Create a rule set for AutoDefaults
You can create rule sets to define which connection properties are used when specific conditions in the model are met.
- On the File menu, click Catalogs > AutoDefaults settings.
- Click the plus icon in front of the rule groupto open the tree structure.
- Click the plus icon in front of the relevant group of componentsand connection.
- Right-click an existing rule setmaster drawing that contains model selection filters and where the properties and drawing settings vary based on the selected model objects
and select New Rule Set.
- Right-click the new rule set and select Edit Rule Set.
- Enter a name for the rule set.
- Select a rule from the Available rules list.
- Click the right arrow button to move the selected rule into the list of Rules in the rule set.
- Enter the values used in the rule: either an exact value, or minimum and maximum values.
- Select from the Parameter file(s) selection in the rule set list how the properties are selected in the rule set.
Option Description Use combination of first parameters Tekla Structures uses the properties files it finds in the first matching sub-rule set and does not check other rule sets. Iterate until connection symbol is green Tekla Structures checks sub-rule sets until it finds matching properties. Iterate until connection symbol is yellow Tekla Structures checks sub-rule sets until it finds matching properties. Use combination of all parameters Tekla Structures checks all rule sets and uses the properties files in all matching rule sets. The order of the properties files is important.
When Tekla Structures combines the properties files, the most recent files (the lowest in the tree) override previous ones. If you do not enter any values for the properties, Tekla Structures does not override the previous property values.
- Click OK.
The order of the rules in the tree structure is important. Tekla Structures uses the first rule that matches the conditions within the model so you should place the most limiting rule highest in the tree, and the most generic rule lowest.
You can change the priority of a rule set by right-clicking the rule set and selecting Move Up or Move Down.