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XS_​DRAWING_​PLOT_​FILE_​NAME

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

Software version: 
2018i

XS_​DRAWING_​PLOT_​FILE_​NAME

XS_​DRAWING_​PLOT_​FILE_​NAME

This advanced option must be set in an initialization (.ini) file.

Use this advanced option to define print filenames for drawings, if the filename is missing from the Print Drawings dialog box. This advanced option is used if you have not entered a value for some of the following 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.

: XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_A , XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_C , XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_G , XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_W , or XS_DRAWING_PLOT_FILE_NAME_M.

Enter any combination of text and options:

NAME

NAME.-

NAME.

DRAWING_NAME

DRAWING_NAME.

DRAWING_NAME.-

REVISION

DRAWING_REVISION

REV_MARK

REVISION_MARK

DRAWING_REVISION_MARK

REV

TITLE

DRAWING_TITLE

UDA:<drawing user-defined attribute>

TPL:<template attribute>

<variable>?- <text>

The question mark (?) can be used for querying if a <variable> is set, and if it does, the <text> after the question mark until the last % will be printed. See the second example below.

This advanced option is model specific and the setting is saved in the options databasedatabase file that contains the settings of model-specific general settings and advanced options

There are two options databases, the model options database (options_model.db) and the drawing options database (options_drawings.db).

.

Examples

%DRAWING_NAME.% - %DRAWING_TITLE%%DRAWING_REVISION? - Rev %%REVISION_MARK%

%NAME% - %TITLE%%UDA:DRAWING_USERFIELD_1? - %%UDA:DRAWING_USERFIELD_1%%DRAWING_REVISION? - Rev%%DRAWING_REVISION%

If you define %DRAWING_NAME.% - %DRAWING_TITLE%%DRAWING_REVISION? - Rev %%REVISION_MARK% , a .pdf file with a name P1 - PLATE - Rev A.pdf will be created from a single part drawing, for example, where

DRAWING_NAME. = P1, this is the part positionposition number that is assigned to a part

without punctuation.

DRAWING_TITLE = PLATE(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.

, this is the name that you have entered in the Name box in drawing properties.

DRAWING_REVISION = empty, if there are no revisions, or a numeric value 1, 2, 3, etc according to the revision selected in Rev.No. in the Revision Handling dialog box. The actual value is not written in the plot file name, but the text after the question mark (?).

- Rev is the text to be printed, if DRAWING_REVISION gives a value. If DRAWING_REVISION does not give a value, the text - Rev will not be printed. In this case, the plot file name will not have REVISION_MARK either because the drawing has not been revised.

REVISION_MARK = A, because A has been defined as the revision markuser-created symbol that indicates a change in the model or in the drawing, and in which information about the change is enclosed

Information enclosed in a revision mark is shown in a revision table.

in the Revision Handling dialog box.

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by Gustaf Doyle Fernström

What does the different texts and options contain? "DRAWING_TITLE" for example contains the name, but also the revision, if there are any, as a variable. Does it contain more/other hidden variables? In case you don't want them.