Small evolving of previous example. Here list of required atributes is set by text mask, elements is separated by semicolon, result pushed to table view. In this way it sems much more nice and useful for quick inquire model parts. And it works with all kind of model objects. Even model itself.
Macro could be downloaded from DOWNLOAD SCRIPT
How to manage with these you could find here
Any kind of notices or ideas are welcome in comments.
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Issue – Tekla BIM sight provided all information, but weight of each particular model is actually big (because it’s IFC file actually, see more).
However, Tekla provides also Tekla Web View application which using xml format to show 3d model – it’s 5-10 times smaller and works faster, but there is no way to export presentation of required bolts.
After Playing with TeklaAPI and Tekla Web View xml format push me to update information of web view with related bolts.
Seems that this could be Cheapest and fastest way to share model with colleagues.
As well it could be used to freeze design.
I Really like 2D array component for Tekla Structures, not only because it was done by me, but because from time to time it brings surprises. This pictures provided as conclusion after additional implementation in custom project. All geometry on these pictures done by 2D array component and default cutting component. Which means – all what you see is just two components. Bellow a little bit more interesting examples.
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From time to time you can get annoying messages says that some objects are locked. Of course, we got official documentation which explains this issue wide enough. And this article is either based on it. But actually, there is a bunch of cases which are not covered by documentation or mentioned not clear enough (from my point of view of course). So let’s go through object locking in Tekla Structures. And obtain some tools to deal with it easily.
Locking is used to freeze parts of the model from unexpected changes. Such changes appear from time to time because of moving things which shouldn’t be moved or during mass changing properties and UDA. When you select a couple of hundreds of parts, there is a big chance to select something which you not wonder. Such accidentally changes affecting numbering, ruing drawings and reports. That’s why to freeze objects from change is a pretty cool idea. You could freeze your parts, and be sure that no one else modifies it without noticing.
Instead of other CAD application Tekla do not have layer system to froze (Phases doesn’t count). But prevention of changes is applicable for most of the model elements. All that you have to do is set UDA “OBJECT_LOCKED” to true.
Here is a list of things which may be locked:
- project properties
- phase properties
- parts (separately for beams, columns etc.)
- specific drawing types
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One of the main advantages of Tekla Structure is ability to get full necessary info about any part of model in couple clicks. I really appreciate this thing but all default tools has some disadvantages.
For example default Inquire return complete info about selected Entity, but about only one item per time, and only after user request. Custom Inquire – from Tools menu – is mach more flexible, but also – only one item, and there is no way to get UDA.
Organizer tool from the same menu – is pretty cool. But at the same time it’s pretty slow, and could freeze model for couple minutes.
Reports, is awesome, but not interactive at all and require special skills and time to get used to with Template Editor.
Let’s make our own custom Inquire, and it’s qute easy with C# and Tekla Open API.
In one of previous articles was provided Tekla API Envents example from Tekla OpenAPI reference. Why not to make macro based on this feature?
All what we have to do is:
- Make a form
- Sign this form on Tekla Event
- Grab data from Tekla each time when event appears
- Show it to user, in on a form
- Pack all this thing in Tekla MacroScript
Simple, and this macro could be downloaded under cut: Continue reading “Tekla Custom Inquiry macro script”
Tekla structures include Tekla API, and we could use it for various cases which could impact engineering process at different stages. Here provided smart solution which allows to delete polygon cuts from plates filter by it’s maximum size.
It’s just an example of how complicated task could be easily solved with Tekla API.
Try to imagine a thousands of plates with various tiny holes spreader through these. These should be drilled by CNC machine tool, but each hole done as a tiny rounded plate, which ruins our plans for automatic drill. Hence we need to remove these, but there is no way to delete it all at once. Cause at the same time major holes also done by plate cuts. Clearing these plates from holes one by one manually – could take a day. Instead of that with API list of various issues of such type could be solved in a minutes.
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