To illustrate the shape and dimensions of a profile you have created, you can create an image of it. Tekla Structures displays 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, for example Microsoft Paint.
- Take a screenshot of the profile 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.
- Open the screenshot in any bitmap editor (for example, Microsoft Paint) and modify the image if necessary.
- Save the image in .bmp format in the ..\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\Bitmaps folder.
The file name must match the actual profile name. For example, if the profile name is mysketch , the image must be named mysketch.bmp.
- Restart Tekla Structures.
The image is now shown in the profile catalog.