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Excluding object types from Organizer

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

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Excluding object types from Organizer

Excluding object types from Organizer

Some object types can be excluded from Organizer. These object types are listed in the ExcludedTypesFromOrganizer.xaml file that is by default located in the \system\ProjectOrganizerData folder in the Common environmentTekla Structures environment that forms a basis for other environments

The common environment is included in the software installation and includes the global settings, macros, symbols, and fonts, for example. The common environment and global settings form the basis for all other environments.

. The location may vary depending on your environment. Excluded object types are not displayed in Object Browser and they are not included in categories, even if you select in the category rules to include a model and all its objects to a category. For example, loads, cuts and fittings are listed in the ExcludedTypesFromOrganizer.xaml file and excluded from Organizer.

You can modify the ExcludedTypesFromOrganizer.xaml file to either include or exclude the object types. Before you modify the file, we recommend that you copy it to the \ProjectOrganizerData folder that is 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.

. You may need to create the \ProjectOrganizerData folder as it does not by default exist in the model folder.

For example, to exclude fittings, change the value as follows:

<Fitting>true</Fitting> to <Fitting>false</Fitting>

To include fittings again, change the value false back to true.

To apply the changes, clickin Categories to fully synchronize Organizer with the model.


Do not add or remove any lines from the ExcludedTypesFromOrganizer.xaml file, otherwise Organizer will not be able to use the file.

You can also customize Organizer by creating a setup that opens the same templates and categories in all new models. A customized setup is useful if you have templates and categories you want to use in all models.

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