AutoCAD Structural Detailing General DIscussion

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05-08-2012 07:33 AM

How can I export a model from ASD 2013 to TEKLA?. I have tried export DSTV (CIS/2 and DSTV) and it does not work.

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Re: From ASD to TEKLA

05-08-2012 08:11 AM in reply to: iegia

Good day,


Have you tried exoprting the file through ACIS and open in AutoCAD, then export to sat. format using your AutoCAD Standard?

Import the sat file into Tekla as solid body.

note that you will lose the Structural intelligence of ASD.



or Export to Robot then import to Tekla.



I am also looking for that method of Bringing the Tekla or Strucad file to ASD or Autocad  not as solid body.

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Re: From ASD to TEKLA

05-08-2012 08:39 AM in reply to: HulelaG

Thanks, but there is some chance of not losing all the structural information?

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Re: From ASD to TEKLA

05-08-2012 09:27 AM in reply to: iegia

Are there any recommendations for exporting the model to CIS / 2? For example disable the connection layer, avoiding curved profiles ..

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Re: From ASD to TEKLA

05-11-2012 07:24 AM in reply to: iegia


You can try to export first your model to Revit and after use the free Tekla application to import it from Revit.

this link could help:



Structural Engineering Support Autodesk, Inc.

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Message 6 of 6 (1,148 Views)

Re: From ASD to TEKLA

10-16-2012 04:36 PM in reply to: iegia

When the cis/2 export creates the sat file, it ignores the profile offsets from the 'profile properties' dialogue box and 'moves' the member to be centred about its insertion line.


Is there a known work around or somwhere i can access cis/2 export options.




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