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Show connections used for selected members

Question: How can I show which connections have been applied to selected members? Answer: Window selected area containing all the connections you want to show. Then open the Component Catalog and click "Show selected" All selected components will be listed under "Selected Components"  
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Change a component value over a selected set of components

Question: How can I apply a change to a selected set of components? Answer:  Enter a connection code on the General tab of Properties for all the components whose value is to be changed.   Then create a select filter with a condition that the component has this connection code.   Double click on a connection to open connection properties. Ensure effect in modify switch is set to un-tick all boxes in the Properties dialog. Make changes as required. Ensure "ignore other types" is set Ensure select filter is set Window area Click "Modify"    
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Temporarily hide the work area

Question: How can I temporarily hide the work area Answer:  While holding down CTRL+SHIFT, right click and select "Redraw View". This will hide the Work Area box from the view.   Right click and select "Redraw View" to display the Work Area box again.
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How to hide objects

Question: How to hide objects Answer:  Select the objects, right click and select "Hide" from the context menu.   Holding SHIFT whilst selecting "Hide" also hides the part reference lines:     Right-click in the view and select "Redraw view" to display all objects again.
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Enable or disable dimension label on selected objects

Question: How can I enable or disable dimension label on selected objects Answer: By default the dimension label of an object is shown when the object is selected by clicking on the object. It is not shown if the object is selected by Window selection.   This dimension label can be turned off in advanced options FILE  > SETTINGS   > ADVANCED OPTIONS   > MODEL VIEW  > DISPLAY DIMENSIONS WHEN SELECTING OBJECTS  = FALSE  
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Display management information on the model view

Question: How can I display management information on the model view Answer: This can be done by entering the information as a comment in User-defined attributes Properties for all parts to which this applies.  For example, type  "Fabricated" as shown below.   Open View Properties and select "Display...". 1. Select the Advanced tab. 2. Tick "Part label" 3. Select User-defined attribute from the left-hand window 4. Click "Add". 5. In Part label dialog type "comment" then click OK. 6. Click Modify   The comment will appear on the part label. In the example below we have also repeated the
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Display connection information

Question: How can I display information about a connection in the model view. Answer: This can be done using the connection code in the General tab of the connection's properties Open connection properties and type in a value for "Connection code" in the General tab.   Open View Properties and select "Display...". 1. Select the "Advanced" tab. 2. Tick "Connection text" 3. Click Modify   The connection code text will be displayed next to the component. If no connection code has been entered, the connection name will be displayed.   Note that "Component symbols" must also be ticked in the "
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Change the settings of default views

Question: How can I change the settings of default views Answer: Double click view to open properties (Component Front View) Load View settings - component_front_view Change settings as required Save as component_front_view and click "Modify" Copy the file component_front_view.mvi from the attribute folder inside the current model folder to your firm folder. Repeat for other views including Part default views
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How to switch from a model template (blank) to another?

Question: We have created a model using a blank (none) model template. Now we noticed that the model doesn't have all the features we need and would like to switch to a concrete template. How to proceed? Answer: This is what you should do: Create a model dump from the existing model. Create a new model. Open File menu -> select New. Select a model template and click Create. 3. Import the model dump to the new model. Check that the model is OK and save. You can run diagnose & repair commands in the model to be sure. See also: Model dump
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  • model template
  • model dump

How to find duplicate rebars

Question: How to find reinforcing bar placed on top of each other? Answer: Use the Clash Check Manager to find clashes. Tekla Structures versions from 20.0 onwards are able to detect clashes between rebars, if you have XS_CLASH_CHECK_BETWEEN_REINFORCING_BARS set to TRUE.
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  • rebars
  • reinforcing bars
  • overlapping rebars
  • duplicate rebars

Control the Number of characters in the Assembly position number

Q: Is it possible to control the number of characters in the Assembly position number? As per my company standards, I need the item code (Assembly prefix with position number) in 6 digit, 3 digit as Prefix, then 3 digit as numbers, for an Example , for 2.5 m floor , prefix will be 02B ,   I unable to keep 001 in start number.I want to get the Assembly position number as 02B001. Is there any way to achieve my requirement? A: yes, it is possible to control the Number of characters in the assembly position number. Please set the advanced option  XS_ASSEMBLY_POSITION_NUMBER_FORMAT_STRING to%
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  • item code
  • numbering
  • position number
  • assembly position number
  • digit
  • characters
  • Number of characters
  • number format

Tekla Structures 2017 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 2017 Hardware Recommendations
  • hardware recommendations

Mesh bars - component does not work properly

Q: We have difficulties getting the Mesh bars component working reliably. Meshes disappear and occasionally component can be placed again and occasionally component is there in the element (but showing nothing) and cannot be placed anymore. What to do? A: This is a known bug in 21.0 SR9 and earlier versions. Currently workaround to solve this is to do as follows: Delete the CS.Library.dll from "...\21.0\nt\bin\plugins\Tekla\Drawings\CS.Library.dll".  NOTE! User must not delete dll files with the same name from anywhere else, only from the above mentioned location.
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  • mesh bar

Tekla Model Sharing - Usage Guideline

Rules of thumb When sharing models with Tekla Structures, keep your model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a modelTekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder. intact ​in order to avoid unintentional changes when synchronizing with other users. “Don’t remove or change anything you didn’t put there!” Development Team DO Use “Number selected series” when numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units,
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No DSTV file created for tube with attached part

Question: I have tube profile with attached part and when I try to export the NC file it is not created. Why? Answer: If you check dstv_nc.log, it contains the following error message: ERROR: Tube profile with attached parts detected. Part 123456 will not be exported. There has been problems with NC file export when attached part has been used with tube profiles or with polybeam profiles. At the moment exporting the NC file is prevented for those kind of parts. Other parts with attached parts are still exported OK to NC DSTV file.
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  • added material
  • part add
  • attach to part

Importing Grid from Tekla Structural Designer

Question:  I tried importing a model with grid from Tekla Structural Designer and found that if you open the grid properties the labels are 'DummyGrid3' etc instead of proper labels and the coordinates are not fully defined. If you make any change and modify the grid the appearance changes dramatically altering the model. Is there a solution to this problem? Answer: The integration with Tekla Structures creates individual grid lines rather than a grid pattern. This is due to the complex nature of grid patterns generally used in Tekla Structural Designer and the grid pattern command being
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  • interoperability
  • Tekla Structural Designer

Model Sharing error 'Operation failed. The model was reopened'

Scenario: Model Sharing user is trying to Read in but get an error message 'Operation failed. The model was reopened' after he deleted db files from model folder. The missing files are  environment.db options_model.db options_drawings.db How to identify that db files are missing:  Modelsharing.log file contains these lines[2016-11-23T00:20:58Z] Baseline mismatch error (Environment@1). [2016-11-23T00:20:58Z] Baseline mismatch error (EnvModelOptions@1). [2016-11-23T00:20:58Z] Baseline mismatch error (EnvDrawingOptions@1). Check that the listed files are missing from the model folder. If
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  • Tekla Model Sharing
  • model sharing

Upload a Model to Trimble Solutions USA

Q- I have a support ticket with the local Trimble Solutions USA Helpdesk and they have requested I send the model to them. What files do I send and how do I get the model to them? A- To send a model to Helpdesk you will need to "zip" the entire model and then upload it to the Trimble Solutions USA uploader. Below are insturctions on zipping a model and you can find the link to upload the model to here www.tekla.com/us/uploader  The best way to ZIP a model is to just use the built in Windows Features. To do this first open the model folder, if you do not know where the model folder is open
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  • upload a model
  • trimble solutions usa
  • zip a model
  • compress a model
  • upload a zip
  • zip
  • upload

Defect prevents some Tekla Model Sharing users from synchronizing

We have identified a defect that prevents some 2016/2016i users to synchronize with the sharing service. To overcome the problem, we have released a hotfix, which is available for download immediately. The problem is caused by Tekla Structures trying to share a file that shouldn’t be shared at all. The hotfix recognizes this file to be excluded from sharing. Should I apply the hotfix? You are facing the problem, if you are using Tekla Structures 2016 or 2016i and Can create and share a new blank model, but Cannot share/read in/write out a specific model, and modelsharing.log has ERROR:
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Bending dimensions not visible in drawings

Question:  How to get the bending dimension lines with this 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.? Now there are bending lines, but no dimensions. Answer: Check first that XS_DRAW_BENDING_LINE_DIMENSIONS_IN_UNFOLDING advanced option is set to TRUE.For a plate like this with all parallel bend lines, you can get the bend information by rotating the drawing coordinate system 90
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