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Add sample and thumbnail images to master drawings

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

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2016i

Add sample and thumbnail images to master drawings

Add sample and thumbnail images to master drawings

You can add sample images for master drawings in Master Drawing Catalog. The same image is used as a thumbnail in the Master Drawing Catalog thumbnail list.

Before you can add a sample image or a preview image to a master drawingcollection of properties and drawing settings that are used for creating a new drawing

, you must have it somewhere ready.

Sample images are just samples, they are not real-time drawings, and they do not update when the drawing changes.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Create drawings > Master drawing catalog.
  2. In the Master Drawing Catalog , locate the desired master drawing and double-click it to open the Master Drawing Properties dialog box.
  3. Add the image you created:
    • For the master drawings of the type saved settingsmaster drawing where the drawing settings are saved in a drawing property file and used when creating a new drawing of a specific drawing type

      , cloning templates, and wizard files, click Change image and browse for the sample image. Click OK to save the image as a sample image.

    • For rule sets, click Next until you get to the page where you can add the sample image. Click Browse and browse for the sample image. Click Save to save the image as a sample image.

    Now you can display the sample image by selecting the master drawing on the cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

    list, right-clicking and selecting Preview. The thumbnail image in the Master Drawing Catalog thumbnail list is a smaller version of the same sample image.

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