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Error Opening file:TargetPoint.dwg when i open my model view

Error Opening file:TargetPoint.dwg when i open my model view Question-I recieve the error "Error Opening file:TargetPoint.dwg" when i open my 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. and i also recieve slightly different errors regarding other DWG files when I move around my model space or select parts.   Answer- This error indicates that the default symbol files are missing from the system. Most likely what happened is you changed the DXK_SYMBOLPATH variable in order to set a standard for
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  • Error Opening file:TargetPoint.dwg when i open my model view
  • targetpoint.dwg
  • error opening file

Starting a meeting with Trimble Solutions USA

How to start a meeting with a support technician at Trimble Solutions USA    You must have an active case and be on the phone with technical support, the following information does not create a case for you in our system.  At Trimble Solutions we use Team Viewer to host our online technical sessions. This allows us to take control of your machine which enables us to further diagnose and correct your issues. The following link below will start a quick meeting that does not install anything, it just loads the software and when closed will remove itself from your machine. To start a meeting
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  • support meeting trimble solutions
  • how to start a meeting with trimble solutions usa
  • starting a meeting

Licensing Tekla Structures learning version (Tekla Campus)

How do I get an entitlement certificate for Tekla Structures Learning? Your Tekla user account acts as license key for Tekla Structures Learning configuration: no entitlement certificate is needed. The license is generated automatically when you sign up at the Tekla Campusonline portal service for students to learn Tekla StructuresTekla Campus offers a student license for downloading a Tekla Structures learning edition, and it includes a learning environment for Tekla BIM tools.Tekla Campus is one of the Tekla online services. site and the license is also activated automatically in Tekla
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  • FAQ
  • Tekla Campus
  • educational version
  • learning version
  • student license

Area selection in model is missing

Area selection in model is missing Question- The box that normally shows up when selecting multiple objects in my 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. does not show up anymore?   Answer- This is most likely due to an issue in your graphics card. You can verify the graphics card is the issue by going to Tools > Options >Advanced Optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groupsIn Tekla Structures, advanced options are
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  • area selection is missing
  • selection box is gone
  • selection box
  • area selection

Find out why parts numbered differently

Find out why parts numbered differently This article will go over a few different tools to determine why a part numbered differently.  The Tools There are external and internal tools you can use to compare parts to find out their differences. The first tool is built in to Tekla and can be accessed by selecting two parts in the model and right clicking on one of them. There you will find an option called "Compare" and from there you have an option to choose to compare the parts or the assemblies. The second tool we can use is found on the warehouse and is called "Compare Objects", this is
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  • parts numbered differently
  • how to find out why parts numbered differently
  • numbering
  • numbering issues

Centralized distribution of Tekla Structures 2016

Introduction Tekla Structures consists of the following installations: Tekla Structures software installation  Tekla Structures environmentregion- or company-specific settings and information that are predefined in Tekla Structures or that are defined by the userTo be able to use Tekla Structures, the user must install the software and for region-specific settings at least one Tekla Structures environment. The software installation includes the common and blank project environments and the global settings. The common environment and global settings form the basis for all other environments.
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  • centralized distribution
  • silent install
  • administrative install
  • admin install
  • prerequisites
  • install
  • installer

Adjust your model views with a specific degree

How to adjust your model views with a specific degree This article will explain how you can easily rotate your model views to a specific degree when working with a rotated gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planesIn Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale
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  • rotate grid
  • rotate view
  • skewed view

How to get bend lines on a DXF

How to get Bend lines on a DXF for a burn table This article will explain the process to get bend lines on a DXF file for your burn table. When you produce a NC filefile that contains information gathered from a model and exported to computer numerical controlled fabrication machineryTekla Structures produces NC files in several formats, for example, DSTV. from Tekla the bend lines are included however when you use the DSTV2DXF convertor the bend lines are not brought across. Therefore we have come up with a different method to get around this for the time being.  Modeling the bent plate The
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  • bend lines on dxf
  • DXF
  • bend lines

How to get a more accurate Net Weight without using the exact part presentation?

Question:How to get a more accurate Net Weight without using the exact part presentation? Answer:If you use the exact part presentation (XS_SOLID_USE_HIGHER_ACCURACY=True) in your model then you can get more accurate Net Weight, but this advanced option increases the number of faces in solid objects, which slows down Tekla Structures.We recommend using this advanced option only when needed. As an alternative you can adjust the net weight by multiplying the solid net weight by a correction factor.correction factor: is basically the cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information
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  • Net Weight

How to call the custom made User defined attribute (UDA) in your reports/drawings templates?

Question:How to call the custom made User defined attribute (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.) in your reports/drawings templates? Answer:To call any UDA inside the reports/drawings templates you need to add the keyword USERDEFINED before the attribute name and add the Dot (.) after this keyword then mention the UDA name.E.g.: 
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  • UDA
  • user defined attribute
  • USERDEFINED

Model sharing error: read-in path is too long

Question:I try to do read in, but I receive this error message. What is wrong? Answer:Windows has a limit for whole string  length (path+file name), max 255 characters. In Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a modelTekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services. it has been selected so that both file name and path can be 125 characters long.In most cases and also in this one, problem is that shared modelmodel used for collaboration over the Tekla Model Sharing serviceWith a shared model, each user works with their own model and the changes
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  • model sharing
  • path too long
  • .tbp
  • maximum length

showing last 4 characters only of part mark string on drawings

Question: How I can show only last 4 characters of part markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a partPart marks are made use of, for example, when identifying constructions, when giving information about welding, when giving information about assemblies to a workshop, when giving information about how parts should be connected to each other, and when creating bills of quantities. In the US, the term piece mark is used to refer to position number. string on drawings? Answer: 1)You can create template using MID and LENGTH fucntions to capture only last 4
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  • template
  • mark
  • last
  • part mark
  • show only

Exporting ACIS-SAT file from Tekla structure

Question: How to export Tekla model in SAT file format? Answer: ACIS-SAT file format is used by many software developers in industries such as computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), coordinate-measuring machine (CMM), 3D animation, and shipbuilding. There is no direct export option to export Tekla model in to ACIS-SAT file. Below are possible workarounds,1) You can check if the receiving software can accept IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software
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  • ACIS
  • SAT
  • 3D DGN
  • export

Reporting scribing (contour marking) length for whole project or per assembly

Question: How to report total scribing (contour markinginformation written in an NC file that passes information to the NC machine on the layout and the parts that are welded or bolted togetherTekla Structures contour marking does not work on polybeams.) length for whole model or total length per assembly for estimation and costing purpose? Answer: Contour marking information is written in DSTV file. So any MIS system should be able to report it ex. StruMIS or Steel Projects.At the moment we do not have any attribute to report Contour marking length. We have this featurepart of Tekla
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  • Contour marking
  • scribing
  • DSTV
  • CNC

How to create Plate Girder or plated beam with Camber?

Please follow below steps to create a 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. girder with camber. Step 1. – Open elevation view where you want to create a plate girder. Step 2. – 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
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  • PLATE GIRDER
  • plate-girder
  • girder
  • Builtup
  • Camber

How to model bolts or holes on a radius

How to model bolts or holes on a radius This article will guide you through modeling in bolts or holes on a radius member in Tekla Modeling the bolts or holes First there are many different ways this could be done but i am only going to go over 1 easy and effective way of doing it. Let's get started, the first thing we need to do is get into a plan view of our radius member (see below). It is best to also create a construction circleconstruction object that represents a circle or atleast a point at the center of the radius to make this process much easier. To create a radius member
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  • how to model bolts on a radius
  • how to model holes on a radius
  • how to model bolts and holes on a radius
  • how to model on a rolled beam
  • radius bolts
  • bolts
  • radius holes
  • holes

Tekla eLearning Frequently Asked Questions

Technical recommendations What are the minimum system requirements to access Tekla eLearning?You can access Tekla eLearning through a web browser on a desktop or laptop computer working on Windows operating system.Regardless of the device you're using, you need a stable Internet connection.Tekla eLearning has been tested with Windows 7 and Windows 10. What is the recommended web browser?Tekla eLearning works best with the latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Google Chrome.With Mozilla Firefox, you need to unblock mixed content on Tekla eLearning. Follow the
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  • elearning
  • e-learning
  • Tekla eLearning

How to list all custom components in the new Applications & components catalog

Question: Using the new Applications and components pane how do I get a complete list of ALL the custom components in the model? In previous versions there was a “Custom Component” group so it was easy to see them all, but this is not in 2016 or 21.1. Answer: To list all the custom components in the model type in the following text in the search box:type: custom See alsoWorking with the Applications & components catalog
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How to change the default location for Excel Design result file?

Question:How can a user control the output folder for Excel design sheets? By default it is created in 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.. Can it be changed to some other folder, for example to C:\results\ ? Answer:You can change the default location for .xls result file. it is defined in excel.vb file in line 537: Dim resultname = modelDir + "\" + CStr(
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  • excel design
  • excel result
  • excel

How to show weld weight on templates and reports

Question:I need to report weight of welds in my model/drawing. How can I show weld weight on templates and reports? I couldn't find an attribute for weld weight in Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports. Answer:There is not ready made attribute for weld weight. It can be however calculated pretty easily using volume. Just use this formularule stated in a mathematical languageFormula is part of an equation.: GetValue("WELD_VOLUME")*7850 7850 kg/m3 is the density of steel. Remember to use m3 as a unit for
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  • weld weight
  • weld volume

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