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 together with XS_DEFAULT_LICENSE and XS_​DEFAULT_​ENVIRONMENT for bypassing the login dialog. Set these advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.

in a separate initialization filetext file that contains user interface definitions, start-up parameters, default settings, or advanced options

Initialization files are used when starting Tekla Structures and they can contain system-specific and user-specific advanced options that are used to configure Tekla Structures for different standards and the user’s individual style of working.

Initialization files have the file name extension .ini.

, and point to that file using the -I (capital i) parameter in the Tekla Structures shortcut. The parameter is used to point to a file which needs to be read before other initialization files.


If roles are used in your environment, both XS_DEFAULT_ENVIRONMENT and XS_DEFAULT_ROLE should be set for the startup to work correctly. XS_DEFAULT_LICENSE is optional.


set XS_DEFAULT_ROLE=C:\ProgramData\Trimble\Tekla Structures\<version>\Environments\USA\Role_Imperial_Steel_Detailing.ini

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