Sharing project relevant files when using Tekla Model Sharing


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Last updated February 5, 2021 by Tekla Global Support tekla.structures.ghd@trimble.com

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Sharing project relevant files when using Tekla Model Sharing

Question:
What are the best practices on sharing project relevant files (e.g. templates, reports, etc.) between several companies when using Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

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Answer:
Recommended way is to store all of the project relevant data in to model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

, but remember:
a) do not use folder names that are excluded by default from the sharing;
b) add those relative folder paths to, e.g. XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY.

Example
Company "A" creates a drawing template "template.tpl" and places it in the Model folder -> Shared_templates. In order to get the "template.tpl" working correctly they need to set the XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY = .\Shared_templates

Companies can share the relevant project files and store them locally on their premises (outside shared modelmodel used for collaboration over the Tekla Model Sharing service

With a shared model, each user works with their own model and the changes are shared through Tekla Model Sharing. A shared model requires the use of a single-user model. The same model cannot be a shared model and a multi-user model.

folder), but there are some restrictions, that has to be taken into account:

Shared folder Behavior in Tekla Model Sharig Limitations
XS_PROJECT This is model option, and is shared Cannot have multiple file paths
XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY Shared -
XS_STD_PART_MODEL Shared

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XS_FIRM This is system option, and is not shared Do not place files that should be shared in this folder

See also:

What is shared in Tekla Model Sharing

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