Fixed sub-folders in project and firm folders

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

Fixed sub-folders in project and firm folders

Some files need to be stored in particular, or fixed, sub-folders under project and firm folders. If the files are not stored in these folders, Tekla Structures cannot read the files. See the files which should be stored in fixed sub-folders in the following table.

XS_FIRM or XS_PROJECT sub-folder

Further sub-folders and necessary files

See also

\AdditionalPSets

Use this folder to store additional property set configuration files for IFC export in the .xml format.

\CustomInquiry

Use this folder to store:

  • report templates for custom inquiries as .it files

  • the InquiryTool.config file for defining which attributes are included by default in the Manage content dialog box for selecting the properties shown in custom inquiries

\Drawing Details

Use this folder to store 2D drawing details as .ddf and .png files.

Note that to see the drawing details stored in the \Drawing Details sub-folder under a firm or project folder in Tekla Structures:
  1. In the Drawing 2D library side pane, click the Folder button.

  2. Select Firm or Project.

\macros

This sub-folder has the following sub-folders:
  • \Drawings

    Use this folder to store macros related to drawings as .bmp, .cs, and .cs.pdb files.

  • \Modeling

    Use this folder to store macros related to modeling as .bmp, .cs, and .cs.pdb files.

Note that macros are primarily read from the folder defined by the XS_​MACRO_​DIRECTORY advanced option. This advanced option can point to any folder, not just the \macros sub-folder of a firm or project folder.

\profil

This sub-folder can have the following sub-folders:
  • \ShapeGeometries

    Use this folder to store shape geometry descriptions as .tez or .xml files.

  • \Shapes

    Use this folder to store shape descriptions as .xml files.

\ProjectOrganizerData

This folder has the following sub-folders:
  • \DefaultCategoryTrees

    Use this folder to store Organizer categories as .category files.

  • \PropertyTemplates

    Use this folder to store property templates from Organizer as .propertytemplate files.

  • \ExcelTemplates

    Use this folder to store customized templates in .xlt format for exporting object property values from Organizer.

\PropertyRepository\Templates

Use this folder to store customized property pane layouts in the PropertyTemplates.xml file.

\Symbols

Use this folder to store:
  • symbols as .sym and .dwg files

  • other images and bitmaps used in drawings

Note that symbols are primarily read from the folder defined by the DXK_SYMBOLPATH advanced option. This advanced option can point to any folder, not just the \Symbols sub-folder of a firm or project folder.

\template

Use this folder to store graphical templates used in drawing layouts as .tpl files.

Note that templates are primarily read from the folder defined by the XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY advanced option.

In the same way, the tpled.ini is primarily read from the folder defined by the XS_​TPLED_​INI advanced option.

These advanced options can point to any folder, not just the \Template sub-folder of a firm or project folder.

This folder also contains the following sub-folders:
  • \mark

    Use this folder to store graphical templates used in drawing marks.

    Note that templates used in drawing marks are primarily read from the folder defined by the XS_​TEMPLATE_​MARK_​SUB_​DIRECTORY folder. This advanced option can point to any folder, not just the \template\mark sub-folder of a firm or project folder.

  • \settings

    Use this folder to store the tpled.ini file, which defines environment-specific template settings, and the user-defined attributes (UDAs) related to Template Editor in the contentattributes_user-defined_YOUR_COMPANY.lst file.

    Note that to read Template Editor files from the template\settings sub-folder within a firm or project folder, the XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY_SYSTEM advanced option needs to point to the \.ini sub-folder in the firm or project folder.

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