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Curved Stanchions

This warehouse extension automates curved handrails, curved beams, chamfer polybeams, and the Complex Polybeam Extensions by mimicking the functionality of Stanchions (S76) on curved beams.  For a brief walkthrough of how the extension works watch this video.
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  • Curved Stanchions

Missing Components

Question:  Every once in awhile I am in a model that is shared or was started by someone else and a lot of the components that I had in a previous model are not available. How do I resolve this?  Answer:  That is often due to Custom components not being present in the model. To check, find out if the Custom components group is available in Applications and components: The absence of Custom components in a model happens mostly at the moment of model creation. It is not related to the installation of the software unless the Environments have not been installed on one machine and therefore were
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  • No Components
  • No Connections
  • No Custom components
  • Missing components

Vulcraft Joist Plug-In For Tekla Structures

Question: How do I install the plugin available on Nucor's website? After it is installed where do I find it in Tekla? What versions of Tekla does it support? Answer: The plug-in's downloads are available in an .exe format. It must first be unzipped and then installed (run the executable) while Tekla is closed. Further installation instructions are available in the Readme PDF included with the download package. As it is stated in that file, to use the installer:  1. Make sure that Tekla Structures is not open. 2. Run the file named “VulcraftPluginSetup.exe”.  3. Click the “Install” button
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  • Vulcraft
  • Vulcraft Plug-in
  • NuBIM
  • Vulcraft Joist Plug-In
  • Vulcraft Joist

Which licensing option should I choose, on-premises or online?

Question: When Tekla Structures starts up, it asks me to choose between on-premises and online license. What do I select? Answer: In most cases, you will use the on-premises license server. Choose Tekla online license only in the following cases: Tekla PowerFab suite license. Tekla Structures Partner license. Tekla Campusonline portal service for students to learn Tekla StructuresTekla Campus offers a student license for downloading a Tekla Structures learning edition, and it includes a learning environment for Tekla BIM tools.Tekla Campus is one of the Tekla online services. student
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  • license server address
  • on-premises
  • online license

How to split bars into stock lengths using splitters

Question: I've inserted a rebar set into a slabplate that represents a concrete structureIn Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.Slab may be part of a floor, for example. but the bars are the whole length, I need to split the bars into stock lengths with standard laps. What's the best way to go about this? Answer: You can now define standard and custom lapping and cranking properties for rebar set bars using splitters. Let's break it down into three exercises, first we'll insert a rebar set, split it and colour the rebar groups. Then, using the settings in the
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  • splitters
  • lapping
  • cranking
  • rebar sets
  • tapered edges

How can I remove all locks from a model?

Sometimes there can be locked objects in a model that are difficult to find and unlock. This article shows how to select and unlock all locked objects in the model. The objects.inp file and filter described below are included in the attachment at the bottom of this article. First create an objects.inp file that contains the OBJECT_LOCKED attribute as shown below or use the attached file. Copy this inp file to the model folder and open the model (the model needs to be reopened after the objects.inp file has been placed in the model folder for it to be read). Open the User Defined Attributes
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  • locked objects

Installation Guide

Introduction to installing Tekla Structures This document will give you step by step instructions on how to install Tekla Structures software and its environments.  Installation Requirements The installation requirements and also hardware requirements can be found here   Preparations         - Prior to installing Tekla Structures you need to remove any previous installations(i.e. if you are running Release Candidate or BETA you will need to remove those installations) of the version you are installing.         - You must have Windows Administrator privileges to install Tekla Structures, as
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  • installation
  • install
  • setup tekla
  • setup.exe
  • setup

Direct modification arrow doesn't work in Tekla Structures 2019 Service pack 2

In Tekla Structures version 2019 Service pack 2, the Direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handlesDirect modification enables additional handles and modification options. arrow that is used in components and extensions doesn't work when DM is set on.Some of the components and extensions that show problems are: Floor Layout tool, Meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directionsIn Tekla Structures, the reinforcement mesh bars in one direction are called main bars and reinforcement mesh bars
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Basic Modeling for Precast - Tutorials

US Precast Tutorials   Here is a collection of modeling tutorials, many of which are specifically geared towards concrete modeling. You can save this link to your favorites and use it as the launch page to view the precast concrete training videos. The first set are basic introduction videos for general viewing and orientation. The second set will guide you through basic modeling of a parking structure. Tekla Structures First Steps videos Click the item below you wish to view. First Steps with Tekla Structures - Lesson 1 First Steps with Tekla Structures - Lesson 2 First Steps with Tekla
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  • US Precast tutorials

An alternative way to installing Tseps

Question 1: Is it possible to install a single extension from the Tekla Warehouse onto several computers without going to each machine individually? Answer: Yes, please reference this article and then the section "Installing .tsep packages"  Question 2: When I double click on my .tsep to install, I receive an error. Is there a quick fix? Answer: Both errors attributed to .tsep installations have workarounds as described in this article for no installation package, and here for invalid signature error. The latter has been fixed in certain versions as described in the article. There is an
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  • Tseps on multiple computers
  • Tsep installation
  • .tsep
  • Install .tsep

Global UCS does not change

Question: I noticed that while on Direct X on Tekla 2017 when you change the UCS, the visual marker in the corner does not change as it does in Open GL mode. Is there a way to change this?    Answer: This is a 3D graphics defect in version 2017 that happens only while on DirectX rendering as shown above. The issue is non-fixable in Version 2017. In 2017i and newer the problem does not exist, only that in 2017i you must press "Enter" immediately after changing the Work plane to change the Global UCS while in Direct X. After that version, the USC shifts as it should.
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  • Global UCS on Direct X vs. Open GL
  • Coordinate System Glitch
  • Global UCS does not change
  • Coordinate System does not change
  • DX-54

Tekla Structures 2019i Hardware Recommendations

Recommendations for Tekla Structures workstations Tekla Structures hardware recommendations are based on the set-ups that have been used in testing Tekla Structures and proven to be compatible with Tekla Structures. In addition to the set-ups presented in this document, there are many other suitable set-ups available. You can use this document as a guideline in choosing new hardware, but bear in mind that the equipment and labels presented in this document are not the only suitable hardware set-up.  The main criterion when choosing hardware is reliable performance. If you are considering a
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  • Tekla Structures 2019i Hardware Recommendations
  • hardware recommendations

Incorrect placement of Parts in the model after creating a Section View

Question: When detailing rails, after I cut an Elevation view using two points down the center of my stringer my stanchions are being placed along the face of the stringer in the new Elevation view, and not the center. Why?    Answer: First, you must check that the view was created correctly and that the Elevation view properties have been loaded and applied. If you are confident of this, check your Snap depth before adding the stanchions. This tool defines the depth of each position you pick. If your depth is set to 3D, anything that is added will snap to positions in the entire 3D space
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  • Snap depth
  • wrong placement of parts in the model
  • wrong elevation view.

Cursor leaves a trail across the screen

Question: I recently upgraded my laptop and after installing Tekla structures 2018i the issue shown below has been occurring. In the image, you can see where my cursor has left a trail. Is this a memory issue or an installation issue? Answer: This issue was caused in newer versions of Tekla due to certain NVIDIA graphic card upgrades. A defect was placed and has been resolved in versions 2017 and newer. The first thing that needs to be done to fix is Update your service pack and your Environment. If you are using a version before 2017, or if updating SP is not an option: In the past, the
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  • Cursor issue
  • cursor leaves a trail
  • cursor tracers along path
  • cursor path
  • TTSD-16505

Revision not showing up in the plot file name

Question: I am trying to put a revision at the end of my file name when printing by using %REVISION_MARK% in XS_​DRAWING_​PLOT_​FILE_​NAME, but in 2019 it does not show. Why? Answer: In 2019, include revision mark to file name has been added to the Options list as shown below. You must include the %REVISION_MARK% Advanced option in the Value and check the box when printing to get your result.
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  • XS_​DRAWING_​PLOT_​FILE_​NAME
  • no revision
  • print revision

How to run a Multi-user server

In Tekla Structures, Multi-user mode allows several users to access one model at the same time. Because the service is network based, it presents advantages and disadvantages that should be reviewed carefully before proceeding to work using this method. Alternatively, Model sharing allows for efficient cloud-based project collaboration where issues presented by network storage are eliminated. This article provides some guidelines for using either one.   The Tekla Structures Multi-user service runs on a TCP/IP network and must consist of a server computer running xs_server.exe, and a file
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  • multi-user mode
  • multi-user server
  • Install Multi-user
  • Multi-User
  • Multi-user vs. Model sharing
  • Multiuser
  • multi user
  • Multiuserserver

Un-merged Assembly drawings merged marks

Question: In Assembly drawings, merged marks (ex. 2 clip angles at the end of a beam taking the B/S mark) will un-merge after drawing modifications. Can this be prevented? Answer:  This is a defect that surfaced in 2018i. It is now fixed as of 2018i SP4 so in order to troubleshoot the service pack must be updated.
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  • TTSD-24495
  • merged marks
  • unmerged marks

Separate Grid Color for Shared models

Question: My model grids are white because I use a black background on my machine. However, when another modeler who uses a white background opens the model on his/her computer the grid is hard to see. What can I use to customize the grid color on my machine only? Answer:  Currently, this is not an option in 2019. Until 2018i, the Advanced option XS_GRID_COLOR would allow this but with its removal in 2019 you can no longer set the Grid color for individual computers in a shared model. This is recorded as Defect number TTSD-26475.
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  • Separate Grid Color
  • XS_​GRID_​COLOR
  • TTSD-26475

Curved Grid Line

Question: I have a grid that is curved. Not a Radial grid. How do I create it? Answer: Currently, this feature is not supported. Mostly not in versions prior to 2019. In 2019, you can work around this using the new Radial grid tool, which adds the curves as entire curved gridlines (instead of sectioned lines). In this case you would: Measure the Arch radius and add a Radial grid at the right point (distance) Delete the excess lines using the "select individual grid line” selection tool You will then have to adjust the Angular dimensions accordingly.
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  • curved grid line

Reference model not shown in drawing reference object list

Question: I am sure that my reference model is visible in my Model view but when I try to make it visible in a drawing, it does not show up on the Reference model list. Why? Answer: This is likely due to a defect in version 2016i. The issue has been corrected in 2018i but unfortunately, the fix created for this cannot be released for in-between versions without significant regression risk. If upgrading to 2018i and newer is not an option, use the following workarounds: Set the reference model to visible in the model’s side pane This should allow it to show up in the reference object list in
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  • Reference model not shown
  • No Reference model in drawing
  • TTSD-9043

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