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Opening autosaved model fails in Tekla Structures 2017 or newer if model was created in Tekla Structures 2016i or earlier

When you create a model with Tekla Structures 2016i or earlier, and open it in Tekla Structures 2017 or newer, continue working until autosave is created, close the model without saving, open the autosaved model in Tekla Structures 2017 or newer, and then save it, the next time you try to open the model, the model opening fails. There is an error message displayed Error in opening model. Model could not be opened. Check whether TeklaStructures.log contains the error message "Table read operation failed with error code -125". If it does, the error is probably caused by opening a static ID
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • error
  • open model

Shared model removed from the cloud by accident

Problem: An Owner of a shared model accidentally removed the model from Tekla Model Sharing service. Now no-one can work in the shared model anymore. Can the removal be undone? Solution: Yes, it can. The removal doesn't really delete the model from the service immediately. It only marks the model as removed and this can be undone by Tekla developers. Please contact your local Tekla support for assistance. If you want to exclude your local copy of the model from the sharing service, you should use the Exclude from Sharing command instead. See also Exclude a model from the sharing service in
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by Area Finland Service
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  • remove
  • from
  • cloud

Tekla Structures 2017i 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_Acier.ini1.1.3 role_Béton_Coulé_Sur_Site.ini.ini1.1.4 role_Béton_Planificateur_de_production.ini1.1.5 role_role_Béton_Préfabriqué.ini 1.2 Folder structure 1.3 File settings 1.4 Catalogs 1.4.1 Profile catalog1.4.2 Bolt catalog 1.5 Objects.inp 1.6 Reports 1.7 Tools 1.7.1. Custom Inquiry 2. Drawing settings 2.1 Drawings for steel role 2.1.1 New settings for spiral beam2.1.2 UDA 2.2. Drawings for concrete role 2.2.1 New settings for spiral beam2.2.2 Rebars marks standards2.2.3 Rule sets (
by Trimble Solutions France
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Tekla Structures 2017i 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 variables were removed from the US environment ini files: - Removed XS_DSTV_CHANGE_AK_BLOCK_RADIUS_SIGN - this variable was moved to the NC dialog a few versions ago and should have been removed at that time. XS_DSTV_CHANGE_IK_BLOCK_RADIUS_SIGN - this variable was moved to the NC dialog a few versions ago and should have been removed at that time.
by Tekla Support US
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How to use a custom step inside Ship Ladder

Users can use a custom step (tread) inside the system component, Ship Ladder. There are two custom steps available in both the US Imperial and US Metric environments. First, you need to open up one of the custom steps. Make the desired changes to the custom component. Save your changes accordingly. Then close this dialog box. To utilize a custom step inside Ship Ladder, do the following; Set the Custom option to Yes Set the Part name field to the custom step you modified above. Then in the Attribute file field, set the attribute you saved in step 2 above.    Either Apply the above setting
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by Tekla Support US
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How to use a custom step inside S71

Users can use a custom step (tread) inside the system component, Stair (S71). There are two custom steps available in both the US Imperial and US Metric environments. First, you need to open up one of the custom steps. Make the desired changes to the custom component. Save your changes accordingly. Then close this dialog box. To utilize a custom step inside S71, do the following; On the Stair setup tab, set the Step type option to Steps   On the Steps tab, Set the Step type option to the custom as shown below.  Set the Custom Part name field to the custom step you modified above. Then in
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How to use custom anchor rods inside 1043

Users can use custom anchor rods inside the system component, Stair Base Detail (1043). There are four custom anchor rods available in both the US Imperial and US Metric environments. Component 1043 controls the angle and holes.  First, you need to open up one of the custom anchor rods. Make the desired changes to the custom component. Save your changes accordingly. Then close this dialog box. Again, the angle thickness is controlled inside component 1043 (see image below in blue box), so you need to make sure you also enter this thickness in the custom anchor rod dialog (as shown above in
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by Tekla Support US
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Tekla Model Sharing error: 'Failed to write out model changes. Reason: Operation failed.'

Question: When I Write out my model changes and updates to a Tekla Model Sharing model, it takes a lot of time, and at the end I receive an error message "Failed to write out model changes. Reason: Operation failed". Why does it fail? Answer: One of the reasons for this error is the packet size you are trying to write out and your internet connection's upload bandwidth speed limit. For security reasons the upload/download token validity time is set to 6 hours. In practice this means that if a single packet upload/download takes more than 6 hours the operation will fail with the above
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  • Model Sharing error
  • Operation Failed
  • UploadBlob
  • StorageException
  • BLOB storage

Arc chamfer (Type 2 & 3) are not working on my sketch profile?

Question: In my sketch profile Chamfer type -1 works on all corners of my sketch profile. But when I set chamfers to arc (Type-2 or 3), it works only on one corner of the profile and not on all? Answer:  As a limitation of Tekla Structures, each object can only support up to 99 points. Since your values set in below two vairables in your model is creating solid too round, that is the reason it exceed the maximum points count and not creating other chamfers. XS_CHAMFER_ACCURACY_FACTOR=1 XS_ROUND_SEGMENTS=360 So please set belwo values on above variables which will bring roundness to
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by Trimble Solutions ME
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  • 99
  • chamfer
  • arc
  • sketched profiles
  • sketch
  • accuracy
  • segments
  • round

STP/STEP files export for CNC cutting

There are some special CNC machines that support STP/STEP files for parts cutting/profiling, and the best method for exporting the STP files is thought the Multi Converter Extension, please find it here. Few points to keep in mind when performing the export: Insure that the part/shape is closed, if you have an open shape then it could cause some errors for the machine (example: part is cut in the middle with a full through cut making it two segments) If you faced some issues in reading the STP file at the machine software then try manipulating the cuts which are made to the parts, e.g..
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by Trimble Solutions ME
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  • stp
  • STEP

Why there is difference in ID to ID dimensions of the tubes between Tekla Structures and HGG post-processing software?

Question: Why there is difference in ID to ID dimensions of the tubes between Tekla Structures and HGG post-processing software? Answer: The length appearing in HGG post processing software is depending upon the 3D geometry and not based on Tekla Solid, so it is accurate. The way Tekla models round solids is by series of segmented facets creating round surface. The differences in dimensions is due to the chord tolerance variable (XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_FOR_TUBE_SEGMENTS) values which affects the solid creation and thus drawing lengths every time.  If you really want to get close to
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by Trimble Solutions ME
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  • HGG
  • ID
  • Dimension
  • tube
  • pipe
  • chord
  • tolerance
  • segments

Identifying bolts in the model with wrong hole tolerance using organizer

Question:Is it possible to find out bolts in the model having wrong tolerance.? For an Example, My inputs are as below Bolt  Dia.          Bolt Tolerance 12                     2 16                     2 20                     2 24                     2 27                     3 30                     3 33                     3 36                     3 39                     3How to findout bolts in the model if bolt tolerances are not matching as per the above input?Answer: Please follow the step by step procedures 1) Create a filter with the below content for organizer 2) Create a new
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • Organizer
  • Bolt
  • Bolt tolerance

Defining file menu switches

This article provides information on how to set the "Switches" using configuration files and Windows registry. For example, user can toggle these switches as preferred from Tekla Structures User Interface File Menu -> Settings -> Switches Model side Drawing side But these settings are also possible to be set or predefined using the following files and Windows registry keys: By default xs_user.default is stored and, when a model is created, loaded from ..\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\2019.0\Environments\common\systemAfter the model is saved, these settings are saved in
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • Menu switches
  • switches
  • windows registry
  • registry

Cover-up line is not hiding lines in printout with Tekla Structures 2017 SP3

This is a known issue, and it is already on our development fix list (Reference#124341). The temporary workaround is using the old plot dialog settings.
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • cover up line
  • cover up line not showing
  • 2017

How to model Rebar shape with curved and straight legs combined.

We can model Rebar with both curved and straight legs by controlling the curved portion by modifying Bending Radius as required in Reinforcement properties and controlling the straight legs with standard Beding Radius. The same procedure can be followed to model Rebar with multiple legs and mutiple radius of curvature. You can enter a separate value for each bar bend. Separate the values with spaces. We can also use New Rebar Set (From version 2016i onwards) to model these shapes easily.  See Also: Reinforcing bar properties: https://teklastructures.support.tekla.com/2017/en/
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • rebar with curved and straight legs
  • curved rebar
  • curved and straight

How to log out from Trimble Identity in Tekla Structures?

Question: When I sign in to Tekla Structures (2017 and onwards) using the Trimble Identity, there is no option to log out. If I click on my user name in Tekla Structures I can only "Open my profile". How to log out?   Answer: The functionality has been changed starting from Tekla Structures 2017. If you see only the option to "Open my profile", that means that you will be automatically logged out when you exit the software. This happens because you did not check the "Stay signed in" checkbox when you signed in with your Trimble Identity account.   If you check the "Stay signed in"
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • Trimble identity
  • log in
  • sign in
  • Tekla Account

Centralized distribution of Tekla Structures 2017i

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

Performing a Clean Install of Tekla Structures

Performing a clean install of Tekla Structures In this article we will talk about how to perform a clean install of Tekla Structures. This is something you would do to correct an issue with Tekla running on your compnuter.  Pre-Requisites before Starting 1. Save any customizations or add-on files you might have made to local installations. 2. Back up models to secure location before modifying system files. Removing the old installation On your computer go into the "Control Panel" and open the "Unistall a Program" section. In Uninstall a Program at the top right hand corner search for "Tekla
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by Tekla Support US
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  • clean install
  • clear registry
  • crash

Error while inserting DWG file as reference

Question: We are not able insert reference CAD file size more than 200MB in to TEKLA model, when we inserted such file it is getting aborted without any error message. Answer: It is happening due to the fact that CAD file is too heavy. So if you are successful in inserting reference file, then do not switch on all layers at once. Try switching on one or few layers at a time from Reference files > Layers. If still fails, then other workaround is, instead of inserting it as one single file, try to segregate it into several CAD files, layer wise and try inserting each file. (Each file
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by Trimble Solutions ME
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  • CAD
  • DWG
  • reference
  • error

How do I make an Object Browser's Property template work from my Firm or Project folder?

Question: Is there a way to save an Object Browser's Property template from the Organizer so that it can be available from a Firm (or Project) folder? Answer: Yes. First, in your Firm (or Project) folder create the following; Inside the Firm (or Project) folder create a folder named ProjectOrganizerData Inside the ProjectOrganizerData folder create a folder named PropertyTemplates Now, from the Organizer, Export your Property Template to this PropertyTemplates folder. Depending on the version you are using, the exported file will be an xml file or propertytemplate file.  
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by Tekla Support US
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