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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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  • restrict
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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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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.
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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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How do I clean recently opened models list in Tekla Structures versions between 2016 and 2017i?

If you want to clean the recently opened models list in Tekla Structures versions 2016, 2016i, 2017 and 2017i, it is done differently than in previous Tekla Structures versions. (Starting from TS 2018 you can simply right click on a Recent list item and select either Remove from list or Clear All). 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
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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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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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Tekla Structures 2017 France Environment Release Notes

TABLE OF CONTENT 1. General Settings 1.1 ini Files for French environment 1.1.1 env_France.ini  1.2 Folder structure 1.3 Catalogs 1.3.1 Profile catalog1.3.2 Bolt catalog1.3.3 Material catalog1.3.4 Component catalog 1.4 Objects.inp 1.4.1 Common objects.inp1.4.2 Modification of the objects.inp file located under. \ System \ ConstructionManagement  1.5 Macros 1.5.1 Modeling  1.6 Reports 1.7 Tools 1.7.1 Organizer  2. Drawing settings 2.1 Drawings for steel role2.1.1 new settings for bent plate2.1.2 new settings for taped holes2.1.2 Master Drawing Catalog2.1.3 Dimensioning of flat and contour
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Migration wizard to copy extensions

You can copy your personal settings from an older Tekla Structures version to a newer Tekla Structures version using the Migration Wizard tool. With latest Migration Wizard tool (from Tekla Structures version 2016i and above) we can copy the Extensions automatically to newer version.  Migration Wizard opens automatically when you start a new version of Tekla Structures for the first time. Migration Wizard shows the version number from which the settings are copied and the version number to which the settings are copied. You can select which settings are copied. 1. Start the new Tekla
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  • migration wizard
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Tube XML not created, error Object reference not set to an instance of object shown

Question: When trying to create tube XML file for some of the parts, the following error is shown and the XML file is not created:ERROR Creating file... TubeNC.Export(C:\file location\TubeNC.xml,True)Object reference not set to an instance of an object,  at HGG.Tekla.Exporter.BooleanExtensions.ConvertToPcdPart(Boolean boolean)  at HGG.Tekla.Exporter.BooleanExtensions.AddToProject(Boolean boolean, Project project, String assemblyName, LicenseMode mode)  at HGG.Tekla.Exporter.BeamExtensions.ProcessMacrosByBooleans(Beam beam, Project project, ApplicationSettings settings, LicenseMode
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Show connections used for selected members

Question: How can I show which connections have been applied to selected members? Answer: Window selected area containing all the connections you want to show. Then open the Component Catalog and click "Show selected" All selected components will be listed under "Selected Components"  
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Change a component value over a selected set of components

Question: How can I apply a change to a selected set of components? Answer:  Enter a connection code on the General tab of Properties for all the components whose value is to be changed.   Then create a select filter with a condition that the component has this connection code.   Double click on a connection to open connection properties. Ensure effect in modify switch is set to un-tick all boxes in the Properties dialog. Make changes as required. Ensure "ignore other types" is set Ensure select filter is set Window area Click "Modify"    
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Temporarily hide the work area

Question: How can I temporarily hide the work area Answer:  While holding down CTRL+SHIFT, right click and select "Redraw View". This will hide the Work Area box from the view.   Right click and select "Redraw View" to display the Work Area box again.
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How to hide objects

Question: How to hide objects Answer:  Select the objects, right click and select "Hide" from the context menu.   Holding SHIFT whilst selecting "Hide" also hides the part reference lines:     Right-click in the view and select "Redraw view" to display all objects again.
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Enable or disable dimension label on selected objects

Question: How can I enable or disable dimension label on selected objects Answer: By default the dimension label of an object is shown when the object is selected by clicking on the object. It is not shown if the object is selected by Window selection.   This dimension label can be turned off in advanced options FILE  > SETTINGS   > ADVANCED OPTIONS   > MODEL VIEW  > DISPLAY DIMENSIONS WHEN SELECTING OBJECTS  = FALSE  
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Display management information on the model view

Question: How can I display management information on the model view Answer: This can be done by entering the information as a comment in User-defined attributes Properties for all parts to which this applies.  For example, type  "Fabricated" as shown below.   Open View Properties and select "Display...". 1. Select the Advanced tab. 2. Tick "Part label" 3. Select User-defined attribute from the left-hand window 4. Click "Add". 5. In Part label dialog type "comment" then click OK. 6. Click Modify   The comment will appear on the part label. In the example below we have also repeated the
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Display connection information

Question: How can I display information about a connection in the model view. Answer: This can be done using the connection code in the General tab of the connection's properties Open connection properties and type in a value for "Connection code" in the General tab.   Open View Properties and select "Display...". 1. Select the "Advanced" tab. 2. Tick "Connection text" 3. Click Modify   The connection code text will be displayed next to the component. If no connection code has been entered, the connection name will be displayed.   Note that "Component symbols" must also be ticked in the "
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Change the settings of default views

Question: How can I change the settings of default views Answer: Double click view to open properties (Component Front View) Load View settings - component_front_view Change settings as required Save as component_front_view and click "Modify" Copy the file component_front_view.mvi from the attribute folder inside the current model folder to your firm folder. Repeat for other views including Part default views
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Date format in template/report

Question:  In a revision template, we need the date format as "02-Jan-2017". Is it possible to have the date output in this format? Answer: To get the month to show up in a revision template or report, use the formula below in the date value field. mid(format(GetValue("DATE"),"Date","mm/dd/yyyy",0),3,2) + "-" + if (mid(format(GetValue("DATE"),"Date","mm/dd/yyyy",0),0,2) == "01") then "Jan" else if (mid(format(GetValue("DATE"),"Date","mm/dd/yyyy",0),0,2) == "02") then "Feb" else if (mid(format(GetValue("DATE"),"Date","mm/dd/yyyy",0),0,2) == "03") then "Mar" else if (mid(format(GetValue("DATE
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  • Date
  • révision
  • Date format
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  • report

How to export floor height to IFC

Question: I have defined my floor system in the Boundary boxes for locations dialog box. How I could export the floor height to IFC so that it is written to the floor object in IFC. Now I am getting wrong height value. For example I defined first floor height as 3500mm and I would like to export this value to the IFC file: Answer: It seems to be related to the selection of objects when creating the IFC file. If you only select one floor in Organizer and create IFC for those, then this height is the height of included objects, but if you select all objects in IFC export or you select a
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