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Drawing layout

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

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Drawing layout

Drawing layout

A drawing layoutplan of a drawing that includes the table layout and definitions of the sheet size

Tekla Structures includes several predefined drawing layouts, which are drawing-type specific. The user can also create new drawing layouts.

defines which drawing tables to include in the drawing, and the set of rules for increasing the drawing size when necessary. The layout connects a set of drawing table layouts to drawing sizes. Tekla Structures selects the smallest defined drawing size that will fit the drawing views and the connected table layoutplan that defines the selection, placing, and scale of tables in a drawing

. This tells Tekla Structures which elements to include in the drawing automatically.

Each drawing layout has its own:

  • Table layouts

  • Fixed drawing sizes

  • Calculated drawing sizes

Tekla Structures has several predefined drawing layouts. Each drawing type; assembly, single-part, cast unit, general arrangement, and multidrawingdrawing that gathers together several drawings on one sheet

The individual drawings in a multidrawing may be of any drawing type.

, has its own layouts. You can also create customized layouts.

Using different layouts you can, for example, set assembly drawings to use A1 and A2 size drawing sheets, and single-part drawings to use A3 and A4 sheets. Another example is that you may want to include a material list in assembly drawings, but not in general arrangement drawings.

Tekla Structures saves the new layouts you create in separate files with the file name extension .lay. The layout files are located in the \attributes folder in the model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

. You can copy them to project or firm folders defined by advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.


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