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Snap zone, depth, and priority

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

Software version: 
2016i

Snap zone, depth, and priority

Snap zone, depth, and priority

Snap zonezone around one or more snap points inside which Tekla Structures hits the closest snap point corresponding to the active snap switches

, snap depth, and snap priorityproperty of a snap point that defines its ranking among the snap points inside a snap zone

Tekla Structures automatically snaps to the point with the highest snap priority, but the user can also choose another point.

affect the picking of points. Snap priority is automatic, but the other two settings you can change.

Snap zone

Each object has a snap zone. It defines how close you need to pick to hit a position. When you pick within the snap zone of an object, Tekla Structures automatically snaps to the closest pickable point on that object.

You can set the snap zone using the advanced option XS_PIXEL_TOLERANCE.

Snap depth

The first list on the Snapping toolbar defines the depth of each position you pick. You have the following options:

  • Plane : You can snap to positions either on the view plane or the work plane , depending on what you have selected in the second list on the Snapping toolbar.

  • Auto : In perspectiveview projection that displays objects in a model view from a particular standpoint so that distant objects appear smaller than close ones, as do text and points

    The user can zoom, rotate, pan, or fly through the model objects.

    views, this option works like the 3D option. In non-perspective views, it works like the Plane option.

  • 3D : You can snap to positions in the entire 3D space.

Snap priority

Tekla Structures automatically snaps to the point with the highest snap priority, but you can also choose another point.

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