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User-defined attribute (UDA) switches and workflows

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: Camber Shear studs Drawing customization
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • User-defined attributes
  • UDA
  • automate drawing processes

Recording macros

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.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • macros
  • record macros

Document manager

Check out the brand new Document Managertool that is used for listing and managing drawings and other types of documentsWith the document manager the user can, for example, reorganize, update, freeze, lock, and delete drawings.The user can also organize file documents, such as PDF, NC, and DWG files, and drawings, in document categories, and search documents and open drawings.Document manager is replacing drawing list from the version 2018i onward. in 2018i.  The Document Manager fully rep
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • new feature
  • document manager

Point creation tools

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
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • work points
  • create points tangent to circle
  • create points at intersection

User interface improvements

With the new user interface changes in Tekla Structures 2018i you can now: Adjust your toolbar icon sizes Use the new show/hide toolbar switches Show parts in a selected view angle
by Tekla User Assistance
4.25
  • new feature
  • change toolbar size
  • hide toolbars

Enhanced spiral beams

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..
by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • spiral beam
  • spiral staircase

Using SketchUp models in Tekla Structures

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
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • Import from SketchUp
  • 3D SketchUp warehouse

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

User roles in Tekla Model Sharing

Learn about the user roles in Tekla Model Sharing. There are four roles: Owner, Editor, Viewer, and Project Viewer.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Tekla Model Sharing Getting Started

Overview: Tekla Model Sharing

Learn the basic concepts of Tekla Model Sharing. For example, the difference between Tekla Structures multi-user mode and Model Sharing, and between baselines and packets.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Tekla Model Sharing Getting Started

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
4.5
  • 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

Managing Tekla Model Sharing as an administrator

Learn how to use the Management Console. With Management Console, administrators can list and delete models, add users and modify the roles of users, lock and unlock shared models, and delete versions from the model.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Tekla Model Sharing Getting Started

Read-in – get the changes your team has made

Learn how to get the changes others have made on a shared model by reading in the changes.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Tekla Model Sharing Getting Started

Write-out – share the changes you made

Learn how to share your work on a shared model by writing out the changes.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Tekla Model Sharing Getting Started

Joining a model

Joining a shared model after receiving e-mail notification
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Tekla Model Sharing Getting Started

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