Create an image of a profile

Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures

Create an image of a profile

To illustrate the shape and dimensions of a profile you have created, you can create an image of it. Tekla Structures shows the image when you browse for profiles in the profile catalog.

The image must be in Windows bitmap (.bmp) format and can be created with any bitmap editor, such as Microsoft Paint.

  1. Take a screenshot of the profile that you have drawn or sketched.

    For example, press the Print Screen (Prt Scr) key to take a screenshot of your entire desktop. To take a screenshot of an active window, press Alt+Print Screen. The screenshot is placed on the clipboard.

  2. Open the screenshot in a bitmap editor and modify the image if necessary.
  3. Save the image in .bmp format in the ..\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\Bitmaps folder.

    The file name must match the profile name. For example, if the name of a fixed profile or a sketched profile is mysketch, the image must be named mysketch.bmp.

    If the profile has been created using a .clb file, the name of the image file must also include the library ID that has been used for the profile in the .clb file and in the profitab.inp file. For example, if the library ID is BuiltUps and the cross section name is BOXISMC, name the image file BuiltUps.BOXISMC.bmp.

    Note that the profile names, cross section names, and library IDs are case sensitive.

  4. Restart Tekla Structures.

    The image is now shown in the profile catalog.

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