Autosaving in multi-user mode

Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures

Autosaving in multi-user mode

Autosave only saves the working model, not the master model. Other users do not see the modifications you make after an Autosave. In multi-user mode, this makes Autosave much faster than the Save command. Save updates the master model.

By default, Tekla Structures saves the Autosave files in the master model folder with the filename <model>.db1_<user>. If several people are using the same username, conflicts will occur.

To avoid conflicts and problems caused by the network traffic, store the Autosave files locally, not in the model folder that is located on a network drive. Set the advanced option XS_​AUTOSAVE_​DIRECTORY , for example, to XS_AUTOSAVE_DIRECTORY=C:\TeklaStructuresModels\autosave. By saving autosave files locally you make sure that if there are problems in the network traffic, you are still able to save your own work.

  1. On the File menu, click Settings > Options , and in the General settings define the Autosave intervals for operations performed in the drawing and the model.

  2. Periodically autosave the model manually.

    To do so, create a shortcut for the Autosave command. Click File menu > Settings and in the Customize area select Keyboard shortcuts.


Remember to save regularly to the master model by clicking Save.

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