Tutorials

Optimize material usage with rebar nesting

You can now generate cutting patterns for reinforcing bars to reduce waste during cutting. With this new extension, you can calculate optimal amounts and lengths of stock-length reinforcing bars, for example 12 or 16 m, based on the selected rebar or the rebar of the entire model. You can export the results to text files for further processing in Microsoft Excel, for example. Now you can accomplish this task more effectively and enjoy clear improvements regarding waste reduction and cost optimization.
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  • new feature
  • Rebar Nesting
  • reinforcement
  • Extension
  • waste reduction
  • cost optimization

Roofing Cladding Tool

This new extension allows you to define the contour of an area and configure its content (number of layers, profile, and orientation of elements, management of finishes, creation of openings, contour and openings edges offset management) Download extension: https://warehouse.tekla.com/#!/catalog/details/4c56988c-9f02-4f59-8fc6-866dc12e825a
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  • roofing cladding tool
  • Extension
  • define contour

Improvements in drawing associativity

Tekla Structures 2021 keeps improving on drawing dimension associativity, with new support for dimension tag content. Additionally, you can associate dimensions to objects during creation of the dimension. With this added control, you can be confident that drawing dimensions can react correctly to changes in the model and /or cloning of the drawings. Learn more about the latest developments and new features at https://www.tekla.com/2021
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  • new feature
  • drawing dimensions
  • associativity

Working with PDF reference models

In this video, we discuss working with PDF references, including how to insert them both horizontally and vertically as well as a few tips and tricks.
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  • PDF references
  • reference models
  • insert PDF reference model
  • vector PDF

Create custom keyboard shortcuts

Learn how to create custom keyboard shortcuts to speed up your workflows in Tekla Structures. We also share a few of our favorite commands to use with a custom hotkey.
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  • keyboard shortcuts
  • custom hotkeys
  • customizing

Mapping IFC file properties

Many times we're importing and converting IFC files from software products other than Tekla. Because of this, you will find that names of materials and shapes may not match the way we name them, and the conversion will fail to identify the shape or grade of a part. In this video, we take a look at updating the mapping settings so that converted parts show up with the correct material grade the first time.
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  • IFC
  • mapping
  • converting IFC files

Additional property sets for your IFC files

Have you ever wondered if you could include more information in your IFC files? This Tips and Tricks video shows how you can add custom values like User-Defined Attributes to your IFC export, whether you are using them for Estimodeling or for collaboration with other project teams.
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  • IFC
  • additional property sets
  • custom values
  • User-defined attributes

Create a standard parts model

Many fabricators use standardized pieces for their connections, whether they are shear plates, clip angles, or some other commonly used part. When these need to have a common piece mark, a standard parts model helps define those marks.
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  • standard parts model
  • standardized parts
  • part marks

Create model templates

Model templates are an easy way to save standard job properties and things like custom components so that your model is ready when you start a new project. These can be saved locally or set up on a server for your team, and in this video, we take a look at how to do so.
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  • model templates
  • Templates
  • standard properties
  • starting a new project

Introduction to Working with IFC Files

A lot more Tekla users are receiving IFC files and with that, we need to know how to work with them. This introduction to some of the basics of IFC covers import, filters, and converting objects.
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  • IFC
  • filters
  • converting objects
  • importing

Convert DWG to native Tekla objects

In this video, we take a look at one of Tekla Structures extensions, Dwg use for modeling.
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  • DWG
  • converting DWG
  • Dwg use for modeling

Custom rebar marking

In this video, you will learn how to create custom rebar marking templates. We will specifically show how to generate a template for straight bars using the traditional rebar marking system, where a 4-1906 is a #4 bar 19’-6” long. As mentioned in the video, you must have the US Custom Variables extension downloaded and installed. Download the extension: https://warehouse.tekla.com/#!/catalog/details/u27e5185e-809c-410e-80fd-57c5d00dfbdf
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  • custom rebar marking
  • reinforcement
  • Templates
  • US environment

Precast custom connection fundamentals

In this video, we discuss the fundamentals of how to create a custom component connection. This video is intended to provide some high level basics of how to set up a connection, how to create a simple fitting, and how to add embeds as a sub-assembly.
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  • custom components
  • intelligent custom components
  • parametric custom component
  • sub-assemblies

Precast concrete extension: Lifting Inserts

In this video, we discuss how to utilize the Lifting Inserts custom component. This tool is designed to help aid the modeler in placing lifters about the center of gravity for all of their standard precast products!   Download Lifting Inserts: https://warehouse.tekla.com/#!/catalog/details/873be400-7349-4155-a08b-7...
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  • Lifting Inserts
  • Extension
  • custom components
  • COG
  • center of gravity

Geometry detailing strip for precast reveals

In this video, we discuss how to utilize the Geometry Detailing Strip to model in reveals/mock joints and how to properly set up drawings to plot the correct linework.
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  • Geometry Detailing Strip
  • concrete components
  • panels and walls
  • mock joints
  • general arrangement drawings

Upload model to Trimble Connect

This video shows how to utilize the Upload model functionality, which enables you to upload a model directly to Trimble Connect with just one click. The new version supports uploading models with pours. This model gets digitally connected to Trimble Connect, so all stakeholders with access to the Connect project can have access to a constructible 3D model, updated regularly and in real-time.
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  • new feature
  • upload to Trimble Connect
  • model sharing
  • pours

Import 3D rebar designs from Tekla Structural Designer

Watch how to transfer 3D rebar from reinforced concrete columns, beams, slabs, and footings designed with Tekla Structural Designer easily into Tekla Structures for fast automatic detailing. Laps, Cranks, Layers, and placement are identical to 2D drawing output but this fast and robust integration can reuse building information model [BIM] geometry in minutes that might take hours with Revit.
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  • new feature
  • import from TSD
  • Tekla Structural Designer
  • transfer 3D rebar
  • Tekla Rebar Sets
  • fast automatic detailing
  • BIM workflows

Easier access to drawings - Part 2

Access related fabrication drawings quicker than ever from the contextual toolbar. When selecting model objects you can now see a list of related drawings and open them directly from the model without opening the Document Manager. Learn more about the latest developments and new features at https://www.tekla.com/2021
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  • new feature
  • fabrication drawings
  • accessing drawings
  • Contextual Toolbar

Easier editing of identical assemblies with Batch editor - Part 2

Batch editing improves productivity by reducing the amount of repetitive work when editing identical assemblies by modifying the object geometry or changing the attribute values. You can now copy modifications to identical or similar assemblies quickly and easily. You can create the same detailing for identical objects in one click. It significantly increases your efficiency when making changes to already detailed elements ensuring identical assemblies remain identical.
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  • new feature
  • Batch Editor
  • batch editing
  • editing identical assemblies and cast units

New Extension: Embed BVBS to IFC

This new extension gives you the ability to export IFC for production while also embedding cut and bend (BVBS) fabrication data to provide the level of detail needed for rebar cut and bend information. Learn more about the latest developments and new features at https://www.tekla.com/2021​ Find this tool in https://warehouse.tekla.com/#!/catalog/details/9e38eaa5-03d2-4a99-879e-cffbbf54180a
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  • new feature
  • IFC
  • cut and bend fabrication data
  • BVBS
  • rebar cut and bend information

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