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Transfer customized information to a new Tekla Structures version

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2018i

Transfer customized information to a new Tekla Structures version

Transfer customized information to a new Tekla Structures version

You can transfer customized information from a previous Tekla Structures version to the new Tekla Structures version.

  1. If you have used project and firm folders to store customized files in a model using a previous Tekla Structures version, go to File menu > Settings > Advanced Options and check that the XS_FIRM , XS_PROJECT and XS_COMPANY_SETTINGS_DIRECTORY advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

    In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

    In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.

    point to the folders where the customized files are located.
  2. If you have not used project and firm folders to store customized files, you need to transfer the customized files manually to the new Tekla Structures version to use the information.

    Many types of files can be copied using a local or private online Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

    In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

    Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla online services.

    collection. See Tekla Warehouse instructions for more information.

    Check at least the following:

    • Advanced options

    • Files related to templates, reports and drawings

    • Catalog files : profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

      In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.

      , material catalogcatalog that displays material grades and information on them

      By default, the material catalog contains standard, environment-specific materials. The user can add, modify, and delete material grades.

      , bolt catalogcatalog that displays predefined objects that can be used in a bolt assembly catalog

      Predefined objects in the bolt catalog are bolt elements, for example, bolts of different sizes and lengths, washers, and nuts.

      , bolt assembly catalogcatalog that displays bolt assemblies and their properties

      The user can add, modify, and delete bolt assemblies.

      , rebar shape catalogcatalog that displays a list of predefined reinforcing bar shapes

    • Conversion files

    • Extensions

      You need to re-install extensions for the new Tekla Structures version.

    • NC export settings

    • Printer catalog settings

    • User-defined attributes

    • Saved model objectobject that is represented in a model

      A model object is either created in a model or imported into it.

      properties

    You can copy some information automatically to the new version using the Migration Wizard tool.

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