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Export a category from Organizer

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

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2017

Export a category from Organizer

Export a category from Organizer

You can export categories from Organizer to an xml format file and use the exported categories in other models. You can export the selected categories, or all location categories, custom categories, and property categories at a time. Organizer creates only one .category export file even if you export more than one category at a time. By exporting categories you can ensure that you have back-up copies of the categories you have created.

  1. To open Organizer , click Manage on the ribbon and then click Organizer.
  2. Select one or more categories.
  3. Clickand select Export Organizer categories.
  4. Define the export settings.
    1. Select All categories or Selected categories with their subcategories.
      • Exporting location categories: The whole project is exported even if you only select a subcategory in the project, for example, a floor.

      • Exporting categories that have been created using rules: The whole category tree is exported. If you select a subcategory, the main category and the other subcategories in the category tree are also exported.

      • Exporting property categories: The whole category tree is exported. If you select a subcategory, the main category and the other subcategories in the category tree are also exported.
      • Exporting categories that have been created manually: Only the selected category is exported.

    2. Select the Include the properties of the categories check box to include category properties in the export.
      • If the rules in category properties include a filter, and you plan to use the category in another model, the filter must be available in that model. Otherwise, the category will not have the correct content.

      • If you do not select Include the properties of the categories , only the category name is exported. The property templatedefinition of object property layout for the property table in object browser

        The property template is saved in an .xml file or in the Organizer database.

        is set to the default template in the export.

    3. Select the Include the objects check box to include the object GUIDs in the export.

      If the exported category is used in other models, the categories will be empty.

    4. Select the Synchronize the categories before export check box if you want to ensure that the latest model changes are included in the export.
  5. Click Browse to select the destination folder.

    By default, the category is exported to the \ProjectOrganizer folder in the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

    The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.

    folder.

  6. Click Export.

    If the category you are exporting includes other categories in the category property rules, and you have not selected these other categories to the export, the Export category structure references dialog box is displayed.

    1. Export the valid references exports categories including the rules defined in the category.

      This option is dimmed when you have not selected the categories defined in the rules for export. Click Cancel and select the category to export and the categories used in the rules. When you do this, the Export category structure references dialog box is not shown at all. In import, all exported categories will now be imported.

    2. Export without references exports the object GUIDs in the categories if you have selected the Include the objects check box in the Export category structure dialog box.

      If you have not selected to include the objects, only the category name is exported. In import, Organizer treats this category as a manually created category.

  7. Click OK.

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