View a log file

Added May 4, 2021 by Tekla User Assistance

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View a log file

View a log file

You can select how Tekla Structures displays the log files. Also, if parts or assemblies are listed in a log filefile that contains information related to changes, actions, and errors in the model or drawing

Tekla Structures writes information in log files when the model is saved, numbered or checked for clashes, for example.

, you can check the parts or assemblies in the model by selecting them in the log file.

  1. Open the model whose log history you want view.
  2. On the File menu, click Logs and select a log file you want to see.
    • Clash Check history log (ClashCheck.log)

    • Session history log (TeklaStructures_<user>.log)

    • Numbering history log (numberinghistory.txt)

    • Saving history log (save_history.log)

    • Drawing history log (drawing_history.log)

    • Analysis history log (analysis.log)

    • Usage data log (UserFeedbackLog.txt)

    You can view the log file either in Tekla Structures log viewer, or in a viewer that has been associated with the file type, for example, in Microsoft Notepad.

    To view the log file in the log viewer, in File > Logs select View with Tekla Structures log viewer

    To view the log file in an associated viewer, File > Logs select View with default application.

    The UserFeedbackLog.txt log file can be viewed only in associated viewer, not in the log viewer.

  3. If the log file contains information about parts or assemblies, you can check the parts or assemblies in the model. In the log file, select a row which contains a part or an assembly.

    Parts and assemblies have the prefix guid.

    Tekla Structures highlights the part in the model. If there are several parts or assemblies on a row and you select that row, Tekla Structures highlights all the parts in the model. You can also select parts on different rows.


You can access a part’s or an assembly’s pop-up menu from the log file by right-clicking a row that contains a part or an assembly. Tekla Structures displays the same pop-up menu as when you right-click a part or an assembly in the model.

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