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Conversion files

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

Software version: 
2018i

Conversion files

Conversion files

Conversion files map Tekla Structures profile, twin profilepart that represents two identical parts mirrored in relation to their position

Twin profile can be separated into two individual parts, after which it is no longer a twin profile.

, and material names with names used in other software. Conversion files are simple text files, containing the Tekla Structures name in the first column, and the name used in the other software package in the second column. Columns are separated by a space. All parametric profiles must be entered in the profile conversion file.

You can use the same conversion file both when importing and exporting models, and you can specify the location of conversion files in most of the import and export tools.

If you enter a conversion file name without a path, Tekla Structures searches for the file in the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.

folder. If you leave the box empty, Tekla Structures searches for the file indicated by the advanced option XS_PROFDB in File menu > Settings > Advanced options > File Locations . This is also the case, if the tool does not allow you to define the path and conversion file.

Tekla Structures has several conversion files in the standard installation, and you can also create your own. Standard conversion files are located in the ...\ProgramData\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\<environment>\profil folder. All conversion files have the .cnv extension.

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