Create and distribute customized settings, user interface elements, and catalogs

Added May 4, 2021 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2021

Create and distribute customized settings, user interface elements, and catalogs

Create and distribute customized settings, user interface elements, and catalogs

Tekla Structures settings are managed on several layers, and many of the settings can be customized to meet the needs of your company and projects.

If you are not yet familiar with the different files and folder that are essential to get Tekla Structures working as efficiently as possible, see Implementation guide for administrators before you start customizing.

Customize modeling and drawing settings

In addition to Trimble's default settings, you can create your company's general settingssettings that are used to control the general functions of the software

In Tekla Structures general settings include, for example, autosave interval and settings related to units and decimals. General settings can be saved for each model or as a standard file.

In Tekla Structures, general settings are defined in the Options dialog box.

and project-specific settings. See Environment, company, and project settings for administrators.

Share customized user interface elements

Also, many user interface elements can be customized and distributed to all the users in a company. You can distribute

Customize catalogs and databases

You can customize catalogs and databases for

Check, for example, the profile and material needs for your project, and if needed, clean up the catalogs and databases so that they contain the relevant content for your project. This helps you to simplify your work and avoid mistakes. Always ensure that the cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

content is correct. Mistakes in catalogs may be hard to detect, but if left unnoticed, they may lead to serious inconsistencies in quantity information, data transfer, or elsewhere. For example, wrong material density will lead to systematic errors in reported weights.

If necessary, you can add new content to the catalogs from other environments, from Tekla Warehouse, or you can import content created in other software solutions.

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