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User-defined attribute default value handling changed in 2018

Previously Tekla Structures used zero as a default value for user-defined attributes that had not been defined in templates and reports. Since 2018 Tekla Structrues does not set the default value and uses an undefined value. This affects: default values of all user-defined attribute types: text, numeric and option lists both reports and templates in drawings There can be some changed behaviour of templates that show UDA default values or use them in conditions. Previously you could for example use condition if GetValue("USERDEFINED.MY_UDA")==0 or GetValue("USERDEFINED.MY_UDA")=="" but now
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Tekla Structures 2018 Finland environment Release Notes

1. General Settings 1.1 Applications & Components catalog and Start Model Concrete update Applications & Components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized listsFor example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs. and the model templatemodel which is used as a basis for creating new models The user can save a model including all its elements, such as object properties, certain settings, parts, and components, in a model template. Start Model Concrete were updated.1.2 Embed Fonts The EmbedFonts attribute is set to "true" in PdfPrintOptions.
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Remove mesh width and length from template

Question: How can I have a template to not show mesh width and length, so that only diameters and spacings are visible? Answer: There are at least two options to achieve the desired result: You can edit the contents of the Size attribute for meshes in the rebar_config.inp file found in your environment folder. This defines the values that are displayed when Size is used in part marks, templates, associative notes etc. So if you want to hide the total width and length of meshes in all annotations, you can do it here. The line to edit looks like this:       RebarMeshSize="%CC_DIAMETER_LONG
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  • Mesh size
  • mesh mark
  • edit templates

Fit to paper does not fit to the entire paper size

Question: I try to plot a drawing and selected Fit to paper but the drawing doesn't autoscale to the entire paper size. What should I do? Answer: This issue can happen when for example, you are plotting an A4 to an ArchA paper size and is caused by a setting in the DrawingSizes.dat. Go to: TeklaStructures\<version>\Environments\<environment>\system\DrawingSizes.dat Or search for DrawingSizes.dat in your environment folder. Note: if the file is not in your environment then use the Common environment.   If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the file you see the
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  • Fit to paper drawing sizes

Optimizing performance when working with pours

This support article describes best practices that will help you troubleshoot performance issues that you might face when modeling pour objects and pour breaks. There are several operations in Tekla Structures that require geometrical calculations of pour objects, for example, opening a model or view, creating a general arrangement drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a projectGeneral arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located
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  • pours
  • performance
  • pour performance

Tekla Structures 2018i 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 2018i Hardware Recommendations
  • hardware recommendations

Error when deactivating a license

Problem: When I try to deactivate a license I get the following error in Tekla Structures License Administration Tool: "Failed to disable fulfillment record in trusted storage". If I try to deactivate the license using command lines I get a similar message with an error code: "Error 50031: Failed to disable fulfillment record in trusted storage". How can I deactivate the license?  Answer: Unfortunately this situation is unrecoverable and the license cannot be deactivated. The license needs to be replaced if there is a need for e.g. license re-hosting.Please call Your local Tekla Support
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  • failed to disable fulfillment record in trusted storage
  • licensing
  • deactivate licenses
  • deactivate licenses using command lines

Custom inquiry doesn't show filters

Question: Custom inquiry stop showing filters. What to do?  Answer: The solution to fix this issue is to delete the last semicolon ";" in advance option XS_ATTRIBUTE_FILE_EXCLUDE_LIST. Example: XS_ATTRIBUTE_FILE_EXCLUDE_LIST=TS_Report_Inquire;dgn_attribute_info;import_revision; If you remove the last semicolon, then it will allow ýou to see the filters. XS_ATTRIBUTE_FILE_EXCLUDE_LIST=TS_Report_Inquire;dgn_attribute_info;import_revision
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  • Custom inquiry

Setting Tekla Model Sharing to work through a proxy

Question: I would like to know how to configure TS so that the Model Sharing feature can work through a company’s proxy. There doesn’t seem to be any setting to configure TS so that It can work through a proxy. Answer: If all the http(s) communication is routed through a http proxy that requires authentication, the following http proxy related settings must be added to the settings in the TeklaStructures.exe.config file located in the TeklaStructures\<Version>/nt/bin folder. Note: Set the correct http proxy hostname and port depending on the actual environment. <?xml version ="1.0
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  • model sharing
  • TMS
  • sharing
  • proxy

Convert NC files to DXF

In Tekla Structures you can convert NC files to DXF files to drive plasma cutters and other cutting devices. In the converted DXF files, all superfluous information, such as dimension lines, is removed. Only the profile (cutting) contour, the position of the holes and text which can be adjusted, is included in the DXF file. Scribing information depends on the conversion tool you use. The DXF file contains only one side of the profile. For converting NC files to DXF files, you can use the following tools:   File Construsoft.def is used Scribing information included File dstv2dxf.bat (stored
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  • DXF
  • convert
  • NC files

Finnish Environment User Defined Attributes

User defined attributes that are used in Finnish environment part, assembly, project and drawing dialogs are shown in pictures below. Part/Assembly:                     Project             Drawing          
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  • UDA
  • user defined attributes
  • Finnish Environment
  • part
  • assembly
  • project
  • drawing

Using a barcode font in templates and reports

You can show information in templates and reports in Tekla Structures as a barcode, for instance the project number:   Installing the barcode font To be able to use the barcode, you first must install the concerned font on your computer: Google for a "barcode" font and download this type or download the following "barcode" font. Double-click the *.ttf file to install the font on your computer, the following dialog box appears: Click Install, the font is being installed. Edit templates or pdf reports Open a template or pdf report in the Template Editor to define the barcode font. Double-
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  • barcode
  • bar
  • code
  • Construsteel

Release Info Tekla Structures 2018

Release Info Tekla Structures 2018 includes the following topics: General Tekla Structures 2018 videos Tekla Structures provides many new options, improvements and fixes. These are all explained in this Release Info. Besides that, some videos are available in which these functionalities are explained. You can check the following video's (per segment): Steel Detailing Precast Concrete Contractors Engineering  Updating settings When you start using Tekla Structures 2018, you can keep using your personal settings made in an earlier Tekla Structures version. You can save your personal
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  • Release Info

Why does automatic drawing hatching not work for (custom) material with certain characters?

When you divine a new material to the material catalog, you can set automatic hatching in the .htc files. Please be aware that certain characters are not supported by the .htc files. Material contains the following characters are not supported: e.g. # Æ Ø / Å € $ £ ß Œ  Ê Ï Text in .htc file: MISCELLANEOUS,INSULATIONØ20mm,HARD_INS1,1,,1 More common characters are supported: e.g. ? @ ~ { } [ ] ! + = & ( )  Text in .htc file: MISCELLANEOUS,INSULATION(20mm),HARD_INS1,1,,1 Below you see the output of both material types ( Ø doesn't work but ( ) does work). 
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  • hatches .htc characters custom material

Modelling rebar in a culvert base

Question: How can I model rebar in a culvert base? Answer: The following example will take you through the process of modelling the rebar step-by-step.    Example The dimensions of the culvert box are 15500mm x 5500mm Place the starter bars We will start by placing the starter bars from the kickers in the B1 layer.When modelling rebar it is best practice to model all the ranges in the same direction and use flexible last space to prevent odd spacing clashes. From Concrete tab, hold Shift and select Rebar button. The Rebar groupgroup of reinforcing bars that are side by side and have
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  • concrete
  • rebar
  • detailing

Create countersunk set screws without nuts or washers

Question: Is it possible to have a countersunk set screw in my model? I need my bolt without nuts or washers. Answer: Yes, there's a way to create countersunk set screws without nuts or washers. Bolts in Tekla Structures are created with a nut as part of the default process and the difficulty is that if the nut is deselected when creating the bolt, the bolt head will also be compromised and will not display. What we need to do is to effectively create both a dummy nut and a dummy washer to mislead Tekla Structures into thinking that both a nut and washer are actually part of the bolt
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  • set screw
  • setscrew

What is the license server address?

Question: Tekla Structures asks for a license server address when it starts, what do I enter? Answer: You or the Tekla Structures administrator in your organization must install the license server on a server computer in your network (so that it can be used by many users) or on the same computer as Tekla Structures (if you do not need to share the license). If you have not 1) installed the license server and 2) activated your license, do so now. If you installed Tekla Structures and the license server on the same computer, the system automatically uses the license server on the computer when
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  • license server address

Custom tab definition is not read from firm folder

Question:  I defined company custom tab in ribbon, but it seems not to be read from firm folder. I defined the XS_FIRM folder in the Advanced options in my model. Answer: The XS_FIRM definition in advanced options is made on model level and is too late for custom tab to be initialized, even if for many other functionalities that is totally OK. You need to define the XS_FIRM in ini file which is read before model opening. For example in user.ini, teklastructures.ini, project.ini or in company.ini.   See alsoSave and share custom ribbon tabDistribute custom tabs using a firm or environment
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Unnecessary drawing flags when changing phase

We have found a critical issue in Tekla Structures 2018 version that we want you to be aware of. Possibility to compare phase in numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcementIn Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example. is a new option in Tekla Structures 2018. Now we noticed that it causes unnecessary update flags for drawings, even if phase is not selected to be affecting numbering in the Numbering Setup. In Model Sharing a change of phase is now causing a report of
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Remove unwanted text frames from DWG exports

The new DWG export tool sometimes adds extra frames around text. The reason is a non-zero value for wipeoutframe setting in the template DWG that was used for defining the layer rules. Change the value to zero to remove the frames in the exported drawing. To prevent the frames from appearing in future exports, change the value already in the template drawing. To change the value in AutoCAD, type command WIPEOUTFRAME and assign 0 as the value for the variable.
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  • dwg export
  • marks
  • frame
  • wipeoutframe

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