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2017 Table of Contents


Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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This advanced option must be set in an initialization (.ini) file.

This advanced option is system specific and is read from teklastructures.ini. Generally, there is no need to modify system-specific settings. Do not modify them if you are not an administrator.

Use to point to the folder for bitmap files used in

  • custom components

  • user-defined attributes ( objects.inp file)

  • profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

    In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.

  • some system components

You can use semicolon-separated lists of folder paths, see an example below. This advanced option is defined in the teklastructures.ini file and it points to the folder ..\ProgramData\Tekla Structures\<version>\Bitmaps

If you want to use another folder:

  1. Copy the entire contents of the ..\ProgramData\Tekla Structures\<version>\Bitmaps folder to the new location.

  2. Add DAK_BMPPATH to the user.ini file with the new path.



set DAK_BMPPATH=%XSDATADIR%\Bitmaps\;H:\Tekla\bitmap \

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by Hari Pulipati

For version 2017, I think the step 1 above, need for copying the whole contents of the bitmaps folder is wrong. Because it can now accept two paths for folder location simultaneously.

by Päivi from Tekla User Assistance

Thank you for your comment. We will have a look at this, and correct the text if needed,
Best regards,
Päivi from User Assistance