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Data files (.dat files)

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019i

Data files (.dat files)

Data files (.dat files)

Data files contain information used by certain components, or Rebar shape manager , for example.

Warning:

These files affect the operation of components or Rebar shape manager. Do not modify the files listed here unless you are an administrator.

File

Description

joints.dat

Contains data used in Handrailing (1024) and Stanchions (S76) components. Used in the Stanchion connection type option.

railings.dat

Contains data used in Handrailing (1024). Used in the Stanchion connection type option.

steps.dat

Contains the data for Stairs (S82) and Stairs (S71). Used in the Step profile and Catalogue step options.

std_flange_plates.dat

Contains data for Tapered column (S99). Used in the options:

  • Outer flange profile

  • Inner flange profile

  • Top plate profile

std_stiffener_plates.dat

Contains data used in Tapered column (S99). Used in the Horizontal stiffener profile box.

marketsize.dat

Contains available market sizes for certain material grade. Can be used with fMarketSize() function in the custom component editor.

import_macro_data_types.dat

Contains the user-defined attributes that you can include in an input file in attribute import.

RebarShapeManager.CustomProperties.dat

Contains the custom properties, template attributes, and user-defined attributes that you can use in bending shape rules in Rebar shape manager.

Note that default data files are read from the environment's system folder, but user-defined data files are stored in the model’s \attributes folder.

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