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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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  • 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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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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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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
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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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Setting the graphics card to be used

Often laptops come with both integrated graphics card and dedicated graphics card. An integrated graphics card doesn't use its own RAM; it utilizes the system's memory instead, whereas dedicated graphics card has its own independent source of memory. The dedicated graphics card is the more powerful of these two, and you can adjust the graphics card settings to always use the more powerful one in a laptop that has two graphics cards.  These instructions walk through setting the dedicated NVIDIA graphics card to be used by default with Tekla Structures. 1. To check how many graphics cards you
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  • graphic card

Incorrect pop marks for holes in Tekla Structures 2016 and 2016i

We have found error in pop marks of holes in Tekla Structures 2016 and 2016i versions. The following holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objectsHole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties. pop markinformation written in an NC file that sets the NC machine to drill a small hole in the surface of the material, which is used to weld or bolt assembly secondary parts to the right location on an assembly main part options are not marking hole locations, but the
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Output linear feet of polygon cuts in model

Q- I need to report out the linear feet for all my polygon cuts in my model, can this be done?  A-Yes, this can be done by creating a report to find the perimeter value of the cuts in the slabplate that represents a concrete structureIn Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.Slab may be part of a floor, for example. (or other object typedescription of a group of objects that share common characteristics The objects are grouped based on different characteristics in models and in drawings. Examples of model object types are beams and rebar sets. Examples of drawing
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  • linear length of cuts
  • output cut length
  • report length of cuts
  • polygon cuts
  • Template Editor
  • out polygon cut length

Lines are visible on PDF but don't print on paper

Question: When I print from Tekla Structures to PDF, all my lines look fine, but when I print the PDF from AcroPlot Matrix 2014 PDF viewer to paper, some of the lines disappear. This only happens with TS2016, in older versions everything worked. Answer: Please check the XS_BASE_LINE_WIDTH advanced option – in older versions this is set by default to 0.1, but from 2016 onwards it has been set to 0.01 by default. Some PDF printers enforce a minimum line weight, so if a line is very thin, it is displayed thicker on the screen and also when printed, while some PDF printers may allow the line to
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  • PDF
  • line weight

Dialog is not opening for certain applications

Q- I am opening the master drawing catalogcatalog that is used for creating drawings by using master drawingsMaster drawing catalog can be used for searching for master drawings usually in the current model and saving the search results. but the window never opens?  A- We have seen certain AntiVirus programs such as Trend Micro or AVG remove the EXE files for certain Tekla Structures applications. These applications can be the Master Drawing Cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized listsFor example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs., the new
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  • printer dialog does not show up
  • dialog does not show up
  • dialog does not pop up
  • master drawing catalog will not show up
  • master drawing catalog will not pop up
  • master dialog will not appear
  • dialog will not appear
  • missing dialogs

How to change bolt mark units from metric to imperial?

Question: We normally work with metric units but now we have a project (model) that uses imperial units. We have managed to switch our drawings to display most things in inches. However the bolt (holesmall hollow open throughout a part or assembly that is usually used for fastening parts with bolts or other such objectsHole is created in the same way as bolts and hole properties are defined in the bolt properties.) marks are still in millimeters. How to turn them to inches as well? Answer: You have two options: 1. If you are using the "Size" attribute in bolt marks to show hole diameters,
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  • imperial
  • bolt mark
  • metric and imperial dimensions

How to create Plated Box with Camber?

Please follow below steps to create a plated box with camber. Step 1. – Use 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 are straight, but segment intersections can be curved. For example, a beam that follows a zigzag line is a polybeam. command to generate 3 point polybeam by selecting Start point, mid-point (center) & End point of beam Step 2. – Now select center handle point of beam by pressing "Alt" key on key board & use move linear command by right clicking.               
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  • box
  • plated box
  • Builtup
  • Camber
  • bend box
  • bend plated box

Internal error in merging model changes. Please contact Tekla Structures support for instructions.

Question:I got this warning that says there is an internal error in merging model changes. Any idea what is happening? Answer:This error relates to multiuser mode, autosave, and using of several Tekla Structures sessions. We have noticed that this error happens in a situation where one user already has one multiuser session running and the same user starts another Tekla Structures session from autosave to the same multiuser model. After doing some changes in the first session and trying to save in both sessions, this error will appear and save is not working any more. At the moment this is
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