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2016i Table of Contents

Drawing grid properties

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

Software version: 
2016i

Drawing grid properties

Drawing grid properties

Use the Grid properties to view and modify the gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.

settings in drawings.

  • To set the automatic grid properties in single-part and assembly drawings: On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type. Click View creation , select the view and the properties that you want to change, and click View properties. Now click Grid in the options tree and adjust the settings as required.
  • To set the automatic grid properties on drawing level in general arrangement drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

    General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

    : On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type. Click Grid , and adjust the settings as required.
  • To modify the grid properties on drawing level in a general arrangement drawing: Double-click the drawing background, click Grid and adjust the settings as required.
  • To modify the grid properties on view level: Double-click the drawing view framesolid frame around all the contents of a drawing view

    Drawing view frame can be used when modifying properties of a single drawing view. Drawing views can be dragged using the drawing view frame.

    and click Grid in the View Properties dialog box, and adjust the settings as required.

Option

Description

Grids

Visible shows the grids.

Not visible does not show the grids.

Visible in all views shows the grids in all drawing views. This option is not available for general arrangement drawings.

Only grid labels visible shows only the grid label and a short section of the grid line. The length of the displayed grid line depends on the value entered in the Text placing box. In the drawing level, this option is only available for general arrangement drawings. On the view and object level this option is available for all types of drawings.

Text placing

Sets the side to show the grid labels and the length of the grid line extension (the distance between the end of the grid line and the text).

Text: Color , Height , Font and Frame

Defines the grid label text color, height, font and frame.

Other ways to adjust grids

Additionally, for example XS_DRAWING_GRID_LABEL_FRAME_FIXED_WIDTH , XS_DRAWING_GRID_LABEL_FRAME_LINE_WIDTH_FACTOR and XS_GRID_TEXT_FONT allow you to adjust the grid labels further.

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