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Examples of filters

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

Software version: 
2016i

Examples of filters

Examples of filters

Here are some examples of filters that you can create. The same filtering techniques can be used for both view filters and selection filters.

Filter beams and columns

Create a filter based on object names.

  1. Create an empty view or selection filter.
  2. Click Add row twice to add two filter rules.
  3. Fill in the part names, BEAM and COLUMN.
  4. Select the Or option. The filter is now looking for an object that has the Name BEAM or COLUMN.
  5. Enter a unique name in the box next to the Save as button.
  6. Click Save as.

Filter parts in specific phases

Create a filter based on objects' phase numbers.

  1. Create an empty view or selection filter.
  2. Click Add row to add a new filter rule.
  3. Fill in the part phases , 1 and 2.

    Separate the strings with a blank space.

  4. Enter a unique name in the box next to the Save as button.
  5. Click Save as.

Filter out parts that have a certain profile

If you only want to select certain parts, filter out the remaining parts.

  1. Create an empty view or selection filter.
  2. Click Add row to add a new filter rule.
  3. Fill in the profile, BL200*20.
  4. Select Does not equal from the Condition list.
  5. Enter a unique name in the box next to the Save as button.
  6. Click Save as.

Filter assemblies and cast units

Create a filter based on assembly types.

  1. Create an empty view or selection filter.
  2. Click Add row to add a new filter rule.
  3. In the Category list, select Assembly.
  4. In the Property list, select Assembly type.
  5. In the Value box, enter the number of the assembly type, or use the Select from model... option to select a value from the model.

    Value

    Assembly type

    0

    precast

    1

    cast in place

    2

    steel

    3

    timber

    6

    miscellaneous

  6. Enter a unique name in the box next to the Save as button.
  7. Click Save as.

Filter sub-assemblies

Create a filter to select or view parts that belong to a sub-assemblyassembly in a nested assembly that is subordinate to a parent assembly

.

  1. Create an empty view or selection filter.
  2. Click Add row to add a new filter rule.
  3. In the Category list, select Template.
  4. In the Property list, select ASSEMBLY.HIERARCHY_LEVEL.
  5. In the Condition list, select Does not equal.
  6. In the Value box, enter 0.
  7. Enter a unique name in the box next to the Save as button.
  8. Click Save as.

Filter out reference models

If you only want to have certain reference models visible in the model, filter out the remaining reference models based on their ID numbers.

  1. Create an empty view filter.
  2. Click Add row to add a new filter rule.
  3. In the Category list, select Reference object.
  4. In the Property list, select Id number.
  5. In the Condition list, select Does not equal.
  6. In the Value box, enter the ID numbers of the reference models you want to hide.

    To hide several reference models, separate their IDs with spaces.

  7. Enter a unique name in the box next to the Save as button.
  8. Click Save as.

Filter reference model object properties

Create a filter based on reference model objectmodel object that is an individual part of an imported reference model

The user can define user-defined attributes for a reference model object.

The reference model objects can be moved to a model that is currently being worked on.

Information included in a reference model object can be saved in the model database.

properties.

  1. Create an empty view or selection filter.
  2. Click Add row to add a new filter rule.
  3. In the Category list, select Template.
  4. In the Property list, select the required template attributeattribute in a template object that Tekla Structures uses to calculate and display information from a model database

    Template attributes represent object properties.

    , and enter the property value prefix EXTERNAL.
  5. In the Condition list, select Equals.
  6. In the Value box, select Select from model and select the required object in the model.
  7. Enter a unique name in the box next to the Save as button.
  8. Click Save as.

Filter parts within component

Create a filter to easily select all parts within a component.

  1. Create an empty selection filter.
  2. Click Add row twice to add two filter rules.
  3. Add the first condition:
    1. In the Category list, select Object.
    2. In the Property list, select Is component.
    3. In the Condition list, select Equals.
    4. In the Value list, select Yes.
    5. In the And/Or list, select And.
  4. Add the second condition:
    1. In the Category list, select Object.
    2. In the Property list, select Object type.
    3. In the Condition list, select Equals.
    4. In the Value list, select Part.
    5. In the And/Or list, select And.
  5. Enter a unique name in the box next to the Save as button.
  6. Click Save as.

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