2019i Table of Contents


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

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This advanced option must be set in an initialization (.ini) file.

Set the advanced option XS_USE_OLD_DRAWING_CREATION_SETTINGS to TRUE to use old drawing functionality and old drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

property dialog boxes and subdialog boxes. In this old approach, drawing objectobject that is represented in a drawing

properties can be defined on both drawing and view level, not individually for each view, like in the new view-level approach. View-level dimensioning rules are not supported.

By default, this advanced option is not in use.

Where to change the value depends on your company or project size, and on which level you need to unify certain enterprise-level settings. You can set this advanced option to TRUE in the options.ini file under the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.

folder, in company's own company.ini file, your company's own role.ini file, or the options.ini file in firm or project folders , for example.

Note that Trimble Solutions no longer maintains the old functionality and dialog boxes. In practice, this means that new features, like custom presentations or automatic view-level properties will not be available in the old dialog boxes.

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