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Modify Tekla Structures license access rights (tekla.opt)

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

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2017

Modify Tekla Structures license access rights (tekla.opt)

Modify Tekla Structures license access rights (tekla.opt)

The license server administrator may grant different users and user groups different rights by modifying the tekla.opt options file. The administrator may allow or block certain configurations for certain users, or prevent license borrowing for offline use. Some basic rules need to be followed when defining Tekla Structures license access rights in the options file tekla.opt. Otherwise the license use and license borrowing may not work.

The licensing options file tekla.opt is located in the ..\TeklaStructures\License\Server folder.

To modify access rights in the tekla.opt file:

  1. Go to the ..\Tekla Structures\License\Server folder.
  2. Open the tekla.opt file in a text editor.
  3. Enter your definitions for license access rights and restrictions.

    The definition string consists of the following parts: [keyword] [Tekla Structures feature] [user type] [name]

    When you write the definition, follow the rules below.

    • Note that the options file is case sensitive.

    • If you need to define user groups and host groups, define them first.

      Use Windows user names when defining user groups and hostnames or IP addresses when defining host groups.

    • Enter one definition per row. A definition consists of the following things:

      • An options keyword that defines the actions.
      • A featurepart of Tekla Structures functionality that is maintained and owned by Trimble Solutions and that is included in the Tekla Structures installation

        , such as a configuration, that is affected by the keyword.

        Use correct configuration codes.

      • The type that is affected by the keyword.

        The options are: USER , GROUP , HOST , and HOST_GROUP.

      • The name of the user, user group, host, or host group that is affected by the keyword.

        You can use the hostnames or IP addresses of the computers with the HOST and HOST_GROUP keywords.

    • To disable a row in the options file, enter # in the beginning of the row.

    Examples of definitions:

    INCLUDE PCD-C USER scarlett (Only the user scarlett is allowed to use the Precast Concrete Detailing configuration.)

    RESERVE 1 RCD-C USER vera (One license of the Rebar Detailing configuration is reserved for the user vera.)

    For details about the allowed keywords and configuration codes together with more examples, Configuration codes and keywords used in access right definitions.

  4. Save the changes and close the text editor.
  5. Go to Tekla Structures Licensing > LMTOOLS through the Start menu or Start screen , depending on your Windows operating system.
  6. In LMTOOLS , go to the Start/Stop/Reread tab and click the ReRead License File button to update the changes in the license file and in the options file.

Useful links

For more information about limiting certain Tekla Structures versions to certain users, see the following Support Article in Tekla User Assistanceonline help and self-support service for Tekla Structures

Tekla User Assistance includes instructions, support articles, and instructional videos, and it offers a possibility for feedback.

Tekla User Assistance is one of the Tekla online services.

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