Structural BIM settings

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Structural BIM settings

The Structural BIM page and its subpages allow you to control the structural BIM import and export processes:

Button, command, or option Description

Export > Continuous Objects subpage

Separate objects for each stack

Allows you to select which columns are exported as separate objects.

Note: Tekla Structural Designer organizes rebar information by stacks and spans. If you do not export concrete columns as separate objects, no rebar information is exported.

Separate objects for each span

Allows you to select which beams or other members are exported as separate objects.

Note: Tekla Structural Designer organizes rebar information by stacks and spans. If you do not export concrete beams as separate objects, no rebar information is exported.

Separate objects for each panel

Allows you to select which wall types are exported as separate objects.

Note: Tekla Structural Designer organizes rebar information by stacks and spans. If you do not export shear walls as separate objects, no rebar information is exported.

Export > Reinforcement Information subpage

Concrete columns

Allows you to select whether bar marks are included in the exported concrete column reinforcement information.

Concrete beams

Allows you to select whether bar marks, link leg count, and region length percentage are included in the exported concrete beam reinforcement information.

Export > Mappings subpage

Materials > Reset mappings for Structural BIM export

Resets the mappings for Structural BIM export of materials to the default settings.

Decking > Reset mappings for Structural BIM export

Resets the mappings for Structural BIM export of decking to the default settings.

Import > Settings subpage

Concrete beams > Default "Allow automatic join"

Allows you to control whether new imported concrete beams are automatically joined or not at the end of the import.

Note: If the BIM model contains continuous beams as one piece, you might want to clear the option. After the import, you can change the properties back, if necessary.

Steel columns > Ignore splice offsets in physical member positions

Allows you to select whether splice offsets are ignored when importing physical member positions.

Import > Mappings subpage

Materials > Reset mappings for 'TEL' File import

Resets the mappings for TEL file import of materials to the default settings.

Materials > Reset mappings for Structural BIM import

Resets the mappings for Structural BIM import of materials to the default settings.

Decking > Reset mappings for Structural BIM import

Resets the mappings for Structural BIM import of decking to the default settings.

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