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Modify the dialog box of a custom component

Added August 31, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Modify the dialog box of a custom component

Modify the dialog box of a custom component

Each custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

has a dialog box that you can modify. For example, you can add images, tabs, and lists to the dialog box. Use the Custom Component Dialog Editor to edit the dialog box.

  1. In the model, select the custom component.
  2. Right-click and select Edit Custom Component Dialog Box.

    The Custom Component Dialog Editor opens.

  3. To move items, drag them to a new place in the dialog editor.

    You can also use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+X (cut), Ctrl+C (copy), and Ctrl+V (paste). For example, to move items to another tab: select the items, press Ctrl+X , go to another tab, and press Ctrl+V.

  4. To select multiple items, hold down the Ctrl key and click the items, or use area selectionmethod of selecting objects that are included in a certain rectangular area of a model

    In addition to the selected area, selection switches and selection filters control which object types are selected.


    You can now drag all the items at once.

  5. To add an image:
    1. Click Insert > Picture to show the contents of the folder that is set to Image Folder in Options.
    2. Select an image.

      The image must be in the bitmap ( .bmp ) format.

    3. Click Open.
    4. Drag the image to the correct place.
  6. To add a tab:
    1. Click Insert > Tab Page .
    2. Double-click the new tab.
    3. Enter a new name, and then press Enter.

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