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User-defined attributes

Added March 9, 2013 | | by Tekla User Assistance BetC_documentation@tekla.com

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User-defined attributes

User-defined attributes provide extra information about a part. Attributes can consist of numbers, text, or lists. The following table gives some examples of what you can use attributes for:


Can be used...


In part and weld marks in Tekla Structures drawings, or in projects.


When drawings of the parts are created, Tekla Structures decreases the true length of the part by this value. This is useful when creating assembly drawings of bracing bars that should always be under tension.


In part marks in Tekla Structures drawings.

Preliminary mark

To obtain preliminary marks for parts in reports.


To protect objects from being accidentally changed.

Shear, Tension, and Moment

To save reaction forces for AutoDefaults. You can enter forces separately for each end of a part.

User field 1...4

User-defined fields. You can change the names of these fields and add new user-defined fields.

Connection code

When importing information on connection types into Tekla Structures. You can then use the connection codes as rules in AutoConnection and AutoDefaults. Each end of a part can have a different connection code.

Moment connection

For selecting whether to show moment connection symbols in drawings or not.