2018i Table of Contents


Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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This advanced option must be set in an initialization (.ini) file. It is system-specific.

You can collect all the .uel files exported from your custom components and sketched profiles in folders, and then automatically import them to new models. Use this advanced option to point to the folders which contain the .uel files. Note that you must still manually export the desired custom components and sketched profiles to these folders.

You can point to several folders if you separate the folders with a semicolon. For example:

set XS_UEL_IMPORT_FOLDER=%XSDATADIR%\environments\common\components_sketches\;%XSDATADIR%\environments\default\components_sketches\;%XSDATADIR%\environments\usimp\components_sketches\precast\

When this advanced option is set (preferably in the user.ini file), and you create a new model, Tekla Structures automatically imports the .uel files to the model.


To take the custom components and related sketched profiles in use in existing models, import the .uel files through the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

. If the .uel files only contain sketched profiles, import them through the profile catalogcatalog that displays profiles and information on the profiles

In addition to the available profiles in the respective Tekla Structures environment, the user can add fixed or parametric user-defined profiles to the profile catalog. It is also possible to import profiles to the profile catalog.


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