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Model sharing on-premises not working after installing new SP

Question: We use Tekla Model Sharing on-premises server. When installing the newest service pack of Tekla Structures,  users could no longer connect to the on-premises server. After deinstalling newesr SP and reinstalling old one, it worked fine again.  Answer: If you are Tekla Model Sharing on-premises server user, note that the newest Tekla Structures service packs are not compatible with on-premises server versions older than version 3.13.9. To continue using Tekla Model Sharing, you need to update the Tekla Model Sharing on-premises server to version 3.13.9. This applies to these
by Tekla Global Support
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How to use date format YYYY-MM-DD in plot file names

Question: Is it possible to change the exported file name format from 07.10.2020 to 2020-10-07? For exported DWGs and PDFs for example. It is required in my country's modeling standards. Answer: Yes, it is possible. What you need to do is to change the global format of the attribute that you use in the file name. So if you use that attribute elsewhere (e.g. in part marks), the format will be the same there too. The attribute formats, precisions and data types are defined in a contentattributes.lst file. As an example, the user-defined attribute DR_ACCEPTOR_DATE in the Finland environment is
by Area Finland Service
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  • Plot file name
  • Date format

How to use templates created with newer versions

If you've created a template that you want to use in older versions as well, you may notice that the template is not appearing in the drawing. And if you try to open the template with older version's Template editor, you may get error messages such as below:     To work around these errors, you can simply delete the properties that were added in newer Template editor versions, by opening the file in Notepad and erasing the lines containing the attributes. Obviously these settings are then not applied in the converted template. In case of the second picture, the error message points out the
by Area Finland Service
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  • edit templates
  • drawing template
  • modifying template

How to handle model sharing accounts when company name changes

Question: Our company name is going to change and our emails will also be changing. How to handle our accounts so that we still have access to our current modelmodel that is active in Tekla StructuresThe current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model. sharing models? Answer: Here we explain two different situation for company name change: Only name changes If only the company name changes, you will be able to continue using your current models, if you follow these steps: Change company name to the existing organization - ask your local Tekla support to do this
by Tekla Global Support
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I can see Type U drawings in my drawing list. What does that mean?

U stands for Unknown so an U drawing type is an Unknown drawing . Please delete these drawings if you have them in your model.
by Tekla Global Support
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Invalid signature error when installing extension

Question: I'm trying to install an extension using a .tsep file and I am getting the following error: "Unable to import the selected extension as the package signature is invalid." How to avoid this? Answer: If a .tsep file is at some point sent as an email attachment, some mail server and/or antivirus software could look into the .tsep file and inadvertently destroy the signature, which makes the .tsep to show this error when double-clicking the file. When the file is distributed in other ways, there is no such problem.  The workaround to install these invalid .tsep files is to copy
by Tekla Global Support
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Major issues in templates with DRAWING rows in 2020 SP3 (Build 61808)

We have got reports from several areas that after installing Tekla Structures SP3 version, some templates in the drawings are not correct. Problem symptoms:Templates like for example title blocks in the drawing are duplicated.After the second revision in a drawing, an obsolete drawing row (DELETED or REMOVED stamp) is appearing even when the part is not deleted. Background:This problem relates to DRAWING rows, where you use ASSEMBLY.MODEL_TOTAL or PROJECT.NUMBER and sorting. Problems typically start after the second revision to drawing. Looks that BOM type of templates are not affected, but
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Tekla Global Support

TeklaMark

TeklaMark is a tool for measuring performance of a hardware setup of the Tekla Structures DirectX 3D engine.  As 3D engine performance varies depending on what types of objects the model contains, we have three versions of the applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation: steel, concrete and engineering. The only difference is, they use a different model for the test. The applications are distributed in Warehouse: Tekla Structures graphics hardware test
by Tekla Global Support
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  • TeklaMark
  • SteelMark
  • performance

Overlay models versus reference models

Question: Can I have some additional clarification on the difference between an overlay model and a reference model? Answer: Overlay models are lightweight models that are stored in the attached Trimble Connect project.  They are mainly for viewing purposes and are missing functionalities that are in real reference models. The main benefit is that they are lightweight and fast to handle and do not affect model performance and size as much as reference models.   Feature Reference model Overlay model View in model Yes Yes View in drawing Yes - Inquire Yes Yes Filtering Yes - Effect on
by Tekla Global Support
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Tekla Structures crashes, freezes or does not start

Tekla Structures crashing, freezing or not starting can have several causes. The following checklist may help determine what is causing an error message in Tekla Structures. Go through and review the following steps and take any necessary action to avoid crashes. (Click here for the checklist. You can send this list to your local support team to report an error message).     Checklist Yes No 1 Which operating system are you using?  Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 = Yes Windows 7 = No.    (Tekla Structures 2017i is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8 and Windows 7 SP1.
by Construsoft NL
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  • crash
  • System.ArgumentException

Finnish Environment Project settings (UDA)

The Finnish environment project settings consists of multiple user-defined attributes, which control the format of drawing templates and reports as well as some of the custom properties. The following tables list the project level user-defined attributes along with decriptions on how they are used and which templates, reports or custom properties they affect. For most of the user-defined attributes used in drawings, there is an option to use the project level setting or to set the value separately on drawing level. FI-Drawing settings / FI-Piirustusasetuksia  These user-defined attributes
by Area Finland Service
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  • UDA
  • user defined attributes
  • Finnish Environment
  • project
  • drawing template

Timber NC - BVX

Hundegger BVX - Preface Construsoft developed and implemented several Timber NC-export tools in Tekla Structures.Each of these export tools is dedicated to a specific Timber NC-file format, each with their own scope and definition. The scope of some of the formats is such that Tekla can unambiguously determine the operation from the geometric information. These are categorized as basic formats. There are however also formats for which, for volumetric operations, it is not possible to unambiguously determine which operation is meant. In those cases the user needs to provide additional non-
by Construsoft NL
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  • Timber
  • BTL
  • BVN
  • BVX
  • Hundegger
  • GT
  • HM
  • randek
  • tigerstop

Changes in Tekla Software Releases During 2020

In a continued effort to be transparent and close to our customers, we’d like to share the following announcement. Historically we would be preparing an iVersion release at this time of year. However, after speaking to customers we understand the valuable time and resources it can take to implement a new, full version of Tekla Structures especially if it has been customized to suit your systems and way of working. Based on this feedback, we are pivoting our focus to provide several Service Pack releases during the fall of 2020. Shifting to more manageable Service Pack releases will provide:
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Tekla Global Support

Max number of pictures on a custom component tab

Question: When inserting the 21st picture to a tab in a custom component it fails. Is there a limitation for this?   Answer: Yes there is internal limitation (TAB_MAX_PICTURES = 20) set in the code for custom and system components.
by Tekla Global Support
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4D Concrete Model Template - India Environment

General Instructions: 1. This model templatemodel which is used as a basis for creating new models The user can save a model including all its elements, such as object properties, certain settings, parts, and components, in a model template. contains concrete & precast elements preset for users to learn & practice the settings listed in the article India Environment Concrete Role Help2. Also it contains members with attributes set to practice & learn 4D project status visualizationtool that is used in the modeling mode for visualizing the status of model objects in a specific
by Trimble Solutions India
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  • 4D model
  • project status
  • Construction Management
  • India environment
  • model template
  • India model template

The folder ts

  As you know, you can store custom made settings in the folder ts. Therefore, the settings are available for all Tekla Structures models.   For detailed information about how to use the folder ts, click here.    
by Construsoft NL
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  • de map ts
  • ts map
  • server

Model Sharing: Joining or read-in large number of packets sometimes hanging

We have been getting many cases where model sharing read in is hanging randomly. The progress bar just jams and looks like nothing is happening.  Sometimes it helps to restart Tekla Structures and try again, or try with a smaller number of packets. It looks like there is nothing wrong in the packets themselves as the problem is random, it is just the read-in process which is jamming. We have been investigating this issue and it seemed to be related to Azure Blob Storage service. The network communication to Storage Service is occasionally hanging during the download. This seems to happen more
by Tekla Global Support
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Cambering plans

In Tekla Structures you can show cambering plans for cambered profiles in drawings:   Cambering plans in drawings In Tekla Structures model template cambering plans is available: (This model template is located in the folder ...\TeklaStructures\<version>\Environments\ConstrusoftEuropean\Steel\ModelTemplates).   To show a cambering plan in a drawing:   1. Create a new model, based on model template cambering plans.   2. Generate an assembly drawing in which you want to show the cambering plan, use setting beam-cambered. The setting beam-cambered uses layout assembly so
by Construsoft NL
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  • toogschema

Saved rebar dimension mark properties changed from *.dim to *.rdim

This bulletin only applies to customers who have saved their own settings for rebar dimension markpart of a dimension that displays the basic information about the building object measurementsA dimension mark can consist of a prefix, numerical value, and postfix. properties in Tekla Structures 2020 final and SP1 versions. This is not affecting other customers. After installing Tekla Structures 2020 SP2 version, your own rebar dimension mark settings are no longer visible in the Rebar Dimension Mark Properties dialog box as we have changed the file extension for this dialog box from *.dim to
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Tekla Global Support

IS 2502 Rebar Shapes - Model Template - India Environment

This model template contains Rebar Shapes and database according to IS code IS 2502 (1963) 1. Rebar Shapes 1.1 Rebar Shapes are defines as per TABLE III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX and Special Shapes - MEASUREMENT OF BENDING DIMENSIONS OF BARS FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE(1) concrete structure which contains reinforcement designed on the assumption that the concrete and reinforcement act together in resisting forces(1) Reinforcement in reinforced concrete is usually steel bars, wires, or welded wire fabric. It may also be structural fiber of some other material.(1) In Tekla Structures, reinforced
by Trimble Solutions India
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  • is2502
  • india rebar
  • model template
  • rebar shapes
  • rebar model template
  • 2502
  • IS

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