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Configuration codes and keywords used in access right definitions

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

Software version: 
2019

Configuration codes and keywords used in access right definitions

Configuration codes and keywords used in access right definitions

When you define access rights in tekla.opt , you need to use correct abbreviations (codes) for the configurations, otherwise the definitions do not work. The access rights are defined using certain keywords.

Configuration codes

When you define access rights for different Tekla Structures configurations in the tekla.opt options file, you need to add a proper code for each configuration in the definition.

Note:

The configuration codes are backward compatible, and the codes used for licensing in older Tekla Structures versions still work. However, the commercial product name of the configuration may change between versions. For example, the commercial product name for STDL-C used to be Steel Detailing Limited, but now it is Primary.

The codes for the Tekla Structures configurations are listed below:

Configuration code Configuration
CM-C Construction Modeling
DEV-C Developer
DFR-C Drafter
EDU-C Educational
FUD-C Full
PCD-C Precast Concrete Detailing
RCD-C Rebar Detailing
SDE-C Engineering
STD-C Steel Detailing
PPC-C Production Planner - Concrete
STDL-C Primary
VIE-C Project Viewer

Most common keywords

The most common keywords that are used for defining license access rights and restrictions in the tekla.opt options file are listed and described below:

Keyword

Description

Usage information

EXCLUDE

Prevent access to a Tekla Structures configuration.

Use with the abbreviation of the configuration.

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT

Prevent license borrowing.

Use with the activation ID of the license.

EXCLUDEALL

Prevent access to all Tekla Structures configurations.

 

GROUP

Define a user group for use with any options.

Use with Windows user names (separated with spaces).

HOST_GROUP

Define a host group for use with any options.

Use with computer hostnames or IP addresses (separated with spaces).

INCLUDE

Allow a user to use a Tekla Structures configuration.

Use with the abbreviation of the configuration.

INCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT

Allow a user to borrow a license.

Use with the activation ID of the license.

INCLUDEALL

Allow a user to use all Tekla Structures configurations.

MAX

Limit the usage of a configuration.

Use with the number of licenses and the abbreviation of the configuration.

RESERVE

Reserve licenses for a user/host or a group of users/hosts.

Use with the number of licenses and the abbreviation of the configuration.

  • When somebody is allowed to use a configuration with the INCLUDE keyword, other users are automatically prevented from using the configuration.

  • When somebody is denied to use a configuration with the EXCLUDE keyword, other users are automatically allowed to use the configuration.

  • If no rules exist, everybody is allowed to use the configuration.

Some examples of definitions in a tekla.opt options file are given below:

Options file definition Description

INCLUDE PCD-C USER scarlett

Only the user scarlett is allowed to use the Precast Concrete Detailing configuration.

EXCLUDE FUD-C USER justin

The user justin is not allowed to use the Full configuration. Other users are allowed to use the Full configuration.

GROUP tsusers jessica joe neil

INCLUDEALL GROUP tsusers

The users jessica , joe and neil belong to the group tsusers. Only the group tsusers is allowed to use all configurations.

EXCLUDEALL HOST pcrobert

No configuration is allowed to be used on the computer pcrobert.

INCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT qwer-1234-asdf-5678-zx USER gwen

Only the user gwen is allowed to borrow a license whose activation ID is qwer-1234-asdf-5678-zx.

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT rtyu-9876-fghj-5432-cv USER matt

The user matt is not allowed to borrow a license whose activation ID is rtyu-9876-fghj-5432-cv.

GROUP students amy chloe andy dean

MAX 3 EDU-C GROUP students

The users amy , chloe , andy , and dean belong to the group students. The limit to the usage of the Educational configuration for the group students is three licenses.

RESERVE 1 RCD-C USER vera

One license of the Rebar Detailing configuration is reserved for the user vera.

GROUP STUDENTS user1 user2 user3

RESERVE 3 VIE-C GROUP STUDENTS

The users user1 user2 user3 belong to the group STUDENTS. 3 licenses of the Project Viewer configuration are reserved for the group STUDENTS.

STUDENTS is a group name.

user1 - user 3 are Windows user names separated with spaces.

The number 3 is the number of licenses to reserve.

VIE-C is the configuration code for the Project Viewer configuration.

Note that any licenses reserved for a group are dedicated to that group. Even when that group is not actively using the licenses, the licenses are unavailable to other users.

INCLUDE VIE-C:VENDOR_STRING=Enterprise USER john

Only the user john is allowed to use the Project Viewer configuration which is of type Enterprise.

Useful links

For more information about limiting certain Tekla Structures versions to certain users, see the following Support Article in Tekla User Assistanceonline help and self-support service for Tekla Structures

Tekla User Assistance includes instructions, support articles, and instructional videos, and it offers a possibility for feedback.

Tekla User Assistance is one of the Tekla online services.

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