Many users have been asking us, how do you sync only specific properties from one model into the other. Konstru solves this issues with Filters. Filters are allowing you to specify what kind of information and type of elements will be updated when using Konstru. If you want to make sure ETABS updates section sizes only but no other attributes and certainly no geometry, you can activate profiles only in filter settings. This way only profile sections will be updated on upload.
To setup filters go to your organization settings and select Filters:
Now click "New Filter" to create a new filter.
Select the direction this filter applies to. In this case from ETABS to Konstru. Name your filter and fill out the description and finally make sure you check the "Make default" checkbox so the filter will be selected as default in your desktop clients.
After clicking "Create" the filter will appear in your filters list, now click "Edit":
Unfold the Beam or Column section and uncheck everything but "Profile". This way Konstru knows to only update profile sections on upload form Etabs to Konstru. Finally Save your filter settings.
You successfully created a new filter, now in your desktop client you'll see this filter in the Review dialog. You can select all available filters and change them in the Review dialog.
1: Dropdown to select available filters. Review will be reloaded on selecting a different filter.
2: Button taking you to filter settings in the web app.
3: Reload filters, if you created new filters while this dialog remained open.