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

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Templates are descriptions of forms and tables that can be included in Tekla Structures. Templates are either graphical or textual. Graphical templates are inserted in drawing layouts as tables, text blocks, and drawing headers, for example. Textual templates are used for creating reports. The contents of the template fields are filled in by Tekla Structures at run time.

Tekla Structures includes a large number of standard templates you can use. Use Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

to modify existing templates, or create new ones to suit your needs.

Graphical templatetemplate that may contain text, graphics, and bitmaps

Graphical templates are primarily used in drawings but they can also be used in HTML reports. Graphical templates display project and company information, for example. In addition to text, they can contain graphics, such as table outlines, bitmaps or symbols.

definitions have the file name extension .tpl. Textual templatetemplate that may contain only text

Textual templates are used for creating reports or listings of objects, for example, material lists of assemblies.

definitions have the file name extension .rpt.

The ready-made textual and graphical templates are located under the environment folders, in ...\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\. The exact file location may vary depending on the folder structure of your environment files. Textual and graphical templates, except mark templates, can also be read from XS_FIRM or XS_PROJECT folders. For more information on where the templates are searched for, see Folder search order.


Example of a title block:

Example of an inquiry report:

Example of a part list report:

For more information on using templates, see Template Editor User's Guide or open the Template Editor Help in Template Editor by clicking Help > Contents .

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