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DIM_G for Rebar Shape T3 is not showing in Templates and reports in version 2016 and 21.1

Question:DIM_G for rebar shape T3 is not showing in Templates and reports in version 2016 and 21.1. What should I do? Answer: Use the formularule stated in a mathematical languageFormula is part of an equation. DIM_G =(AA-2*PI)*RO for T3 shape in the Rebar Shape Managertool 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. for version 21.1 and 2016 to get the length using the outer radius. orUse the formula DIM_G = (AA-2*PI)*(RI+RO)/2 to get the length using the center line. This
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by Trimble Solutions India
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  • DIM_G
  • T3
  • leg length

Change default colors of frames and fold marks

Question:This article has instructions on how to change default values in Drawing Frame Properties. How do I know which number stands for which color in the standard.fms file? Answer:Below is an example of how different values in the standard.fms affect the default settings in Drawing Frame Properties. I also attached a table which contains the numbers for each color. Standard.fms is located in: ..\TeklaStructures\<version>\Environments\<environment>\system
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by Tekla Global Support
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  • Frames
  • fold marks
  • standard.fms
  • Color
  • number

Applications and components database

Publish and import groups You can collect content, such as macros, extensions, and system and custom components to a group that you create in the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized listsFor example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs..You can then publish the group as a catalog definition file (*.xml) to make it available for other Tekla Structures users: They can import this file to make use of this group.Import extensions You can import extension in the Application and components database. The file
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by Construsoft NL
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  • applications and components database

New bendingschedules

Tekla Structures 2016 includes two new bendingschedules: bending-schedule_shapes.pdf: bending-schedule_shape_per_cast_unit.pdf: After creating these reports, they will be opened automatically as a pdf file. (There is no need to change the option Show report in dialog box Report).      -
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by Construsoft NL
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  • bendingschedules

Keyboard shortcuts

You can assign customized keyboard shortcuts to any command, 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., or component. You can also change the default keyboard shortcuts, if needed. If you are assigning keyboard shortcuts to drawing commands, open a drawing first, to
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by Construsoft NL
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  • keyboard shortcuts

Contextual toolbar

You can use the new contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object propertiesThe user can customize the contextual toolbar.The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1. to make quick changes to model and drawing objects: The contextual toolbar replaces both the old Mini Toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object propertiesThe user can customize the contextual toolbar.The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1. and the direct modificationfunction that
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by Construsoft NL
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  • Contextual Toolbar

Side pane

Use the side pane on the right-hand side of the screen to add reference models and to get access to the Applications and components database (containing system- and custom components and all macro’s, application and plugins) in the Model Editor.You can use the side pane in the Drawing Editor to get access to the Applications and components database and the new 2D library. You can have multiple side pane windows open at the same time, either floating freely or stacked on top of each other. For more detailed information about the usage of the Applications and components database, click here.
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by Construsoft NL
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  • side pane

Quick Launch

Use the Quick Launchtool for quickly finding commands, dialog boxes, and other functions in Tekla StructuresThe other functions include local content from Tekla Warehouse, for example. box in the upper-right corner of the Tekla Structures main window to easily find commands and dialog boxes: The keyboard shortcut for Quick Launch is Ctrl + Q. In the Quick Launch box, enter a search term. For example, type bolt if you are looking for bolt commands. Wait for a list of search results to appear. For example: Tekla Structures highlights the commands on the ribbon, to help you locate them. For
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by Construsoft NL
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  • quick Launch

File menu

Use the File menu on the left-hand side of the screen to manage your model. You can save models, print drawings, and import and export models, among other things. This is also where you change some of the basic settings for your project: To open the File menu, click this button:      -
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by Construsoft NL
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  • file menu

Change the appearance of the ribbon

You can change the order of ribbon tabs, choose how they are aligned, and even hide some parts of the ribbon if you do not need them in your current project. For example, if you are only modeling steel parts, you can (temporarily) hide the Concrete tab. You can also minimize the ribbon to save space on your screen and add a custom tab.Change the order of tabs To change the order of tabs on the ribbon, drag and drop the tab titles: Align tabs To change how the tabs are aligned, right-click on the top bar of the ribbon, select Navigation mode. Next select one of the options:Scroll visible
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by Construsoft NL
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  • ribbon
  • appearance

DirectX rendering

You now have the option to use DirectX renderingprocess of making the model object faces visibleThe rendered model object faces can be transparent or non-transparent with Tekla Structures. DirectX improves the rendering quality and adds a subtle shading effect to Tekla Structures. If you are using a high-end graphics card, DirectX rendering also improves the overall performance. However, if you are using a low- to mid-range graphics card, the performance may slow down when using DirectX. To achieve the best results, follow these guidelines: Use the default rendering option (OpenGL) with low
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by Construsoft NL
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  • directX
  • rendering

Get familiar with the user interface

When you open a Tekla Structures model, a new window appears. By default, the user interface will look something like this: The ribbon File menu Quick launch Side pane DirectX-rendering The ribbon All the essential commands are available on a ribbon (1) in both Model- and Drawing Editor.The File menu (2) accesses to many other functionalities.Slide the ribbon To find commands in the ribbon, you can slide back and forth with your mouse on the ribbon.The commands are easy to find, as they have been grouped according to their use. Some commands have more options under them. Click the
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by Construsoft NL
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  • user interface
  • ribbon

New user interface

Tekla Structures 2016 comes with a fresh user interface and lots of new features that help you work more productively. Welcome page Once you have started Tekla Structures 2016, the new Welcome page appears and allows you to easily access your existing and recent models. Here you can also create new models.All model related information is now displayed on the same page: the environment, version, date last modified, language, and description of the project. Also your current Tekla Structures setup (environment, role and configuration) is displayed. U kunt op de Welkom pagina selecteren wat u
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by Construsoft NL
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  • new user interface

Improved IFC reference object conversion

You can convert most linear 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. reference objects such as beams, columns, braces, plates, slabs, footings and walls into native Tekla Structures objects.To convert IFC reference objects you must add the IFC file as a reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another modelA reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be
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by Construsoft NL
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  • improved IFC reference object conversion

Improved reference model change detection

The change detection between the different versions of the same reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another modelA reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model. has been developed further, and you can now also
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by Construsoft NL
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  • improved reference model change detection

Improvements in reference models

Improvements in storing reference model data When a reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another modelA reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model. is inserted or updated, reference model data is now copied to
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by Construsoft NL
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  • improvements in reference models

IFC Classification reference code

It is now possible in Tekla Structures 2016 to export a classification reference code as IFCCLASSIFICATION and IFCCLASSIFICATIONREFERENCE.        -
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by Construsoft NL
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  • IFC Classification reference code

Version update model templates

In case you have created model templates in earlier versions, you must update these to use them hassle-free in Tekla Structures 2016. Do the following: Copy the folders containing the existing model templates from an earlier Tekla Structures-version. The location of the model templates is set in the advanced option XS_MODEL_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY in File > Settings > 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
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by Construsoft NL
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  • version update model templates

Grating

You can use custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group ROOSTER for modeling gratings and checker plates. The component is improved and you can now define offset values: From now on, custom component ROOSTER is available in Tekla Warehouse and is not included in the installation download anymore.      -
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by Construsoft NL
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  • Grating

Changed entity cast-in embeds

All cast-in embeds in Tekla Structures (custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group parts - cucopa's) now include the IfcDiscreteAccessory 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. entity:      -
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  • changed entity cast-in embeds

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