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Example: Track along a line towards a snap point

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

Software version: 
2016i

Example: Track along a line towards a snap point

Example: Track along a line towards a snap point

This example shows how to pick a point at a specified distance along a line. We will use the Enter a Numeric Location dialog box to specify the distance from the last point picked.

  1. Create two beams and place them as shown below:

  2. Activate the beam command, to create one more beam.
  3. Pick the first point.

  4. Move the mouse pointer over the grid linesingle line that visualizes a single grid plane on a view plane

    midpoint, so that it locks onto the snap pointpoint to which Tekla Structures snaps

    , but do not click the mouse button.

  5. Type 1000.

    When you start typing, Tekla Structures displays the Enter a Numeric Location dialog box.

  6. Click OK to confirm the distance.

    Tekla Structures creates a beam, which is 1000 units long and positioned between the points you defined:

Tip:

You can also:

  • Track beyond the snap point, for example 4000 units from the first point:

  • Track in the opposite direction by entering a negative value, for example -1000 :

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