Standard files are property files that Tekla Structures uses by default when you apply commands.
These properties are displayed in the property pane of different model objects, such as beams, columns or plates, or in the dialog boxes of other objects.
In the property pane: the properties are taken into use when you select the standard option in the upper part of the property pane. The properties are loaded immediately, and the values that are different from the currently selected object are highlighted in the property pane.
In the dialog boxes: the properties are taken into use when you select the standard option in the list next to the Load button, and click the Load button.
Standard files are named standard.* where the symbol * is the file name extension. For example, standard.clm file is used for column properties. Note that default standard files are read from the environment's \system folder, but user-defined standard files are stored in the ..\TeklaStructuresModels\<model_name>\attributes folder.
List of standard files saved with Save defaults command
You can save a set of standard files in the model folder. You can then copy the standard files to the project or firm folders for future use, to set up Tekla Structures to suit the way you work.
To save a set of standard files in the model folder, go to Quick Launch , start typing save defaults and select the Save defaults command from the list. Tekla Structures saves a set of standard files in the attributes folder in the current model folder.