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Creating a Trimble Identity

You need a Trimble Identity to download and use Tekla EPM. The licenses of each Tekla EPM user are tied to the user's Trimble Identity. For this reason, users always need to sign in to Tekla EPM with their Trimble Identity. In addition, each Tekla EPM user needs to be added to the company's organization by a user with administrator rights. If you are the named contact at your organization, Trimble automatically creates an account for you or connects your existing Trimble Identity to your organization. The named contact has administrator status and must add other users into the organization to
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  • Trimble Identity

Labor Codes

Click below for pdf view of Labor Codes Diagram Labor Codes Diagram  
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  • Labor Codes
  • Labor

Minimum/Recommended Server Requirements

Minimum Server Specifications • Operating System: Windows Server 2012 • Memory: 8 GB • Server Disk Space: 10 GB Recommended Server Specifications: • Operating System: Windows Server 2012 / 2016/ 2019 • Memory: 32GB RAM • Server Disk Space: 100GB reserved for Tekla EPM (software and data), solid state drive (SSD) • Standard drives are acceptable, but SSD’s truly make a difference in response times. • No specific recommendation on processor. However, the preference is that the server NOT be Virtualized, or if Virtualized, the entire server be dedicated so the processor is not split. For Tekla
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  • minimum requirements
  • Server
  • New Server Install Tekla EPM

Client to do List

Client to do checklist that the Product Specialist will cover during Kick Start Sessions  (click below to download document)Client to do Checklist  
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Migrating Tekla EPM to a New Server

Steps to moving the program to a new server (all user's must be out of the system) Perform the server installation on the new server. Tekla EPM Server:  The Tekla EPM Server is usually the first and needs the following installed: Tekla EPM - Run the installation file and then open and run the application to complete the database install. A Trimble ID is used for the sign in and initial user name is admin and the password is fab Remote server service.  Run the TeklaEPMRemoteServerSetup  From the C:\Users\Public\Documents\Tekla\Tekla EPM\Backup In the settings for the remoter monitor sign in
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Error - Failed to Refresh Tokens

You might see this error when you try to log into your Trimble ID as you try to log into Tekla EPM. Here is the Fix for this error: Open Windows Explorer and on the top type in %LocalAppData% and press enter This should take you to C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local Now search for: tokencache It should be found under Local\IsolatedStorage\[then several more crazy-named subdirectories] Select this file and delete it Now close and re-open Tekla EPM and you should be able to successfully do the Trimble Identity sign-in.
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  • Sign In
  • error
  • Tokens

Archiving Jobs

Although there is an archive selection for Estimating and Production Control it does not function for Project Management as efficiently.  Therefore we recommend the following procedure of doing a backup database for archiving jobs.  Before you start the process, we recommend that you/your company purchase as external hard drive or a memory stick of sufficient capacity to use as your archive storage device. Go to File->Backup Database->the Backup window will open with a scale of the compression;  Recommended will be indicated as this is the system default and should be used.        
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  • Archive Jobs
  • Second Database

Working remotely with Tekla EPM

This article will give you guidelines on the things to consider when setting up Tekla EPM for remote work. We explain the four main scenarios for setting up working from outside the office network, ranked in order of effectiveness. The guidelines below assume that you run Tekla EPM on a computer that is outside your office network. Scenario 1: Working with a Terminal Server connection For companies that have deployed and configured a Terminal Server, they already have an excellent way of working remotely with Tekla EPM. If the configuration allows access via WAN, the user's local computer
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  • Tekla PowerFab
  • System Requirements
  • Installation

Trimble Identity Login Failed: Aborted

Error Message - Trimble Identity Login Failed OS: Small Business Server 2011 Root Cause:  The inability of the built-in .NET web view control to use modern TLS versions Fix:  Open the settings.ini file and add the following entry under the [FabSuite Settings] section:  ForceNoTrimbleIdentityWebUI=1 Update to 2019iSP4 or later
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  • login failed
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Role - Based Permissions

A Role is a set of permissions applied across users. If the permissions of the role are changed then the permissions of all users assigned to that role are also changed. When a user is assigned to a Role, the Edit Permissions button becomes disabled because the user is no longer able to have individual permissions. To create a role click File -> Administration -> Roles tab             Click New > Enter admin as a  name for the Role > Click Add The Edit Role Permissions tab is available to be checked > Click it to open the User Permissions screen For this example, I created an
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  • roles

How to use Tekla EPM with a VPN

When you are working remotely, one option for connecting to the Tekla EPM database is using an established VPN connection. The quality of the VPN connection may affect the speed of Tekla EPM. To obtain the license, it may be necessary to split the VPN tunnel. For an explanation of what a split tunnel means, click here. 1. Connect to the VPN and start Tekla EPM. 2. When you are signing in to Tekla EPM, click Connection to view the connection settings. 2. On the Database Connection tab in the Connections Settings dialog box, set the IP address to the Tekla EPM server IP address.  Note that
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Reverse TFS (Take-From-Stock)

They are times when you will need to “un-cut” material that has changed. You can do a Reverse TFS. Open the Production Control job and click on the Production Control pull-down menu > Review > TFS Details. Filter on the mark. Highlight the mark and click on the Reverse TFS button in the lower right.You will be prompted to verify the action. You will then be prompter to return the cut length to Inventory to be used later. Next you will be prompted for the quantity to be reversed. If you chose to return the cut length to Inventory the material will show in INV, reserved for that job and
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Overview of Tekla EPM 2020

Publish Tekla EPM Data to Trimble Connect Organizer You can now publish information from estimating and production control to Trimble Connect Organizer, giving you a powerful and flexible way to view the data from any device.  In Trimble Connect Organizer you can layer, filter, and colorize data to make visualization that is meaningful to you. In addition, you can share this visualization with other Trimble Connect Business Premium users.  [video] Improved visibility for external processes and progress You can now designate production and field stations for improved tracking of processes
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SDS/2 Integration Overview

This integration transfers SDS/2 GUIDS to Tekla EPM, which then allows EPM to update SDS/2 with production status for the job. To use the integration, follow these steps: From Modeling in SDS/2, click the "SDS/2 Full Transfer" icon (alternatively from the Main Menu under "MRP Interface" select FabSuite (XML) as the Export Type and click Export). General Settings: Choose to "Export", with a Transfer type of "Full - Choose Data" Data Source can be "Members" or "Sheets", or select the "All" button. Check "Include Bill of Material" We suggest you check "Include drawing files", with your choice
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Peddinghaus Raptor Integration

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 Setup 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
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What are the size limits of certain input fields in Tekla EPM

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: Combining module 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
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  • input fields
  • size limits
  • characters

Shop Data Systems PeddiNest Integration

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. Workflow Use this integration from a combining run in EPM. Combining Runs can be created from the Combining, Estimating, Production
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  • ShopDataSystems
  • Peddinest
  • Integration

Installing Tekla PowerFab Bundle

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
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  • Tekla PowerFab
  • Installation

Atek Steel Solutions Integration

Setup Tekla EPM/Steel Solutions Integration Setup in Tekla EPM To enable the Tekla EPM/Steel Solutions integration, in EPM select "Atek Steel Solutions" from Maintenance → Integration Settings. In the settings window, check the box to "Enable Atek Steel Solutions": Permissions You can set up a user in EPM specifically for Steel Solutions. The permissions required are "Allow Tekla EPM Login" as well as those checked in these examples: Inventory tab: Production Control tab: Purchasing tab: Setup in Steel Solutions In Steel Solutions, click Settings then GENERAL. Select the Tekla EPM tab at
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Switching from Tekla Structures to Tekla EPM Modeler

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
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  • Tekla Modeler;Licensing

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