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2018i Table of Contents


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

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


This advanced option increases the number of faces in solid objects, which slows down Tekla Structures. We recommend using this advanced option only when needed.

When you set this advanced option to TRUE in the options.ini file in 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.


  • When you have set part representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

    to Exact in the Display dialog box, parts are shown with roundings. Also weld polygons include profile roundings.
  • When the advanced option XS_​DISPLAY_​FILLET_​EDGES is set to TRUE, lines are shown between the roundings and straight segments of parts.
  • Part volume, area and net weight is and are closer to real manufactured values.

Set this advanced option to TRUE in the options.ini file in model folder. The default value is FALSE.


  • Do not activate this advanced option when you create NC/DSTV files, because it can lead to inaccuracies in the exported data.

  • Do not activate this advanced option when you create single part or assembly drawings, because it can lead to unnecessary dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

    Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.


  • In components, some stiffeners might bite into flanges of columns or beams.

  • Some bolt edge distances are not correctly calculated.

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