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Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawing properties

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

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Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawing properties

Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawing properties

On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type. You can modify the properties after creating the drawing by double-clicking the drawing background.

The options in single-part, assembly and cast unit drawingdrawing that displays information on concrete parts, including reinforcement, cast-in embeds, edge chamfers, and insulation, in a cast unit

Cast unit drawings are generally used either at the element factory or at the construction site.

properties dialog box are described below.

Option Description For more information
Name Define the name of the drawing that is shown in the Drawing List , and can be included in drawing and report templates.  
Cast unit definition method

By cast unit position : A drawing will be created from each cast unit. If there are identical cast units, one of them will serve as the base cast unit for the drawing. This is the most common method for creating cast unit drawings.

By cast unit ID : Each part in the model includes a unique ID number. You can create drawings by using cast unit ID numbers. The ID number determines the marking of the drawing. You can create several drawings from identical cast units.

Title 1 , Title 2 , Title 3

Define titles that are shown in the Drawing List and can be included in drawing and report templates.

Give titles to drawings

Sheet number Used for creating several drawings of the same part as multiple drawing sheets. The number of sheets is not limited.

Create multiple drawing sheets using drawing properties

Layout Select the drawing layout, and define drawing sizes, autoscale, projection type, view alignment and part expansion settings. You can also select whether you want to list hidden objects in templates.

Drawing layout

Drawing size and drawing view scale

View creation Define the drawing views to be created. From here you can move on to modifying the view properties for each view.

View properties in drawings

Section view Define section view properties.

Section view properties

Detail view Define the start number or letter of the detail view and detail symbol label.

Modify detail properties in drawings

Protection Define protected areas to prevent text, marks or dimensions from being placed there.

Protect areas in a drawing

User-defined attributes

Add customized information to a drawing, such as information related to workflow, and comments. This information can be displayed in the Drawing List , and you can use it in report and drawing templates, marks, and as switches when customizing print file names.

The user-defined attributes and tabs shown in this dialog box are defined in the objects.inp file.

The drawing user-defined attributes dialog box in the default environment contains three tabs: Workflow , Parameters , and Title.

On the Title tab you can select if you want to use project-specific or drawing-specific information in the title block of the drawing. When you select Use project settings , you cannot enter any information in the title block fields.

User-defined attributes in drawings

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