Export shapes

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

Export shapes

You can export shapes and shape catalog groups together or separately from each other.

  1. Open the model from which you want to export shapes and/or shape catalog groups.
  2. On the File menu, click Catalogs > Shape catalog to open the Shape catalog dialog box.
  3. Choose from the following options to export shapes and/or groups:
    To Do this

    Export all the shapes in the catalog, but not the group structure

    On the Shape catalog ribbon, click Export > Export all shapes.

    Export all the shapes and groups in the catalog

    On the Shape catalog ribbon, click Export > Export all shapes with groups.

    Export the group structure of the catalog, but not the actual shapes

    On the Shape catalog ribbon, click Export > Export group structure only.

    Export all the shapes in a group or sub-group

    Select the group or sub-group, right-click, and select Export shapes.

    For example, you can export the shapes in the Starred group, or groups of tagged shapes.

    Export all the shapes in a group or sub-group and also the group

    Select the group or sub-group, right-click, and select Export shapes with group.

    Export a group or sub-group and its sub-groups, but not the actual shapes

    Select the group or sub-group, right-click, and select Export group structure only.

    Export one or more individual shapes

    Select the shapes, right-click, and select Export.

  4. In the Export to dialog box, browse to a folder, type a name for the export file, and then click Save.

    If you are only exporting one individual shape, browse to and select a folder for the export file, and click Select folder in the Export to dialog box. The shape name is used as the name of the export file.

    Tekla Structures saves the export file to the selected folder. When the export is completed, you can click Open folder to open the export folder.

    The file name extension of the export file depends on the exported content, being:

    • .tsc if only one shape is exported

    • .shapecatalog if several shapes or both shapes and groups are exported

    • .ShapeCatalog.Groups.xml if only the group structure is exported

Tip:

You can also upload shapes to Tekla Warehouse.

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