Upload content to Tekla Warehouse

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Tekla Structures

Upload content to Tekla Warehouse

You can upload content created in Tekla Structures to Tekla Warehouse collections or share applications using Tekla Warehouse.

Start the upload in Tekla Warehouse

Start the upload and define information about the content.

  1. If you want to upload content from a Tekla Structures model, open the model
  2. If you want to upload content to an online collection, sign in to Tekla Warehouse.
  3. Start the upload.
    1. Click Upload.
    2. In the Select action list, select the collection where you want to add content.
    3. Click Next.
  4. In the Content phase, enter information about the content.
    1. Enter basic information about the content.

      The title and description are mandatory. You can also add a thumbnail for the content.

    2. Select or enter search criteria that helps others to search for and find your content.
    3. Enter support information, such as links to web sites or email.
    4. If you want online content to be available only for customers with a valid Tekla maintenance agreement, select Download requires Tekla maintenance.
    5. Click Next.
Continue according to the type of content that you are uploading.

Upload content from a Tekla Structures model

You can upload content, such as custom components, profiles, shapes, material grades, bolt assemblies, and reinforcements, from a Tekla Structures model.

  1. Start the upload in Tekla Warehouse.
  2. In the Version phase in Tekla Warehouse, click Add.
  3. In the dialog box that appears, select Files from Tekla Structures, then click Continue.
  4. Click the content categories from which you want to upload content, select the checkboxes next to the objects that you want to upload, then click Select.
  5. To upload separate files, such as export files, follow these steps:
    1. Click Add.
    2. In the box that appears, select Files from disk.
    3. click Continue.
  6. Select the files, then click Open.
  7. Enter or select the version and compatibility information.
  8. If necessary, add prerequisites and recommendations.

    For example, you can state here if the content only works in certain Tekla Structures environments, or if the content requires other content items to be downloaded.

  9. If necessary, click Add link to create a link to other required content.
  10. Finish the upload in one of the following ways:
    • Click Create to upload the content to a local or network collection.
    • Click Publish to upload the content to an online collection.

Add files manually to a Tekla Warehouse collection

To share items such as model object property files, model templates, drawing layouts, drawing templates, cloning templates, and report templates, you can add them manually to Tekla Warehouse collections.

Each model or cloning template folder must be compressed into a .zip file before you add them manually to a Tekla Warehouse collection.

  1. Start the upload in Tekla Warehouse.
  2. In Tekla Warehouse, click Add.
  3. In the dialog box that appears, select Files from disk, then click Continue.
  4. Select the files, then click Open.
  5. For each file to add, select a type in the Type list.

    For more information about file types, see Files and file types for Tekla Warehouse content.

  6. Enter or select version and compatibility information.
  7. If necessary, add prerequisites and recommendations.

    For example, you can state here if the content only works in certain Tekla Structures environments, or requires other content items to be downloaded.

  8. If necessary, click Add link to create a link to other required content.
  9. Finish the upload in one of the following ways:
    • Click Create to upload the content to a local or network collection.
    • Click Publish to upload the content to an online collection.

Upload applications

Applications are software that use Tekla Open API to interact with Tekla Structures, for example, data integration links to design solutions.

  1. Start the upload in Tekla Warehouse.
  2. In Tekla Warehouse, click Add.
  3. In the dialog box that appears, select Application and click Continue.
  4. Select the .msi, .tsep, or .zip files to upload, and click Open.
  5. For each application to upload, select the relevant platform from the Platform list:
    • 64-bit
    • 32-bit
    • Platform independent
  6. Enter or select version and compatibility information.
  7. If necessary, add prerequisites and recommendations.

    For example, you can state here if the content only works in certain Tekla Structures environments, or requires other content items to be downloaded.

  8. If necessary, click Add link to create a link to other required content.
  9. Finish the upload in one of the following ways:
    • Click Create to upload the content to a local or network collection.
    • Click Publish to upload the content to an online collection.

Create a 3D product catalog in a Tekla Warehouse collection

3D model products are objects that have fixed geometry, such as embeds, formwork, or accessories. You must create the 3D objects using 3D modeling software before creating a 3D product catalog in Tekla Warehouse.

Note:

Tekla Structures shape files cannot be used in 3D product catalogs because the shapes are already converted into Tekla Structures objects.

To create a 3D product catalog and to add content to it:

  1. Start the upload in Tekla Warehouse.
  2. In Tekla Warehouse, click Add.
  3. In the dialog box that appears, select 3D product catalog, then click Continue.
  4. To add products, click Add 3D product.

    You can add multiple products at the same time.

  5. For each 3D model product, define the properties and information.
    1. To define the product geometry file and to add the product to the catalog, in the Geometry file column, click Choose file. Select the file and click Open.

      The geometry file name is shown as the shape name in the Shape catalog dialog box in Tekla Structures.

    2. To add a thumbnail for the product, in the Thumbnail bitmap column, click Choose file. Select the file and click Open.

      The image must be in .bmp format.

    3. Enter a name, product code, product weight, weight unit, and material grade.

      The product name is shown as the item name in the property pane in Tekla Structures. The product code is shown as the component name in the Applications & components catalog.

    4. If you want to include any other properties or information about the products, enter a property name in the Attribute name box and click Add custom attribute.

      A new column with the property name is added.

    5. Enter or select version and compatibility information.
    6. If necessary, add prerequisites and recommendations.

      For example, you can state here if the content only works in certain Tekla Structures environments, or requires other content items to be downloaded.

    7. If necessary, click Add link to create a link to other required content.
  6. Click Create to upload the 3D product catalog to a local or network collection or Publish to upload the catalog to an online collection.
  7. Verify that the 3D model products work as intended in Tekla Structures.

    After inserting a 3D product catalog from Tekla Warehouse to a Tekla Structures model, the 3D model products of the catalog appear in the Applications & components catalog or in the Shape catalog in Tekla Structures.

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