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Model weld mark visibility and appearance properties in drawings

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

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Model weld mark visibility and appearance properties in drawings

Model weld mark visibility and appearance properties in drawings

You can select which model weld marks are visible in drawings, and define the content that is displayed in weld marks. In assembly drawings, you can define the visibility of welds in sub-assemblies.

Use options in the Weld mark panel (or Welding Mark Properties dialog box in general arrangement drawings) to set the visibility and contents of model weld marks.

Single-part and assembly drawings

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type.

  2. Click View creation , select the view and the properties that you want to change, and click View properties.
  3. Click Weld mark in the options tree.

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.

  1. Click Drawings & reports > Drawing properties > GA drawing .
  2. Click Weld mark.



Weld number

Yes shows the weld number.

Tekla Structures assigns a number to each weld as the weld is created. You can select whether to show or hide the weld number.


Welds in sub-assemblies

Not visible displays no welds in the drawing.

Site weld visible displays only site welds in the drawing.

Workshop weld visible displays only workshop welds in the drawing.

Both visible displays both site welds and workshop welds in the drawing.

Weld size limit

Enter a weld size to filter welds of that size out of the drawing. This is useful when you only want to show non-typical welds in a drawing.

To set whether the weld size limit is an exact or minimum value, use the advanced option XS_WELD_FILTER_TYPE.

To filter out a standard weld types, use the advanced option XS_OMITTED_WELD_TYPE.

Above line , Below line and Other

If there is no check mark in the Visible column next to the following properties, the properties are not displayed in the weld mark:









Effective throat

Root opening

Reference text




Search margin is the distance within which Tekla Structures searches for a space to place a mark.

Quarter defines the areas Tekla Structures searches for a space for placing the level mark.

Minimal Distance is the minimum distance of the mark from the part.

Text: Color

Sets the color of the text.

Text: Height

Sets the height of the text.

Text: Font

Sets the font of the text. Click Select to show more options.

Line: Type

Sets the type of the line.

Line: Color

Sets the color of the line.

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