Share your model changes in Tekla Model Sharing (write out)
After you have modified your local version of the shared model, you can share your changes with other users who are working with the model.
To share your changes with other users, send your changes to the sharing service by writing them out. To ensure that other users will not write out while you are making changes in the model, you can reserve the next write out. You can also use the Sharing automation tool to automate sharing your changes.
- Read in the most current changes made to the model.
- Save the changes you have made into the model.
On the File menu, click , or click on the Quick Access Toolbar.
The Write out icon shows a green arrow when there are no packets that need to be read in before you can write out. You can write out changes immediately.
The Write out icon shows a gray arrow when there are packets that need to be read in before you can write out changes.
When you write out, Tekla Structures saves the model, creates a packet of the model changes, writes out the changes to the sharing service and saves the model again.
Only new or changed data is written out. If you attempt to write out your changes, but some other user has shared some changes earlier and you have not yet read in all the available updates, you are asked to read in first. If there is no new data to be read in, Tekla Structures writes out your changes to the sharing service immediately.
If one of the users who shares the model has selected the Enable write out revision comment option in the Sharing settings dialog box, you can enter a code or a comment for the update that you are writing out.
If you delete objects and share the deletion to the sharing service, the deletion is shared with other users, and the deleted objects cannot be recovered.
Continue working with the model.
Note that if several users modify the same objects at the same time, the model will contain the changes by the user who first wrote out the changes.
Reserve the next write out
- On the File menu, click .
- In the Reserve next write out dialog box, write a comment about why you are reserving the next write out.
When you have reserved the next write out, the Write out icon on the Quick Access Toolbar shows a yellow arrow for all users of the model. Placing the mouse pointer on top of the icon shows who has reserved the next write out and the comment written in the Reserve next write out dialog box.
Other users cannot write out while you have the next write out reserved. If another user has started writing out when you reserve the next write out, the write out of the other user is canceled only if data transfer has not started yet. The other user will get a notification if the write out is canceled.
To write out the changes you have made, on the
File menu, click
Note that you may need to read in before you can write out.
- In the Reserve next write out dialog box, enter a comment about the changes that you have made.
When you have written out, the arrow in the Write out icon on the Quick Access Toolbar changes to green again . Other users can now write out normally.
You can also release your write out reservation without writing out. To do this, on the File menu, click .
Note that if you do not write out or release the write out reservation within 1 hour, Tekla Structures will automatically release the reservation. An administrator can also release the write out reservation in Management Console for Tekla Model Sharing at any time.
Share your model changes automatically
If you want to automate sharing your model changes, you can use the Sharing automation tool from the Applications & components catalog.
The Sharing automation tool first reads in and then tries to write out the changes until it succeeds. The tool is useful if there are many packets to read in and you want to make sure you get the write out done, or if you want to have the packets read in when you arrive at the office.
You can also use the tool just to automate read in to keep your local model updated with changes made by other users of the model. You can select the date and set the time for the read in.
- Click the Applications & components button in the side pane to open the Applications & components catalog.
Define the settings that you want to use:
Write out now until successful
Select this option to write out your changes immediately. Note that before writing out, the tool reads in other users' changes.
If you are the Owner of the shared model, you can select this option to create a baseline when writing out.
Close Tekla Structures after successful write out
Select to close Tekla Structures after write out.
Closing Tekla Structures releases licenses and may help with license management.
Enter the code of the model, for example.
Enter a comment, if needed.
Delayed read in at
Select the date and set the time at which you want to read in. If you have not selected Write out now until successful, the tool only reads in.
If you have selected Write out now until successful, the tool first reads in and writes out, and then starts waiting to read in at the set date and time.
Using the tool to only read in can be useful if your local model has changes that you do not wish to share but you want to get changes from others.
- Click OK to start the tool.