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Why is the grid not visible in the 3D view?

Question: I've created a grid and moved it by 2000 mm in the Z direction. Now I can see the grid in the correct position in an elevation view, but it disappeared from the 3D view. I have extended the view depth of the 3D view but the grid is still invisible. Why doesn't it show? Answer: A grid represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes as illustrated in the image below:   The projection of the grid planes is scribed on the view plane using dash-and-dot lines. View depth has no effect on grid visibility - the grid is only shown on the view if any of the
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by Area Finland Service
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  • 3D view
  • adjust grid
  • create grid
  • create view

Tekla Structures 2020 India environment Release Notes

1. Steel Settings: 1.1 Drawing Layout Updates All drawing attributes modified which are available in "Steel" and "Engineering" role as per new drawing layoutplan of a drawing that includes the table layout and definitions of the sheet sizeTekla Structures includes several predefined drawing layouts, which are drawing-type specific. The user can also create new drawing layouts. changes. All drawing layout files modifiied as per new drawing layout changes.Steel role: .Engineering role: 1.2 Steel Components: 1.2.1 System components: The below information helps you to know about the fixes &
by Trimble Solutions India
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  • Release notes
  • India environment
  • Steel components
  • concrete components
  • localization
  • 2020
  • India
  • india release notes
  • 2020 release notes

How to get total count of similar rows in report

Question: We have created multi sheets for the assembly drawing. How to get count for number of sheets created for particular assembly drawing using report file. Answer: To get the count of similar rows in report, in Drawing row we used a valuefield with number 1, Data type as "Number" & used option "sum values across all rows". So whenever similar row will come, it will add one to existing value. Output will be as shown below. Template is attached for reference.
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by Shreyas Joshi
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  • report
  • Copied assembly drawing

Selecting the correct graphics card for Tekla Structures in Windows

Many computers, especially laptops, have more than one graphics cards available. Such systems often default applications to use the less powerful graphics cards to save power. To ensure best possible performance, make sure that Tekla Structures always uses the most powerful graphics card on your computer. If you have a capable graphics card, but DirectX rendering seems to be slower than OpenGL rendering, your computer is most likely not using the correct graphics card for Tekla Structures. To check which graphics card is being used, see How to check the graphics card used for Tekla Structures
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  • graphics card

How to check the graphics card used for Tekla Structures

If your computer has more than one graphics card, you should always check which card is used for Tekla Structures in Windows Task Manager app to make sure your most powerful graphics card is in use. Open a model in Tekla Structures. Open the Windows Task Manager app. If you see a More details button in the lower left corner, click it. You should see the apps in a table with details on their resource usage. Check the GPU Engine column for Tekla Structures to see the number of the GPU that is currently active, e.g., GPU 0 - 3D. If the column is not visible, right-click any of the visible
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by Tekla User Assistance
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  • graphics card

Tekla Structures software maintenance lifecycle

We may provide service pack updates to previously released Tekla Structures versions generally up to two years after the version is initially released. These introduce minor enhancements and fix errors that are found after the software is released. You can download service pack versions at the Tekla Downloads service. Currently, the following versions may still receive new service pack updates: 2020 2019i 2019 2018i   You can continue using older versions, but you should not expect any software updates to be available. New major versions of Tekla Structures are included in Tekla Structures
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  • end-of-life
  • EOL
  • Service Pack

How to show parameters from a parametric profile in a report/template, for example from a TT concrete profile?

First, export the profile and then open profile.clb with a text editor, notepad for example. Then to call “b2”- Distance between ribs you can use the text which is present in the description row as an attribute. For example, GetValue("PROFILE.albl_Distance_between_ribs") in the Formula box in Value Field Properties dialog. In a similar way you can call other parameters as well.
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • Parametric Profile
  • attributes

Custom component list - India Environment

Below is the concrete custom components list for India Environment Sl.No Custom Component Desccription Location/Role 1 Canti_beam Rein This component is used to create reinforcement for cantilever beams. It works for tapered beam with varying cross section. Rebar-Detailer, Precast Detailer 2 Cast-In-Plate This component is used to create different types of cast in plates as shown below. There are nine number of cast-in-plate types included in this component. Rebar-Detailer,Precast Detailer, Contractor 3 CIP_Pile_2 This component is used to place pile cap with 2
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • list of custom components
  • custom components
  • Concrete tools
  • concrete components
  • cast in place tools
  • CIP components
  • CIP tools
  • list of CIP components

Direct Manipulation Platform failed to initialize - error messages when opening Tekla Structures

If the error messages Direct Manipulation Platform failed to initialize appears when opening Tekla Structures, it is most likely that 2 unnecessary extensions are installed on top of TeklaStructures Version 2020 or higher.  Please check in the Extension manager in the application & components menu and remove Formwork placing tools - Slabs.tsep & Formwork tools.tsep. After restarting Tekla Structures the error message will disappear and the DM functionality will work again. Direct Manipulation Platform failed to initialize Tekla.BIM.DirectManipulation.Features.
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by Rico Keijzer
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  • error
  • Direct Manipulation
  • Formwork

View angle in Components

Question: Is there any option to get the view angle option for components? Answer: Yes, it is available from Tekla Structures version 2019i onwards. You can now show model views, assemblies, and components in different view angles.
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • View angle
  • View angle in components
  • View angle in Assemblies

Manual Apply option in the Property pane

Question: I get previously applied properties of parts during modelling to create parts. Is there any option to use old “Apply” option to create a parts? Answer: Yes, it is available from Tekla Structures version 2019i onwards. You can switch between manual and automatic applying option in the property pane
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • switch between manual and automatic applying option in the property pane
  • Apply button
  • Old apply

Finding Duplicate parts in Tekla Structures

Question: Is there any option to find duplicate parts in Tekla Structures apart from Clash check manager? Answer: As a workaround, you can use organizer to check if there are any multiple parts in the same co-ordinates from the “Count” option.  For an example, If 2 profiles are having the same start, end points (Duplicate profiles) in all 3 axes ,you will find the "Count" as "2" in object browser. (Count “2” means, 2 parts are created in the same co-ordinates) You need to copy the attached object browser template Duplicate parts.propertytemplate into “ProjectOrganizer” inside model
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • Duplicate parts
  • Duplicare objects
  • Organizer

Is there any option to change the size of the handles in parts?

Question: Is there option to change the size of the handles in parts? Answer: Yes, you can increase the size in the advanced option XS_HANDLE_SCALE Note : Scale set as 5 here  
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • XS_HANDLE_SCALE
  • Size of the handles
  • Pick point
  • Part handle

Handles of contour plate not visible in model

Question: I unable to find handles when I select contour plate, How do I get the handles of contour plate? Answer: Change the value in the advanced option as below to get the handles. XS_DRAW_CHAMFERS_HANDLES = HANDLES (FILE > SETTINGS> ADVANCED OPTIONS> MODEL VIEW)
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • XS_DRAW_CHAMFERS_HANDLES
  • Handles
  • Part Handles

Old view filters are not working in my new model

Question: Why my old view filters are not working in my new model? Answer: You used space separator in between the filter values in your filters, but you have different separator in XS_FILTER_SEPARATOR_CHAR that is Semi column (;) So keep this advanced option as blank (Remove if you have any separator in this advanced option) to use your old view filters.
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • Old view filters are not working in my new model
  • XS_FILTER_SEPARATOR_CHAR
  • filters
  • view filters

How to hide the border (work area) in model view?

Question: How to hide the border (work area) in model view? Answer: Change the value to TRUE in XS_HIDE_WORKAREA (FILE > SETTINGS> ADVANCED OPTIONS> MODEL VIEW) to hide work area in model view
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • XS_HIDE_WORKAREA
  • BORDER
  • cude
  • cuboid
  • frame

Enable or disable “Analysis & Design” options in the ribbon

Question: How to enable “Analysis & Design” options in the ribbon which is showing as grey out? Answer: Change the value to FALSE in XS_DISABLE_ANALYSIS_AND_DESIGN (FILE > SETTINGS> ADVANCED OPTIONS> ANALYSIS & DESIGN) to enable options in “Analysis & Design” tab  
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  • XS_DISABLE_ANALYSIS_AND_DESIGN
  • Analysis and design
  • grey out

Unable to create rebars (Reinforcing bar modeling)

Question: Why I unable to create rebars in my Tekla model even I have a valid license? Answer: Change the value to FALSE in XS_DISABLE_REBAR_MODELING  (FILE > SETTINGS> ADVANCED OPTIONS> ANALYSIS & DESIGN) to Create rebar.
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • rebar
  • unable to create rebar
  • XS_DISABLE_REBAR_MODELING
  • Reinforcing bar modeling
  • reinforcement

Enable or disable the distance (dimension) when creating parts

Question: I able to get the dimension while creating the parts in few models(Below snaps while creating contour plate), but not able to get the same in some other models. How can I enable or disable the distance (dimension) when creating parts? Answer: You can control the same by changing the advanced option XS_DISPLAY_DIMENSIONS_WHEN_CREATING_OBJECTS  (FILE > SETTINGS> ADVANCED OPTIONS> MODEL VIEW)
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • XS_DISPLAY_DIMENSIONS_WHEN_CREATING_OBJECTS
  • display
  • Dimensions
  • creating parts

Numbering prefix & start number (Example)

Question: Is there any suggestion or example to set numbering start numbers and prefix? Answer: Yes, you can refer the below table for your reference You can find the attached excel here
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • Numbering prefix
  • start number
  • assembly prefix
  • part prefix
  • assembly start number
  • Part start number

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