Changes in advanced options
In Tekla Structures version 2022, there are some new advanced options, and some of the advanced options have been deprecated. Also, the functionality of some of the advanced options has been changed.
You can use advanced options for configuring Tekla Structures to suit the way you work, or to comply with specific project requirements or industry standards. You can change advanced options values in the Advanced options dialog box, or in the initialization files.
New advanced options
Use this advanced option for
setting the default value for the Keep this license reserved on this
device check box in the closing confirmation message box, which
appears when you close Tekla Structures. This advanced option must be set in an initialization (.ini) file. The default value is
which keeps the license reserved. If this advanced option is not set, or is set
TRUE, the check box is selected if you use a named license, or if you
have selected to keep the license reserved in the previous Tekla Structures session. If you set this advanced option to
the Keep this license reserved on this device check box
is never selected by default.
Use this user-specific advanced option for showing and hiding drawing view frames. It is located the Drawing views category of the Advanced options dialog box.
- When you set this advanced option to
FALSE, the drawing view frames are hidden until you move the mouse pointer over the view. This is the default value.
- When you set this advanced option to
TRUE, the drawing view frames are visible all the time.
- In Tekla Structures versions 2019 and earlier, the drawing view frames were always visible. In Tekla Structures 2019i, the drawing view frames were hidden and only displayed when the mouse pointer was over the view frame.
Set this advanced option to
FOG to activate the FOG rendering engine. When set to
overall rendering is faster, which can be seen when you pan or zoom, for
example. This user-specific advanced option is located the Drawing views category of the Advanced options dialog box.
To use the Windows Graphics Device
Interface (GDI) rendering, set this advanced option to
GDI is the default value.
Note that setting the XS_USE_SMART_PAN advanced
TRUE is useful for the Windows GDI only and has no effect on FOG
The IFC2X3 export no longer exports steel secondary objects as
IfcDiscreteAccessory by default. You can force previous categorization
by setting this advanced option to
an initialization (.ini) file, for example,
When this system-specific advanced option is set to
TRUE, which is the default value, the model views that display bolts
as rendered solid objects (using the Exact representation
option) open and update faster. This performance improvement is especially
noticeable in large models with steel structures.
When this new model-specific advanced
option is set to
TRUE, which is the
default value, Rebar shape manager recognizes and uses the polycurve geometries of reinforcing bars.
Changed advanced options
No restart needed
You no longer need to restart Tekla Structures when you change the setting of the following advanced options:
This advanced option is now a read-only advanced option, which always points to the location where teklastructures.exe is found. Changing this advanced option is not allowed, because the change would be ignored by Tekla Structures. This advanced option is included in the teklastructures.ini file to communicate that it cannot be set to another value.
Deprecated advanced options
The following advanced options are deprecated, but still supported in Tekla Structures 2022:
XS_DIR: Instead of this advanced option, we recommend that you use XSDATADIR to find the root location for the installation, or XSBIN to find the location where binaries are found.
XS_MESSAGES: Instead of this advanced option, we recommend that you use XS_MESSAGES_PATH, which allows you to define several message file locations.
XS_APPLICATIONS: Instead of this advanced option, we recommend that you use XS_APPLICATIONS_PATH, which allows you to define several application file locations.
This advanced option has been
removed from Tekla Structures 2022. This means that you can no longer set Tekla Structures to automatically calculate and update the pour units in shared models during
writing out and reading in. Instead, each user has to run the Calculate pour units command in their local version of the shared model to update the pour units.
This has been the case also in Tekla Structures 2021 where the default value of this advanced option was changed to