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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
  • template
  • 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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Bolt symbols are skew in round tubes

Question: I want to place a section view of a tube on a single-part drawing. 2 of the 4 symbols are on an angle, but when they are set to solid representation their rotation is ok. The problem only occurs on a single-part drawing, but not on an assembly drawing.   Answer: Try setting the advanced option XS_DRAW_BOLTS_PERPENDICULAR_TO_PART_IN_SINGLE_DRAWINGS to FALSE.
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How to switch from a model template (blank) to another?

Question: We have created a model using a blank (none) model template. Now we noticed that the model doesn't have all the features we need and would like to switch to a concrete template. How to proceed? Answer: This is what you should do: Create a model dump from the existing model. Create a new model. Open File menu -> select New. Select a model template and click Create. 3. Import the model dump to the new model. Check that the model is OK and save. You can run diagnose & repair commands in the model to be sure. See also: Model dump
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  • model template
  • model dump

License server is not reached within time limit

Q:  Our enteprise licenses are located in the headquarters. Our office is 5000 km away from it and has difficulties in reaching the license server. We only get a Windows error message that "Tekla Structures is not responding". A: It is likely that the Internet service operator is not providing a good enough connection, so there is not much we can do on the Tekla Structures side. Based on our experience there are some options to try out: Test if you really have a connection to the license server: Make sure that Windows Telnet Client is turned on in Windows Features (here is the instruction
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  • Tekla Structures is not responding
  • Connect to the license server
  • FLEXLM_TIMEOUT

How to find duplicate rebars

Question: How to find reinforcing bar placed on top of each other? Answer: Use the Clash Check Manager to find clashes. Tekla Structures versions from 20.0 onwards are able to detect clashes between rebars, if you have XS_CLASH_CHECK_BETWEEN_REINFORCING_BARS set to TRUE.
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  • rebars
  • reinforcing bars
  • overlapping rebars
  • duplicate rebars

Control the Number of characters in the Assembly position number

Q: Is it possible to control the number of characters in the Assembly position number? As per my company standards, I need the item code (Assembly prefix with position number) in 6 digit, 3 digit as Prefix, then 3 digit as numbers, for an Example , for 2.5 m floor , prefix will be 02B ,   I unable to keep 001 in start number.I want to get the Assembly position number as 02B001. Is there any way to achieve my requirement? A: yes, it is possible to control the Number of characters in the assembly position number. Please set the advanced option  XS_ASSEMBLY_POSITION_NUMBER_FORMAT_STRING to%
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  • item code
  • numbering
  • position number
  • assembly position number
  • digit
  • characters
  • Number of characters
  • number format

Operation failed. The model was reopened.

Model Sharing error message: "Operation failed. The model was reopened." The error message might be caused by active DWG file in the shared model folder while Read in or Write out. Please close all open DWG files and rerun the commands.
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  • Operation
  • failed
  • model
  • reopened
  • DWG
  • model sharing
  • error

License Borrow Tool: Failed to connect to the license server.

Problem: I'm trying to borrow a license but I get an error message "Failed to connect to the license server or license activation server. Failed to connect to the license server or Operations server. Solution: This error may occur if you haven't entered a port number in the "Borrow from License Server" dialog box. Try entering e.g. port 27007 which is the default value for Tekla Structures Licensing tools.
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  • license borrowing
  • failed to connect to the license server
  • license borrow tool error

Tekla Structures 2017 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 2017 Hardware Recommendations
  • hardware recommendations

Mesh bars - component does not work properly

Q: We have difficulties getting the Mesh bars component working reliably. Meshes disappear and occasionally component can be placed again and occasionally component is there in the element (but showing nothing) and cannot be placed anymore. What to do? A: This is a known bug in 21.0 SR9 and earlier versions. Currently workaround to solve this is to do as follows: Delete the CS.Library.dll from "...\21.0\nt\bin\plugins\Tekla\Drawings\CS.Library.dll".  NOTE! User must not delete dll files with the same name from anywhere else, only from the above mentioned location.
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  • mesh bar

How to export option type UDAs as text string to IFC?

Question: We would like to export option type UDAs as text strings rather than integer values to IFC. Seems that string type option values can't be exported, even if I set property type as string in Property Set Definitions dialog box. Is it really so? Answer: There is a workaround to this issue. You need to change the property type to Template attribute as well. Then the UDA options are exported as text. See the pictures showing an example of common assembly UDA Execution Class property set and the result in Tekla BIMsight:
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  • IFC export
  • UDA
  • string

Adding a help page for a custom component

You can add your own custom help page for your custom components. The help pages are locally stored HTML files and displayed using the standard Tekla Structures help viewer using the built-in offline help featurepart of Tekla Structures functionality that is maintained and owned by Trimble Solutions and that is included in the Tekla Structures installation when the F1 key is pressed in the dialog box. Add a help url for your custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group.Open the .inp file of your custom
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  • Offline Help
  • custom components

Numbering not performed for units with conceptual components

Warning: "Numbering not performed for assemblies and precast cast units with conceptual components." "Please check log file for details." Q: From which log file can the detailed information be found? A: Detailed information can be found from Session history log. The parts that are excluded from the numbering can be found by text in the log " A part was excluded from numbering because it belongs to a conceptual component." Also the ID of the part is shown. With ID number of the part user can locate the conceptual components from the model. If the conceptual components are converted to
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  • conceptual
  • components
  • numbering
  • not performed
  • check log file
  • details

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