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Create a template

Last updated March 19, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019

Create a template

Create a template

  1. On the File menu, click Editors > Template Editor.
  2. In Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

    , click File > New.
  3. Select the template type and click OK. A new empty template is created.
  4. Add new rows in the template.
    1. Click Insert > Component > Row to add a new row.
    2. Select a content typedetermination of which template attributes can be used in the template object value fields for a template component row

      Content types are mainly based on object types.

      for the row and click OK.
    3. Repeat steps a–b for each new row.
  5. Add value fields to get the required data from your Tekla Structures database.
    1. Click Insert > Value field .
    2. Click a point to define the location of the field within the row.

      The Select Attribute dialog box appears prompting you to select an attribute for the value field.

    3. Select an attribute and click OK.
    4. Repeat steps a–c for each value field.
  6. Save the template.
    1. Click File > Save as.
    2. Browse to the template folder defined for the advanced option XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY.
    3. In the File name field, enter a name for the template.
    4. Click OK.

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