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Drawing associativity

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

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Drawing associativity

Drawing associativity

Tekla Structures drawings are associative. The objects in the drawing are linked to model objects, which means that most objects in the drawing are automatically updated when the model changes. For example, if a model objectobject that is represented in a model

A model object is either created in a model or imported into it.

is resized, dimension points move with the corresponding object in the drawing, and the dimensions are recalculated. Still you do not lose any manual changes that you have made in the drawing. This applies to all drawing types.

Tekla Structures updates the following drawing objects to reflect the changes in the model:

  • Parts

  • Marks

  • Dimensions

  • Welds

  • Views

  • Section marks

  • Detail marks

  • Associative notes

  • Lines and other shapes

  • Tables

Tekla Structures retains the following manual changes made to drawings:

  • Base points of objects; for example, if you drag an object to a new location

  • Object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

    Usually a single object property includes a default value that the user can modify.

    ; for example, color, font, and line type

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