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1 Tekla Structures User Meeting 2008 Templates By: Glen Hutchinson

2 Templates Agenda.CSV What is.CSV Why.CSV User Defined Attributes Create a.CSV Sales Takeoff Example Tips and Tricks

3 Comma-Seperated Values CSV is a delimited data format that has fields/columns separated by the comma character and records/rows separated by newlines. What is.CSV?

4 Why.CSV Importing Data to Other Systems Microsoft Access Excel Spreadsheets Importing Data to Tekla Structures Dates Shipping Pouring Status Poured Shipped Erected

5 User Defined Attributes 2. Confirm, Default or Custom 1. Identify Attributes 3. Modify Objects.inp 4. Map New Variables 2. Confirm, Default or Custom 1. Identify Attributes 3. Modify Objects.inp 4. Map New Variables

6 Identify Attributes 2. Confirm, Default or Custom 1. Identify Attributes 3. Modify Objects.inp 4. Map New Variables

7 Scheduled Cut In Assembly Galvanizer Painted 2. Confirm, Default or Custom 1. Identify Attributes 3. Modify Objects.inp 4. Map New Variables Confirm UDA’s 2 ways Objects.inp Tekla Structures UDA’S

8 Confirm UDA’s Look what is already there 2. Confirm, Default or Custom 1. Identify Attributes 3. Modify Objects.inp 4. Map New Variables

9 Modify Objects.inp Objects.inp C:\TeklaStructures\14.0\environments\ usimp\inp 2. Confirm, Default or Custom 1. Identify Attributes 3. Modify Objects.inp 4. Map New Variables

10 2. Confirm, Default or Custom 1. Identify Attributes 3. Modify Objects.inp 4. Map New Variables attribute or unique_attribute attribute name prompt value types format affects numbering check switch max value, min value label and default value Modify Objects.inp Value types Float = Numbers String = Text Option = Lists Date = Small Calender Field Format %s = String %D = Number

11 Create Objects.inp Part User Defined Attribute Setup Program Extranet Downloads>Extended Applications 2. Confirm, Default or Custom 1. Identify Attributes 3. Modify Objects.inp 4. Map New Variables

12 Modify Objects.inp When creating these new Attributes Great for UDA’s for all Part Types Create a different objects.inp for different Part Types 2. Confirm, Default or Custom 1. Identify Attributes 3. Modify Objects.inp 4. Map New Variables

13 Map New Variables Import_macro_data_types.dat Used in importing attributes C:\TeklaStructures\14.0\environments\usimp\system 2. Confirm, Default or Custom 1. Identify Attributes 3. Modify Objects.inp 4. Map New Variables

14 Creating a.CSV Commas to create columns Rows are automatically created

15 Creating a.CSV Example _Precast_Product_List.rpt

16 Create a.CSV Demo

17 Recap Creating a.CSV _Precast_Product_List Insert “Commas”

18 Recap Creating a.CSV Save as “.csv.rpt”

19 Recap Creating a.CSV Select report Notice.CSV Show Report with associated viewer

20 Recap Creating a.CSV Save in new location Opens Excel automatically

21 Sales Take Off Process Fill in Attributes in Model

22 Sales Take Off Process Produce.CSV Report Format if needed

23 Sales Take Off Process Import.csv to existing estimating products Use other.xls templates to get data and produce an estimate Import.csv into Microsoft Access

24 Template Tips and Tricks HTML can be produced out of Tekla. Easier approach.csv Run a Format Macro Saveas HTML

25 Templates Tips and Tricks Sort Order, Tree View Drag the Attribute

26 Templates Tips and Tricks Summary Rows When you want to sum field values on a summary line rather than output individual field values each on their own line, you can easily turn a value field into a summary field.

27 Templates Tips and Tricks Set default text color for new Texts Same for steps for Value Fields

28 Templates Tips and Tricks Right Click > Crop

29 Templates Tips and Tricks Use Characters to create lines ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ___________________________________ =================================

30 Templates Tips and Tricks Use the Preview Pane

31 Templates Tips and Tricks Hide Fields in Content Browser

32 Tips and Tricks Show grid location of Cast Units CAST_UNIT_POSITION_CODE

33 Thank You


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