Tekla Structures settings in Windows registry

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Tekla Structures settings in Windows registry

Tekla Structures settings in Windows registry

Windows registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options in Microsoft Windows operating systems. Registry settings are used during a Tekla Structures session and during a Tekla Structures installation.


Do not change the registry settings. Changing the settings can cause the operating system to fail. It is possible to view the registry settings using the Registry Editor.

User settings

Some of the Tekla Structures user settings, for example, general options, and dialog box locations and sizes are stored in the registry. The settings are saved in a registry key named after the Tekla Structures version number in the registry branch HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<VERSION>.

Tekla Structures uses the hardcoded default settings when opened for the first time after the installation. If you change a setting during a Tekla Structures session, Tekla Structures saves the change during the session, or when you exit Tekla Structures. When you open the same version of Tekla Structures again, the changed setting is used.

When upgrading to a newer Tekla Structures version, you can use the Migration Wizardtool that is used for copying settings defined by the user in the earlier version of Tekla Structures

Migration wizard is typically used when starting to use a new version of Tekla Structures. The migration wizard can be used to copy settings included in initialization files.

tool to copy the settings you have changed.

Installation settings

The Tekla Structures installation saves information to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<VERSION> registry key.

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