreatedGUIDs of the objects are not changing when ID  changes.
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  • object ID
  • numbering

Basic Firm and Project Folders

What is a Firm folder? Tekla Structures has settings that are defined using .ini files at several levels, including global settings (known as ‘common’), and environment (such as usimp).  There are also many system files which define the standard values that the program uses out-of-the-box.  When you save values in the model for drawing styles, connections, profile and material catalogs, etc., there are files created in the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a modelTekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same
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  • firm
  • project
  • folder
  • attribute
  • setting
  • <username>
  • Documents and settings
  • <version>

Handling Gage Material

In The Model Add the Gage Material into your model as a plate(1) part that represents a flat structure(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.(2) plate that represents a steel structure(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.. Model the thickness in a 1/16 increment that is close to the decimal thickness of the Gage material you need.Open the plate UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object propertiesUser-defined attributes are used when the predefined object
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Controlling Default Model Views

This tutorial will show you all the View attributes that you can control to your liking. These are the views settings that are used when you perform a right-click on an object and create views. Please note that you can pick and choose the ones you want. You do not have to do them all. Regardless to which one(s) you do choose, the attribute(s) you save away will always will visible in the View Properties drop-down list.Here are all the View attributes that this tutorial covers.For all of these view attributes, there are 2 critical things that you must follow.1. The View - Name you enter in
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Datum Reference Level in Marks

Elevations in Marks You can provide the relative distance to the view planeplane in a space that defines the viewIn Tekla Structures, the grids are projected onto the view plane and the grid lines can be visible on it.View depth is defined starting from the view plane. in part marks of parts in that view. This is commonly used when the top of steel values for beams differ slightly. Adding datum reference values In the View Properties, you will need to verify that you are using the View plane option for the Datum point for elevations: setting and it is providing the correct value in the
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Running macros from a network drive

Question:Why are macros not executed when XS_MACROsaved series of actions that includes instructions for a programMacros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.Macros are sometimes used to run an application._DIRECTORY points to a folder on a server?Answer: Due to Microsoft .NET Framework security policy restrictions it is not possible to run .NET applications on a network drive. The
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  • macros
  • network drive
  • XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY

Distinguishing between plates modeled with contour plate properties and beam properties in Template Editor

Question:Is there a way in Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports to distinguish between a plate(1) part that represents a flat structure(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.(2) plate that represents a steel structure(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate. modeled with contour platepart whose outline form the user defines by picking three or more pointsThe user can define the shape of the contour plate parallel to the
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  • Template Editor
  • USERDEFINED.USER_FIELD_1
  • differentiating plates

Chamfer accuracy for polybeams and contour plates

Question:From Tekla Structures version 15.0 onward the setting XS_CHAMFER_ACCURACY_FACTOR does not affect polybeams.Is there another advanced option to manage the segments for polybeampart of a certain shape that is created as a continuous chain of beams passing through points that the user picksThe segments of the polybeam are straight, but segment intersections can be curved. For example, a beam that follows a zigzag line is a polybeam. chamfers? Answer:The XS_CHAMFER_ACCURACY_FACTOR advanced option has been changed to only affect contour plates.You can control the number of segments of
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  • XS_CHAMFER_ACCURACY_FACTOR
  • polybeam
  • number of segments

Similar assemblies in templates

Question:I have a drawing template with multilevel assemblies, but it does not read all the similar assemblies with SIMILAR_ASSEMBLY rows. What is the right setting? Answer:This how you need to set the row properties: 
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  • SIMILAR_ASSEMBLY
  • similar assembly

Unfolding disappears when moving polybeam handle

Question: I have moved one of the handles of my polybeampart of a certain shape that is created as a continuous chain of beams passing through points that the user picksThe segments of the polybeam are straight, but segment intersections can be curved. For example, a beam that follows a zigzag line is a polybeam. slightly perpendicular to its plain of creation, and the folding line in my drawings has disappeared, why is that? Answer:It means, for example, that you have moved the handle in the Z direction when the polybeam points have been modeled in the X-Y plane. Tekla Structures can only
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  • unfolding
  • handle

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 file: PartId [the part ID], Info: User rejected means that the non-exported parts have the following setting in their part User-
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  • 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
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  • XS_DISABLE_VIEW_CENTERING_GA
  • drawing

Product ID file after license deactivation and activation

Question:Can I use the same Product ID (tpi) file for borrowing a license after that license was deactivated and activated again? Answer:You can use the one and same Product ID (tpi) file for borrowing a license, in case exactly the same license was deactivated and activated again on the same server.In other words, you do not need to export the Product ID (tpi) file again, if the activation ID is the same before the deactivation and after the activation.
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  • Product ID
  • license deactivation
  • license activation

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
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  • License Server crash

Report about conceptual connections

Question:I am converting conceptual connections to detailed connections. Can I run a report that would recognize if I have any conceptual connections left in the model? Answer:Unfortunately there is no such attribute that would recognize the difference between a conceptual and a detailed connection directly. However, you can call the connection part information. With conceptual connections, assemblies are not created and all the parts created by the connection, such as plates, form assemblies of their own. These plates are so called loose parts.You can call the GetValue("ASSEMBLY.
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  • conceptual connections
  • detailed connections

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
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  • 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 and how to set up printer instances see Colors and line weights in printing in Tekla Structures Help.
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  • 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:
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  • software hooking
  • autoruns

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