2017 Table of Contents


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

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Category: File Locations

Enter the path to the folder that contains the backup copies of Tekla Structures model files. The default value is ..\TeklaStructuresModels\backup\.

The backup directory cannot be located under 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.

, because it would cause an infinite loop. If you define the backup directory to be in the model folder, Tekla Structures will ignore the path and use the default directory instead.

This advanced option is user specific and the setting is saved in options.bin under user folder. Restart Tekla Structures to activate the new value.

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by Michael Boehmer

When looking at my xs settings the devalue value is ..\TeklaStructuresModels\\backup\. The model is actually copied to ..\TeklaStructuresModels\backup\.

by Anu from Tekla User Assistance

Hi Michael,

Yes, you can ignore the double backslashes. They may appear in folder paths when relative references are used, e.g. %XSDATADIR%\.