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Contextual Toolbar went missing

Problem: I can't find Contextual Toolbar. It's nowhere on the screen to be seen. Solution: First make sure you have Contextual Toolbar visible in Tekla Structures. Go to File menu and click Settings. Under Switches you can select the Contextual Toolbar check box if it's unselected. If the check box is checked but the contextual toolbar is not visible you might have accidently pinned it on a second screen or something like that. It should help if you clear the contextual toolbar checkbox and select it again. This way it should appear close to selected object. If it doesn't help you can go to
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by Area Finland Service
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  • Contextual Toolbar

How To Create a Trimble Connect Project

How To Create a Trimble Connect Project Step 1: Go to https://connect.trimble.com/ Step 2: Click on Sign In Step 3: Click on Create new Trimble ID Please Note:If you already have a Trimble ID from the Tekla Online Services (i.e. tekla user assistance, warehouse, forum, etc) you can use that login and you do not need to create an additional ID. You can skip to Step 6. Step 4: Create your account Step 5: Click on link within your email to activate your account Step 6: Sign in to https://connect.trimble.com/ For information on getting your Trimble Identity joined to your
by Tekla Support US
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  • Trimble Connect
  • How To Create a Trimble Connect Project
  • create a trimble connect project
  • invite user
  • create trimble connect account
  • use trimble connect
  • Trimble Connector

Procedure for activating your 2018 Tekla Structures Licence

The following steps will guide you through the correct procedure for activating your 2018 Tekla Structures Licence. Open the Tekla Structures License Administration Tool,Start  > All Programs > Tekla Structures Licensing > Tekla Structures License Administration Tool Deactivate all old licences, select the licence and click the Deactivate button located on the top toolbar Uninstall the Tekla Structures License Administration Tool from your pc/server, open your Control Panel In the view by dropdown menu, select Category Click on Uninstall a program ​Select the Tekla Structures
by Trimble Solutions UK
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How to place the Point Cloud at the right location using base point

When importing a Point Cloud it is not always certain what the global coordinates are and if the model-axis are aligned with the Point Cloud-axis. The point cloud will be converted 1 time and the converted file would be stored at the location defined in the advanced option XS_POINT_CLOUD_CACHE_FOLDER. This means that a Point Cloud can only exist 1 time in a model. When there is an identical Point Cloud Tekla Structures will give you a message that The Point Cloud is already attached to the model. When you attach a Point Cloud for the first time to a model you can define the location and
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  • point clouds

How to handle location breakdown structure (Site, Building, Sections, Floors) in the IFC export?

Question: How do we handle hierarchy structure properties like Site, Building, Sections in the IFC export? I have defined them in Organizer, but they appear as undefined in the IFC file when viewed in another software.   Answer: With following steps it should be possible: First make sure that you have defined the project, site, building, sections and floors in Organizer, assigned model objects to them and written for reporting, synchronized and saved the model. The following topics will explain that: Example: Organize the model into location and custom categories, and view quantities
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Integration between Bentley's MStower and Tekla Structures

Question: How to transfer model from Bentley's MStower design software to Tekla Structures? Answer: MStower is specialized software for the analysis and design of steel transmission and communication towers, such as monopoles, lattice towers, and guyed masts, to a range of international standards. There are two possibilities, 1) SDNF file >>> MStower can export file for ProSteel which is SDNF file. Tekla can easily import via CAD import options.https://teklastructures.support.tekla.com/2017i/en/int_importing_cad_files 2) DXF export >>> 3D DXF export can be inserted as
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by Trimble Solutions ME
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  • mstower
  • tower
  • Bentley
  • SDNF
  • 3d dxf

Tekla Structures 2018 US environments Release Notes

Table of Contents Common to all US Roles Steel Detailing Role Engineering Role Precast Detailing Role Cast In Place Role / Rebar Detailing Role 1   Common to all US Roles 1.1   Environment ini files The following variable was modified in the US environment ini files: - Modified XS_SOLID_BUFFER_SIZE - this variable was modified by increasing the value from 480000 to 1000000. This increase will help decrease performance issues. 1.2   Catalogs Profile Catalog The Profile cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized listsFor example, profile catalog and shape
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The selected assembly seems to be a custom part. It is strongly recommended to add this assembly as custom part to the assembly. Do you want to add the assembly as custom part?

Question: I try to connect a steel assembly to another assembly as a sub-assembly, but I get this message even if I don't have custom parts or custom components in the selected assembly. What this means and what should I answer? Answer: You should just answer Yes and select the Do not show this message again option. Especially in steel assemblies there is no difference which option you select, end result will always be the same, the selected assembly is attached as sub-assembly to the assembly. Message is appearing always when there are components (system or custom) in the selected sub-
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Location of custom component data

Question: Where is my custom component saved? Answer: All custom components are saved in file xslib.db1 under the model folder. It contains all the information about the components except for the dialogs - they are saved separately in CustomComponentDialogFiles-folder under the model folder. To copy a custom component to another model see Import and export custom components See also Model folder files and file name extensions
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  • component
  • files
  • model template
  • custom component
  • custom component dialog files
  • xslib

How to filter the old folded plates within your model?

There used to be an old command to model folded plates within Tekla Structures which is diffrent than the polybeam or the new bent plate. This folded plate still exisit in some components and can show up in certain cases. Basically if you want to filter this type of plates then you need to rely on the profile type and change it into a uniqe type for this plate type, below are the steps to do that: Find the file by_number.ail inside tekla structures messages folder Go to message 599 Change the letter "B" into a new unique letter(s), let’s say "FB"  Save the file and restart tekla structures
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  • folded plate
  • filter
  • profile type

Why bolts holes modeled on the same web coming in different BO block for the CC profiles?

In some cases bolts holes modeled on the same web for the CC profiles come in different BO block due to the rotation which is given to the bolts. For the example below the rotation is similar: And below is the DSTV output: When the rotation is not similar:
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  • DSTV
  • NC
  • CNC
  • cc
  • BOLT HOLE
  • BO

How are units defined in imported DWG files in Tekla Structures?

Tekla Structures reference model import must apply a dimension (m, ft, etc.) to the numeric values of the imported model. Unfortunately DWG does not exactly specify the dimension of the modeling units. DWG has a parameter called "INSUNITS" (please see Autocad documentation for details), which specifies a drawing-units value for automatic scaling of blocks, images, or xrefs when inserted or attached to a drawing. If 'INSUNITS' is found, the reference model import respects that, and applies the necessary scaling to convert the imported DWG model into the Tekla Structures model units. If the
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by Area Finland Service
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  • insunits
  • measurement
  • dwg import

Sharing service login failed

Question: When I try to log in to model sharing service, I get the error "Sharing service login failed". What can be the reason for this? Answer: One possible reason is that there is no model sharing license available. There is also approximately three hour time delay required to release a model sharing license when you are for example moving from one computer to another or when some other user is starting to use the model sharing license. If you have multiple computers, you reserve a license on each device. For more information, see Managing Trimble Identities and Tekla Model Sharing
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  • Model Sharing error

Tekla Structures 2018 France Environment Release Notes

TABLE OF CONTENT 1. General Settings 1.1 ini Files for French environment 1.1.1 env_France.ini1.1.2 role_Béton_Coulé_Sur_Site.ini1.1.3 role_Béton_Préfabri.ini 1.2 Folder structure 1.3 Catalogs 1.3.1 Profile catalog1.3.2 Bolt catalog1.3.3. Item Catalog1.3.4 Rebar Shape Catalog1.3.5 Component catalog 1.4 Objects.inp 1.4.1 Common objects.inp1.4.2 System objects.inp1.4.3 Concrete objects.inp1.4.4 ConstructionManagement objects.inp1.4.5 Engeneering objects.inp1.4.6 Steel objects.inp 1.5 Macros 1.5.1 Common1.5.2 Drawing 1.6 Templates & Reports 1.6.1 Added1.6.2 Modified1.6.3 Deleted 1.7 Tools 1
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Tekla Structures extension manager shows Invalid signature error for the tsep packages with expired certificate

We have an expired certificate issue with extensions created and published before 8.1.2018. You cannot install those extensions through Tekla Structures extension manager. If you try to import/install them through the Tekla Structrues extension manager the following Invalid signature error is shown: Unable to import the selected extension as the package signature is invalid. We are fixing the issue for the next service packs of 2016 and newer versions, but meanwhile the following workarounds should be used to install  the tsep files: Download the extension from the Warehouse. A .tsep file,
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Create a parametric profile by sketching (open profile example)

Question: How can I create a parametric profilepredefined profile whose cross section dimensions the user can change by using parametric variables with openings using the Sketch Editortool that is used for creating and editing parametric user-defined profiles? Answer:The following support article will take you through step by step instructions for creating an open parametric profile using the Sketch Editor. In this example a parametric rectangular hollow section will be created using the Sketch Editor. The finished profile is shown below. The overall height, overall width, height of top
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by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • Sketch editor
  • sketched profiles
  • open profile

Create a parametric profile by sketching (closed profile example)

Question: How can I create a closed parametric profilepredefined profile whose cross section dimensions the user can change by using parametric variables with variable angles using the Sketch Editortool that is used for creating and editing parametric user-defined profiles? Answer: The following support article will take you through step by step instructions for creating a parametric profile using the Sketch Editor. In this example a parametric rectangular hollow section will be created using the Sketch Editor. The finished profile is shown below. The overall height, overall width, height of
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  • Sketch editor
  • sketched profiles
  • closed profile

Checking reinforcement in a model

Question: Is there a quick way of checking reinforcement in a model? Answer: Yes. The following example will take you through a quick and easy way to check the reinforcing in the model using the Organizer. Example Open your Tekla Structures model, for this example we are inserting the rebars to the cast unit. Open Organizer, Manage > Organizer You will be propted to sychronize Organizer with the model. Click Synchronize If you do not already have a category for Cast Unit, create a new one. See also: Create a property category in Organizer Use the Material – Cast in place concrete 
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  • Organizer
  • Property categories
  • Check reinforcement
  • concrete

Centralized distribution of Tekla Structures 2018

Introduction Tekla Structures consists of the following installations: Tekla Structures software installation  Tekla Structures environmentregion- or company-specific settings and information that are predefined in Tekla Structures or that are defined by the userTo be able to use Tekla Structures, the user must install the software and for region-specific settings at least one Tekla Structures environment. The software installation includes the common and blank project environments and the global settings. The common environment and global settings form the basis for all other
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  • centralized distribution
  • silent install
  • administrative install
  • admin install
  • prerequisites
  • install
  • installer

Dwg export filename does not match plot filename

Since the introduction of the new DWG/DXF Exporter in version 2017I, it can happen that the dwg filename of an exported drawing is incorrect to the setting in advanced options. If this happens you can use the %TPL:<template attribute>% to get the correct file name. The attribute should have the correct attribute name according to Tekla Structures. Attribute names can be checked in contentattributes_global.lst in ../Tekla Structures/<version>/nt/TplEd/settings For example: If you want the project number in the file name. Adding %TPL:PROJECT.NUMBER% will be tracked by Print
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  • DWG Export file name Plot file

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