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Why has the colour of the bolts changed?

Question: Why has the colour of the bolts changed? Answer: When bolts are displayed by class they appear brown (as shown above), so if under Object Representation the Color is set to Color by class for All objects, including bolts, the bolts will appear brown. The colour of objects is set in the Object Representation dialog box (see Color settings for object groups).   If bolts are not included in the group that is set to Color by class the bolts could be displayed as a different colour. Example This can happen if, for example, the Object Group - Representation for All objects is
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  • colour
  • Color
  • bolts

Why does my Tekla Structures not show Wire Frame?

To clarify, in Tekla Structures "Wire Frame" has two different technical meanings: ‘Wire frame view type’ – This is the old wire frame feature which Tekla Structures no longer supports, and this is in question here. ‘Wire frame view representation’ – This is the view representation you get when you hit Ctrl + 1.   In 2010 it was determined that the performance and functionality of 3D views in plan orientation were sufficient that there was no longer a benefit to the ‘wire frame view type’, so in version 17 the ‘wireframe view type’ option became a hidden feature and Tekla Structures ceased 
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  • Wire frame
  • Wire Frame view type
  • Wire frame view representation

Cold rolled steel systems within Tekla Structures models

Working in conjunction with the largest cold rolled steel manufacturers in the UK we have created tools to allow Tekla Structures models to utilise each of their cold rolled systems. These tools are designed to work with each specific manufacturer's rules, helping to ensure the model meets the requirements of the specific manufacturer. Intelligent joints/macros allow rapid modelling and updating of cold rolled accessories, following as close as possible the system limitations. Most manufacturers have a File Transfer that allows you to check the validity of the cold rolled items before
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  • Cold Rolled
  • custom components
  • Albion
  • Ayrshire
  • BW Industries
  • Composite Metal Flooring
  • CMF
  • Duggan Steel
  • kingspan
  • Metsec
  • Thomas Panels and Profiles
  • TPP
  • Reid Steel
  • Steadmans
  • Steel Sections
  • Ultrazed
  • Steel

How to implement custom stepv2 on stairs?

The component Custom Step V2 is designed to work with the stair component (S71). You can also add the Custom Step V2 independently without using the stair component. Both methods are shown below. Manually inserting Custom Step v2. 1. Create the stair stringers and draw a construction line at the location where the nosing line of the tread will be located.    2. Double click on custom Step v2 and set the type of tread you need. For the example chose Grating from the dropdown at the top and apply the settings.   3. Follow the prompts at the bottom. Looking up the stair pick the right stringer
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Working with reference models in Tekla Model Sharing

One Tekla Model Sharing user can insert the reference model to the Tekla Structures model. The reference model is then copied as such without any processing to the datastorage/ref subfolder in the model folder. So even if the original reference file is deleted from the original location, there is always a copy of the reference file in the datastorage. When the user writes out the model, the datastorage/ref contents is shared to the cloud. Another user can then see the reference model when they read in and click the new reference model visible in the reference models side pane. There has been
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Second drawing save is not working in multiuser, if drawing list is minimized or left open

We have noticed severe error, which is not necessarily easy to notice. In Tekla Structures 2017 versions including SP1 and SP2 the second drawing save is not working, if the drawing listlist of drawings that provides information about the drawings in a particular model and that is used for searching, managing, and printing the drawingsIn the drawing list, the user can, for example, search, open, update, freeze, lock, and delete drawings. The drawing list can also be used to display the associations between the drawings and the parts in the model.Drawing list is used in Tekla Structures until
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How do I create a stair from an Arch PDF?

The main thing with creating stairs is establishing the work point and nosing line of each flight of stairs going up. Most of the time the architect will supply you with a set of design drawings you can use as a guide.   Steps: 1. Insert PDF of the floor plans of each stair landing up the building. When you insert the PDF into Tekla it will be converted to a DXF file and the DXF file will be inserted as a reference model. Use this link for more information on the insert PDF command. https://teklastructures.support.tekla.com/2016i/en/int_importing_pdf_to_...  After the DXF file is created you
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  • Stair Workflow
  • miscellaneous detailing

How can I force drawings of beams to be dimensioned from the top of the profile instead of the part reference line?

Question: How can I force drawings of beams to be dimensioned from the top of the profile instead of the part reference line? Answer: Typically beams will be modelled with the part reference line at the top of the beam. Sometimes however, the part reference line may be along the centre of the beam and this can mean that dimensions are drawn from the centre of the beam instead of from the top. This article shows how you can control from which part of the beam the dimensions are drawn. To define dimension settings for profiles, you need to edit the dimension planes table
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  • Dimension
  • reference

How to add additional information to BIMsight Export

This article explains how you can add additional information such as phase, lot, part and assembly numbers to the BIMsight export The information that is included with objects exported through the BIMsight export is controlled by the following Property Set configuration file: IfcPropertySetConfigurations_SG.xml This file is located in ..\ProgramData\Tekla Structures\<version>\Environments\Common\inp. Additional information can be included by editing  IfcPropertySetConfigurations_SG.xml, however, it may be easier to export as in IFC file and use the Property Set Definitions dialog box
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  • BIMsight
  • export
  • Export as IFC

How do I add higher level assembly numbers to exported IFC Parts?

Question How do I add higher level assembly numbers to exported IFC Parts? Answer This can be done by defining an Additional Property Set (see "Property set configuration files used in IFC export" and TUA article "How do I add additional information to an IFC Export?" for instructions on how to define Property Sets). Adding the ASSEMBLY_POS attribute to the Property Sets, means the assembly to which a part belongs is included with the part. If that assembly is itself part of another assembly, that higher level assembly number can be included by adding the following property: ASSEMBLY.ASSEMBLY
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  • IFC Parts
  • IFC
  • Higher
  • assembly

How do I add additional information to an IFC Export?

Question How do I add additional information to an IFC Export? Answer Not all information associated with model objects is included in an IFC export by default. You can control what information is included in the export using IFC Property Sets. The following example shows how to create a property set that includes, part number, assembly number, phase and lot, so that these properties will be attached to the objects that are exported to IFC. Example of creating a Property Set Definition This example model is divided into two phases, four lots and is numbered. We will show how the phase, lot,
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  • IFC
  • export
  • Property Set Definition

Why can I not import STEP files?

Question Why can I not import STEP files? Answer Some older Tekla Structures versions (21.0-2016i) require Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable to be installed in order to import a STEP file (.stp). If you have installed one of these versions of Tekla Structures and find that STEP files cannot be imported, check that the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable package has been installed (please ensure that the x86 package (vcredist_x86.exe) is installed, as the STEP import is dependent on this). You can check which redistributable packages are installed via Programs and Features.    If
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  • import
  • STEP
  • .stp
  • reference models

How can I add profiles from other catalogs in Tekla Warehouse to my profile catalog?

Question How can I add profiles from other catalogs in Tekla Warehouse to my profile catalog? Answer Search in Tekla Warehouse for the profiles you want to use and select it. You will typically see the options shown below:   If you have a model open in Tekla Structures and click the Insert into model button, the sections will be imported into the profdb.bin file in your model folder. If you do not want to import the profiles into the profile catalog of the current model, click the Just download button. This will download the files you need to your computer. You can use this downloaded file at
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  • profile
  • warehouse
  • catalog

Tekla Structures 2017i 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 2017i Hardware Recommendations
  • hardware recommendations

How to use custom anchor rods inside 1047

Users can use custom anchor rods inside the system component, U.S. Base plate (1047). There are four custom anchor rods available in both the US Imperial and US Metric environments. Component 1047 controls the base plate, holes, grout and cast plate (not shown).  First, you need to open up one of the custom anchor rods. Make the desired changes to the custom component. Save your changes accordingly. Then close this dialog box. Again, the base plate thickness is controlled inside component 1047 (see image below in blue box), so you need to make sure you also enter this thickness in the
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How to prep the bottom of a column inside 1047

When you need to prep the bottom of a column, you can do this using a custom component inside the system component, U.S. Base plate (1047). First, you need to open up the Weld Prep Beam custom component available in both the US Imperial and US Metric environments.  Make the desired changes to this custom component. Save your changes accordingly. Then close this dialog box. Then inside component 1047, go to the Parameters tab and do the following; Set the Component field to the Weld Prep Beam custom component you just modified. Then in the Attributes field, type in the name you saved in step
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How to create a corner base plate using 1047

When you need a corner (L-shaped) base plate in your model, you can do this using the system component, U.S. Base plate (1047). In this example, we need to offset the base plate to the right and down. The right bottom corner will be cut. All of this can be done using 1047. Open up component 1047 and go to the Bolts tab. Adjust the offset values accordingly as shown here. Measure the offset distances in the model to determine what the offset values need to be.  You may need to "play" around with these values to get the base plate offset correctly. Use negative values if the plate moves in
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Model Sharing Numbering Advice

Introduction When you have more than one person working on the same model at the same time, it is important to define a clear numbering plan that everybody on the project can follow. This article offers some suggestions on how numbering can be managed when using model sharing. Please note that the way of working suggested below is only one of many possibilities and may not suit all organisations. One of the big advantages of model sharing, is that it enables different people to work on the same model at the same time, regardless of their location and without the need of a network connection
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  • model sharing
  • numbering

Advanced option XS_NC_DISABLE_PIECE_IDENTIFICATION_FIX has been removed from Tekla Structures 2017 onwards

Model-specific advanced option XS_NC_DISABLE_PIECEbuilding object that is a basic element of a model and that can be modeled and detailed furtherThe main concrete parts are: column, beam, polybeam, spiral beam, panel, slab, pad footing, strip footing, and item.The main steel parts are: column, beam, polybeam, curved beam, twin profile, orthogonal beam, spiral beam, contour plate, bent plate, and item.The term piece is sometimes used to refer to part._IDENTIFICATION_FIX has been removed from Tekla Structures 2017 onwards.When set to TRUE (default), this advanced option disabled the fix that
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Tekla Structures 2017 Finland environment Release Notes

1. General Settings 1.1 Applications and Components catalog improvements Applications and Components catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applicationsThe term component catalog is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1. was updated. The numbers were removed from group names since they are no longer needed. Items from group Parvekkeet FIN were moved to Betonielementit FIN > Parveke-elementit. A group called Valutarvikkeet FIN was added to cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized listsFor
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