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Tekla Model Sharing - Usage Guideline

Rules of thumb When sharing models with Tekla Structures, keep your model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a modelTekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder. intact ​in order to avoid unintentional changes when synchronizing with other users. “Don’t remove or change anything you didn’t put there!” Development Team DO Use “Number selected series” when numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units,
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by Robert Mckenzie
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No DSTV file created for tube with attached part

Question: I have tube profile with attached part and when I try to export the NC file it is not created. Why? Answer: If you check dstv_nc.log, it contains the following error message: ERROR: Tube profile with attached parts detected. Part 123456 will not be exported. There has been problems with NC file export when attached part has been used with tube profiles or with polybeam profiles. At the moment exporting the NC file is prevented for those kind of parts. Other parts with attached parts are still exported OK to NC DSTV file.
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • added material
  • part add
  • attach to part

VD is running / VD starting please check vendor daemon status, and might be with error -15, 570

Case: VD is running / VD starting please check vendor daemon status. It might be also along with the error  -15, 570 Before you begin: 1.    Please ensure that you have a recent backup copy of the trusted storage. Watch this video for the backup procedure. 2.    If you have other FLEXnet services installed/running on the same server/computer, you will need to stop them all before you proceed. 3.    Make sure that you have a supported operating system. Note that Tekla Structures License Server 2016 SP1 is NOT compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and its family of operating systems.
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by Trimble Solutions ME
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  • VD is running
  • VD
  • VD starting
  • -15
  • 570

Object Browser - Exporting failed

Symptoms: When you try to export Object Browser data from Organizer to Excel, you receive the following message: Exporting failed. Unable to set the CenterFooter property of the PageSetup class. Cause: This problem occurs if there are no printer drivers installed on your computer or if the default printer in Excel is not valid (that is, if the default printer in Excel points to a printer instance you have removed from your computer). Resolution: To prevent this problem from happening, you need to check that you have a valid printer defined in Excel. If you don't have any printer drivers on
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by Area Finland Service
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  • Organizer
  • Object Browser
  • Exporting failed

How to add part position number to bolt hole mark?

Question: How can I create a bolt hole mark with the position number of the single part that contains these bolts? Answer: You should enter MAIN_PART.PART_POS to the 'Mark content - user defined attribute' dialog box. It will display the main part position number in the bolt mark. In case you need to display the secondary part position number use SECONDARY_1.PART_POS in stead.
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by Area Finland Service
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  • bolt mark
  • MAIN_PART
  • PART_POS

Importing Grid from Tekla Structural Designer

Question:  I tried importing a model with grid from Tekla Structural Designer and found that if you open the grid properties the labels are 'DummyGrid3' etc instead of proper labels and the coordinates are not fully defined. If you make any change and modify the grid the appearance changes dramatically altering the model. Is there a solution to this problem? Answer: The integration with Tekla Structures creates individual grid lines rather than a grid pattern. This is due to the complex nature of grid patterns generally used in Tekla Structural Designer and the grid pattern command being
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • interoperability
  • Tekla Structural Designer

Model Sharing error 'Operation failed. The model was reopened'

Scenario: Model Sharing user is trying to Read in but get an error message 'Operation failed. The model was reopened' after he deleted db files from model folder. The missing files are  environment.db options_model.db options_drawings.db How to identify that db files are missing:  Modelsharing.log file contains these lines[2016-11-23T00:20:58Z] Baseline mismatch error (Environment@1). [2016-11-23T00:20:58Z] Baseline mismatch error (EnvModelOptions@1). [2016-11-23T00:20:58Z] Baseline mismatch error (EnvDrawingOptions@1). Check that the listed files are missing from the model folder. If
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • Tekla Model Sharing
  • model sharing

Slabs changed into profiles

Question: I noticed that (concrete) slabs in my model had turned into profiles. When I opened the slab properties and tried to change the slab thickness I got an error message saying that "The profile is not in your profile catalog. Select a new profile." What's wrong? Answer: This behaviour is caused by a profile catalog with profile names containing only numbers, such as "800", "1000" etc. Even though slabs (or contour plates) normally don't accept profiles as input, in this particular case they did. This is because "thickness" is the counterpart of "profile" for slabs and contour plates
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by Area Finland Service
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  • slab
  • thickness
  • the profile is not in your profile catalog

Upload a Model to Trimble Solutions USA

Q- I have a support ticket with the local Trimble Solutions USA Helpdesk and they have requested I send the model to them. What files do I send and how do I get the model to them? A- To send a model to Helpdesk you will need to "zip" the entire model and then upload it to the Trimble Solutions USA uploader. Below are insturctions on zipping a model and you can find the link to upload the model to here www.tekla.com/us/uploader  The best way to ZIP a model is to just use the built in Windows Features. To do this first open the model folder, if you do not know where the model folder is open
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by Tekla Support US
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  • upload a model
  • trimble solutions usa
  • zip a model
  • compress a model
  • upload a zip
  • zip
  • upload

Defect prevents some Tekla Model Sharing users from synchronizing

We have identified a defect that prevents some 2016/2016i users to synchronize with the sharing service. To overcome the problem, we have released a hotfix, which is available for download immediately. The problem is caused by Tekla Structures trying to share a file that shouldn’t be shared at all. The hotfix recognizes this file to be excluded from sharing. Should I apply the hotfix? You are facing the problem, if you are using Tekla Structures 2016 or 2016i and Can create and share a new blank model, but Cannot share/read in/write out a specific model, and modelsharing.log has ERROR:
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by Tekla Global Support

Bending dimensions not visible in drawings

Question:  How to get the bending dimension lines with this plate(1) part that represents a flat structure(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.(2) plate that represents a steel structure(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.? Now there are bending lines, but no dimensions. Answer: Check first that XS_DRAW_BENDING_LINE_DIMENSIONS_IN_UNFOLDING advanced option is set to TRUE.For a plate like this with all parallel bend lines, you can get the bend information by rotating the drawing coordinate system 90
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by Tekla Global Support
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Status Tool Error: "An item with the same key has already been added"

Problem: When I press the properties ("cogwheel") button an error message "An item with the same key has already been added" is displayed. Solution: The environment.db file in the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a modelTekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder. is corrupt. You need to delete the file and reopen the model. Then the Status Tool should work normally.
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by Area Finland Service
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  • status tool
  • an item with the same key has already been added

Unable to Model the bracing in 3D

Question: I Unable to create the bracing in 3D models, when I am trying to pick the points, it always picking the Grids, why? Answer:Go to "Snapping switches" & change the first option from "Plane" to "3D" you can refer snap_depth to understand these options that when to use & where to use
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • modelling
  • 3D
  • plane view
  • auto
  • snapping

How to get the unfolded length of ladder hoops?

Question:I unable to get the actual length of ladder hoops, after my calculation , I found that the length which I am getting is without unfolded one,It should be 2566 instead of 2537.So How can I get the unfolded length of ladder hoops? Answer:Change the advanced option XS_UNFOLDING_DONT_USE_NEUTRAL_AXIS_FOR_RADIUS to FALSE to get the unfolded length of ladder hoops Now the length will be    This advanced option does not work if XS_USE_OLD_POLYBEAMpart of a certain shape that is created as a continuous chain of beams passing through points that the user picksThe segments of the polybeam
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • polybeam
  • hoop
  • hoops
  • ladder
  • unfolded
  • unfolding
  • Inquire
  • polybeam length
  • length of polybeam
  • poly beam

Number of models on a multi-user service

Q: How many multi-user models can be handled on a single multi-user service? A: There is no exact recommendation on this. The multi-user service handles many things such as distribution of id numbers and keeping track of active multi-users etc. Tekla Structures multi-user server If many users work with large models the network traffic can become quite heavy. In case all TS models in a company are assigned to the same multi-user service, the performance may become slow. Therefore it might be a good idea to assign the models to separate multi-user services. The services can be run on the same
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by Area Finland Service
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  • multi-user server
  • multiuser server as a Service

Can I change the background color of the model view in version 2016 to that of version 21.1?

Question:Is it possible to set the background color of the model viewview that is represented in the modeling modeModel view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window. in version 2016 (or newer) to that of version 21.1? Answer:Yes, it is possible. Do the following: In the model view, go to File menu > Settings > Advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groupsIn Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • background
  • white
  • colour
  • Color
  • display
  • model view
  • FAQ

Can I turn Direct Modification off by default?

Question: I know I can switch Direct Modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handlesDirect modification enables additional handles and modification options. on or off in a model, but is there a way to switch it off by default in all new models?  Answer: The default value for Direct Modification comes from xs_user.default file under environment's system folderfolder that is used for storing files that define default settings. To turn Direct Modification on or off by default in all new models, you will need to change the value of file menu
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • Direct Modification

Tekla Structures 2016i Finland environments Release Notes

1. General Settings 1.1 Small items 1.1.1 Repair numbering used instead of numbering There is a new advanced option XS_USE_REPAIR_NUMBERINGprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcementIn Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example._INSTEAD_OF_NUMBERING which runs corresponding repair numbering commands instead of commands “Number modified objects” and “Number series of selected objects”. This setting is especially good for multi-user models where risk of getting wrong numbers is
by Jari Patanen
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Tekla Structures 2016i Common Environment Release Notes

Common settings for all roles Objects.inp Separated the Precast Concrete related UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object propertiesUser-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.'s (BVBS, Unitechnik, EliPLAN, HMS) to their corresponding files and moved them under Precast Concrete Role for easier management.- /common/system/precast/objects_BVBS.inp- /common/system/precast/objects_Unitechnik.inp
by Tekla Structures Localization Segments
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Tekla Structures 2016i Default Environment Release Notes

Common settings for all roles Templates Reorganized the files for mapping user-defined attributes for template editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports for later flexibility:/template/settings/contentattributes.lst and /template/settings/contentattributes_user-defined_default_env.lst. Template for A3-paper frames of the 4xA3-layout has been updated to have uniform blue frame colour (related to newly set variating line width thickness depending on colours). See below. Precast Concrete Detailer and Rebar Detailer -roles
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