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Procedure for activating your 2018 Tekla Structures Licence

The following steps will guide you through the correct procedure for activating your 2018 Tekla Structures Licence. Open the Tekla Structures License Administration Tool,Start  > All Programs > Tekla Structures Licensing > Tekla Structures License Administration Tool Deactivate all old licences, select the licence and click the Deactivate button located on the top toolbar Uninstall the Tekla Structures License Administration Tool from your pc/server, open your Control Panel In the view by dropdown menu, select Category Click on Uninstall a program ​Select the Tekla Structures
by Trimble Solutions UK
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Tekla Structures 2018 US environments Release Notes

Table of Contents Common to all US Roles Steel Detailing Role Engineering Role Precast Detailing Role Cast In Place Role / Rebar Detailing Role 1   Common to all US Roles 1.1   Environment ini files The following variable was modified in the US environment ini files: - Modified XS_SOLID_BUFFER_SIZE - this variable was modified by increasing the value from 480000 to 1000000. This increase will help decrease performance issues. 1.2   Catalogs Profile Catalog The Profile cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized listsFor example, profile catalog and shape
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How to filter the old folded plates within your model?

There used to be an old command to model folded plates within Tekla Structures which is diffrent than the polybeam or the new bent plate. This folded plate still exisit in some components and can show up in certain cases. Basically if you want to filter this type of plates then you need to rely on the profile type and change it into a uniqe type for this plate type, below are the steps to do that: Find the file by_number.ail inside tekla structures messages folder Go to message 599 Change the letter "B" into a new unique letter(s), let’s say "FB"  Save the file and restart tekla structures
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by Trimble Solutions ME
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  • folded plate
  • filter
  • profile type

Why bolts holes modeled on the same web coming in different BO block for the CC profiles?

In some cases bolts holes modeled on the same web for the CC profiles come in different BO block due to the rotation which is given to the bolts. For the example below the rotation is similar: And below is the DSTV output: When the rotation is not similar:
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by Trimble Solutions ME
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  • DSTV
  • NC
  • CNC
  • cc
  • BOLT HOLE
  • BO

Sharing service login failed

Question: When I try to log in to model sharing service, I get the error "Sharing service login failed". What can be the reason for this? Answer: One possible reason is that there is no model sharing license available. There is also approximately three hour time delay required to release a model sharing license when you are for example moving from one computer to another or when some other user is starting to use the model sharing license. If you have multiple computers, you reserve a license on each device. For more information, see Managing Trimble Identities and Tekla Model Sharing
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • Model Sharing error

Tekla Structures 2018 France Environment Release Notes

TABLE 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_Béton_Préfabri.ini 1.2 Folder structure 1.3 Catalogs 1.3.1 Profile catalog1.3.2 Bolt catalog1.3.3. Item Catalog1.3.4 Rebar Shape Catalog1.3.5 Component catalog 1.4 Objects.inp 1.4.1 Common objects.inp1.4.2 System objects.inp1.4.3 Concrete objects.inp1.4.4 ConstructionManagement objects.inp1.4.5 Engeneering objects.inp1.4.6 Steel objects.inp 1.5 Macros 1.5.1 Common1.5.2 Drawing 1.6 Templates & Reports 1.6.1 Added1.6.2 Modified1.6.3 Deleted 1.7 Tools 1
by Trimble Solutions France
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Tekla Structures extension manager shows Invalid signature error for the tsep packages with expired certificate

We have an expired certificate issue with extensions created and published before 8.1.2018. You cannot install those extensions through Tekla Structures extension manager. If you try to import/install them through the Tekla Structrues extension manager the following Invalid signature error is shown: Unable to import the selected extension as the package signature is invalid. We are fixing the issue for the next service packs of 2016 and newer versions, but meanwhile the following workarounds should be used to install  the tsep files: Download the extension from the Warehouse. A .tsep file,
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by Tekla Global Support

Checking reinforcement in a model

Question: Is there a quick way of checking reinforcement in a model? Answer: Yes. The following example will take you through a quick and easy way to check the reinforcing in the model using the Organizer. Example Open your Tekla Structures model, for this example we are inserting the rebars to the cast unit. Open Organizer, Manage > Organizer You will be propted to sychronize Organizer with the model. Click Synchronize If you do not already have a category for Cast Unit, create a new one. See also: Create a property category in Organizer Use the Material – Cast in place concrete 
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by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • Organizer
  • Property categories
  • Check reinforcement
  • concrete

Centralized distribution of Tekla Structures 2018

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
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  • centralized distribution
  • silent install
  • administrative install
  • admin install
  • prerequisites
  • install
  • installer

Dwg export filename does not match plot filename

Since the introduction of the new DWG/DXF Exporter in version 2017I, it can happen that the dwg filename of an exported drawing is incorrect to the setting in advanced options. If this happens you can use the %TPL:<template attribute>% to get the correct file name. The attribute should have the correct attribute name according to Tekla Structures. Attribute names can be checked in contentattributes_global.lst in ../Tekla Structures/<version>/nt/TplEd/settings For example: If you want the project number in the file name. Adding %TPL:PROJECT.NUMBER% will be tracked by Print
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  • DWG Export file name Plot file

Add text in subscript

Question: How to add text in subscript? Answer: At the moment (starting from Tekla Structures 2017) subscript text is supported only in rich text files (.rtf) in drawings. Superscript, on the other hand, is supported in all text objects, dimension marks, other marks and associative notes. More information on the links below. See also Tekla Structures 2017 release notes: Better performance and other drawing improvementsAdd links to rich text files in drawingsAdd text in superscript
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  • subscript
  • subscript text
  • text

Tekla Structures 2018 Hardware Recommendations

Recommendations for Tekla Structures workstations Tekla Structures hardware recommendations are based on the set-ups that have been used in testing Tekla Structures and proven to be compatible with Tekla Structures. In addition to the set-ups presented in this document, there are many other suitable set-ups available. You can use this document as a guideline in choosing new hardware, but bear in mind that the equipment and labels presented in this document are not the only suitable hardware set-up. The main criterion when choosing hardware is reliable performance. If you are considering a
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  • Tekla Structures 2018 Hardware Recommendations
  • hardware recommendations

A quick way to model wall geometry from a clients IFC

Question: Is there a quick way to model wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panelIn Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points.In cast-in-place concrete the term wall refers to a concept similar to panel. geometry from a clients 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.? Answer: Yes. You are able to convert objects within an IFC to walls, floors inside Tekla Structures using
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by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • IFC
  • Convert IFC objects
  • convert to layout
  • component
  • wall layout
  • floor layout

Using Organizer property categories for controlling precast production

Question:  How can I utilise the property categories more effectively for controlling production in my precast factory?   Answer: Property categories can be found in the Organizertool that is used for categorizing and managing model information, object properties and object property queries, and model object classificationOrganizer consists of two tools, object browser and categories., Manage > Organizer. This tool can be used to categorise elements for production within your model and apply attributes to them which are defined by the user. These can be for production status, delivery
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by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • Organizer
  • unitechnik
  • Property categories

Cannot export to IFC outside model folder

We have noticed a serious issue regarding 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. export in some Tekla Structures versions. It is not possible to export to IFC outside the 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
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by Tekla Global Support
  • IFC
  • export

Tekla Structures 2017i Finland environment Release Notes

1. General Settings 1.1 Applications & Components catalog and Start Model Concrete update Applications & Components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized listsFor example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs. and the 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. Start Model Concrete were updated. 1.2 General Line BENTZ    ! USER ! 0  !   !  4 !  5 !BentZ.BENTZ       !h*b*
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How do I map the profile and material in the IFC object change management

Question: When I import an IFC file how can I check the profile will convert correctly. Answer: Steps: 1. After you insert the IFC reference model. Make sure you have the section option for Reference objects pressed in and the option for Select objects in components pressed in. 2. Select the brace you need to convert. It should highlight by itself.    3. Go up to the File Menu>Settings>IFC object conversion settings   4. With the brace still selected click Check at the bottom.   5. Any problem mapping the material or profile will appear in the list. Click on the Missing Materials tab. 6
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by Tekla Support US
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  • BIM
  • Convert IFC objects

Use Tekla Structures with Trimble Connect

You can share model information between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect Desktop or Trimble Connect Web. You can attach a Tekla Structures model to a Trimble Connect project and project folders download a reference model from a Trimble Connect project to a Tekla Structures model upload a Tekla Structures reference model to a Trimble Connect project export Tekla Structures model objects as an .ifc reference model to a Trimble Connect project. exchange workflow information between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect Desktop (requires installing an extension for both products). See the
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Creating your own custom step as an ITEM and then wrap it up as a custom seam and use it in the stair components

Question - If I create a custom tread or find a tread in the Sketchup warehouse how to I add it to the Stair component? Steps: 1. Inside the model add (2)channels parallel to each other to represent stair stringers.  - Make the length longer then the tread.   - space between them the width of the stair.   2. Add your custom tread between the channels going from right to left. Here I went out to Sketchup Ware house and found a grating tread.https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/70474d024fb08d49313c59837c77a52f/...   Note:When downloading parts from the Sketchup Warehouse you need to
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by Tekla Support US
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  • miscellaneous detailing

Create a rule for symbol in Template Editor

Inside the conditional statement, you can create a rule for the symbol with various data and string operations. Below is an example of a rule that includes a symbol. Note that the symbol library and the symbol id must always be separated with @. if GetValue("PROFILE_TYPE")=="I" then     "parts.sym@3" else     "parts.sym@7" endif
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  • symbol rule
  • rule for symbol in Template
  • symbol

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