Category in Advanced options dialog box: File locations
This advanced option is system-specific and only meant for administrators.
Set the advanced options
XS_FIRM along with
XS_SYSTEM to point to the
folders Tekla Structures searches for property files. Tekla Structures always saves properties in the current
<model>\attributes folder. You can then copy or move them to
XS_FIRM or the
XS_PROJECT folder 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 firm folder. For more information, see "Best practices in Tekla Model Sharing".
Note that you can define one path only, not a list of paths.
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.