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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. However, the DWG file does not exactly specify the dimension of the modeling units. DWG has a parameter called "INSUNITS" (please see the Autocad documentation page for more details), which specifies a drawing-units value for automatic scaling of blocks, images, or xrefs when inserted or attached to a drawing. When the 'INSUNITS' parameter is found, the reference model import takes that into account and applies the necessary scaling to convert the imported DWG model into
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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
by Trimble Solutions France
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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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  • 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

Why Tekla Structures Doesn't Remember My Trimble Identity Login Details?

Question: Why does Tekla Structures keep asking me to sign into my Trimble account during each session? Answer: First, you want to make sure you have ticked the stay signed in box, as pictured below. You may also want to navigate to your internet options, to check your cookie settings. The location may vary between different operating systems. To ensure that cookies are allowed, you can add Trimble.com to the list of allowed websites through Privacy → Sites → Address of website. In addition to the steps above, you can navigate to General → Delete... and clear the checkbox for 
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  • Trimble identity

Automatically update your shared model

Using BIM Publisher extension it is possible to automate some tasks. Like for example make your shared model updated before you come to office. This example shows how to make a setup which automatically opens your shared model, makes read in, saves the model and exits Tekla Structures every day 6:00. In Tekla Structures 2020 version you can make an automatic model upload to Trimble Connect project always when writing out or doing a baseline if you set the XS_UPLOAD_SHARED_MODEL_TO_CONNECT to WRITEOUT or BASELINE. For more infomation, see Easier Trimble Connect collaboration. You need
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Modifying component is not working

If you try to modify component and your settings are not affecting the component, try to change AutoDefaults rules to None at the General tab. AutoDefaults settings might prevent for example that you cannot modify bolt assembly (washers, nuts) or move the bolts the distance you want. Components also typically have some order of settings. Some settings are "stronger" than the other. When you enter some values at the Picture or Parts tab, they usually have higher priority than values at the Bolts tab, so they will override the bolt edge distances etc. So if for example bolt dimensions are not
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Add text in subscript

Question: How to add text in subscript? Answer: At the moment (starting from Tekla Structures 2017) subscript text is supported only in rich text files (.rtf) in drawings. Superscript, on the other hand, is supported in all text objects, dimension marks, other marks and associative notes. More information on the links below. See also Tekla Structures 2017 release notes: Better performance and other drawing improvementsAdd links to rich text files in drawingsAdd text in superscript
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  • subscript
  • subscript text
  • text

CompileError: Access to the path is denied when trying to run a macro

Problem: When I try to run a macro I get a following error message: "Access to the path is denied." This occurred when launching macros such as "SwapHandles" and "CreateSurfaceView". Solution: Check that you have user access and execute rights set to the folder and files where the macro is located. For example SwapHandles and CreateSurfaceView are located in C:\ProgramData\Tekla Structures\<version>\Environments\common\macros\modeling\ (versions up to 2018i) or C:\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\Environments\common\macros\modeling\ (versions 2019 and later). Please
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.db1_CORRUPT file

Question: I have a .db1_CORRUPT file in my model folder. What should I do? Answer: If Tekla Model Sharing write out fails, the currently open model may be marked as corrupt. The .db1 file in the model folder is renamed to .db1_CORRUPT. The model has become unusable. Please remove the model and join again the shared model in Tekla Model Sharing. The write out succeeded to upload data but the finalizing write out failed, so there should not be any information loss. If you are facing this issue, please report it to your local support. See also: Fixed defect TTSD-7792
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Exporting VOID parts to IFC

Question: How can I export VOID parts from Tekla Structures to IFC? Answer:  Use Coordination view 1.0 for IFC export. It exports the openings as "voids" that can be reported on. You cannot use Coordination view 2.0. It uses CSG (constructive solid geometry), where cuts are boolean operations. More information about CSG (Constructive Solid Geometry) can be found here for example here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constructive_solid_geometry The type of export is defined in the Export to IFC dialog > Export type:
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  • IFC
  • export

Tekla Structures 2018 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 2018 Hardware Recommendations
  • hardware recommendations

A quick way to model wall geometry from a clients IFC

Question: Is there a quick way to model 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. geometry from a clients IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperabilityIFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).Model can be exported into an IFC file.? Answer: Yes. You are able to convert objects within an IFC to walls, floors inside Tekla Structures using
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  • IFC
  • Convert IFC objects
  • convert to layout
  • component
  • wall layout
  • floor layout

Using Organizer property categories for controlling precast production

Question:  How can I utilise the property categories more effectively for controlling production in my precast factory?   Answer: Property categories can be found in the Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classificationOrganizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories., Manage > Organizer. This tool can be used to categorise elements for production within your model and apply attributes to them which are defined by the user. These can be for production status, delivery
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  • Organizer
  • unitechnik
  • Property categories

Model Sharing Error: Failed to write out model changes

Problem: Write out fails with a Model Sharing error message: Failed to write out model changes. Reason: Failed to create the data. Modelsharing.log file contains an error: "ERROR: System.IO.IOException: Data error (cyclic redundancy check)." Solution: Cyclic redundancy check error could indicate that the disk is corrupt or damaged. If you encounter this during write out it could mean that the problem may be in the file (model) itself. To try to fix this you should run Error checking on your drive: 1. In Windows 7 file explorer: Right click the drive you want to check and then click
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