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Tips for basic tasks

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

Software version: 
2016i

Tips for basic tasks

Tips for basic tasks

Here we provide useful hints and tips that help you use the Tekla Structures user interface and its basic features more efficiently.

  • Switch rollover highlight on or off

    By default, Tekla Structures highlights the objects in yellow, so that you can easily see which objects you can select. You can switch the highlighting on or off.

  • Select values from the model

    You can select object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

    Usually a single object property includes a default value that the user can modify.

    and dates directly from the model. This can be useful when creating view filters, selection filters, and object groups.

  • Interrupt object selection

    You can have Tekla Structures interrupt the object selection process if the selection takes over a defined period of time. For example, if you are working on a large model and you accidentally select all or part of the model, you can interrupt the selection if it takes over 5000 milliseconds (5 seconds) to complete.

  • Select on right-click

    You can change the settings so that you can select objects also with the right mouse button.

  • Copy and move efficiently

    You can keep the Move and Copy dialog boxes open if you are going to use them often, for example when creating grids and levels in a new model.

  • Change a property in several parts at the same time

    You can quickly change a property in multiple parts simultaneously.

  • Show or hide "Do not show this message again"

    Sometimes when Tekla Structures displays warning messages, you have the option to hide future warnings of the same type. You can have Tekla Structures show these warnings again.

  • Wildcards

    A wildcard is a symbol that stands for one or more characters. You can use wildcards to shorten strings, for example in filtering.

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