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Tekla Structures 2019i 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 Rebar catalog1.3.3 Mesh catalog1.3.4 Rebar Shape catalog1.3.5 Shape catalog1.3.6 Bolt catalog 1.4 Organizer 1.5 Macros 1.5.1 Modeling 1.6 Templates & Reports 1.6.1 Added1.6.2 Modified 1.7 Objects.inp 2. Modeling settings 2.1 Common roles2.2 Concrete role2.3 Steel role 3. Drawing settings 3.1 Common drawings 3.1.1 Master Drawing Catalog3.1.2 DWG/DXF Export 3.2 Drawings for concrete role 3.2.1 Master Drawing Catalog3.2.2 Layouts 4.
by Trimble Solutions France
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Uninstalling from Windows Control Panel removes all environments in Tekla Structures 2019i

We have found a problem when uninstalling the following environments in the Tekla Structures 2019i version: Default France Germay Russia South Africa Switzerland UK USA Uninstalling an environment from the Windows Control Panel will remove ALL environments, including the common environmentTekla Structures environment that forms a basis for other environmentsThe common environment is included in the software installation and includes the global settings, macros, symbols, and fonts, for example. The common environment and global settings form the basis for all other environments.. If this has
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Tekla Structures 2019i Finland environment Release Notes

1. General Settings 1.1 Property pane Finland environment specific 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. tabs (and UDA's) are now added to property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane windowThe property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.The property pane
by Area Finland Service
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Tekla Structures 2019 Finland environment Release Notes

1. General Settings 1.1 Environment installation and new file path Environment installer is downloaded same way as on previous versions but it now contains .tsep installers. Whole environment is packed into smaller role packages that contain smaller file sets. When setting up the installing, user can decide whether the environment .tsep packages are installed immediately or at the first startup of Tekla Structures. The old file path for environment (C:\ProgramData\Tekla Structures\2018i\Environments\Finland) is now changed to C:\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\2019.0\Environments\
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Centralized distribution of Tekla Structures 2019i

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

Offset Modeling Dimensions

Question:  Why are dimensions in my Model views not true to view? In the model, dimensions of material picked or even dimensions added are offset from the beams and have arrowheads that look unusual. I have not changed any of the symbols or Rendering settings. Other models look fine; here are some examples:   Also, in drawings, the extent purple dashed box is off of the view:   Answer: These are all issues that surface when the model is too far from the origin. As it is explained here, you must always model parts as close as possible to the origin in Tekla Structures to avoid graphical
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  • Modeling dimension
  • offset dimensions
  • strange modeling dimensions
  • strange arrowheads
  • dimensions not true to view
  • Far from origin
  • origin

Curved Stanchions

This warehouse extension automates curved handrails, curved beams, chamfered polybeams, and the Complex Polybeam Extensions by mimicking the functionality of Stanchions (S76) on curved beams.  For a brief walkthrough of how the extension works watch this video.
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  • Curved Stanchions

Missing Components

Question:  Every once in awhile I am in a model that is shared or was started by someone else and a lot of the components that I had in a previous model are not available. How do I resolve this?  Answer:  That is often due to Custom components not being present in the model. To check, find out if the Custom components group is available in Applications and components: The absence of Custom components in a model happens mostly at the moment of model creation. It is not related to the installation of the software unless the Environments have not been installed on one machine and therefore were
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  • No Components
  • No Connections
  • No Custom components
  • Missing components

Vulcraft Joist Plug-In For Tekla Structures

Question: How do I install the plugin available on Nucor's website? After it is installed where do I find it in Tekla? What versions of Tekla does it support? Answer: The plug-in's downloads are available in an .exe format. It must first be unzipped and then installed (run the executable) while Tekla is closed. Further installation instructions are available in the Readme PDF included with the download package. As it is stated in that file, to use the installer:  1. Make sure that Tekla Structures is not open. 2. Run the file named “VulcraftPluginSetup.exe”.  3. Click the “Install” button
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  • Vulcraft
  • Vulcraft Plug-in
  • NuBIM
  • Vulcraft Joist Plug-In
  • Vulcraft Joist

Which licensing option should I choose, on-premises or online?

Question: When Tekla Structures starts up, it asks me to choose between on-premises and online license. What do I select? Answer: In most cases, you will use the on-premises license server. Choose Tekla online license only in the following cases: Tekla PowerFab suite license. Tekla Structures Partner license. Tekla Campusonline portal service for students to learn Tekla StructuresTekla Campus offers a student license for using Tekla Structures for learning. Tekla Campus includes a learning environment for Tekla BIM tools.Tekla Campus is one of the Tekla Online services. student license. To
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  • license server address
  • on-premises
  • online license

How to split bars into stock lengths using splitters

Question: I've inserted a rebar set into a slabplate that represents a concrete structureIn Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.Slab may be part of a floor, for example. but the bars are the whole length, I need to split the bars into stock lengths with standard laps. What's the best way to go about this? Answer: You can now define standard and custom lapping and crankingrebar set end detail that creates cranks for certain reinforcing bars in a rebar setCranks refer to crank-shaped bends and they can be created with rebar set end detail modifiers or rebar set
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  • splitters
  • lapping
  • cranking
  • rebar sets
  • tapered edges

How can I remove all locks from a model?

Sometimes there can be locked objects in a model that are difficult to find and unlock. This article shows how to select and unlock all locked objects in the model. The objects.inp file and filter described below are included in the attachment at the bottom of this article. First create an objects.inp file that contains the OBJECT_LOCKED attribute as shown below or use the attached file. Copy this inp file to the model folder and open the model (the model needs to be reopened after the objects.inp file has been placed in the model folder for it to be read). Open the User Defined Attributes
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  • locked objects

Installation Guide

Introduction to installing Tekla Structures This document will give you step by step instructions on how to install Tekla Structures software and its environments.  Installation Requirements The installation requirements and also hardware requirements can be found here   Preparations         - Prior to installing Tekla Structures you need to remove any previous installations(i.e. if you are running Release Candidate or BETA you will need to remove those installations) of the version you are installing.         - You must have Windows Administrator privileges to install Tekla Structures, as
by Tekla Support US
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  • installation
  • install
  • setup tekla
  • setup.exe
  • setup

Direct modification arrow doesn't work in Tekla Structures 2019 Service pack 2

In Tekla Structures version 2019 Service pack 2, the Direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handlesDirect modification enables additional handles and modification options. arrow that is used in components and extensions doesn't work when DM is set on.Some of the components and extensions that show problems are: Floor Layout tool, Meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directionsIn Tekla Structures, the reinforcement mesh bars in one direction are called main bars and reinforcement mesh bars
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Basic Modeling for Precast - Tutorials

US Precast Tutorials   Here is a collection of modeling tutorials, many of which are specifically geared towards concrete modeling. You can save this link to your favorites and use it as the launch page to view the precast concrete training videos. The first set are basic introduction videos for general viewing and orientation. The second set will guide you through basic modeling of a parking structure. Tekla Structures First Steps videos Click the item below you wish to view. First Steps with Tekla Structures - Lesson 1 First Steps with Tekla Structures - Lesson 2 First Steps with Tekla
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  • US Precast tutorials

An alternative way to installing Tseps

Question 1: Is it possible to install a single extension from the Tekla Warehouse onto several computers without going to each machine individually? Answer: Yes, please reference this article and then the section "Installing .tsep packages"  Question 2: When I double click on my .tsep to install, I receive an error. Is there a quick fix? Answer: Both errors attributed to .tsep installations have workarounds as described in this article for no installation package, and here for invalid signature error. The latter has been fixed in certain versions as described in the article. There is an
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  • Tseps on multiple computers
  • Tsep installation
  • .tsep
  • Install .tsep

Tekla Structures 2019i India environment Release Notes

1. Steel Settings: 1.1 Modelling: Lofted plate:  Lofted plateplate that is created by using construction objectsLofted plates can be used to model plates with complex shape, for example, rolled plates and plates with double-curved form. is a new featurepart of Tekla Structures functionality that is maintained and owned by Trimble Solutions and that is included in the Tekla Structures installation. It is an easy way to create a rolled plate(1) part that represents a flat structure(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.(2) plate that
by Trimble Solutions India
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  • Release notes
  • India environment
  • India
  • Steel components
  • Connection attributes
  • filters
  • reports

Global UCS does not change

Question: I noticed that while on Direct X on Tekla 2017 when you change the UCS, the visual marker in the corner does not change as it does in Open GL mode. Is there a way to change this?    Answer: This is a 3D graphics defect in version 2017 that happens only while on DirectX rendering as shown above. The issue is non-fixable in Version 2017. In 2017i and newer the problem does not exist, only that in 2017i you must press "Enter" immediately after changing the Work plane to change the Global UCS while in Direct X. After that version, the USC shifts as it should.
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  • Global UCS on Direct X vs. Open GL
  • Coordinate System Glitch
  • Global UCS does not change
  • Coordinate System does not change
  • DX-54

Tekla Structures 2019i 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 2019i Hardware Recommendations
  • hardware recommendations

Incorrect placement of Parts in the model after creating a Section View

Question: When detailing rails, after I cut an Elevation view using two points down the center of my stringer my stanchions are being placed along the face of the stringer in the new Elevation view, and not the center. Why?    Answer: First, you must check that the view was created correctly and that the Elevation view properties have been loaded and applied. If you are confident of this, check your Snap depth before adding the stanchions. This tool defines the depth of each position you pick. If your depth is set to 3D, anything that is added will snap to positions in the entire 3D space
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  • Snap depth
  • wrong placement of parts in the model
  • wrong elevation view.

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