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Example: Place a drawing object at a specified distance

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

Software version: 
2016i

Example: Place a drawing object at a specified distance

Example: Place a drawing object at a specified distance

This example shows how to place a drawing objectobject that is represented in a drawing

at a specified distance in the indicated direction. We will use the Enter a Numeric Location dialog box to specify the distance coordinate.

  1. On the Drawing tab, click Draw line to activate the line tool.

  2. Hold down Ctrl and pick an origin.

  3. Point to the direction where you want to place the start point of the line.

    Here, the bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

    The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

    needs to be moved 30 mm to the right and the line will indicate the new position for the group.

  4. Start entering the distance, for example 30.

    The Enter a Numeric Location dialog box is displayed.

  5. When you have entered the distance, click OK. Tekla Structures indicates the start point of the line.

  6. Pick an end point for the line.

  7. To check that the distance is correct, create a dimension.

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