Add material properties from the model to a material database

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Add material properties from the model to a material database

When you define a member, its material properties are initially read from the appropriate material database. However, subsequently, the material properties are held with the member itself. This means that you can open and run the model on another computer, even if it does not have a matching material in its database.

When a mismatch between the model's material data and the material database arises, you are not required to add the missing properties to the database. It may however be beneficial to do so if you anticipate that you will need to re-use the property in question in new models.

  1. On the Home ribbon, click Materials.

    The Materials dialog box opens.

  2. Go to Model.
  3. Select the desired objects in the Material data objects in model list.
  4. Click Add to Database.
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