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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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by Construsoft NL
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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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by Tekla Global Support
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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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by Trimble Solutions UK
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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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by Trimble Solutions UK
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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
by Tekla User Assistance
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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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by Tekla Global Support
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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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by Tekla Global Support

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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by Area Finland Service
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  • dwg export
  • marks
  • frame
  • wipeoutframe

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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by Tekla Global Support
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  • property pane

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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by Tekla Global Support
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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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by Area Finland Service
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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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by Tekla Global Support
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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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by Tekla Global Support
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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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by Trimble Solutions ME
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  • Rhino
  • Item
  • grasshopper

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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by Area Finland Service
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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
by Tekla Support US
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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
by Trimble Solutions UK
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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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by Tekla Global Support
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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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