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Tekla Structures crashes - System.ArgumentException

Case: Tekla Structures crashes with Exception Error: System.ArgumentException Solution: Please download and install the latest service pack for the Tekla Structures. To do this, go to Tekla Downloads. Click Download under Tekla Structures. Then, click the All downloads button. Next, you can choose the version of Tekla Structures you are using and select the newest service pack. You can download the service pack to your device by clicking on it. On this page, you can also download your local environment if it has not yet been installed. In the case the problem still persists after, please
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by Trimble Solutions ME
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  • Tekla Structures crashes. crash
  • exception
  • exception error
  • System.ArgumentException

Test Connection Error - Cannot connect. A non-recoverable error occurred during a database lookup

Test Connection Error - Cannot connect. A non-recoverable error occurred during a database lookup Case: Error when converting to multi-user model.  Solution:  This error may occur when you have given the wrong name of the server that hosts the multiuser service. To fix this, make sure that the multi-user service is running on the server. Give the server name when you are prompted to write it in the server dialog as a server address.  We recommend you to revise the steps in this article in order to take Tekla Multi-user Service into use.   
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by Trimble Solutions ME
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  • Test Connection Error
  • Cannot connect. A non-recoverable error occurred during a database lookup
  • Error when converting to multi-user model. 

Available (Steel) custom components in India Environment

All the below custom components are available in the "Steel detailer" as well as in "Engineering" Roles in India Environment You can download the built up related custom components from here.  Sl.No Custom Component Description 1 BS_C_B This component is used to create built up beam by using 2 profiles. Gap between 2 profiles can be maintained. 2 BS_C_C This component is used to create built up column by using 2 profiles. Gap between 2 profiles can be maintained. 3 BS_C_TP_BP_B This component is used to create built up beam by using 4 profiles (2 Profiles+2 cover plates
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • custom component
  • Steel Custom component
  • Steel CC
  • connections
  • custom connection
  • cc
  • Builtup
  • Sag Rod
  • Side runner
  • nut
  • Fire proof

4K High-resolution monitors affect Tekla Structures dialog boxes

Many high-resolution monitors have a recommended scalage that is higher than 100%. When the Windows display scalage is set to 150% or 200%, for example, some dialog boxes in Tekla Structures can be unreadable, or they might not display some buttons. For example, when the scalage is set to 200%, the Floor Layout dialog box becomes unreadable.  The workaround is to set High DPI scaling override to System. This can be set through the Tekla Structures icon on the desktop. Right-click the icon, and select Properties > Compatibility > Change high DPI setting. Set the High DPI scaling
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • 4K
  • high resolution

How to remove the *** in the templates when the text is too long

Question: How do I remove the *** in the templates when the text is too long? Answer: In the search field of the Windows start menu, type "Edit the system environment variables". Click on the "Environment Variables..." button. At the top, click on "New..." In the field "Variable name" add "XS_IGNORE_CUT_VALUE_IN_TEMPLATE" and in the field "Variable value" add "TRUE" and click OK. Click on OK in the "Environment Variables" and "System Properties" windows. When Tekla Structures restarts the *** will no longer appear. Note: This becomes active for all projects and all versions of Tekla
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by Trimble Solutions France
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  • Champ valeur
  • tronqué
  • truncate

How to make a Tekla Structures model publicly available?

First, you need to upload your Tekla Structures model to Trimble Connect. Then you can create a public share link and even embedbuilding object that represents an object that is to be cast into a concrete structure and that is used to connect structures or as an aid when constructing a structureFor example, a cast-in socket is an embed that is placed in concrete structures to allow parts to be fastened together on site. In Tekla Structures, embeds are typically steel parts and they are added to cast units as sub-assemblies. the viewer to a web page for public viewing access.Create a public
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • Publish as Web Page
  • Publish to Tekla BIMsight
  • BIMsight
  • web viewer
  • webviewer
  • Trimble Connect

Tekla Structures 2020 France Environment Release Notes

Note for Tekla Structures Users: The change of Layout Editor in version 2020 involves changes to your layouts. Please refer to the following articles to update your configurations. Improved Layout editor - Customize drawing layouts easilyTABLE 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_Complet.ini1.1.4 role_Gestion_de_la_Construction.ini 1.2 Folder structure 1.3 Catalogs 1.3.1 Profile catalog1.3.2 Rebar Shape Catalog1.3.3 Material catalog1.3.4 Item catalog 1.4 Organizer 1.5 Macros 1.5.1 Modeling1.5.2
by Trimble Solutions France
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Export Handrail Drawings for Laser Overlay

Steps to Export a Drawing using the Handrail Laser settings These instructions will tell you how to create new drawings for the same handrail assemblies you already have without affecting your current drawings.   Note that handrails can be created in various ways and these instructors might not apply to your case. In that case, contact your local helpdesk for support. Step 1 Go to the warehouse and download the "Laser Overlay Export for Handrails" package to get the files needed. You can find a direct link here  Step 2 You will get a ZIP package containing the files you need. Extract/copy
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by Tekla Support US
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  • Export Handrail Drawings for Laser Overlay
  • handrail laser
  • laser
  • handrail export

Finland environment custom properties

All of the custom properties of the Finland environment are implemented by the BEC project, which was done to standardize the BIM models of precast cast units. This is why many of these attributes only work for precast cast units. 1 Beam custom properties 1.1 CUSTOM.WEB_THICKNESS The attribute only works for cast units whose numbering prefix begins with K (but not KE) or JK, and whose main part profiles begin with: RCL, RCDL, RCXX, RCDX, RCX JKMP (Parma middle beam), JKSIDE (Parma edge beam) PRMB (Luja middle beam), LBL (Luja edge beam) BMK (Betonimestarit middle beam), BMR (
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by Area Finland Service
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  • BEC
  • custom attributes
  • Custom variables
  • finland

Tekla Structures 2020 Finland environment Release Notes

1. General Settings 1.1 Environment initialization files Role FIN_Rakennesuunnittelija and ENU_Contractor: disabled the new visualization setting for hidden lines on DirectX renderingprocess of making the model object faces visibleThe rendered model object faces can be transparent or non-transparent mode due to possible performance issues in specific cases with e.g. formwork items. In general, the setting increases performance, thus the option XS_USE_DASHED_HIDDEN_LINES is true on all other roles.1.2 Model template removed Model templatemodel which is used as a basis for creating new models
by Area Finland Service
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Testing connection between client and server computer

Question: How can I test whether a client computer can connect to a server computer? Answer: The following steps have been tested on Windows 10.  1. Start PowerShell on the client computer.   2. If you do not know the IPv4 address of the server computer, you can request it by typing ping -4 [SERVER_NAME]. You should replace [SERVER_NAME] with the actual name of the server. 3. Test the connection by utilizing the port numbers defined in the tekla.lic file: Test-NetConnection -ComputerName IPv4_SERVER -Port 27007 Test-NetConnection -ComputerName IPv4_SERVER -Port 1234 You should
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by Area Finland Service
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  • connection error
  • internet
  • Internet connection
  • License

Formwork condition for a column

Question: How do you set up a formwork condition for a column in Tekla Structures using the Formwork placing tools? Answer: We can configure conditions through the Formwork placing tools - Walls. Definition of a new condition happens in two phases. First you need create the needed sub-assemblies and once you have all needed sub-assemblies available you can define a new condition by giving it a name and specifying which sub-assemblies are used in the new condition. Let's keep things simple and break it down into two exercises. First we'll create a column and add panels, ties and braces.
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by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • Condition setup
  • Formwork placing tools - Walls
  • Conditions
  • configure

Tekla EPM Plugin

The Tekla EPM Plugin (formerly FabSuite TME) allows for seamless communication between Tekla EPM and Tekla Structures. The Tekla EPM Plugin integrates with Tekla Structures allowing you to: Export the Tekla Structures model into a compressed EPM XML file. This single file contains the Drawings, Revisions, Bill of Materials, User-Defined Attributes, CNC Files, and Drawing Files. Import an EPM XML file into Tekla Structures to update the model with the current status information and colorize the model based on those statuses. Installation The Tekla EPM Plugin supports and is installed with
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by Tekla Support US
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  • Tekla EPM Plugin
  • EPM Plugin
  • EPM
  • fabsuite
  • Fabsuite TME
  • TME
  • xml
  • XML Files
  • export to epm

Wrong quantity exported to NC files with certain settings

We have a serious defect which might lead to wrong number of parts to be fabricated, if you use the following settings in the NC DSTV export: XS_SECONDARY_PART_HARDSTAMP=TRUE Hard stampinformation written in an NC file that sets the NC machine to create a text mark, containing information on the part or assembly, in a partHard stamp can contain, for example, a project and lot number, phase, or part and assembly position. contains assembly positionposition number that is assigned to an assembly or a cast unit This might lead to unnecessarily fabricated parts. The problem is in Tekla
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by Tekla Global Support
  • NC
  • DSTV
  • hard stamp

Improvements to the Document manager

Question: I'm new to the Document managertool that is used for listing and managing drawings and other types of documentsWith the document manager the user can, for example, reorganize, update, freeze, lock, and delete drawings.The user can also organize file documents, such as PDF, NC, and DWG files, and drawings, in document categories, and search documents and open drawings.Document manager is replacing drawing list from the version 2018i onwards., do you have a quick overview of how it works? Answer: With the Document manager you can list and manage your drawings and other types of
by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • drawings
  • drawing version history
  • edit switch
  • search string
  • categories
  • show all documents
  • Invert document visibility
  • create new category
  • 2019i
  • Tekla recommends

Create 3D renders and animations

Question: What software works best with Tekla Structures to create model flythrough animations? Answer: For Tekla Structures 2019 the Trimble Connect visualizertool that creates photorealistic renderings of the model or selected model objects and can be used for taking screenshots and creating animations that demonstrate the design and build options of the modelTrimble Connect Visualizer shows the model’s material types and sets it in a scene. is available from the Tekla Warehouse and runs as a separate applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend
by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • render
  • 3D
  • Visualizer
  • Trimble Connect
  • Tekla Warehouse
  • Animation
  • 2019i
  • Tekla recommends

Attaching point cloud with URL option (internet)

Question: I am working on a renovation project using a point cloudgroup of measured points that are imported to Tekla Structures as one unitPoint clouds can be placed by the model origin or by a defined base point. within my model. My computer is working very slowly and whenever I zoom into the model it takes a while to show the point cloud each time. How can I improve this? Answer: Point clouds are groups of measured points on the surfaces of objects created with 3D laser scanners and can be large files, which can affect computer speed. You can now use point clouds through the internet to
by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • point clouds
  • URL
  • internet
  • Point cloud manager
  • Attach point cloud
  • 2019i
  • Tekla recommends

Export into Autodesk Revit format

Question: For reasons beyond my control I have no option but to work using .rvt files rather than .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. files, can I export from Tekla Structures to .rvt? Answer: The Export to Revit Geometry extension allows the export of model parts, from Tekla Structures, to a native Autodesk® Revit® project .rvt file. The extension is available from Tekla Warehouse This file is ideally utilised for
by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • Export to Revit Geometry
  • *.rvt
  • native Autodesk® Revit®
  • 2019
  • Tekla recommends

Quickly search in model for objects

Question: I'm working on a large model, what is the easiest way for me to quickly select all columns on only the first floor? Answer: The Search in model command allows you to search the whole model or a selected portion of the model using name, profile, material, or position numberidentifier that is assigned to all similar parts, assemblies, cast units, or reinforcementPosition number consists of a prefix, separator, and running number. The prefix is part of the position number, identifying a numbering series. The running number is part of the position number, and is the assigned number in
by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • search in model
  • Search in selection
  • 2019i
  • Tekla recommends

Create item shapes and edit model geometry

Question: I've imported a Sketchup (.skp) file into my Tekla Structures model, I'm wanting to model a few other parts and then save these parts and the imported shape as one object. What is the best way to do this and can I then duplicate this object throughout my model? Answer: It's great to hear you're utilising the functionality to import a Sketchup file. Firstly let's attach the parts and your imported shape together to create one object. From the Edit menu, select Added material > Attach to part. Select the part/s to attach to and then select the part/s you want to attach. Confirm
by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • Import skp
  • SketchUp
  • attach to part
  • lofted plate
  • Create shape from geometry
  • import shape
  • Shape Catalog
  • 2019i
  • Tekla recommends

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