Category Archives: Tekla

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Tekla Open API: Ask User to Select Objects

This article explains how you can ask the user to select objects from the model using the Tekla Open API. It also provides examples as to how to filter the objects selected by the user. Step 1: Add reference to the Tekla.Structures.Model and Tekla.Structures.Drawing library

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Tekla Open API: Start/End Point Offsets

Understanding the start and end points of a part object is essential when working with parts. Start and end points are displayed using a square at both ends of the part: By modifying the start and end point offsets you will be able to change their relative position with

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Tekla Open API: Insert Single Rebar

This article explains how you can add a single rebar to a concrete part in a Tekla Structure model using the Tekla Open API in VB.Net. – Step 1: Add reference to the Tekla.Structures.Model and Tekla.Structures library located in the path “C:Program FilesTekla Structures20.0ntbinplugins” and manually open

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Tekla Open API: Change View Filters

View filters cannot be directly modified using the Tekla Open API. The only possible option regarding view filters and the API, is to change the current view filter to another view filter from the list of available views filters. Step 1, Add Libraries: Add reference

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Tekla Open API: Rotate Part

This article explains how you can rotate existing parts in a Tekla Structure model using the Tekla Open API in VB.Net. Step 1: Add reference to the Tekla.Structures.Model and Tekla.Structures library located in the path “C:Program FilesTekla Structures20.0ntbinplugins” and manually open the tekla model. This has been

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Tekla Open API: Cast Units

This article explains how you can create cast unit using the Tekla Open API in VB.Net. Step 1: Add reference to the Tekla.Structures.Model and the Tekla.Structures library located in the path “C:Program FilesTekla Structures20.0ntbinplugins” and manually open the tekla model. This has been covered in the article below: VB.Net

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Tekla Structures Add Single Rebar

This article explains how you to add a single rebar to a Tekla model. – Step 1: Detailing >> Create Reinforcement >> Reinforcing Bar: – Step 2: Click on the Part object you want the rebar to be applied to: – Step 3: Select the

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Tekla Structures: Hide/Show Specific Objects in Model

Models made in Tekla can get very crowded with objects. Working in such a model can get very difficult without hiding some of the objects. This can be done by applying filters. Consider the reinforced concrete model below: Everything is visible in this model: Foundation Foundation

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Tekla Structures, Create Ties For Part of Column or Beam

Previously in the article Tekla Structures, Create Rectangular Tie Reinforcement I’ve explained how you can fill a column or beam with ties from one end to the other. In this article I will explain how you can create ties for only a part of the column or

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Tekla Structures, Create Rectangular Tie Reinforcement

This article explains how to create rectangular tie reinforcement for a beam or column. – Method 1, Reinforcing Bar Group: Step 1: Detailing >> Create Reinforcement >> Reinforcing Bar Group: Step 2: Select the part to add the ties to: Step 3: Select the different corners of the

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