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Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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This advanced option must be set in an initialization (.ini) file.

Use to define the location of the default shapes that are available in the Shape Catalog dialog box when you create a new model. By default, this advanced option is set to point to the common environment, and the definition files of the default shapes are read from the \Shapes and \ShapeGeometries folders under the \profil folder.


To have Tekla Structures read the default shapes from the US imperial environment, set this advanced option as follows:

set XS_DEFAULT_BREP_PATH=%XSDATADIR%\environments\usimp\


set XS_DEFAULT_BREP_PATH=C:\ProgramData\Tekla Structures\<version>\environments\usimp\

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