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Running macros from a network drive

Question:Why are macros not executed when XS_MACROsaved series of actions that includes instructions for a programMacros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.Macros are sometimes used to run an application._DIRECTORY points to a folder on a server?Answer: Due to Microsoft .NET Framework security policy restrictions it is not possible to run .NET applications on a network drive. The
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  • macros
  • network drive
  • XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY

Distinguishing between plates modeled with contour plate properties and beam properties in Template Editor

Question:Is there a way in Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports to distinguish between a 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 represents a steel structure(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate. modeled with contour platepart whose outline form the user defines by picking three or more pointsThe user can define the shape of the contour plate parallel to the
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  • Template Editor
  • USERDEFINED.USER_FIELD_1
  • differentiating plates

Chamfer accuracy for polybeams and contour plates

Question:From Tekla Structures version 15.0 onward the setting XS_CHAMFER_ACCURACY_FACTOR does not affect polybeams.Is there another advanced option to manage the segments for polybeampart of a certain shape that is created as a continuous chain of beams passing through points that the user picksThe segments of the polybeam are straight, but segment intersections can be curved. For example, a beam that follows a zigzag line is a polybeam. chamfers? Answer:The XS_CHAMFER_ACCURACY_FACTOR advanced option has been changed to only affect contour plates.You can control the number of segments of
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  • XS_CHAMFER_ACCURACY_FACTOR
  • polybeam
  • number of segments

Similar assemblies in templates

Question:I have a drawing template with multilevel assemblies, but it does not read all similar assemblies with SIMILAR_ASSEMBLY rows. What is the right setting? Answer:This how you need to set the row properties:  
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  • SIMILAR_ASSEMBLY
  • similar assembly

All parts are not exported to IFC or BIMsight

Question:When I export my model to IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperabilityIFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).Model can be exported into an IFC file. format or with the Publish to Tekla BIMsight command, a part of the model is not exported.What is the reason for this? Answer:Check the following after making an IFC export: The following message in the out.ifc.log filefile that contains information related to changes, actions, and errors in the model or drawingTekla Structures writes information
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  • Publish to Tekla BIMsight
  • IFC

Affecting the XS_DISABLE_VIEW_CENTERING_GA advanced option?

Question: I am trying to use the advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groupsIn Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR. XS_DISABLE_VIEW_CENTERING_GA, XS_DISABLE_VIEW_CENTERING_ASSEMBLY, XS_DISABLE_VIEW_CENTERING_MULTI and XS_DISABLE_VIEW_CENTERING_SINGLE. Are there any
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  • XS_DISABLE_VIEW_CENTERING_GA
  • drawing

Model saving after License Server crash

Question:If the License Server crashes, can I save my model after the crash? Answer:Yes, if the license server crashes, Tekla Structures will work for a while, then an error message about the lost license server connection is displayed. Click the Save button to save your model. You will then need to restart Tekla Structures. It will connect to another license server if you have predefined one in the Connect to license server dialog box. If you use the Autosave featurepart of Tekla Structures functionality that is maintained and owned by Trimble Solutions and that is included in the Tekla
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  • License Server crash

Trigonometric functions in Rebar Shape Manager

Question:I am trying to use trigonometric functions in Rebar Shape Managertool that is used for customizing the bending shapes of reinforcing barsRebar shape manager can be used for bending shapes only and not for any other reinforcing bar properties. but I do not see anything in reports. What am I doing wrong? Answer:When trying to map angles and trigonometric functions, you need to write the functions (sin, cos, tan) in small letters, as shown inside the brackets. If capital letters are used, the letters are not recognized, and a blank space will appear in reports. Another thing to note is
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  • Rebar Shape Manager
  • trigonometric functions

Some printers cannot handle zero line weights

Question:I am trying to print a drawing from Tekla Structures but the printer does not print. How do I get printing to work? Answer:The problem is most likely related to line weights (line thickness). Some printer drivers cannot handle zero line weights.The workaround is to modify the Color table and change zero pen number settings to 1 or to some other appropriate value.For more information about line weights and how to set up printer instances see Colors and line weights in printing in Tekla Structures Help.
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  • zero line weight

Other software hooking to Tekla Structures

There have been cases where a 3rd party software has hooked to Tekla Structures. This means that the other software grabs into Tekla Structures code and prevents Tekla Structures from operating correctly. The purpose of this Product Bulletin is to help you to detect hooking cases and to solve the problem.Symptoms You can suspect hooking if you have the following problems in Tekla Structures: Texts are missing in the user interface: Hooking can cause the texts to be missing in the user interface. You may notice this already in the Login dialog box. Tekla Structures shuts down unexpectedly:
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  • software hooking
  • autoruns

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