Define new surface treatment subtypes
You can add new options to the Subtype list in the Surface treatment properties by editing the product_finishes.dat file.
This section is for advanced users.
- Copy the product_finishes.dat file to your firm, project, or 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.
. The file is located under the \ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments folder. The exact file location may vary depending on the folder structure of your environment files.
- Open the copied file using any text editor.
The first section of the file explains the available types of surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part
The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.
The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.
. The surface treatment types are hard-coded, so do not modify this section:
- Go to the sections that define the options for each type of surface treatment:
- Add rows to define new options.
- Save the file.