Hello!

Did you know that logged in users can see a lot more content?

Support articles

How can you find the coordinates at a particular point in the model?

Note that from version 2018 you can inquire the coordinates at a point using Inquire Point coordinates, which you can find when you click the down arrow next to  on the ribbon. Sometimes you may want to quickly find out the coordinates of an object or part of an object. An easy way to quickly inquire about the coordinates at a particular location is to use the Add points on plane command, which can be found on the Edit tab.   Activate this command then click somewhere in the model and the coordinates at the selected position will be displayed in the Point Array dialog. You can click Cancel
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Trimble Solutions UK
0
  • coordinates
  • co-ordinates
  • find
  • point
  • locate

How to move an open window with the Keyboard

This article will show you how to move a Window/Program using your keyboard. It is especially useful when you cannot access the top of the window which allows you to drag it to a new location. Method #1 Note. Method #1 will not work with a maximised window. Alt-Tab or click on the window (if visible) to make it the active window/program. Press Alt + Space. Press M. Use your arrow keys to move the window. Press Enter to exit.   Method #2 Note. Method #2 will move your window to the right or left half of the screen in the same manner as dragging a window to the right or left of the screen
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Trimble Solutions UK
0
  • windows
  • keyboard
  • hidden
  • off screen
  • lost

Sharing project relevant files when using Tekla Model Sharing

Question: What are the best practices on sharing project relevant files (e.g. templates, reports, etc.) between several companies when using Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a modelTekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.? Answer: Recommended way is to store all of the project relevant data in to 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
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Tekla Global Support
0
  • Tekla Model Sharing

What is Tsep File Dispatcher Launcher?

Q: What is Tsep File Dispatcher Launcher? What does it do? Why is it installed as part of Tekla Structures? A:  Tsep File Dispatcher Launcher associates .tsep (tekla structures extension package) file type to Tekla Structures. When this little software is installed, Windows has the needed tools and it knows what to do when user double clicks a .tsep file. When user double clicks a .tsep file C:\Program Files\Tekla File Dispatcher\TsepFileDispatcherLauncher.exe is launched. It is an application which scans through registry to check the latest installed Tekla Structures version. It will then
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Juuso Nieminen
0
  • .tsep
  • TSEP
  • tsepfiledispatcherlauncher
  • tsepfiledispatcher

Error messages when double clicking a .tsep file

Some users have faced issues when installing extensions by double clicking a .tsep file. Windows will complain that it can't find the installation package for Tsep File Dispatcher Launcher. (Note! This issue should be valid only for version 1.2.22 and older.) This issue can be fixed by reinstalling Tsep File Dispatcher Launcher: 1) Uninstall the existing version from Control Panel's "Programs and Features" section 2) Download the latest Tsep File Dispatcher Launcher installer from Tekla Warehouse: https://warehouse.tekla.com/#/catalog/details/51309796-3b9a-4e6a-9950-9ceee7a0dcbb 3)
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Juuso Nieminen
5
  • .tsep
  • TSEP
  • tsepfiledispatcherlauncher

How to stay logged in Tekla Model Sharing license / log-out?

You can select "Stay signed in" option as shown below while signing in to Tekla Structures with your ATC account.  If already signed in, you can choose the same option from the top right corner of Tekla Structures window. Click the profile name and select the option as shown below.  To Log-out uncheck the above shown option and reopen the software so the license will be available for other user. See AlsoManagement Console for Tekla Model Sharing (video 2:38)User and Sharing action in Tekla Model Sharing
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Trimble Solutions India
0
  • model sharing
  • console
  • log in
  • sign in
  • model sharing license

Control the spacing between the lines in multi-line marks

Question: How can I control the spacing between the lines in multi-line marks, for example, part mark, bolt mark, and connection marks? Answer:  Go to File menu > Settings > Advanced options > Marking: General.  Change the value of XS_MARK_LINE_SPACE_FACTOR. In the example below, the value has been changed from 0.3 to 1.
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Trimble Solutions India
0
  • spacing in marks
  • space in multi line marks
  • space in part mark

Tekla Structures 2017 Common environment Release Notes

Common settings for all roles General Updated objects.inp to have rebar set related concrete cover UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object propertiesUser-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.'s for concrete items as wellcommon/inp/objects.inp Added standard snap settingscommon/system/standard.snapsmcommon/system/standard.snapsd   Macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for
by Jari Patanen
0

Support tool removed from user interface

Because of several problems support tool has not worked reliably enough and some customer cases might have been ignored. We have removed support tool command from 2017, 2016i SP4 and 2016 SP7 versions user interface by default. Some known problems are: too big zip file size causes the compression to fail (4 GB limit) company firewall might block the sending japanese, chinese or other special characters in file/folder might cause the decompression to fail on server and notification and corfimation emails are not sent too many included files makes notification message to support too long and it
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Tekla Global Support
2
  • Contact support
  • Support tool
  • Contact Tekla support

How to export phase number and name to IFC

Question: How to export phase number and name to a one attribute in IFC export? Answer: If you clear the Layer names as part names option at the Advanced tab of the IFC export dialog box, then the phase number and name combination is written to the Layer attribute. The part name is shown as Product Name in BIMsight. If the Layer names as part names option is checked then the part name, like “COLUMN” in the example above, is written to the Layer attribute.   Even if you would keep the part names as layer names, you can also add phase name and number as additional properties to the IFC
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Tekla Global Support
4

Centralized distribution of Tekla Structures 2017

Introduction Tekla Structures consists of the following installations: Tekla Structures software installation  Tekla Structures environment installation Localized environments include your country-specific codes and standards.   Installing Tekla Structures software and environments one by one on each user’s computer is a time consuming task in large companies, and therefore, Tekla Structures is often installed in a centralized manner across company workstations. This article clarifies the basic principles of building a centralized installation for the Tekla Structures installation package
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Juuso Nieminen
0
  • centralized distribution
  • silent install
  • administrative install
  • admin install
  • prerequisites
  • install
  • installer

What is the significance of "Publish in Catalog" that we get when we right click any component in model.

It helps to have some standard components with different settings published to a catalog with different name, like for example Base plate (1004) with L rods and Base plate (1004) with straight rods. To use > double click any connection component in model > save required settings > Right click the componen > select publish in catalog > save with custom name.            Example:    Check the below link to know about "Publish a Group in Application and Components" https://teklastructures.support.tekla.com/2017/en/det_publish_a_group_in_applications_and_components_catalog
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Trimble Solutions India
0
  • publish in catalog
  • different attribute in connection

Rotating all reinforcement marks 90 degrees using the Align Leader Line tool is difficult and rotating merged marks is not possible

We can record a macro to rotate reinforcement marks. After recording, we can select all marks at once and run the macro to rotate them. The same feature will be enhanced in the Align Leader Line tool. As of now, do the following: In the menu on the Applications & components catalog, select Record macro > Global... Name the macro and click OK. Right-click the reinforcement mark to open the reinforcement mark properties. On the General tab, set Rotation to 90. Click Modify. Then, click OK. Click Stop recording.    To rotate the merged bar mark, the Rotation option is available from
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Trimble Solutions India
0
  • Rebar Mark rotate
  • rotate mark
  • rotate bar mark
  • rotate
  • merged bar mark
  • Reinforcement mark
  • leader line
  • alignment
  • mark alignment

Tekla Structures 2017 Default environment Release Notes

Common settings for all roles General Applications & Components regular upkeep for version 2017-default/system/ComponentCatalog.xml New snap settings for modeling and drawing side:default/system/Ortho_45degrees.snapsm (alongside standard)default/system/standard.snapsd    Precast Concrete Detailer and Rebar Detailer -roles Modeling Updated additional sample settings for Wallplate that represents a structure such as a wall or roof panelIn Tekla Structures, a panel is created by picking two or more points. Layout -tool to precast detailer roledefault/system/concrete/precast/Double-wall.
by Jari Patanen
0

How to add classification code to objects in Organizer and export it to IFC

Contents 1. Introduction 2. Classify the model objects in Organizer 3. Create custom property for the classification code 4. Add the new custom property to a property template in Object Browser 5. Add the new custom property to a category 6. Set value to the custom property to add it to the objects 7. Synchronize the category tree to write to the objects 8. Check the result 9. Add the classification code to IFC export 10. Export to IFC 11. Check the result in the exported model Back to top 1. Introduction This document describes the workflow how to add classification code to objects
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Agnes Knopp
0
  • Organizer
  • IFC export

Centralized distribution of Tekla Structrues License Borrow Tool

This document instructs how to perform centralized or silent installation of Tekla Structures License Borrow Tool 2017. Using the .exe file as the installation package Run Command Prompt as an admin   To install Tekla Structures License Borrow Tool 2017 to default location (C:\TeklaStructures\License\Borrow) browse to the location where the installation package is located and type: TeklaStructuresLicenseBorrowTool_2017.exe /i /s /v"/qn" Installation location can be changed by giving new value for INSTALLATION_DIRECTORY parameter. Following command also creates an installation log file.
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Juuso Nieminen
0

Tekla Structures Base point for coordination with Autodesk Revit

Design coordination with Autodesk Revit will require two different Base points in Tekla Structures: one for export and one for import. Export from Tekla Structures to Autodesk Revit When an IFC file is linked into Revit, the files are placed at Revit Origin point (Revit model 0), not according to the base point. To get a Tekla Structures IFC model correctly placed in Revit, you need to know the offset between the Revit origin point and the Tekla Structures origin point. 1. How to find the Revit origin point a. Start by writing down the location of the Base point. Then make sure that the Base
by Tekla Global Support
5
  • Revit

Tekla Structures 2017 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 added to the US environment ini files: - Added  XS_DRAWING_CLONING_IGNORE_CHECK – this variable was added and set to TRUE. This variable will allow you to clone(performed by Tekla Structures) to create a new drawing by using a cloning templateCloning aims at using the drawing properties, view properties, and object properties from the cloning template in a new drawing.
by Tekla Support US
0

How do I clean recently opened models list in Tekla Structures 2016 and newer?

If you want to clean the recently opened models list in Tekla Structures 2016 and newer it is done differently than in previous Tekla Structures versions.  1. Close Tekla Structures 2. Browse to %localappdata%\Trimble\TeklaStructures\<TS_version>\UI, where <TS_version> is the Tekla Structures version. 3. Delete the file Recent.xml 4. Start Tekla Structures and the "Recent models" list should now be empty. See also How do I clean recently used models list in TS 21.1 and older?
Requires Tekla Maintenance
by Area Finland Service
0
  • recent models

Tekla Structures 2017 France Environment Release Notes

TABLE OF CONTENT 1. General Settings 1.1 ini Files for French environment 1.1.1 env_France.ini  1.2 Folder structure 1.3 Catalogs 1.3.1 Profile catalog1.3.2 Bolt catalog1.3.3 Material catalog1.3.4 Component catalog 1.4 Objects.inp 1.4.1 Common objects.inp1.4.2 Modification of the objects.inp file located under. \ System \ ConstructionManagement  1.5 Macros 1.5.1 Modeling  1.6 Reports 1.7 Tools 1.7.1 Organizer  2. Drawing settings 2.1 Drawings for steel role2.1.1 new settings for bent plate2.1.2 new settings for taped holes2.1.2 Master Drawing Catalog2.1.3 Dimensioning of flat and contour
by Trimble Solutions France
0

Pages