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Tekla EPM can send a cut list to Peddinghaus Raptor for cutting. This eliminates double entry of parts for cutting.
File → Import ->iDstv+. If your Raptor has this menu item, you have the proper module
Enable Peddinghaus integration in EPM by choosing Maintenance->Integration Settings->Peddinghaus, then check Enable Peddinghaus Integration. Recommended settings are shown, but can be customized as required for your shop.
Sending a Cut List
To export a Cut List from EPM:
Open the Cut List, and click "Send Cut List".
Choose the directory for the generated files.
This exports all
In some of the modules there are size limits to the number of alpha/numeric characters that can be entered. The most common fields that we get inquiries on the following:
Reference # - 255 characters (can be alpha/numeric in content)
Mark # - up to 25 characters, depending on the mark input type
Production Control module
Main mark # - up to 25 characters, depending on the mark input type
Piece mark # - up to 25 characters, depending on the mark input type
Reference # - 255 characters (can be alpha/numeric in content)
Project Management module
Drawing # - up to 25 characters
Setup in Tekla EPM
The Tekla EPM to Shop Data Integration eliminates manual double-entry of parts and stock in EPM that are to be nested by Shop Data Systems.
To enable the Shop Data Integration from EPM, go to Maintenance->Integration Settings->Shop Data Systems.
Check the box to enable the integration, select the SDS version (v4.2 is the latest as of this writing), browse for the Shop Data installation directory, and select a Transfer Files directory.
Use this integration from a combining run in EPM. Combining Runs can be created from the Combining, Estimating, Production
PowerFab is basically four main products that require a total of 7 installation files to be ran along with some network configurations to allow an external connection to the database. All of these, except one are on or have links to them on the Tekla PowerFab download site. The one not on the Tekla download site is actually loaded in the C:\Users\Public\Documents\Tekla\Tekla EPM\Backup directory created during the install of Tekla EPM. All of them also have their own installation instructions on the Tekla User Assistance sites related to them.
The installation section is further down, but
For the clients who own any version of Tekla structures, it is a simple process to switch from local licensing to online license (EPM Modeler).
When you open Tekla Structures and the screen ask you to select an environment, role and configuration in the bottom of the screen you can select “Change license server”.
Then, the screen below will appear.
Select the online license option and click ok, that will open the Trimble identity sign in screen, there you can input the email registered for your company and the password.
Then the Tekla screen where you select the role will open showing the
Tekla PowerFab customers get an EPM Modeler license with the bundle which is connected to our ATC licensing system just like Tekla EPM.
Once you download Tekla Structures from http://download.tekla.com/tekla-powerfab/tekla-structures-epm-modeler and run the installer, open Tekla Structures.
The first time that you open Tekla Structures, the screen below will pop up.
Select the online license option and click ok, that will open the Trimble Identity sign in screen, there you can input the email registered for your company and the password.
Then on the Tekla Structures screen you can select the
The most probable common causes for this error is that the C: drive is too full to create the temp file. The user should clear off space from their C: drive and try again. (Note: just changing the location of the backup folder will not clear this. It still requires space on the C: drive during the backup process even if the final destination isn’t on the C: drive)
Tekla EPM/SICAM Integration
Setup in Tekla EPM
To enable the Tekla EPM/SICAM integration, in EPM select "Controlled Automation - SICAM" from Maintenance → Integration Settings.
In the settings window, select the desired Sicam Interface and Sicam Folder:
You can set up a user in EPM specifically for Sicam. The permissions required are "Allow Tekla EPM Login" as well as those checked in these examples:
Production Control tab:
Setup in SICAM
In SICAM, under the Setup tab select SICAM settings:
Using the right arrow, scroll over to the Tekla EPM tab and
Thank you for attending our recent user conference, Tekla Basecamp 2019 on August 27-29, 2019!
We hope that you enjoyed the event and have some great takeaways that you can apply to your business!
Click on the links below to access the presentations from each of the sessions.
Steel - Tekla Structures
Steel - PowerFab
Estimodeling Workflows Recording
What's New for Modeling
Estimating for Contractors and Precasters
Integrations of Trimble Field Technology and Tekla Recording
What's New for
Cutting a nest produces new inventory - remnants. Follow these steps to get this remnant information back from SigmaNest and entered into Tekla EPM's inventory.
Crop and Post Nests
In SigmaNest, a part is posted to define the cuts and the remnant, then the Program is Updated once cut.
When Posting a Program in SigmaNest, check "Save e-Reports" to generate the report that EPM will read. To set up this report, see here.
With this option checked, when the Nest posts, an HTML file is created in the eReports directory. It will be named something like T150.html.
If you have not already imported
Use this process to take advantage of SigmaNest's Nesting capabilities within a Tekla EPM job.
Open a job in Combining, Estimating, Production Control or Purchasing.
Choose "Combine" from the menu.
Click "Nest" or "Mult&Nest" at the bottom to start a new combining run.
From the Combining Run Filter screen, click "Optimizations" (bottom left) then the "Plate Nesting Settings" tab to see what nesting software is selected.
Choose SigmaNest as the Nesting Software, unless you have SigmaNest as default (in which case SigmaNest will already be selected).
On the Combining Run Filter screen,
On occasion, when first beginning to use the integration from Tekla EPM to SigmaNest, or when some nesting has been performed in SigmaNest outside of the integration, SigmaNest may contain inventory and remnants that did not originate through the integration. Follow these steps to bring that inventory in to EPM and make it available to the integration for use in nesting.
Export Inventory From SigmaNest
From SigmaNest, open the Sheet List.
Select plates to import to EPM (plates not selected will not be included if you export Selected Plates).
Check the box beside Tekla EPM
Keep SigmaNest and Tekla EPM inventory in sync by regularly exporting the EPM Inventory to SigmaNest.
From Inventory, choose Export, then Export to SigmaNest.
The program queries SigmaNest for all linked inventory, then sends updates (quantity changes and newly received material) to SigmaNest through SimTrans.
Errors are not returned to EPM from SimTrans, please monitor your SimTrans program to find errors.
DON'T SEE "EXPORT TO SIGMANEST" IN THE INVENTORY EXIT MENU?Make sure SigmaNest is enabled.
PROGRAM GOT AN ERROR WHEN EXPORTING INVENTORY TO SIGMANEST?Check to make sure
Download these two reports
Place these reports in your SNData folder, under Reports/English-USA or Reports90/English-USA
To add the Tekla EPM Layout Detail report to Nesting, open the Nesting tab, then click Report, then Print. Note that you may need to open a workspace for the Report button to be active.
Click Setup, then Add.
Choose "Tekla EPM Layout Detail.fr3" in the File list, then click Open and Okay.
Close the task report, then Re-open it, click Print again. "Tekla EPM Layout Detail" should now be in the list of Reports:
To automatically generate this report when you
The Tekla EPM to SigmaNest Integration eliminates manual double entry of inventory and parts.
In order to accomplish this, we have added tools to perform these tasks:
Inventory Export sends or updates inventory from Tekla EPM to SigmaNest. This integration is intended to have Tekla EPM as the primary data source, keeping SigmaNest up to date via SimTrans.
HTML Inventory Import allows SigmaNest to send inventory (particularly remnants) to Tekla EPM that were created outside the integration.
Nesting Export and Results Import allows SigmaNest to nest a combining run from Tekla EPM. Parts (but
It's possible to run a job in Steel Projects and use inventory from Tekla EPM without actually creating the project in Tekla EPM.
To enable this workflow, in Tekla EPM under the Maintenance dropdown select Integration Settings → Steel Projects. Make sure "Allow Nests without a Tekla EPM Job:" is checked.
This is an example of a possible workflow. Your use of SP-PLM will probably differ.
For this example we'll start by importing DSTV files generated by our detailing software in to SP-PLM:
Then from the Project Manager tab we'll select the Project that we just imported, then the Drawing tab.
Saving the Cut List
Sending PLM a cut list and receiving feedback is the most common workflow for this integration. This can be done as a standalone workflow, or as an additional step to the nesting request workflow.
Open the Production Control Job, select "Review" then "Cut Lists" from the Production Control menu.
At the bottom of the window, click "New Cut List".
Filter your selection if needed, click "Make Report", then "Save Cut List"
Enter a description and due date for your cut list. Make sure to check "Share Cut List" so SP-PLM can import it.
Now, the new cut list will show up on the
A work order is a request for nesting and/or multing that includes the CNC files to be cut, as well as the available and orderable stock on which to nest or mult. To have Steel Projects perform the Nest or Mult, export your Combining run to XML and import it in to Steel Projects.
To create this work order from Tekla EPM, open Combining from the Combining, Estimating, Production Control Requisition or Purchase Order Modules. Then Choose "Combine" from the Module drop-down menu. Here it is shown from Production Control.
Choose "Mult", "Nest", or "Mult & Nest", then click "Optimizations" on
From the "Fabrication Job data" tab click "Import"
Next to "Link" enter a work order name and click "New"
From the Type dropdown select FabSuite - Nest request import Select the directory where Tekla EPM exports the nest request
Click Save, then Quit.
Click Import again
For Link enter a name for the cutlist import then click New
For Type select FabSuite - Plugin - Cut list, then click Options
Open your Tekla EPM Remote Monitor and click Settings. You will need the IP Address and Socket Port for the next step.
Back in PLM in the Options window, enter "tcp://" then the IP address
To Enable Steel Projects choose Maintenance->Integration Settings->Steel Projects.
Check "Enable Steel Projects". If you want Steel Projects to be able to reserve material to a job that doesn't exist in Tekla EPM, check that box.
If you have Remote Link or EPM GO:
Create an external user
From the File dropdown select Administration
Select the External Users tab
Name your user. Be sure to record the password.
Give your user permission to log in, and required Tekla EPM permissions.
Make sure Remote Server is running.
Note: The remaining setup is on the Steel Projects side. They