Category: File Locations
Enter the path to the folder where you want to store the backup copies of Tekla Structures model files. You can enter either an absolute path or a relative path. For example, you can enter a path to a mapped network drive. Model files are often large, so you should ensure that you enter a path to a location that has enough disk space.
Tekla Structures will create sub-folders for each Tekla Structures model under the folder path that you enter. Each one of these model folders will
contain sub-folders for each time a backup copy of the model has been saved. These
sub-folders are named by the times when backup copies have been created in the
The default folder for backup copies is ..\TeklaStructuresModels\\backup\. If you do not enter another path, the default folder is used.
Note that the backup folder cannot be located directly under the actual model folder, because it would cause an infinite loop. If you define the backup folder to be in the model folder, Tekla Structures will ignore the path and use the default folder instead.
If Tekla Structures cannot find the folder path you entered, the status bar will tell you that creating a backup file has failed.
This advanced option is user specific and the setting is saved in options.bin under the user folder, for example, in C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\UserSettings. Restart Tekla Structures to activate the new value.