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5 ways to enhance and extend Tekla Structures

Updated: 29 Mar 2018

Tekla Structures software solution can be adapted to your needs: customize if you want.

There are many possibilities how to extend and enhance Tekla Structures to fit your needs. Tekla Structures software offers great customization features, and with Tekla Open API almost everything is possible.

 

The following table compares 5 most used methods to customize Tekla Structures.

5 different ways to customize Tekla Structures
5 different ways to customize Tekla Structures.

 

Note that all possible ways to customize Tekla Structures are not included in this guide. Check Tekla User Assistance for more information about e.g. how to customize the ribbon, how to use project and firm folders for customized files, how to create pre-defined company templates and setting, and so on.

Extending and enhancing Tekla Structures using Tekla Open API

Customizing Tekla Structures with Tekla Open API is described in more detail in the following picture.

Customizing Tekla Structures with Tekla Open API.
Customizing Tekla Structures using Tekla Open API™.

Where to find the files

The list below describes the folder where the resulting .cs, .exe, and .dll files are stored.

See Tekla User Assistance for more information how to, for instance, define your own macro folder using advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

 

Default file locations for the Tekla Structures applications.
Default file locations for the Tekla Open API applications.