This advanced option is only meant for administrators.
Set the advanced options
XS_FIRM, along with
point to the folders Tekla Structures searches for properties files. Tekla Structures always saves properties in the current
model\attributes folder. You can then copy or move them to
XS_FIRM or the
folders if the same settings are needed in other models. You can also create
user-defined sub-folders under the
XS_FIRM and the
XS_PROJECT folders, and copy or move property files from the
model\attributes folder to these sub-folders.
For shared models, you can use a sub-folder in a Trimble Connect project as the project folder. For more information, see Best practices in Tekla Model Sharing-
This advanced option is model specific and the setting is saved in the options database.
Changing an advanced option value in
.ini files located outside the model folder does not affect the existing models. You can only update advanced options in the
Advanced Options dialog box or in the
options.ini file located in model folder; not from an
options.ini file located in folders defined for the advanced options
.ini files are read also when you open an existing model, but only new advanced options that do not exist in
options_drawings.db are inserted, for example, such options that are not yet in the
Advanced Options dialog box but have been added in the software.