DDBIM | Tekla Structures Tricks and Plugins

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Tekla tip #13: Old drawing creation window

From Tekla Structures version 21.0 there are new drawing creation window for assembly drawings which is quite slow and complicated. Not everyone know that there is easy way to turn on old drawing window.

How the new drawing settings window looks:

How the old drawing settings window looks:

How to turn on old drawing settings window:

To turn on old dialog settings window you have to change advanced option:

XS_​USE_​OLD_​DRAWING_​CREATION_​SETTINGS

This setting is not visible in advanced settings window but can be setted from options.ini file wchich is present in model folder.

  1. Save your model
  2. Open model folder
  3. Find file options.ini and open it with notepad.
  4. Add line:
    set XS_​USE_​OLD_​DRAWING_​CREATION_​SETTINGS=TRUE
  5. Save options.ini
  6. Close Tekla Structures without saving
  7. Open model again

Why should I use old drawing window?

Firstly, If you are fammiliar with old Tekla Structures and now you have to use new Tekla Structures then this option is for you. Secondly the old drawing window loads faster than new drawing window and changing options is faster. Thirdly the options in old window are not complicated as in the new one.

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Gopal sunke
8 months ago

Working…Thanks