Export to and import from Westok Cellbeam

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Export to and import from Westok Cellbeam

To export and import beams to and from Westok Cellbeam, see the following instructions.


This following limitations apply:

  1. Westok Cellbeam import and export are only available for BS and Eurocode head codes.
  2. The user must carefully review that the slab arrangements, loading, restraints etc of the beam modeled inTekla Structural Designer match the imported conditions of the beam in Westok Cellbeam. A review of the restraints and bending moment values in both software packages as a minimum is recommended.
  3. Loading from columns supported by a beam e.g. in a ‘transfer system’ are exported as additional load sets for vertical columns only.
    • Note that for the situation of a column which is supporting a beam - i.e. the beam is continuous over the column - which will produce a negative reaction on the beam, these reactions are NOT exported. We would note that this is a much less common situation.

Export to Cellbeam

  1. On the BIM Integration tab, click Cellbeam Export.

    The Export Westok Beams dialog box opens. Any Westok Cellular beams in the model are listed in the dialog.

  2. Select the beams that you want to transfer to Westok Cellbeam, and click Next.
  3. Select the export format and name the file.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Ensure that you have selected the design combinations whose results you want to use in the Westok beam design.
  6. Click Next.
  7. After reading the warning text, you must check the box to confirm that you have done so before you can proceed with the export.
  8. Select the output folder where you want to place the Westok files, and click Export.
  9. Click Finish.

Import from Cellbeam


In order to import Westok beams into your model, you must have previously created the beams in your Tekla Structural Designer model, and have exported them to Westok design. When you do this, each beam is given a unique identifier. This means that when you import the results from the Westok file, Tekla Structural Designer knows to which beam in your model the imported details apply.

  1. On the BIM Integration tab, click Cellbeam Import.

    The Import Westok Beams dialog box opens.

  2. Click Add...
  3. Select the files that you want to import.
  4. If necessary, change the file names.
  5. Click Open.
  6. Click Import.

    Provided that Tekla Structural Designer recognizes the identifier, the details in the files are imported to the associated beam in your model.

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