John Park, 32 the Loaning, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Strathclyde, Scotland, U.K. ML1 3HE
mobile 0781 8618547"e" mail firstname.lastname@example.org (click on this to send me an "e" mail) this web site www.3d-cad-steelwork.com
Tekla Advanced Topics
Software required (4 items) for this Instillation.
Env_UK_2016_40 Means Service Pack 4
Purlins to insert
I wanted to know how to do it without a known angle. Open a section on rafter(s) view. Draw a construction line at right angles to top of rafter. Set new X,Y,Z with X along top of rafter. Bring up a plan view at the nearest height. On the correct side of building insert above purlin, play about with the purlin properties (left, middle, right, above, below etc.) and one can get it correct. I don't know if this is the easiest way but it worked fine for me.
The following pdf makers are listed under Tekla on my computer PDF A4, deskPDF, deskPDF Creator, deskPDFConvertor but the only on that appears to work is PDF-XCHANGE 4.0
Without the correct type of help, the use of Tekla can a difficult skill to master. If you would like assistance with Customization, Custom Components, development of projects, or even the carrying out of main projects, drop me an “e” mail on email@example.com
Extra views on workshop detail drawings
Click on main drawing area, Tick view creation, Say end view 'on' , Modify
assdb.db file is the file where the bolt assy. is stored. screwdb.db is the bolt catalogue info.
.tbp file stands for 'T'ekla 'B'IM 'P'roject ie Model Viewer file
.rpt report file .inp input file TplEd template editor .dat data file
BIM:- Building Information Modelling
DAS:- drawing automation system
UDA:- User Defined Attributes example:- to add a comment to a part
API:- Appliance Programming Interface
To find service release of Tekla Structures go help then click on 'About Tekla Structures' my version 17 is on SR 6 29-06-2014, SR 8 4-07-2014
Text size in drawings. Seemingly the "extensions" on the web page below do this.
To activate a new licence
Start>Computer>HP(C)>TeklaStructures>Licence>Server>LicenceAdministrationTool>Deactivate old version>open> add current entitlement certificate details. Note the new authorisation allows one to use older Tekla versions
Smoothness of round and settings explained
contour plates XS_CHAMFER_ACCURACY_FACTOR=1 IS BEST
round section XS_CHORD_TOLERANCE_FOR_TUBE_SEGMENT=1 IS BEST
Plybeam XS_POLYBEAM_CHORD_TOLERANCE=1 also best
Tekla Extensions from Extranet 'compare assemblies'
Unzip then- Copy the file in your macros folder C:\ProgramData\Tekla
Segments in curved / polybeam
I noticed only 59 as maximum acceptable value for number of segments of a curved beam. Is it the limit or we can increase? For built-up curved beams this is creating accuracy problems. We cannot depend, for example, 10 CM long segments of beams. The result is not a curved beams at all. This needs to be increased. I am not worried about performance or speed. How to increase this? Try using the Poly beams.
I created some parametric profiles with two different sections.
Export parametric profiles (.uel) file from component catalogue by right click ((give path and name)),,,then open new model and import that parametric profiles (.uel) file into component catalogue.
How to make one or more drawings for an existing assembly.
Tekla help, create drawings, create multiple drawing sheets using drawing properties. drawings & reports, drawing settings, assembly drawings, assembly drawing drawing properties. Adjust the drawing properties and change the name to say 3D. add sheet no. 1 this means that an existing B7 will also have a B7.1 click apply. Leave the drawing properties box open and create another drawing of part.
Creating exaggerated Dimensions
You can exaggerate narrow dimensions to make them easier to read. When you enable the exaggeration of the dimensions, a dimension that is narrower than the defined limit is enlarged. If there are many exaggerated dimensions, Tekla Structures arranges them automatically. Setting exaggeration consists of selecting the exaggeration limit and scale, enabling the exaggeration and setting the direction, origin, width, position and height for the exaggerated dimensions.
1. go to Tools>Options>Options>Drawing dimensions.
2. Enter the exaggeration limit in the Exaggeration limit box.
3. Select paper or model as exaggeration scaling method.
If you select paper, the exaggeration limit is multiplied by the view scale. For example, If the scale is 1:10 mm, then all the dimensions smaller than 100 mm are exaggerated. If you select model, and the scale is 1:10 mm, all the dimensions less than 10 mm are exaggerated regardless of the drawing scale.
4. Click OK.
5. Go to the advanced tab of the dimension dialog box.
6. Enable the exaggeration by setting exaggeration to specified.
7. Set the values for direction, origin, width, position and height.
8. Click OK.
Exaggeration works only if the dimension lines are long. Set short extension line to "NO" on the general tab of the dimension properties dialog box.
Why the picture for my parametric profile in others catalogue doesn't show?
Filter for making material lists
Really wish there was a Tekla book for Dummies (since there are no printable full manuals, just what u print offline) It seems like every question and answer subject winds up XS_THIS AND XS_THAT in the advanced options, ini file and so on..my thing is NEW/NEWER users like myself that are NOT knowledgeable on these options - Where is the best place to view where and what these options are and what they do, and how these statements are structured so they work...
To create an object group:
I think it was located in Tools/options/Advanced options. Then
someware under the sub headings (eg Templates and Symbols or Drawing Properties