Added May 4, 2021 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 catalogcatalog that displays information of item shapes

The shapes are downloaded from Tekla Warehouse, are created using existing geometry and parts in the model, or are modeled using software other than Tekla Structures, for example SketchUp.

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.

The definition files of the shapes that you use from this location when you create items in a model are copied to the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.



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

set XS_DEFAULT_BREP_PATH=%XSDATADIR%\environments\germany\


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

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