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BIM Publisher startup problem

Problem: Bim Publisher extension won't start. In the BIMPublisherLog file there are exceptions among other details:  [EXCEPTION] System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'Tekla.Structures.ModelInternal.EventHandlerProxy' threw an exception. ---> System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.Runtime.Remoting.RemotingException: Failed to connect to an IPC Port: The system cannot find the file
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by Area Finland Service
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  • BimPublisher

Saving a custom component with new name resets the dialog contents.

This happen because of the creation of new input file in "CustomComponentDialogFiles" Folder in Model Folder. The file name will be "NewComponentName".inp file. We can open the file with NotePad to check the content. After saving a custom component with new name, to retain the same dialog properties as old one, we have to copy all the content from the "OldComponentName".inp file to "NewComponentName".inp > Save the file and reopen the model.  However we can use Custom Component Dialog Editor to edit further with more ease.  To keep this input file unchanged in future, either we have to
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • saveas
  • save as
  • save as custom component
  • dialog files
  • input file
  • .ini
  • custom component dialog files
  • Custom Component Dialog Editor

Rotating all reinforcement marks 90 degrees using the Align Leader Line tool is difficult and rotating merged marks is not possible

We can record a macro to rotate reinforcement marks. After recording, we can select all marks at once and run the macro to rotate them. The same feature will be enhanced in the Align Leader Line tool. As of now, do the following: In the menu on the Applications & components catalog, select Record macro > Global... Name the macro and click OK. Right-click the reinforcement mark to open the reinforcement mark properties. On the General tab, set Rotation to 90. Click Modify. Then, click OK. Click Stop recording.    To rotate the merged bar mark, the Rotation option is available from
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • Rebar Mark rotate
  • rotate mark
  • rotate bar mark
  • rotate
  • merged bar mark
  • Reinforcement mark
  • leader line
  • alignment
  • mark alignment

Rebar length precision in Inquire report is different for group bars and individual bar.

 If we inquire straight rebar group, the individual bar length is shown with fraction. The same if ungrouped and inquired, the length shown as round value. This is because SINGLEREBAR row type is used and the Length is kept fraction to identify the varying bar lengths for tapered group bars. However we can insert another REBAR row with below rule, to get the individual bar length with round value. Attached the modified report file. Using this, the precision will be same for both grouped and ungrouped straight bars for Normal Rebar Group type. 
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • precision
  • rebar lenght
  • Length
  • inquire rebar
  • inquire report

Is the new multi-user server 2.5.0 compatible with old versions?

Question: Can I use the new multi-user server 2.5.0 with previous Tekla Structures versions or does it work only with Tekla Structures 2017? Answer: You can also use the new multi-user server with previous Tekla Structures versions. You can also change to the new multi-user server in the middle of a project. The drawing lock fix and IPv6 support are effective for Tekla Structures 2017 onwards only. More information in Tekla Structures 2017 release notes: Installation and multi-user server changes Support for use in IPv4, IPv6 and dual mode networks
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by Tekla Global Support
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Tekla Structures 2017 Default environment Release Notes

Common settings for all roles General Applications & Components regular upkeep for version 2017-default/system/ComponentCatalog.xml New snap settings for modeling and drawing side:default/system/Ortho_45degrees.snapsm (alongside standard)default/system/standard.snapsd    Precast Concrete Detailer and Rebar Detailer -roles Modeling Updated additional sample settings for Wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panelIn Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel. Layout -
by Jari Patanen
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Need to swap polybeam bent plate length & width in bill of material

Question: We have modeled a bent plate as a polybeam (see below). In the bill of material, we are want the width of the bent plate in the length column & vice versa.    Answer: The above requirement can be achieved by modifing the Bill of Material template. In the template, for the Profile & Length value fields, use the below formulas. Profile:-  if (GetValue("IS_POLYBEAM") == "1") && (GetValue("PROFILE_TYPE") == "B") then   PL+format( GetValue("WIDTH"),"Length" ,"inch-frac" ,1/16)+"*"+format( GetValue("LENGTH"),"Length" ,"inch-frac" ,1/16) else   GetValue("PROFILE")
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • template
  • polybeam
  • bent plate
  • report

How to add classification code to objects in Organizer and export it to IFC

Contents 1. Introduction 2. Classify the model objects in Organizer 3. Create custom property for the classification code 4. Add the new custom property to a property template in Object Browser 5. Add the new custom property to a category 6. Set value to the custom property to add it to the objects 7. Synchronize the category tree to write to the objects 8. Check the result 9. Add the classification code to IFC export 10. Export to IFC 11. Check the result in the exported model Back to top 1. Introduction This document describes the workflow how to add classification code to objects
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • Organizer
  • IFC export

Admin guideline on purchasing and managing access to Tekla eLearning courses

Purchasing access to Tekla eLearning courses How to purchase View your local training offering at tekla.com/services and contact your local Trimble office to purchase access to Tekla eLearning courses. If you cannot find the training you need, please contact your Trimble office. License delivery Access to Tekla eLearning courses is delivered as licenses. Tekla eLearning licenses are delivered directly to your organization in Tekla Online Admin Tool. Your organization’s delivery contact receives delivery notifications by e-mail. Managing Tekla eLearning licenses Assigning course access to
by Tekla eLearning
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Problem with Template editor startup

Question: When I try to open Template editor I get the following error: "This application has failed to start because mfc120.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." The message is displayed in the same language as your Windows operating system. The following example is in Finnish. Answer: This error message may indicate that you don't have the necessary Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables installed on your computer. Normally, the packages are installed together with Tekla Structures if they have not been installed already. Re-installing Tekla Structures
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by Area Finland Service
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  • mfc120.dll
  • mfc120

How to set a license server address without using the Tekla Structures user interface

You can easily define or change the license server address of host computers in the Tekla Structures user interface. But in some cases, you might need to do it without starting Tekla Structures, like when you distribute Tekla Structures on a lot of new computers. Here are some alternative ways: Windows Registry You can set the Server registry string value to the license server address, for example 27007@my_company_server. The value is located in the following registry key: Tekla Structures 21.1 or older - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tekla\License Tekla Structures 2016-2018i -
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • license server address
  • batch file
  • environment variable

Centralized distribution of Tekla Structrues License Borrow Tool

This document instructs how to perform centralized or silent installation of Tekla Structures License Borrow Tool 2017. Using the .exe file as the installation package Run Command Prompt as an admin   To install Tekla Structures License Borrow Tool 2017 to default location (C:\TeklaStructures\License\Borrow) browse to the location where the installation package is located and type: TeklaStructuresLicenseBorrowTool_2017.exe /i /s /v"/qn" Installation location can be changed by giving new value for INSTALLATION_DIRECTORY parameter. Following command also creates an installation log file.
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by Software Deployment
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Tekla Structures Base point for coordination with Autodesk Revit

Design coordination with Autodesk Revit will require two different Base points in Tekla Structures: one for export and one for import. Export from Tekla Structures to Autodesk Revit When an IFC file is linked into Revit, the files are placed at Revit Origin point (Revit model 0), not according to the base point. To get a Tekla Structures IFC model correctly placed in Revit, you need to know the offset between the Revit origin point and the Tekla Structures origin point. 1. How to find the Revit origin point a. Start by writing down the location of the Base point. Then make sure that the Base
by Tekla Global Support
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  • Revit

How to prevent someone from borrowing a license

Question: We have some licenses we need to prevent from being borrowed by certain users. How can we do that? Solution: You can define an allowed group in tekla.opt file located by default in C:\TeklaStructures\License\Server\. NB! There is one special thing you need to remember: If you want to borrow a license which has been assigned to a user or a user group with keyword INCLUDE, you need to add a dummy user called "ACTIVATED LICENSE(S)" into the group of allowed users. Please make sure the dummy user is the last one in the GROUP list. If you don't add the dummy user to the GROUP the license
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by Area Finland Service
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  • license borrow tool error
  • restrict
  • license borrow

Warning: Numbers greater than maximum number found

This message is quite harmless. Max number is the highest number used in numbering series. This information is saved to .db2 database. There are following situations where you might get this warning: manually assigned numbers exceed the max number db2 file is missing or not up-to-date Example If you have three different columns in series C/1, they will get numbers C/1, C/2 and C/3. If there are no other parts in the series, the max number is 3. If you now manually assign position number C/4 for any of the parts and then run a numbering, you will get this "Numbers greater than maximum number
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by Tekla Global Support
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Tekla Structures 2017 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 added to the US environment ini files: - Added  XS_DRAWING_CLONING_IGNORE_CHECK – this variable was added and set to TRUE. This variable will allow you to clone(performed by Tekla Structures) to create a new drawing by using a cloning templateCloning aims at using the drawing properties, view properties, and object properties from the cloning template in a new drawing.
by Tekla Support US
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How to make sketched profiles available in new models?

Question: If I want some sketched profiles to be a part of a firm setup. How do I add them so they appear every time I start a new model? If I copy just the profdb.bin to firm folder I don't see my sketched profiles. Answer: There are two ways to get sketched profiles to new models. Make a model template When you have the model where all the needed sketches are already included in the profile catalog, you can create a model template of your model. Best is to start with empty single-user model and import all the sketches (*.uel) and rules (*.lis) to the profile catalog and save the catalog
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by Tekla Global Support
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How do I clean recently opened models list in Tekla Structures 2016 and newer?

If you want to clean the recently opened models list in Tekla Structures 2016 and newer it is done differently than in previous Tekla Structures versions.  1. Close Tekla Structures 2. Browse to %localappdata%\Trimble\TeklaStructures\<TS_version>\UI, where <TS_version> is the Tekla Structures version. 3. Delete the file Recent.xml 4. Start Tekla Structures and the "Recent models" list should now be empty. See also How do I clean recently used models list in TS 21.1 and older?
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by Area Finland Service
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  • recent models

How to borrow a license using command lines?

Question: How to borrow a license using command lines? Solution: Normally this is not needed but for troubleshooting purposes license borrowing can be done using command lines just like license activation. Start command prompt (cmd) and go to C:\TeklaStructures\License\Borrow. The utility we need to use is called appactutil.exe. The following example will borrow a Full license for version 2016 through the port 27007 from a server server_name until 11-Jan-2017: appactutil.exe -served -commServer 27007@server_name -productID NAME=Full;VERSION=2016 -expiration 11-Jan-2017 The application will
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by Area Finland Service
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  • license borrowing
  • Command Lines

What if server seems to be busy during license activation process

Problem: During license activation the Tekla License Administration Tool shows "Server seems to be busy. Processing may take awhile, please wait." However, the activation process gets stuck here no matter how long you wait.  Workaround: Activate the licenses using command lines (cmd). This way the activation should go through completely. See also How to activate licenses using command lines - Manual Activation
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by Area Finland Service
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  • server seems to be busy

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