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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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How to clear or reset the Recently used items in the Applications & components?

Question: How to clear or reset the Recently used items in the Applications & components? Answer: This information is stored in the <user>_ComponentCatalogUserSettings.xml file in the model folder. The users can either delete or edit this file. This file also contains the expanded state of the groups so that will also be reset if the file is deleted. Modify or delete this file only when Tekla Structures is not running. It is advised to make a backup copy of the file before deleting of modifying it. See also:Model folder files and file name extensions
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  • components & applications
  • components & applications catalog

What is the Tekla Structures Borrow Tool for?

The borrow tool allows a license to be borrowed for a set period, after which the license automatically returns to the Tekla Structures License Server. The advantage of the borrow tool over deactivating and reactivating the license on another computer is that there is no risk of the license being permanently lost on the borrowing computer. To borrow a license the borrowing computer must connect to the same network as the Tekla Structures License Server, where the license is activated. After the license has been borrowed the borrowing computer can use the license offline until the borrow
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  • borrow tool
  • borrow

How to use the Borrow Tool

Question How do I borrow a Tekla Structures license from the server? Answer In the following article the borrower’s computer refers to the computer that wants to borrow the license. Server refers to the computer where the license will or has been activated. To borrow a License Install the Tekla Structures License Server and activate all licenses on the server. Run the Tekla Structures License Administration Tool on the Server and click Export to create a Product ID file (.tpi). Send this file to the borrower’s computer. Install the Tekla Structures License Borrow Tool on the borrower's
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  • borrow
  • commute

How to use the Excel spreadsheet in connection design (Example)

The following is a simple example of how to link an Excel spreadsheet to a connection for connection design. See also the Tekla User Assistance Article "Excel spreadsheets in connection design" for further information.   Obtain the Excel design folder files Copy the entire exceldesign folder from C:\TeklaStructures\{version}\Environments\common to the model folder and then work in this exceldesign folder in the model folder. Copy the component_template.xls file and replace the template part of the name with the number of the connection you want to create a design spreadsheet for. You can
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  • connection
  • excel
  • design
  • template

How can I use a 3Dconnexion mouse with Tekla Structures?

Question How can I use a 3Dconnexion mouse with Tekla Structures? Answer This article explains the steps required to set up a 3Dconnexion mouse so that it works with Tekla Structures. First download the 3Dconnexion Device Installer from Tekla Warehouse here Uninstall the 3DConnexion native drivers Open Tekla Structures (the version in which you wish to use your 3D mouse) Open a model or create a new one Run the 3DConnexionInstaller_<version>.exe that you downloaded from Tekla Warehouse. Copy it directly to the root of C:\ and run it as administrator Shut down and restart Tekla
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  • 3dconnexion
  • mouse
  • drivers

How do I customize the ribbon (simple example)

Question How do I customize the ribbon?Answer From Tekla Structures 2016i it is possible to customise the ribbon by adding new ribbon tabs and editing the existing default tabs. This example will teach you how to create a new ribbon tab and add some commands to it for both Modelling and Drawing ribbonsOpen the Customization tool Open the customization tool, click File menu > Settings Under Customize group click Ribbon     Create a new tab and add some modelling commands to it Under Select ribbon dropdown select Modeling option Create a new tab, click on the + button shown below and a new
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  • ribbon
  • customize
  • customise
  • tabs

How to check missing Reinforcement marks in all cast unit drawings in one go?

We can use Drawing Checker Suit from Tekla Warehouse. Under this, we have part Mark Checker tool, where user has to select the required drawing in drawing list or all drawings in the list to perform check. Select "Cast Unit Drawings" under Drawing Types as shown in below image and press "Run Check". After Run check, press "Show Report" button to view the report.  See Also:  Drawing Part Mark Checker tool: https://teklastructures.support.tekla.com/2016/en/ext_drawing_part_mark_label_checker Download link: https://warehouse.tekla.com/?loggedIn=true#/catalog/details/u136b2f44-20dd-40f3-93f6-
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  • missing rebar mark
  • Rebar mark
  • reinforcement mart
  • rebar label
  • Label
  • check

How to call custom component parameter value from component to excel?

To get the custom component parameters in report (.xls or .csv), you can use the Row Type as COMPONENT as shown in below image and call the parameter directly for example to call parameter P1, we can use GetValue("P1"). This will work if the component type is Connection. If the custom component type is PART, we can use the tool Auto Connection rule report from Tekla Warehouse and generate the report. Help : https://teklastructures.support.tekla.com/2016/en/ext_auto_connection_rule_reporter Download link  : https://warehouse.tekla.com/#/catalog/details/u5c7abd45-2996-472f-b180-729e0317db1c
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  • component parameter
  • parameter in report
  • parameter
  • component

Why does my version of Tekla Structures not show the Metl-Con Components?

If you are having trouble locating the Metl-Con components on your Tekla Structures 2016i version or above, it may be that a model from an older version of Tekla Structures (anything from version 2016 and earlier), has been brought forward and modeled on within Tekla Structures version 2016 or above. Once the model is opened in the newer version and the model is saved, there will be an incompatibility issue. The attached Metl-con file will be required in order to resolve the issue. This is because Metl-Con and Kingspan Ireland have now merged as Kingspan on version 2016i and later, please
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  • Metl-con
  • components
  • kingspan

Why does my version of Tekla Structures not display European Profiles?

From Tekla Structures version 2016i and later, European Profiles can now be obtained from the Tekla Warehouse as shown Click the Search button and then type "European Profiles"    Search results...      
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  • European profiles
  • european
  • profiles
  • warehouse

How to Create a New Role

Introduction When you launch Tekla Structures you are prompted to select a role folder. A role folder contains files and folders such as drawing templates, reports and settings, which are related to the type of work being carried out in Tekla Structures. For example, the Steel Detailer role will not contain a reinforcement bar report, but the Precast Detailer role will. A role folder can be used by a company to manage their custom files and settings and control which are available to their Tekla Structures users. A sub contract draughtsperson will often carry out work for a number of
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  • role
  • create
  • new

A dialog box does not appear to be opening?

Sometimes a dialog box may appear to not open on your screen. This can sometimes be caused by the dialog box opening off screen. i.e. you were previously using the software on a multiple monitor setup. If nothing appears to be happening when you run a command, where you know a dialog box should open such as the Master Drawing Catalog or the Rebar shape manager, it may be because it is opening off screen. The following article explains how you can recover a window that is opening off screen. How to move an open window with the keyboard? If you want to display the warning message that pops up
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  • dialog
  • opening
  • not
  • appearing
  • hidden
  • off screen
  • window

How can you find the coordinates at a particular point in the model?

Note that from version 2018 you can inquire the coordinates at a point using Inquire Point coordinates, which you can find when you click the down arrow next to  on the ribbon. Sometimes you may want to quickly find out the coordinates of an object or part of an object. An easy way to quickly inquire about the coordinates at a particular location is to use the Add points on plane command, which can be found on the Edit tab.   Activate this command then click somewhere in the model and the coordinates at the selected position will be displayed in the Point Array dialog. You can click Cancel
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  • coordinates
  • co-ordinates
  • find
  • point
  • locate

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