Create and Save a New Project

Use the New Project dialog to create new projects by selecting a template. When you start Tilos, you are prompted to open a recent project, create a new project from a template, or open an existing project (including samples). You can also start a new project from within the program at any time. Doing so will open another instance of the program. Every Tilos project has the file extension *.hsp.

Project templates

Each new project in Tilos is based on a project template. When creating a project, the selected template is copied; therefore all data present in the project template (such as libraries, views, and subprojects) is available for you in your new project. The most important things to specify in a project are the project coordinates for time and distance area. After you choose a template, you are prompted for those coordinates.

Project templates are placed in the templates folder at:


during installation. If necessary, this path can be set by selecting Tools > Options > Configuration tab > Default Path Templates.

Tilos project templates have the file extension .hst.

Each project template is set up for a specific type of workflow or domain, which include:

  • BC MH Small Project Data - TBC Mass haul

  • BC-HCE Mass haulage Template Metric

  • General Canadian (Metric)

  • General US (Imperial)

  • General

  • Mass Haulage

  • Novapoint

  • Pipeline

  • Quantm

  • Tekla Civil

  • UK Tilos 11 - Metric

  • UK Tilos - Rail Possession Imperial

Ways to access

  • Click the New Project tab in the Tilos dialog that opens on startup.

  • In the menu, select File > New.

  • In the menu, select File > Save or Save As.


Save a project

Tilos projects are saved by default to the path:


or one that you set in options. If necessary, this path can be set by selecting Tools > Options > Configuration > Default Path Projects.

Set up a new project

  1. Select a project template and click OK. All elements, definitions, and libraries in the template project are copied to the new project.

  2. Enter the desired information in the relevant fields in the Settings for New Project dialog:

  • Project name - Enter a unique, descriptive identifier that will be used globally for the file.

  • Distance unit - Select the unit and format in which you want to enter distances.

  • Start (distance)/End (distance) - Specify the beginning and end locations of the linear construction area. The distance information is referred to in meters. For details, see the Working with Axes, Profiles, and Grids chapter. ...

  • Start (date)/End (date) - Specify the planned beginning and end dates and times of the construction project.

  • Base time unit - Select the time unit and format in which you want to display and enter durations.

  • View/Default Calendar - Select the calendar to be used as a default for new activities and views. You can subsequently allocate each activity to its own calendar. For details, see the Working with Calendars chapter.

Note: The settings for a project can be subsequently changed at any time by selecting Tools > Options > Project tab and Project (2) tab.

  1. Click Apply.

  2. Select a folder in the Save as dialog and enter a file name.

  3. Click Save.