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Selecting the correct graphics card for Tekla Structures in Windows

Many computers, especially laptops, have more than one graphics card available. Such systems often default applications to use the less powerful graphics card to save power. To ensure the 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
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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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  • 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 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   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 maintenance.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. Click here for more information on different view angles.
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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. Click here to see how to switch between manual and automatic applying option in the property pane
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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: You can use the Organizer function in Tekla Structures to check if there are any multiple parts in the same co-ordinates. The Count column will show you the amount of duplicates. For an example, If 2 profiles are having the same start and end points (Duplicate profiles) in all 3 axes, you will find the "Count" as "2" in the object browser. Note that you need to download this object browser template: Duplicate parts.propertytemplate . Unzip it to the “ProjectOrganizer”
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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 of the handles in the advanced options. Go to File > Settings > Advanced options > Model view.  You can copy the name below to Search bar. The default Value of the handles is 1.3. Change the value of the handles by clicking on the value and changing the number. The scale is set to 5 in the example image below. XS_HANDLE_SCALE  
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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: Chamfer handles can be made visible in the advanced settings.  Go to File> Settings > Advanced options > Model view. Copy the name below and click Search. Change the Value to HANDLES. XS_DRAW_CHAMFERS_HANDLES
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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 but you have different separator in XS_FILTER_SEPARATOR_CHAR that is the semicolon (;). The value of the XS_FILTER_SEPARATOR_CHAR needs to be blank if you want to use the old view filters. 
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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: Go to File > Settings > Advanced options > Model view.  Copy the name below to the Search bar. Change the Value to TRUE.  XS_HIDE_WORKAREA
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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: Go to File > Settings > Advanced options > Analysis and Design. Find the advanced option XS_DISABLE_ANALYSIS_AND_DESIGN . You can click the name to see more information about this advanced option. Change the Value of this setting to FALSE. If you want to disable this setting, change the Value to TRUE.
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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: In order to enable rebar modeling, go to File > Settings > Advanced options > Analysis and Design.  Search for the setting called XS_DISABLE_REBAR_MODELING  . You can click the name to get more information about this topic. Set the Value to FALSE. You should now be able to create rebars.
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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: Go to File > Settings > Advanced options > Analysis and Design.  Search for the advanced option XS_DISPLAY_DIMENSIONS_WHEN_CREATING_OBJECTS . You can click the name to get more information about this topic. Set the Value to TRUE. If you want to disable the display of dimensions, set the Value to FALSE. 
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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 use the table below as a reference. To find this list as an excel table click here .
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  • Numbering prefix
  • start number
  • assembly prefix
  • part prefix
  • assembly start number
  • Part start number

Twin profile

Question: Is there any option to model the twin profiles along with the stitch plate? Answer: Yes, you can download any of the tools presented below from Tekla warehouse to achieve this. Built-up Members or Built-up sections or Built-up Custom Parts
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  • Twin
  • Twin profile
  • stitch plate
  • Batten plate
  • Editable twin profile

Could not create model by using Model template

Question: Could not create model by using Model template,What is the meaning of this warning message? Answer: There may be 2 reasons to get this warning 1) As this warning shows, you might be used a model template which created in latest version (Ex.TS2019) & copy to the old model template folder (Ex. TS2018). Or 2) You might be refereeing the latest version model template folder (Ex.TS2019) through the advanced option XS_MODEL_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY from the old Tekla version (Ex.TS2018)  
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  • XS_MODEL_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY
  • model directory
  • model
  • creating model
  • The model (or library) has been created with a newer version of Tekla Structures
  • Unable to open model with this version
  • Could not create model

Report when opening model

Question: I am getting one report file whenever I open one of my model. Why this report appears & how to stop the same? Answer: This is an automatic notification report. You can disable seeing this notification in the advanced options.  Go to File > Settings > Advanced options > Analysis and Design.  Serach for setting  XS_SHOW_NOTIFICATION_REPORT . You can click the name to get more information about this topic. Set the Value to FALSE. If the value is set to TRUE, Tekla Structrues will display the notification report.
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  • Notification report
  • reports
  • opening model

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