Files related to options and advanced options

Tekla Structures
2023
Tekla Structures

Files related to options and advanced options

About model-specific options and advanced options

Note:

Changing an advanced option value in .ini files located outside of the model folder does not affect existing models.

You can only change model-specific advanced options in the Advanced Options dialog box or in the options.ini file located in the model folder. You cannot change model-specific advanced options in an options.ini file located in folders defined by the XS_​FIRM or XS_​PROJECT advanced option.

When a new model is created, Tekla Structures reads the values of model-specific options and advanced options from the standard.opt file, and from the .ini files in a specific reading order. Tekla Structures creates the options_model.db and options_drawings.db databases, and the options.ini file in the model folder.

The .ini files are also read when you open an existing model, but only new advanced options that do not exist in the options_model.db or options_drawings.db database are inserted. For example, options that are not yet in the Advanced Options dialog box but that have been added in the software would be inserted.

When you change model-specific options or advanced options

  • You can change model-specific advanced options only in the Advanced Options dialog box or in the options.ini file that is located in the model folder.

  • You can change model-specific options only in the Options dialog box dialog box manually or by loading standard.opt file values in the dialog box.

    When you save your own model-specific settings in the Options by pressing Save, the standard.opt file is saved in the \attributes folder under the model folder.

  • When you change a model-specific option or advanced option, the settings are applied when you press OK or Apply.

  • The updated model-specific option or advanced option settings are saved in options_model.db and options_drawings.db in the model folder when the model is saved.

  • The options.ini file located in the folder also contains some special model-specific advanced options that can be updated, such as new advanced options that are not yet in the Advanced Options dialog box.

What happens when you change user-specific options or advanced options

  • You can change user-specific advanced options in the Advanced Options dialog box or by editing the user.ini file.

  • You can change user-specific options only in the Options dialog box manually or by loading standard.opt file values in the dialog box.

  • When you change a user-specific option or advanced option, the settings are saved when you press OK or Apply.

    The settings are saved in the options.bin file in the ..\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\UserSettings folder.

Create a list of advanced options and their values

To create a complete list of advanced options in a text file, click Write to file in the Advanced Options dialog box.

The list shows the name of the advanced option, current value and type.

For more information about the standard.opt file, see Standard.opt settings

Was this helpful?
Previous
Next