In this third video on the Tekla Structures Organizer, we will cover how to edit and create new property templates to display the information you want from your categories. We also learn how to create custom property values and formulas for use in the template.
Learn how to use the Applications & components catalog in Tekla Structures.
We cover the following:
01:17 Search for components
01:42 Switch between different view modes
02:17 Show selected components
02:50 Create and modify groups
04:15 Hide components
Learn how to create and edit anchor bolt plans. An anchor bolt plan is a specific type of a general arrangement drawing, which displays the anchor bolt layout.
We cover the following:
00:38 Create view on the level of base plates
01:20 Create GA drawing
01:35 Load anchor bolt properties
01:59 Open 2D Library
02:24 Insert bolt detail in the drawing view
02:44 Edit detail
03:23 Add grid dimensions to the drawing view
This video shows how to use Tekla Structures together with Trimble Connect.
Create a new project in Trimble Connect
Link the project to a Tekla Structures model
Import an IFC file from Trimble Connect to the model
Export model objects to Trimble Connect
October 15, 2018
by Tekla User Assistance
Trimble Connect Desktop
Collaboration between Tekla Structures and Trimble Connect Desktop
As construction schedules continue to get tighter, everyone on the team has to continue to find more efficient ways of working. With tight deadlines and frequent design changes, getting your drawings up to date in time for the deadline can be a crunch. In Tekla Structures, 2D drawings are just views into 3D model. When the model is updated, both the members and their annotations are also automatically updated within the drawings.
In this second video covering the Organizer, we take a look at the different Category types available and how to use them. We create new Custom categories for organizing, learn how to write UDA's using Propery Categories, and break the building down into areas using Location Categories.
Pour unitentity that combines together a pour object and the other building objects that need to be in place before cast-in-place concrete can be pouredThe needed building objects can be reinforcement and embeds, for example. workflow using the formwork placing tools extension.
Check out the new weld improvements available in Tekla Structures 2018 and 2018i. We now have:
New buttons to sync the above and below line property values.
Support for near and far side polygon welds.
Compound weld preps in the model.
Let us show you how Tekla Structural Designer allows engineers to review model behavior graphically. Take control of your building design and leverage your 3D model to better understand the results. Watch this brief video to learn more about Tekla Structural Designer’s graphical capabilities.
In this video we learn about using some of the user-defined attributes (UDAs) in the US Imperial environment that can help automate some drawing processes. Use UDAs for things like:
In this video we cover how recording tedious or repetitive commands can help automate your workflows. We'll show how to quickly apply user-defined attributes that you may use frequently, but these same steps can be used to speed up many other processes as well.
Check out the brand new Document Manager in 2018i. The Document Manager fully replaces the drawing list and, in addition to matching the functionality of the Drawing list, there are a lot of improvements of things you can now do that you couldn't before.
With the Document Manager you can:
In this video we look at a few of the workpoint creation tools that are available. These tools can come in handy when there is no snap function available for the situation you are working in. While there are many available, in this video we briefly cover three:
Tangent to circle
Intersection of two lines
Intersection of part and line
In Tekla Structures 2018 modelling spiral beams is now easier and more accurate, and you can export them to 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..
In this video, we look at two ways to work with SketchUp models in Tekla Structures and where you can find them:
The 3D SketchUp warehouse with free content for your use
Importing as items and the differences in solids vs non-solids
Importing as reference models and ideas for how these can be used for collaboration
Check out this video to see some tips & tricks for bolting in your Tekla Structures model. See examples of how to create manual bolt groups including: basic bolting through two plates, bolting through a tube, create staggered bolt or stud groups, etc.
See also Bolting Tips - Part 2.
Check out the second video of Bolting Tips within Tekla Structures. In this video, we will cover how to add slotted or oversized holes through multiple layers of material, all the controlling of hardware in the bolt assembly - washers, nuts, etc. as well as where these values come from within the model by taking a brief look at the bolt and bolt assembly catalogs.
See also Bolting Tips - Part 1.