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Temporary Reference Points

To create a temporary reference point, you will first want to make sure you have your 'nearest to' snap function on. Then you will want to activate a command, say for beams.  So with nearest to selected and in a beam (or relative part) command, hold down CTRL and then select the origin point, in this case at the intersection of the end of the beam and the gridline, then start tracking upwards along the grindline. You can let off of CTRL once you select your starting point, then once you get to your desired distance you can select that point, which will be the first point of your beam. Then
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  • reference point
  • snap to reference
  • reference
  • snap
  • tracking
  • track

Centralized distribution of Tekla Structures 2019

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

Running multiple Tekla Structures sessions at the same time

Question: Can I run multiple Tekla Structures sessions from the same version at the same time?  Answer: We do not recommend using multiple Tekla Structures sessions. If you open two Tekla Structures sessions the second one cannot use .NET interface and you might see this warning: "Tekla Structures could not initialize .NET interface, another Tekla Structures is probably running.". Features implemented with Tekla Open API are not working in the second session. If you for example try printing from two Tekla Structures sessions at the same time, it is either only working for the first
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Check Dimension point validity

Question: The option “Check dimension Point Validity” is not available in the Tekla version 2018. Please advise how to activate this command. Answer: We have enhanced the command Associativity symbol in TS 17.0 & later, At that same time, the commands Check Dimension point validity & Remove Dimension point invalidity Symbol removed from TS version 18.0, both commands are no longer available. Check Dimension point validity not showing the associativity symbol for the newly creating dimensions if you did not click the same every time. In the new Associativity symbol (Shift+A
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  • Check dimension Point Validity
  • Remove Dimension point invalidity Symbol
  • Associativity symbol
  • Associativity symbols
  • associativity
  • symbol
  • Shift A

Point color

Question: In my model, few points are showing in blue colour & rest of the points are showing in red colour. I am working in TS2018. I observed that the same construction point which shown in blue colour in one view is showing as red colour in another view. What is the reason of this colour change for the same point in differnet views? Answer: In TS2018, You will get the point colour as blue if you are placing your point in plane and you will get the point colour as red if you are placing your point , out to plane. Because of the above reason, points are appearing in different
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  • point color
  • Blue
  • red
  • yellow
  • view plane
  • plane
  • different colour
  • colour

How to find total number of parts in the selected assembly?

Question: Is there any way to get the total number of parts of selected assembly without creating any reports? Answer: Yes, you can get the total number of parts of selected assembly by clicking the “ALT” key & by selecting any one of part of that particular assembly. The total number of parts will be shown in the bottom right corner of the status bar, for an example Ensure that any one of the Main selection switch should be switch on.
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  • Find number of parts in assembly
  • find number of parts
  • ALT
  • total number of parts
  • parts in assembly
  • assembly

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_MACRO_DIRECTORY. Re-target these variables in your own roles. Refer to chapter 1.1 or contact your local support.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.ini1.1.4 role_Béton_Planificateur_de_production.ini1.1.5 role_Béton_Préfabriqué.ini1.1.6 role_Bois.ini1.1.7
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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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