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Display the numbering result dialog box

Question: How to display the numbering result dialog box before it save in model? I can get this dialog box for few models & the same is not displaying for some other models. Answer: You should select the check box of Synchronize numbering with the master model(save-numbering-save) in the Numbering Setup options to get the numbering result dialog box. Ensure that the advanced option XS_DISABLE_CANCEL_DIALOG_FOR_SAVE_NUMBERING_SAVE should be False.
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  • numbering
  • Synchronize numbering with the master model
  • XS_DISABLE_CANCEL_DIALOG_FOR_SAVE_NUMBERING_SAVE
  • dialog box
  • display
  • Numbering result

Is it possible to find the system components with respect to component symbol colors like red, yellow?

Question: Is it possible to find the system components symbol which are in Red, Yellow colours in the model to check further? Answer: Yes, it is possible to find the system components with respect to connection errors. You need to use the template attribute CONNECTION_ERROR in filters, reports & organizer as per your convenient to achieve your requirement. You can download the filters for your reference  
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  • connection error
  • error
  • green
  • red
  • yellow
  • component error
  • component symbol
  • symbols
  • connection symbol

How to search many components in Applications and Components?

Question: How to search many connections in new Applications and Components (version 21.1 onwards)? In previous versions, we can get the same by searching the connection numbers by typing the connection numbers with space, for an example 141 17 (141 space 17) Answer: You can achieve your requirement by typing the connection numbers with “OR” in the search option among the connection numbers. For an example, type 141 OR 17 OR 144 (141 space OR space 17 space OR space 144)Note: You can use “or” otherwise “OR” during the search.
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  • search many components
  • Search
  • Find in Applications and Components
  • Applications and Components
  • Component catalog
  • connections
  • Applications & components

How to download the release notes of Tekla Structures version?

Question: How to download the release notes as a PDF for TS2018? We downloaded the same from “What’s new in this release” till Tekla Structures version 21.1 & prior to this version when we start to create a new model. Answer: You can download the Release notes from Tekla structures 21.0 onwards. Note: “Upgrade to this version” will provide you the “Release notes” from version 2018 onwards in this link.
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  • Release notes
  • Help files
  • New version

How to transfer the Plate profiles to Smart3D?

Question: How to transfer the Plate profiles from Tekla Structures to Smart3d by using the Export to Smart3D link? For an example, PL32*250 Answer: You need to map RS* profiles of Smart3D with PL* profiles of Tekla Structures. For an example, You need to map the plate profile in “External name” as “RS32X250” in “Specify mappings “ in the “Export to SP3D link” dialog box during export if your plate profile is PL32*250 in “Tekla Structures Name” Note: You should have RS32X250 in your Smart3d profile catalogue. Click “Save Changes for Next Time” in the “Export to SP3D link” if you want
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  • Export to Smart3D
  • Smart3D
  • SP3D
  • import
  • export
  • .stp
  • cis2

How to export black and white pdf drawings and only cloud marks in Red ?

Question How to export black and white pdf drawings and only cloud marks in Red ? Answer Set color of cloud which is not used in the drawing for any other object.  In below case Magenta color is used for cloud.    then go to Print Drawings command and set Color option as color, see below.   Then go to Line properties tab and change output color for all colors as black except color of cloud (Magenta) To change particular output color just click it and then you can select other color.   Then output of the pdf drawing will come as below.    Same thing can be used for cloud and comments. Add
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  • PDF Drawing
  • cloud
  • black and white
  • drawing output
  • plot
  • print

Negative Y co-ordinates for imported STAAD file

Question Why values of Y co-ordinates are in negative when Tekla co-ordinates are compared with staad co-ordinate after importing a Staad file into Tekla using Import FEM settings? Answer This happens because co-ordinate systems of Staad and Tekla Structures are different. Staad axes in plan -->   Tekla axes in plan -->   So while importing Staad file, Tekla Structures matches origin as per Staad and X axis as per Staad, because of which positive z axis in Staad becomes negative Y axis in Tekla and hence positive Z coordinates of staad will be negative Y co-ordinates in Tekla Structures
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  • STAAD Import
  • FEM Import
  • co-ordinates

How to insert pdf file in Tekla drawing ?

Question How to insert pdf file inside Tekla drawing ? Answer  There is no direct option to insert pdf file in Tekla drawing but it can be achieved easily by a work around.  First insert pdf file in Model using Insert PDF file functionality from Main Menu --> Import  Once the pdf is inserted in the model, in the same folder of pdf file a dxf file is generated with same name.  This file then can be inserted in Tekla drawing using Import Dwg/Dxf  functionality. 
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  • PDF
  • insert PDF
  • PDF in drawing

Duplicate assembly drawings

Question   While creating assembly drawing if multiple instances of same assembly are selected in the model, multiple duplicate assembly drawings are created for that assembly. How to avoid this?  Answer To avoid this you need to set below advance option as FALSE.  XS_DRAWING_CLONING_IGNORE_CHECK = FALSE If this advance option is True, then it is not checked that drawing for that assembly already exists or not and new drawing is created for each selected instance of an assembly. 
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  • assembly drawing
  • duplicate drawings

How to set model with color representation as object status

This topic handles steps for how you can set the model with different object colors depending on different status information. Let us take example of below model where user wants to set model with object color as per below status. Approval - Yellow Fabrication - GreenHold - RedNot Submitted yet - Gray   Set object status in the uda of a member. e.g. below status information is added in comment UDA. You can use any other UDA as well. Status information for two columns on right hand side is set as Hold   Status information for two columns in the middle is set as Approval   And status
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  • object status
  • object representation
  • model color
  • object colors

Copy objects to another object

Question: I have modelled a beam with shear studs. I'd like to copy them across to another beam but it is at a different elevation and plane, is this possible? Answer: Yes, the Copy special > To another object command is perfect for this and the advantage is you don't need to know the distance or level you are copying to, as it copies object to object. The objects that you copy between must be similar but can have different dimensions, length, and rotation. Let's explore it a little more, in the first example we will copy some shear studs from one beam to another beam of a different size
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  • copy to another object
  • copy special

Tekla Structures 2019 France Environment Release Notes

Note for Tekla Structures Users: The change of folder tree structure in version 2019 has led to the creation of new variables (XS_GENERAL, XS_CONCRETE, XS_STEEL, etc...) and path changes of the variables XS_SYSTEM and XS_MACROsaved series of actions that includes instructions for a programMacros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.Macros are sometimes used to run an application.
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Fast, versatile formwork planning

Question: I'm currently working on a project where a large portion of the formwork is repeated several times, do you have any advice to help speed up the modelling process? Answer: Formwork layouts can now be mirrored and copy rotated. This increases efficiency and saves time in projects where there is a lot of repetition. Let's take a look at how this works.   Mirroring example 1 Mirroring works for both slab and wall formwork. Select the objects you want to mirror Right-click and select Copy special > Mirror... Pick first point on mirror line (1) Pick second point on mirror line (2
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Copyfield gives me an incorrect value and should be "0"

Question: CopyField copies values that are out of the row hierarchy, is this correct?  Example: The value "Contains Sub-Parts" for assembly row B/2 should be empty, but it copied the value of Assembly row B/1. This is incorrect. Answer: This works as intended and was fixed in version 2018. The function CopyField uses the value fields in rows, it searches for the value field values in different locations depending on where the source field is. Below are the cases how CopyField works to find the relevant values in sequential order. Case Scenario 1 CopyField searches for the source
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Embed is not appearing to Unitechnik export

Question: I'm trying to export a wall panel to Unitechnik, but some embeds are not appearing in the uni file. What could be a reason? Answer: Check these things: Make sure that the class definitions in the model are OK and those same embed classes are used in the Embed tab in Embed classes or names field. Check that the concrete or other objects are not using the same class as some embed. Make sure that embeds are using correct material type. Check embed's assembly hierarchy, so that there are not unnecessary many hierarchy levels. Check that the part user-defined attribute Exclude from
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How to avoid pink traces from area selection?

Question: Area selection leaves a pink / magenta color on the screen. How can I avoid that? Answer: This problem is caused by a bug in Nvidia drivers, and it occurs only on Nvidia graphics cards and only in OpenGL rendering. Tekla Structures 2019 does not have this problem. For customers using Tekla Structures versions 2017 - 2018, we have provided a fix in the following service packs (and newer): Tekla Structures 2017 Service Pack 9 Tekla Structures 2017i Service Pack 5 Tekla Structures 2018 Service Pack 2 Tekla Structures 2018i Service Pack 1   For customers using Tekla Structures
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  • zkit
  • OpenGL
  • graphics
  • rendering

How to convert the template from higher version to lower version

Question: How to convert the template from higher version to lower version? I have created a template in TS2018 ,It is working fine in the same version. It is not working in the model which I have created in TS2016 Answer: In this case, you have created the template in TS2018 (Template editor 3.60) & try to open the same template in TS2016 (Template editor 3.33). It is not possible to use the template in lower version which you have created in higher version. It is suggested to create /edit the template in lower version if it is needed in that version
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  • convert
  • template
  • Higher version
  • lower version
  • Higher
  • Lower
  • Template editor 3.6
  • Template editor 3.33
  • downgrade

How to downgrade full Tekla model from higher version to Lower version?

Question: How to downgrade full Tekla model from higher version to lower version? For an example, I would like to open & continue my model in Tekla version 19.0 which I have created in TS2016. Answer: It is not possible to downgrade your higher version model into lower version. You can open lower version model into higher version like from 19.0 to TS2016,  You cannot again open the same model in lower version once you saved the model in higher version.  
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  • Lower
  • Higher
  • version
  • lower version
  • Higher version
  • Upgrade
  • downgrade

Object Browser: Exporting Failed. Export to Excel has failed.

Problem: When I try to Export data from Organizer (Object Browser) to Excel I get the follownig error: Exporting Failed. Export to Excel has failed. The error indicates that Excel is not installed. However, Excel is installed on my computer. What could be the problem and how to fix it? Snapshot of the error message: Solution: You need to repair the Microsoft Office installation on your computer. Close all Microsoft Office products including Skype for Business etc. Open Control Panel. Open Programs and Features. Choose Microsoft Office [version] on the list of installed programs. Click Change
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Zero data in exported profile tree

Question: I have exported the profile tree from Tekla structures. It shows blank during the import into another environment model. What could be the reason? Answer: Possible reasons are 1) Your exported file could contains 0 KB data 2) Ensure that you are not having special character colon (:) in the name of the profile tree. Remove the colon from the name of the profile tree then try to export the profiles from the same tree.
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  • Zero data
  • Zero KB
  • Export profile tree
  • Profile tree. exported profile tree
  • blank
  • import profile
  • Import profiles
  • export profiles

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