A. Tekla Structures
To render a scene, first decide if you wish to render all or part of the model.
The Visualizer comes with a built-in material library. These materials cannot be created or edited. The currently available materials in the visualizer catalog are:
You cannot add more materials to the visualizer library.
When you begin to render with Visualizer from Tekla Structures, visualizer will attempt to automatically map the Tekla Structures materials to Visualizer material catalog.
However, if you wish to change or correct this mappin, this can be done using the Visualizer material type mapping
The Name column contains materials which are found in the current model.
They Type column is where you map to a Visualizer material by selecting and dropping down the cell.
When the ‘All’ box is ticked, all materials which have been mapped in projects other than the project currently open, are displayed. This can help you compare how you may have mapped a material on another occasion.
B.Visualizer - Trimble Connect Visualizer
The same render application used in this Tekla Structures extension is available in Trimble Connect. Use the Trimble Connect Visualizer to visualize models in Trimble Connect:
- First download and install Trimble Connect Desktop v1.7
- Then download and install Trimble Connect Visualizer
- Launch Trimble Connect Visualizer by clicking the button in the Models tab of TCD:
C. The Visualizer has following options and functionalities
It is possible to choose skybox which is shown in the background of the model.You may also create your own skyboxes by adding a 360 degree photo (PNG or JPG with 2:1 aspect ratio) to file location - ..Pictures\TrimbleConnectVisualizer\Skyboxes.
The aspect ratio must be 2:1 (e.g. 1000 pixels by 2000 pixels) otherwise it will not load correctly into visualizer.
b) Sun controls
Rotate the sky around 360 degrees. Notice, that you need to have a sky picture selected to see difference.
d) Views and fly path
It is possible to create predefined views that can also be used as a fly path by setting way points
Way points are created by picking + and removed by clicking x. Tekla Structures model specific fly path way points are stored for visualizer future usage. Separate settings for full/All visualizing and selected visualizing.