Exclude files and folders from Tekla Model Sharing

Last updated September 24, 2020 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2017

Exclude files and folders from Tekla Model Sharing

Exclude files and folders from Tekla Model Sharing

By default, files and folders in the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

are shared when you share a model in Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

. If you do not want to share all of the model folder files or folders, you can select to exclude some of them from sharing.

Tekla Model Sharing works only if the model is the same for all users. Tekla Structures takes care of model-specific data sharing. You can only exclude files that do not have an effect on the model. You cannot exclude any of the databases that are in the model folder, xslib.db1, for example.
Empty folders under the model folder and some files are excluded automatically.

  1. On the File menu, click Sharing > Settings .

    The Sharing settings dialog box opens.

  2. Click the Exclude button to see which files and folders in the model folder are excluded from sharing, and to exclude more files or folders.

    Some of the files and folders are excluded automatically from sharing. These files and folders appear on the Excluded model folder files and directories list, and they cannot be removed from the list.

    1. If you want to exclude more folders or files, click the Directory or the File button.
    2. Select the folder or the file to be excluded.

      The excluded folders and files are added to the Excluded model folder files and directories list.

      If you exclude a folder, all its sub-folders and sub-files are also excluded from Tekla Model Sharing.

      You can exclude files in several ways. For example, if you have a file called TeklaStructures.bbb , and you use the following settings to exclude the files:
      Option Description
      (x.x) TeklaStructures.bbb is excluded from sharing.
      (x.*) All the files with TeklaStructures. are excluded from sharing.
      (*.x) All the files with .bbb are excluded from sharing.
      (*.*) All the files from that folder, but not from its sub-folders, are excluded from sharing.
    3. If you want to remove the added folders or files from the list of excluded files, click Remove.

      You cannot remove a folder or a file that has been excluded automatically.

  3. Click OK when you have finished selecting the excluded files.

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