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Tekla Structures Configurator

Last updated December 7, 2015 by Trimble Solutions France tekla.support.fr@trimble.com

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Not environment-specific

Tekla Structures Configurator


Purpose and description 
System Requirements 
Installing Tekla Structures Configurator
Using Tekla Structures Configurator 
Tekla Structures Configurator settings 
Additional information

Purpose and description

This extension is used for creating customer configurations. A firm folderfolder that is used for storing Tekla Structures-related files customized for a particular organization

A Tekla Structures user can, for example, customize a company’s cloning templates and save them in a sub-folder located under the firm folder. After this, the customized cloning templates can be used in all projects carried out for the company.

and a role file will be created.
The extension can also be used for setting up configurations sent by customers.

System requirements

Tekla Structures configurationTekla Structures software set-up for a specific user group

Tekla Structures license is a permission to activate and use certain Tekla Structures configurations. A Tekla Structures configuration consists of a set of features that the user is entitled to based on the license agreement, and is the commercial part of Tekla Structures.

There are several Tekla Structures configurations, for example, Steel Detailing, Precast Concrete Detailing, and Engineering.

:          All
Environments:                                    All
Tekla Structures minimum version: 16.1
.NET Framework version: 4.0

Installing Tekla Structures Configurator

To install the extension:

  1. Download Tekla Structures Configurator package from Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

    In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

    Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla online services.

  2. Extract the file package. The Tekla Structures Configurator installation folder is located in the Program Files folder.

Using Tekla Structures Configurator

Start the extension by double-clicking the Tekla Structures Configurator icon on the desktop or from the Start menu. Do not open Tekla Structures.
You can change the language in the extension settings.

To use the extension,  answer the wizard questions and click Next:

At the end, your configuration will be available in the Role list at Tekla Structures startup:

Tekla Structures Configurator settings

You can change the extension settings by clicking the settings button on the title bar:

You can add rows in the role_Prototype.ini file located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Tekla Structures Configurator.

Additional information

  • The extension does not work with environments without a role file, for example Japan.
  • Images in the \Symbols folder are visible in the template editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

    only if the editor preferences are changed.

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