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Use old properties dialog boxes to modify the properties of parts

In Tekla Structures 2018 part properties can be managed with the property pane. If you still want to use the old property dialog boxes to edit your beams, columns, slabs, etc. you can open the dialog boxes with two different commands: CTRL + double-click on the part. Select the part in the model, then use the command CTRL + double-click to open the old property dialog box.  Using Quick Launch command. By typing e.g. properties,  Concrete column properties, slab properties, steel beam properties, etc. you can quick launch the old property dialog boxes.  
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How to adjust plotter margins?

Question: I have a plotter with 610 mm roll width. I try to print A1 portrait (594 mm x 841 mm). The plotter cuts the paper too small. As a result a part of the drawing is not visible. How to fix this? Answer: These settings in the plotter Printing Preferences dialog might help: Select option "Remove Top/Bottom Blank Areas" Select option "Oversize (Full bleed)" Select paper size "Oversize: ISO A1" Note: Different plotters need different settings. For custom papers, you need to add the paper size to the plotter settings, in order to Tekla Structures find the size when you select Paper
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Concrete elements are missing from the exported IFC file

Problem: When I export concrete elements to IFC using the selected objects option, some objects are missing from the file. There doesn't seem to be any clear logic which objects are missing. Solution: This may seem somewhat illogical but do not select any rebars in the model view when exporting to IFC. Then you should be able to export all the selected elements. The easiest way to ensure that no rebars are selected is to hide the Reinforcing bars from the Display settings. When you select the option Reinforcing bars on the Advanced tab of the Export to IFC dialog box, all the rebars connected
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by Area Finland Service
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  • IFC export

How to open side pane windows without stacking them

When opening a new window in the side pane, the windows stack on top of each other by default. To open a single window in the side pane, hold down the ctrl key while clicking the button. The selected window fills the side pane, closing other open side pane windows. Note that the side pane remains unchanged if the opened window is either floating or docked at the bottom docking area. If there are multiple windows docked at the bottom, the ctrl + click command works similarly for the bottom area windows.
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  • side pane
  • property pane

How to use file_in and file_out value types for user-defined attributes

Question: In the objects.inp what do file_in and file_out can do? How do you use it? Can I use this to automatically open let's say a pdf file? Or it just saves the path you browsed? Whats the difference between the two? Answer: Both of the fields are string attributes. They are saving the path to the file, and not actually opening the file. The file_in and file_out attributes create the actual field to show the path and additionally a three dot button, which is opening the basic browse window, where you can select the path and file. Same syntax is used in system components inp
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Trimble Connector in Tekla Structures 2018: Unable to sign in

This defect was fixed in Service Pack 1 for Tekla Structures 2018. You can download at this link:https://download.tekla.com/tekla-structures-2018 In Tekla Structures 2018, when you try to sign in to Trimble Connector you receive the warning message: "Sorry, unable to sign in." Please check the title of the dialog window. If the title is "Sign in to TeklaStructures-Pre-Production" (as in the picture below), you can fix the issue with these instructions. Extract all files from the attached zip archive TrimbleConnector2018FinalHotFix.zip to replace the existing files in this folder: C:\Program
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  • Trimble Connect
  • Trimble Connector
  • Connect
  • Connector
  • Pre-Production
  • unable to sign in
  • 2018

How to export Rhino Model to Tekla Structures as items?

Exporting Rhino Model to Tekla Structures as items is possible via Grasshopper. You need to have Rhino installed with Grasshopper plugin (Rhino 6 has the Grasshopper impeded within the installation package), and you need to install the Grasshopper-Tekla Live Link, more detailes about it is found here.
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  • Rhino
  • Item
  • grasshopper

BIMsight Model to Trimble Connect

You can follow the below process in order to transfer BIMsight models to new Trimble Connect platform: Open Tekla BIMsight Select project and then "Save as Package". See below snapshot.   Rename .tbp extension to .zip and then open archive using e.g.. 7-Zip tool. Files needed in Trimble Connect are stored in "files" folder, see below snapshot.    Unfortunately IFC file names are like this "e8b94a9b-525a-4812-9c95-0720e7e60f36.ifc" so you need to import those files to Connect to see their content. After that you can rename them more suitable manner. Now, you will have files in Trimble Connect
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  • BIMsight
  • Trimble Connect
  • Connect
  • Tekla BIMsight
  • transfer
  • Transfer model
  • BIMsight to Trimble Connect

Contextual Toolbar went missing

Problem: I can't find Contextual Toolbar. It's nowhere on the screen to be seen. Solution: First make sure you have Contextual Toolbar visible in Tekla Structures. Go to File menu and click Settings. Under Switches you can select the Contextual Toolbar check box if it's unselected. If the check box is checked but the contextual toolbar is not visible you might have accidently pinned it on a second screen or something like that. It should help if you clear the contextual toolbar checkbox and select it again. This way it should appear close to selected object. If it doesn't help you can go to
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  • Contextual Toolbar

How To Create a Trimble Connect Project

How To Create a Trimble Connect Project Step 1: Go to https://connect.trimble.com/ Step 2: Click on Sign In Step 3: Click on Create new Trimble ID Please Note:If you already have a Trimble ID from the Tekla Online Services (i.e. tekla user assistance, warehouse, forum, etc) you can use that login and you do not need to create an additional ID. You can skip to Step 6. Step 4: Create your account Step 5: Click on link within your email to activate your account Step 6: Sign in to https://connect.trimble.com/ For information on getting your Trimble Identity joined to your
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  • Trimble Connect
  • How To Create a Trimble Connect Project
  • create a trimble connect project
  • invite user
  • create trimble connect account
  • use trimble connect
  • Trimble Connector

Procedure for activating your 2018 Tekla Structures Licence

The following steps will guide you through the correct procedure for activating your 2018 Tekla Structures Licence. Open the Tekla Structures License Administration Tool,Start  > All Programs > Tekla Structures Licensing > Tekla Structures License Administration Tool Deactivate all old licences, select the licence and click the Deactivate button located on the top toolbar Uninstall the Tekla Structures License Administration Tool from your pc/server, open your Control Panel In the view by dropdown menu, select Category Click on Uninstall a program ​Select the Tekla Structures
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How to place the Point Cloud at the right location using base point

When importing a Point Cloud it is not always certain what the global coordinates are and if the model-axis are aligned with the Point Cloud-axis. The point cloud will be converted 1 time and the converted file would be stored at the location defined in the advanced option XS_POINT_CLOUD_CACHE_FOLDER. This means that a Point Cloud can only exist 1 time in a model. When there is an identical Point Cloud Tekla Structures will give you a message that The Point Cloud is already attached to the model. When you attach a Point Cloud for the first time to a model you can define the location and
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  • point clouds

How to handle location breakdown structure (Site, Building, Sections, Floors) in the IFC export?

Question: How do we handle hierarchy structure properties like Site, Building, Sections in the IFC export? I have defined them in Organizer, but they appear as undefined in the IFC file when viewed in another software.   Answer: With following steps it should be possible: First make sure that you have defined the project, site, building, sections and floors in Organizer, assigned model objects to them and written for reporting, synchronized and saved the model. The following topics will explain that: Example: Organize the model into location and custom categories, and view quantities
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Integration between Bentley's MStower and Tekla Structures

Question: How to transfer model from Bentley's MStower design software to Tekla Structures? Answer: MStower is specialized software for the analysis and design of steel transmission and communication towers, such as monopoles, lattice towers, and guyed masts, to a range of international standards. There are two possibilities, 1) SDNF file >>> MStower can export file for ProSteel which is SDNF file. Tekla can easily import via CAD import options.https://teklastructures.support.tekla.com/2017i/en/int_importing_cad_files 2) DXF export >>> 3D DXF export can be inserted as
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  • mstower
  • tower
  • Bentley
  • SDNF
  • 3d dxf

Tekla Structures 2018 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 modified in the US environment ini files: - Modified XS_SOLID_BUFFER_SIZE - this variable was modified by increasing the value from 480000 to 1000000. This increase will help decrease performance issues. 1.2   Catalogs Profile Catalog The Profile cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized listsFor example, profile catalog and shape
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The selected assembly seems to be a custom part. It is strongly recommended to add this assembly as custom part to the assembly. Do you want to add the assembly as custom part?

Question: I try to connect a steel assembly to another assembly as a sub-assembly, but I get this message even if I don't have custom parts or custom components in the selected assembly. What this means and what should I answer? Answer: You should just answer Yes and select the Do not show this message again option. Especially in steel assemblies there is no difference which option you select, end result will always be the same, the selected assembly is attached as sub-assembly to the assembly. Message is appearing always when there are components (system or custom) in the selected sub-
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Location of custom component data

Question: Where is my custom component saved? Answer: All custom components are saved in file xslib.db1 under the model folder. It contains all the information about the components except for the dialogs - they are saved separately in CustomComponentDialogFiles-folder under the model folder. To copy a custom component to another model see Import and export custom components See also Model folder files and file name extensions
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  • component
  • files
  • model template
  • custom component
  • custom component dialog files
  • xslib

How to filter the old folded plates within your model?

There used to be an old command to model folded plates within Tekla Structures which is diffrent than the polybeam or the new bent plate. This folded plate still exisit in some components and can show up in certain cases. Basically if you want to filter this type of plates then you need to rely on the profile type and change it into a uniqe type for this plate type, below are the steps to do that: Find the file by_number.ail inside tekla structures messages folder Go to message 599 Change the letter "B" into a new unique letter(s), let’s say "FB"  Save the file and restart tekla structures
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  • folded plate
  • filter
  • profile type

Why bolts holes modeled on the same web coming in different BO block for the CC profiles?

In some cases bolts holes modeled on the same web for the CC profiles come in different BO block due to the rotation which is given to the bolts. For the example below the rotation is similar: And below is the DSTV output: When the rotation is not similar:
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  • DSTV
  • NC
  • CNC
  • cc
  • BOLT HOLE
  • BO

How are units defined in imported DWG files in Tekla Structures?

Tekla Structures reference model import must apply a dimension (m, ft, etc.) to the numeric values of the imported model. Unfortunately DWG does not exactly specify the dimension of the modeling units. DWG has a parameter called "INSUNITS" (please see Autocad documentation for details), which specifies a drawing-units value for automatic scaling of blocks, images, or xrefs when inserted or attached to a drawing. If 'INSUNITS' is found, the reference model import respects that, and applies the necessary scaling to convert the imported DWG model into the Tekla Structures model units. If the
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  • insunits
  • measurement
  • dwg import

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