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Bolting Tips - Part 1

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 studbolt element that represents a metal rod or pin that is used to transfer loads Studs and other bolt elements are listed in the bolt catalog.A stud can be secured with two or more nuts and have threading at both ends, or it can be welded to steel parts, for example.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • bolts
  • bolt groups
  • bolting through tube
  • staggered bolts
  • stud groups

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 assemblyset of bolt elements that consists of a bolt, a stud, or a screw, and possibly the related washers and nuts - 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.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • bolts
  • bolt groups
  • slodded holes
  • oversized holes
  • bolt assembly

Using Floor Layout tool for decking

In this video we use the Floor Layout tool to quickly apply decking profiles, and direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handlesDirect modification enables additional handles and modification options. tools to adjust the parts. In this video, we will learn:
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • floor layout
  • decking

Custom components as anchors

It is possible to replace the standard anchor rods in a base platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column baseBase plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area. component with custom components.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • custom components
  • baseplate anchors
  • US base plate
  • 1047

Easily move or adjust groups of objects with magnetic construction objects

Model sloping and skewed framing easily with magneticgrid and construction object property which enables attaching adaptive model objects so that the attached model objects follow when part of the grid or construction object is movedSee also adaptivity. construction objects in Tekla Structures.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • construction lines
  • construction planes
  • magnetic grid plane
  • sloped structures

Save and share custom ribbon tabs

Tekla Structures gives you the ability to customize your ribbon and create new tabs for your favorite tools. But what if you wanted to share these tabs with others? In this video we learn how to isolate part of the ribbon so you can share just those desired tools with other people on your team.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • custom tabs
  • ribbon customization

New tools: Undo history, Work plane handler toolbar, and Select previous objects

In this video we introduce 3 new commands to help you be more efficient. These features are available starting from Tekla Structures 2018. 1. Undo history - All the commands that you have run and the modifications you have done are now listed in the new Undo history dialog box. By selecting a command or an action in the Undo history dialog box, you can undo or redo several commands at one go, and thus go back and forth in the model history.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • new feature
  • undo history
  • work plane handler
  • select previous objects
  • construction lines

Applications & components catalog - Tips & tricks

Take a look at customizing the Applications & Components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized listsFor example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs. so that you can more easily find your favorite tools in Tekla Structures. In this video we will: Create custom groups of tools by type Organize your custom groups Link external applications
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • Applications & components
  • linking external applications

New ways to manage drawing content

These improvements are available starting from Tekla Structures 2018. In this video we introduce: The Drawing Content Manager - a new interactive tool for checking and editing marks, notes and model objects in the current drawing. Improved mark placement New ways to interact with drawing marks
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • drawing content manager
  • new feature

Common options and settings in Tekla Structures

In this video we take a quick look at some of the most common settings you may want to make when starting a project. Watch to see a review of several options including: Standard bolt diameter and grade when components are set to "Default" Dual-Dimensioning in Imperial and Metric - often needed for government contracts in the US Standard units - commonly used for more accurate gauge material modeling
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • options
  • settings
  • autosave
  • bolt clearance
  • dual dimensions
  • units and decimals

New feature: Rebar shape placing tool

Tekla Structures 2017i introduces a new tool for creating rebar sets. With Rebar shape placing tool you can reinforce both parts and pour objects using predefined bar shapes. The rebar sets you create may extend across single or multiple objects. You can easily select cross sections or object faces that you want to reinforce, and then, using preview and direct modification, place rebar sets in the model.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • new feature

Point clouds from 3D scanning

You can now insert point clouds into Tekla Structures 2018.  In construction, the point clouds are mainly used in renovation projects to define the building or structure that is to be renovated. They can also be used to get the exact position of existing machinery, pipework or landscape that needs to be taken into consideration on the site. You can also use them for checking execution by importing them as build points into a model to be compared to the design.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • new feature
  • point clouds
  • 3D scanning

Property pane for model objects

In Tekla Structures 2018 most model objects now have a property pane in the modeling mode. The new property pane replaces the previously used model object properties dialog boxes. The new property pane has several benefits compared to the previously used property dialog boxes:
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • new feature
  • property pane
  • object properties

Rebar shape placing tool

In this video, we create rebar sets using the Rebar shape placing tooltool that is used for creating rebar sets using predefined reinforcing bar shapesRebar shape placing tool for rebar sets is similar to reinforcing bar shape catalog for reinforcing bar groups.. We will use the following predefined rebar shapes: straight, U-shape, L-shape, and stirrup.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • creating reinforcement
  • concrete reinforcement
  • rebar shape placing tool

Add material back to cuts

This video shows a featurepart of Tekla Structures functionality that is maintained and owned by Trimble Solutions and that is included in the Tekla Structures installation that many Tekla modelers, especially on the steel side, are not aware of. If you need to modify the shape of a cut, you don't always need to accomplish it with one command or object, instead you can actually cut the cut to restore material to your steel objects.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • cuts
  • cutting
  • adding material to cuts

Applications & components catalog - Published attributes

Learn how to create your own published attributes, so that components can be applied much quicker in the model with your saved settingsmaster drawing where the drawing settings are saved in a drawing property file and used when creating a new drawing of a specific drawing type, instead of having to individually load and apply different settings each time.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • published attributes
  • publish in catalog
  • saving components
  • component properties

Create a corner base plate using US Base plate (1047)

In this video, we cover how to use the US Base Platecomponent object that represents a plate welded to a column baseBase plates are used to distribute the concentrated load of the column over a wider area. (1047) to create a 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 us
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • corner base plate
  • US base plate
  • 1047
  • remove unnecessary bolts

Export to Steel Erection Bid Wizard

This video shows the Export To Steel Erection Bid Wizard extension which creates a report that can be exported to the Steel Erection Bid Wizard software. The Steel Erection Bid Wizard software is an estimating solution for erectors. You can download the extension from Tekla Warehouse.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • exporting
  • steel erection
  • estimating

Create custom profiles using DWG files

You can import custom cross sections and add them as DWG profiles to the profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profilesIn addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.. This video shows you:
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • DWG
  • dwg import
  • profiles
  • custom profiles

Import DWG into Template Editor to customise Title blocks

In this video we show how to create a custom Title block within the Tekla Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports using an existing DWG file as a starting point. The video covers:
by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • DWG
  • DXF
  • drawings
  • Templates
  • title block
  • AutoCad

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