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Select a part that belongs to an assembly. Tekla Structures highlights the other parts that belong to the same assembly. The following colors are used: Object type Highlight color Concrete – main part magenta Concrete – secondary part cyan Reinforcement blue Steel part – main part orange Steel part – secondary part yellow See also Creating assemblies on page 89 Exploding an assembly When you explode a nested assembly, Tekla Structures breaks the assembly hierarchy level by level, always starting from the highest level.
You need to use the Explode command several times to break a nested assembly back to single parts. You can also explode sub-assemblies to single parts without breaking the entire assembly hierarchy. To explode an assembly: 1. Select the assembly or sub-assembly you want to explode. See also Creating assemblies on page 89 Creating parts 97 Creating assemblies Assembly examples Column corbel A column corbel is fabricated in one workshop, and then attached to the column in another workshop.
Model the corbel as a sub-assembly of the column. Then create an assembly drawing for each workshop: one assembly drawing showing how the corbel is welded together, another assembly drawing showing how the corbel and the other part are welded to the column.
Drawing 2, Workshop 2 Drawing 1, Workshop 1 Complex truss Model the halves of a complex truss as assemblies. Create assembly drawings for the workshop to fabricate the truss halves.
Then create another assembly drawing showing how the halves should be joined on site. Creating parts 98 Creating assemblies Built-up profile In a frame of built-up columns and beams, each built-up profile can be a sub-assembly. You can create an assembly drawing showing the entire frame, and separate drawings showing how the columns and beams are constructed.
See also Creating assemblies on page 89 4. By default, each concrete part is considered a separate cast unit. For construction purposes, you may need to merge several concrete parts into one cast unit.
For example, a single cast unit could consist of a column with corbels. Tekla Structures checks the cast unit type of the main part each time you create or modify a cast unit. Precast and cast-in-place parts cannot be mixed within a cast unit. To define the cast unit type of a concrete part: 1. Double-click a concrete part to open the part properties dialog box. Go to the Cast unit tab. NOTE It is important to use the correct cast unit type, because some functionalities, for example numbering, are based on the cast unit type.
See also Creating cast units on page 99 Creating a cast unit You need to specify which parts form the cast unit. Cast units can include reinforcement, as well as concrete parts. To create a cast unit: 1. Select the objects you want to include in the cast unit. Click the middle mouse button to create the cast unit.
See also Creating cast units on page 99 Adding objects to a cast unit You can use different methods to add objects to cast units. The available methods depend on the objects’ material and on the hierarchy you want to create in the cast unit. To add an object to a cast unit, do one of the following: To Do this Add an object as a secondary part 1. Select the object you want to add.
Available for Concrete, timber, miscellaneous materials 3. Select an object in the cast unit. Add an object as a sub-assembly 1. If you are adding a custom part, ensure that the Select components selection switch is active. Creating parts Creating cast units Steel, concrete, timber, miscellaneous materials To Do this 2.
Available for 3. Select the cast unit to which you want to add the object. See also Creating cast units on page 99 Changing the cast unit main part The main part in a concrete cast unit is the one with the largest volume of concrete. You can change the main part in a cast unit. To change the main part in a cast unit: 1. Check what is currently the main part of the cast unit. Select the cast unit. Tekla Structures highlights the main and secondary parts in different colors.
See also Adding objects to a cast unit on page Highlighting objects in a cast unit on page Removing objects from a cast unit To remove objects from a cast unit: 1. Select the objects you want to remove. See also Creating cast units on page 99 Creating parts Creating cast units Highlighting objects in a cast unit Use the Inquire tool to check which objects belong to a particular cast unit.
To highlight objects in a cast unit: 1. Select a part that belongs to a cast unit. Tekla Structures highlights the other parts that belong to the same cast unit. The following colors are used: Object type Highlight color Concrete – main part magenta Concrete – secondary part cyan Reinforcement blue Steel part – main part orange Steel part – secondary part yellow See also Creating cast units on page 99 Exploding a cast unit To explode a cast unit: 1.
Select an object in the cast unit you want to explode. See also Creating cast units on page 99 Casting direction To indicate the casting direction of a concrete part, you can define which part face you want to have on top of the casting form.
The top-in-form face is displayed in the front view of a drawing. The casting direction affects the numbering of concrete parts. If you define the casting direction for parts that differ only by their modeling direction, they get different position numbers. This is because the modeling direction affects the top-in-form face of the parts.
By Creating parts Creating cast units default, the casting direction of the parts is undefined, which means the modeling direction does not affect numbering. Example In the following example, each cast unit gets a different position number, because the topin-form setting and the orientation of the panels is different. The red arrow indicates the modeling direction. In the following example, the cast units get the same position number, because their top-inform setting has not been defined.
Creating parts Creating cast units See also Creating cast units on page 99 Defining the casting direction of a part on page Numbering the model on page Defining the casting direction of a part To define the casting direction of a concrete part: 1. Select a concrete part. Select the part face that will face upwards in the form.
See also Casting direction on page Showing the top-in-form face To display the top-in-form face of a concrete part: 1. Click the concrete part whose top-in-form face you want to show. Tekla Structures highlights the top-in-form face in red: TIP To hide the top-in-form face again, right-click the view and select Update Window from the pop-up menu.
Creating parts Creating cast units See also Casting direction on page Creating parts Creating cast units 5 Modifying parts This section explains how to modify different part properties, such as shape, position and length of a part.
It also explains how to split and combine parts, and how to use the deforming options to warp and camber parts. Double-click a part to open the part properties dialog box. To indicate which properties should be changed, select or clear the desired check boxes. Modifying parts Modifying the part properties For example, if you want some steel parts to share the same name but do not want to change any of their other individual properties, ensure that only the Name check box is selected.
TIP Click to switch all check boxes on or off. Select the parts you want to modify. See also Part properties on page 5. On the Position tab, modify the desired position settings. For example, you can define the part to be positioned units above its handles. Modify part position using the 1. Click in the Mini Toolbar.
Mini Toolbar 2. Modify the settings. The object moves in the model accordingly. Click a sector in the dial to select a position. TIP The rotation angle knob snaps to every 45 degrees. Hold down Shift to override this. See also Part position settings on page Tips for creating and positioning parts on page 5. To modify the shape of a part: 1. Tekla Structures displays the handles that you can use to modify the part.
The relevant dimensions are shown when you move the mouse pointer slowly over the part edges. Modify the shape by dragging any of the handles. For example: Modifying parts Modifying the shape of a part TIP When you drag a handle, hold down the Shift key to use the snap switches. To change a dimension, drag the relevant dimension arrowhead to a new location, or: a. To display more modification options, right-click one of the handles.
The handle toolbar appears: Use it to add a new point at a polybeam end, show and hide diagonal dimensions and midpoint handles, and set a handle to move in one or two directions.
To delete a handle, select it and press the Delete key. See also Modifying parts on page Modifying the shape of a polygon You can modify the shape of the following polygonal parts: steel and concrete polybeams, contour plates, concrete slabs, concrete panels, and strip footings. To modify the shape of a polygonal part: 1. Select the part you want to modify.
Modifying parts Modifying the shape of a part 3. Pick an existing corner 1. Pick new corners for the polygon 2, 3. Pick another existing corner 4. Pick the corner to remove 5. TIP Alternatively, move the handles using drag-and-drop or the Move command. See also Part handles on page 70 5. Tekla Structures highlights the handles of the part. Click one of the handles to select it.
Move the handle like any other object in Tekla Structures. For example, right-click and select Move. Modifying parts Modifying the length of a part See also Part handles on page 70 5. To change the profile of a part: 1. Click Select The Select Profile dialog box appears. By default, only the profile types that are relevant to the material of the part are shown.
If needed, define what profile information you want to see. Select a profile from the list. If the profile is parametric, define its dimensions on the General tab. Click the Value box and replace the existing value with a new one. Click OK to close the Select Profile dialog box. TIP Alternatively, if you know the name of the profile, you can enter it directly in the appropriate box in the part properties dialog box. See also Using standardized values for profile dimensions on page Associating profile types with a certain material Modifying parts Changing the profile of a part Using standardized values for profile dimensions You can use standardized values for the dimensions of parametric profiles.
To use standardized values for profile dimensions: 1. Click the Select Select a parametric profile. If standardized values have been defined for this profile, the Use industry standardized values only check box appears on the General tab under the profile properties: 4. Select the Use industry standardized values only check box. Select the profile dimensions from a list in the Value column.
See also Modifying parts Changing the material of a part 5. To change the material of a part: 1. The Select Material dialog box appears. If needed, define what material information you want to see.
Select a material from the list. Click OK to close the Select Material dialog box. TIP Alternatively, if you know the name of the material, you can enter it directly in the Material box in the part properties dialog box. See also 5. Before you start, ensure that you have the required shape imported to the shape catalog. To change the shape of an item: 1. Double-click an item to open the item properties dialog box. Click Select next to the Shape box to open the Shape Catalog dialog box.
If needed, use the Filter box to search for a shape. Select a shape from the list. Click OK to close the Shape Catalog dialog box. See also Importing a shape About items on page 74 Modifying parts Changing the shape of an item 5. You can use splitting with straight parts, polybeams and curved beams without offsets, and normal and tapered reinforcing bar groups. You can also split plates and slabs by using a polygon.
Click the links below to find out more: Splitting a straight or curved part or polybeam on page Splitting a plate or slab on page Splitting a straight or curved part or polybeam To split a straight or curved part or polybeam: 1. Select the part you want to split. Pick a point for the dividing line. Ensure that the Z axis is perpendicular to the plate or slab you want to split. Pick positions to outline the polygon to be used for splitting. Click the middle mouse button to close the polygon and to split the part.
NOTE If you split contour plates that have bolts, welds or surface treatments, check the result after splitting. See also Splitting parts on page 5. This can be useful when you want to model complex parts such as folded plates that are otherwise difficult to model, or when you want to model prefabricated parts that are delivered to the workshop already attached to profiles.
To combine two parts into one: 1. Select the first part. The properties of the first selected part will be used for the combined part. Select the second part. The parts are combined into one. If the center lines of the parts are not in line with each other, Tekla Structures combines them by taking the largest distance between the start and end points from both parts.
Tekla Structures does not recreate connections in the part that was selected first. Modifying parts Combining parts See also Attaching parts on page 5. You can use the Attach to Part command to have more than corner points in a polygon plate. Each plate has a maximum number of corner points.
When you modify the properties of attached parts, note that some of the part properties are taken from the main part. These properties are not shown in the properties of the attached part. You can inquire the properties of the whole part and the properties of each attached part separately. You cannot add connections to an attached part. The geometry of the parts is not always kept suitable for adding a component.
For example, the reference points of the attached part may be lost and therefore the orientation information needed for adding the reinforcement is not known anymore.
To ensure that the reinforcements work correctly, add them manually or use the Reinforcing Bar Shape Catalog to place them. See also Attaching a part to another part on page Detaching an attached part on page Exploding attached parts on page Modifying parts Attaching parts Attaching a part to another part To attach a part to another part: 1. Select the part to attach to. Select the part you want to attach. You can attach more than one part at a time. Click the middle mouse button to attach the part.
See also Attaching parts on page Showing the attached parts on page Detaching an attached part To detach an attached part: 1. Select the attached part you want to detach. You can detach more than one part from several different parts at a time. Select the parts either by clicking them or by using area selection. Click the middle mouse button to detach the part. The detached part keeps the color it had as an attached part. See also Attaching parts on page Showing the attached parts on page Exploding attached parts To explode a part that has attached parts: 1.
Modifying parts Attaching parts 2. Select the part you want to explode. Click the middle mouse button to explode the part. See also Attaching parts on page Showing the attached parts on page 5. The warping functionality is available only in the Full, Precast Concrete Detailing, and Steel Detailing configurations. Double-click a concrete beam to open the Concrete Beam Properties dialog box. Go to the Deforming tab. In the Start box, enter the angle of the beam at its start point, relative to the part handles.
In the End box, enter the angle of the beam at its end point, relative to the part handles. For example, to warp the beam 10 degrees at the end point, enter 0 in the Start angle box and 10 in the End angle box. Click Modify to warp the beam. Click OK to close the dialog box. Modifying parts Warping concrete parts See also Warping concrete parts on page Warping a concrete slab by moving chamfers Before you start, create a concrete slab by using the Create concrete slab command.
To warp a concrete slab by moving the chamfers: 1. Double-click a chamfer to open the Chamfer Properties dialog box. Modify the chamfer properties. Do not modify the chamfers so that the slab faces are no longer planar. Click Modify to warp the slab.
See also Warping concrete parts on page Modifying parts Warping concrete parts Warping a Floor Bay 66 slab Before you start, create a concrete slab by using the component.
To warp a Floor Bay 66 slab by moving chamfers: 1. Ensure that the Select components selection switch is on. Select the chamfer you want to move. For example, select the corner point of a slab component to warp that end of the slab: 3. In the Move – Linear dialog box, enter a value in the appropriate direction box.
For example, enter in the dZ box to lift that corner up mm. Tekla Structures moves the point in the direction you selected, which warps the slabs. Right-click and select Interrupt from the pop-up menu to finish. Ensure that the Select objects in components selection switch is on. To see the warping angle of a single slab, double-click a slab to open the Beam properties dialog box, and go to the Deforming tab. Modifying parts Warping concrete parts See also Warping concrete parts on page 5.
Use cambering to show the natural camber of a prestressed part in a model. Cambering affects the position of cuts, skews, and embeds in the model. To camber a part: 1. In the Cambering box, define the degree of camber. Tekla Structures cambers the part in the local z direction. Modifying parts Cambering parts 6 Detailing parts This section explains how to create details using Tekla Structures.
It also gives you some techniques for fine-tuning the part shape. Click the links below to find out more: See also Creating bolts on page Creating studs on page Creating holes on page Welding parts on page Fitting parts on page Cutting parts on page Chamfering parts on page Adding surface treatment on page Detailing parts Creating bolts 6. Tekla Structures uses the same command for creating bolts and holes.
If you want to create only holes, do not use any bolt elements such as bolts, washers, and nuts. You can create different marks for bolts and holes in drawings. See also Creating a bolt group on page Creating a single bolt on page Creating bolts using the auto bolt tool on page Creating bolts by modifying an existing bolt group on page Changing or adding bolted parts on page Creating studs on page Creating holes on page Creating a bolt group To create a bolt group: 1.
Select the main part, to which the secondary parts will be bolted. Select the secondary parts. Click the middle mouse button to finish selecting parts. Pick a point to indicate the bolt group origin. Detailing parts Creating bolts 6. Pick a second point to indicate the direction of the bolt group x axis. NOTE Tekla Structures determines the location of the bolt group using the following values: the bolt group x axis and the work plane. Dimensions are relative to the bolt group origin, which is the first point picked.
Tekla Structures sets the x direction of the bolt group using the second point picked. It is important that the points you pick to create the bolt group are close enough to the parts you want to connect. See also Creating bolts on page Bolt properties on page Creating a single bolt To create a single bolt: 1.
Under Bolt group, select Array from the Shape list. In the Bolt dist X and Bolt dist Y boxes, enter 0. Click Apply to save the changes. Create the bolt the same way you would create a bolt group: a. Pick a point to indicate the bolt origin. See also Creating bolts on page Bolt properties on page Creating bolts using the auto bolt tool Use the Auto bolt modeling tool to bolt parts and nearby parts, shim plates, splice plates, or other plates. Auto bolt follows the part rotation and finds the best rotation so that you do Detailing parts Creating bolts not need to set the work plane.
With Auto bolt one bolt group can span many parts, for example, manage a splice as a single group. To create bolts using Auto bolt: 1. Open the Auto bolt modeling tool from the Component Catalog.
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Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Autodesk Alias Design Free Download. Nested lists are also supported. An AutoDrawings wizard is a file-based wizard consisting of several sets of drawing requests containing drawing, attribute and part settings to apply to selected objects, as well as a selection filter. New option to define automatic hatches separately for Precast and CIP You can now specify automatic hatches separately for cast-in-place and precast parts using the new option Cast unit type in the drawing hatch schema file.
This can be useful in GA drawings for presenting different types of concrete structures, or in cast unit drawings for identifying different concrete layers in composite elements, such as double walls or half-slabs.
New color numbers are – from darker to lighter. The representation of the tapered skewed and tapered curved dimensions is set in Drawing dimensions settings in the Options dialog box. In the example below, dual dimensions are applied so that you can see metric above and imperial below in the middle tag:.
When you select this option, the dimension tag follows the dimension curve:. New location for loading drawing presentation and dimensioning plug-ins. Drawing presentation and dimensioning plug-ins are now loaded from the following pre-defined folders This caused performance issues and loading failures when custom properties were used. Now the custom properties are loaded only from the extension folder.. This speeds up the loading process and solves loading problems caused by other software components in other extension folders.
New functionality for loading custom properties can be switched off in startup. These include more visual sketching tools, more flexible cover-up tools, new option for re-ordering graphical objects, and snapping to custom angles. The line lengths are also shown. This means, for example, that units can be controlled in the same way as for the other dimensions.
You can resize and reshape the cover-up objects by dragging the handles. To have a cover-up area hiding sketch objects, such as polygons and polylines, use Re-order for the sketch object and send it behind the model object. You can change the mutual order of the sketch objects graphical objects , and the mutual order of the sketch objects and model objects. You can bring sketch objects forward or in front of other sketch objects, or send them backward or behind other sketch objects, and also send sketch objects behind model objects or bring them in front of model objects.
You can also re-order DWGs and images in the same way. If you have several objects objects on several layers , the drawing order affects the layer on which the forward and backward commands place the objects. Newly created sketch objects are placed on their own layer in the drawing order: the newest one on top of the older one. Showing an opening:. But if the original rectangle has a bulge, it is not possible to copy it to a new rectangle using Copy with offset.
When you use Copy with offset, the new copied object will become a polygon. This is useful when you are sketching polylines and polygons, for example. In the example below, you first add a text with a leader line using a 60 degree angle to the part:. For example, you can now more easily create rectangles that are of exact length when you zoom closer.
You can now select the symbol by double-clicking it in a separate window, which opens when you click Select. The dashes are justified if the pattern is longer than the line itself. There are some new controls making the comparison, change detection, and conversion management more fluent and extensive. In conversions management, the object type is now visible in the changes list.
There are also some improvements in general reference model handling and base point functionality. You can use the standard property comparison set, or define comparison sets of your own.
The property. You can also delete individual rules that you have created by clicking Delete row. Select this check box to define that the file shown in the file path box is newer than the other compared file. If the file has been updated, it appears in the box automatically and the check box is selected. When you select it, and click an object in the model, Tekla Structures finds the object row in the changes list, sets the focus on that row, and shows the details list for the selected object.
The Zoom to selected check box is disabled if the Select objects in the model is not selected. Now you can more easily modify model object properties, and use Get to get part properties, or Inquire parts, for example.
When you select the Get selected from the model check box, and click an object in the model, Tekla Structures finds the object row in the changes list, sets the focus on that row, and shows the details list for the selected object. Assembly is also Arbitrary, as well as reference objects that you select using the Select objects in assemblies or Select objects in components selection switches. New macros for selecting converted or corresponding objects There are two new macros available for selecting objects: SelectConvertedObjectsBasedOnIfcObjectsSelection for selecting the converted objects, and SelectCorrespondingObjectsBasedOnIfcObjectsSelection for selecting the corresponding objects.
You may need to select the converted objects to check the properties of the native Tekla Structures objects, for example. You may need to select the corresponding Tekla Structures objects when you want to add your own UDAs to all updated and selected native objects, for example.
Previously you had to type the value in the box. Previously you had to type a value in the box. Earlier you needed to click Modify. New option allowing pop-marks for parts welded on site The Pop-mark Settings dialog box now has a new option Add pop marks to parts welded on site that allows you to create pop-marks for parts that are welded on site.
Pop-marks created based on the weld primary and secondary part Previously, pop-marks were created based on the assembly main and secondary parts. Now the pop-marks are created based on the weld primary and secondary part. Maximum diameter for circular cuts to be drilled In NC file export, circular part cuts are now written as holes if the diameter of the cut is less than the value defined for the new setting Maximum diameter for circular cuts to be drilled in the NC file settings dialog box.
Smaller internal circular cuts are converted to holes. You can add ToDo notes and reply to notes of other project members. The ToDo notes are shared to all project members by default, but you can select a user or a user group who to assign the ToDo with a due date when it needs to be resolved.
You need to open a project to show the ToDos for the project. To create a ToDo with a view and a snapshot, select the native Tekla Structures objects before clicking the command. In the Assignee box, click Select and select a project member or user group from the list, or start typing the name of the user or user group to filter the user list.
Select the due date from the calendar, and add priority and status if applicable. Alternatively, you can click the synchronize button to synchronize the ToDos immediately.
The settings affect the snapshots view. You can change the sort index by entering either a negative or a positive integer, or 0, in the Sort index option box. A negative sort index moves a group towards the top and a positive sort index moves a group towards the bottom in the predefined groups section. Enter 0 or clear the value to revert to the default order.
By default, the groups are in alphabetical order. Sort indexes are saved in the catalog definition files. Concrete components Wall layout tools Wall layout tools support the design process from conceptual design to detailing wall structures. You can use the tools to: 1. Build a shape.
Build a shape and create openings. Create wall type definitions. Create wall elementation and define detailed wall geometry. Define detailed connections, openings, embeds, and reinforcement. The wall structure may contain several layers, such as, structural layers, insulation, void, and surface treatment. You can use direct modification to flexibly change the wall geometry, layer offsets, openings and seam lines.
Detailing manager Detailing manager is used to apply detailing components to any structure. With Detailing manager you can define rules to apply multiple components at one go to detail the structure of a cast unit or the entire model. Documentation updates for custom components The documentation for the custom components functionality have been updated with new images and more detailed step-by-step instructions.
The instructions in the Add variables to a custom component section have been revised with many new images that help guide the reader. To complement the instructions, a couple of completely new help topics have been added. As requested by some of our readers, we have also included two alternative ways of modifying custom component dialog boxes: by using the graphical user interface and by editing the input files manually in a text editor.
This attribute can be used for adding information about drawings marked for issuing in drawing reports.
The report returns the value 1 if the drawing is marked ready for issuing, and 0 if it is not marked ready for issuing. If the drawing has been marked, there is a check mark in the column. This attribute can be used for adding information about who marked the drawing ready for issuing in drawing reports. The Drawing list has a column Ready for issuing by for this information. The default value is.. With this new advanced option you can now show the field bolts in the BOM of the supporting member.
The AutoDrawings command is now available through Quick Launch. When you enter the command, the AutoDrawings dialog box is displayed.
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This document was uploaded by user and they confirmed that they have the permission to share it. If you are author or own the copyright of this book, please report to us by using this DMCA report form. Report DMCA. Home current Explore. Words: 37, Pages: The setup consists of an environment, role, and configuration. It defines which profiles, material grades, default values, connections, wizards, variables, reports, and templates you have available.
The user interface has been customized for each role. Each configuration is meant for a specific user group, to suit the various players in the construction industry. Start Tekla Structures by selecting it from the Windows Start menu or by double-clicking the desktop icon. Select an environment. If you cannot find the desired environment from the list, see Adding an environment to Tekla Structures. You can also select Blank project page 11 to create a model that contains generic content, such as parametric profiles.
Select a role. The availability of roles depends on your environment, but typically the following roles are available: 4. The configuration you are using may not contain all the features described in the Tekla Structures product guides. For more information on Start Tekla Structures 10 the features available in each configuration, see Tekla Structures configurations. Click OK. The Welcome page appears. See also Check or change your Tekla Structures setup page 12 1.
It can be used for gathering region-, company-, or project-specific settings, tools, and information. The blank project is always included in the Tekla Structures installation. Start Tekla Structures 11 What is a blank project Download and install content You can use Tekla Warehouse to download and install content to the blank project.
For example, you can download profiles, material grades, bolts, reinforcement, components, applications, and templates from Tekla Warehouse across all environment- and manufacturer-specific collections, and make combinations that suit your needs. You can download and install content from Tekla Warehouse both before and during a project. Before starting a project, you can install content to your project and firm folders.
During a project, you can install content to the model folder. On the File menu, click Settings and scroll down to the License area. Change the setup if needed. You may be required to restart Tekla Structures after the changes. The model contains all the information that is needed to manufacture and construct the structure: part geometry and dimensions, profiles, materials, connection types, and so on. This ensures that the information in drawings and reports is always up to date, as they react to modifications in the model.
Collaboration You can use the multi-user mode or Tekla Model Sharing to work collaboratively within a model. Open, create, and save 3D models 14 Check or change your Tekla Structures setup 2.
If you open a model and already have one open, Tekla Structures prompts you to save the first model. On the File menu, click Open. Select the model you want to open. For example, when you type N, Tekla Structures selects the first model starting with an N. Open, create, and save 3D models 15 Open a model 3. Click Open. If no views page 52 are visible in the model, Tekla Structures prompts you to select one.
See also Create a new model page 16 Create a thumbnail image of a model page 16 2. Each model is stored in its own folder under the TeklaStructuresModels folder. On the File menu, click New. In the Name box, enter a name for the new model. We recommend that you try to decide on a permanent name at this point.
The name of the model can be changed afterwards, but it involves changing several file names. Define where to save the new model. By default, the model is saved in the TeklaStructuresModels folder that was created during installation. You can change the default folder by clicking Browse. You can also select a recently used folder from the Save in list.
If you want to use a model template page 19 , select one. Under Type, define whether to run Tekla Structures in single-user or multi-user mode.
Enter the name of the server in the Server box. Click Create. Tekla Structures creates the model and opens the default model view page The contents of the model view may differ based on the model template you chose in step 4.
See also Create a thumbnail image of a model page 16 Edit project properties page 17 Open, create, and save 3D models 16 Create a new model 2. The thumbnail image is displayed when you browse for existing models. On the View tab, click 2. Select a view. Tekla Structures creates the image and saves it in the model folder with the name thumbnail. To check the thumbnail, go to the File menu, click Open, and select the model you created the thumbnail for.
The image is now displayed next to the model name. For example: 4. If you are unhappy with the thumbnail image, you can repeat steps 1—2 as many times as you need.
For example, you can zoom the model page 28 in and out to adjust what is shown in the thumbnail image. When you create a new thumbnail, Tekla Structures overrides the existing thumbnail image with the new one. TIP Alternatively, if you want to use a custom image, you can add the image directly to the model folder with the name thumbnail. The preferred size of the image is x 74 pixels. Update the project properties at the beginning of each Open, create, and save 3D models 17 Edit project properties project to make reports and drawings display the correct information automatically.
All of the fields are optional. On the File menu, click Project properties. Click 3. In the Description box, enter a description that helps you identify the model when you next need to open it. The description appears in the Open dialog box when you open a model.
Edit the other project properties. To define project-specific user-defined attributes, click User-defined attributes. Click Apply to save your changes. Now you will get updated project properties in drawings and reports.
If you want to save these properties as the default properties for this project: a. Go to Quick Launch page Start typing save defaults. Select the Save Defaults command from the list. For more information on saving default properties, see Standard files.
Displaying project information in templates and reports The fields in the image below refer to template attributes, which you can use when designing your own reports and templates. To display project information, add the corresponding template attributes in the templates and reports. This can be especially useful for sub-contractors.
Open, create, and save 3D models 19 Create model templates Only single-user models can be created with model templates. If you wish to create a multi-user model using a model template, create the model in singleuser mode and then switch to multi-user mode. By default, the model template folder is saved in your environment folder. Create a new model template You can create your own model templates and use them for creating new models.
You can select which catalogs, custom components, model subfolders, drawing templates, and report templates from the model are included in the model template. Create a new model page Always start by creating a new empty model. This is because old models that have been used in live projects cannot be completely cleaned. They may contain excess information that increases the size of the model even if you delete all objects and drawings from the model.
Add the desired part properties, drawing properties, profiles, materials, custom components, sketches, and so on, in the model. You can copy the needed attribute files from another model, for example.
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