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Define a firm folder for images and symbols

Last updated March 16, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Define a firm folder for images and symbols

Define a firm folder for images and symbols

You can define a firm folderfolder that is used for storing Tekla Structures-related files customized for a particular organization

A Tekla Structures user can, for example, customize a company’s cloning templates and save them in a sub-folder located under the firm folder. After this, the customized cloning templates can be used in all projects carried out for the company.

where Tekla Structures always searches for the images and symbols. When you store the images and symbols in this folder, you do not have to move them from folder to folder when you install a new version of Tekla Structures. Installing a new version does not replace the files in the firm folder.

Define the firm folder in the options.ini file 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.

or user.ini using the advanced option XS_FIRM.

To define the firm folder for images and symbols in the options.ini file:

  1. Modify the options.ini file to include the advanced option DXK_SYMBOLPATH that points to the firm folder.

    The advanced option DXK_SYMBOLPATH may contain multiple paths separated by semicolons.

    Since Tekla Structures version 19.0, the folder path definitions like %DATADIR% or %XS_FIRM% in DXK_SYMBOLPATH have not converted the paths correctly when used in options.ini located in the firm folder. However, these definitions work correctly if used in user.ini. Currently in options.ini in the firm folder you need to write the absolute paths for DXK_SYMBOLPATH , like in the example below:

    DXK_SYMBOLPATH=C:\ProgramData\Tekla Structures\2017\Environments\common\symbols\;C:\firm\Symbols\;

  2. In Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

    , click Options > Preferences > File Locations and enter the path to the firm folder also for Symbols, pictures.

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