Select objects to include in a report using GUIDs

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2021
Tekla Structures

Select objects to include in a report using GUIDs

You can select objects to be included in reports by using their GUIDs (globally unique identifiers).

  1. Create a template that is used for creating the report.
    1. On the File menu, click Editors > Template Editor.
    2. In Template Editor, click File > New.
    3. Select Textual template and click OK.
    4. Add a row for the GUID.
      • Click Insert > Component > Row.

        Select a content type for the row and clicking OK.

      • Click Insert > Text and enter the text guid:, Guid: or GUID:. Click OK.

        This enables the selecting of objects in the model.

      • Click Insert > Value Field. Click a point to define the location of the field within the row. The Select Attribute dialog box appears prompting you to select an attribute for the value field.

        Select the attribute GUID and click OK.

    5. Add the required amount of other rows in the template.
    6. Click File > Save As .

      Enter a name for the template and browse the folder that has been defined for the advanced option XS_​TEMPLATE_​DIRECTORY. Use the file name extension .rpt.

  2. Create a report based on the report template you saved.
    1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Reports.
    2. Select the report template you created from the list.
    3. Click Create from all.

      Tekla Structures displays the report.

  3. Click a row that contains an GUID number in the report.

    Tekla Structures selects the corresponding object in the active model view.

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