Customize print file names (old printing)

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Customize print file names (old printing)

Customize print file names (old printing)

By default, Tekla Structures uses the drawing names as print file names. You can customize these file names using an advanced option indicating the drawing type, and entering switches defining the format of the print file name as a value.

To customize the filenames:

  1. On the File menu , click Settings > Advanced options and go to the Printing category.
  2. Enter switches for the advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

    In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

    In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.


    You can also combine several switches. The switches are not case sensitive.

  3. Click OK.


The example below results in the filename E_P1_PLATE_Revision=2.dxf :


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