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Add manual dimensions to general arrangement drawings

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Add manual dimensions to general arrangement drawings

Add manual dimensions to general arrangement drawings

You can dimension parts to grids along their X, Y, or X and Y axis and along gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.

lines in general arrangement drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

plan views.

Limitation: Parts like beams that are not located along the grids are not dimensioned.

  1. Open a general arrangement drawing.
  2. To check and change the dimension properties, on the Drawing tab, click Properties > Dimension , make the necessary changes and click Apply or OK.
  3. On the Dimensioning tab, click GA dimensions and the click one of the following commands:
    • To dimension along grid lines, click Along grid lines and pick the view in the location where you want to create the dimensions.

    • To dimension along part X or Y axis or both, select the part, and click Along part X axis , Along part Y axis or Along part X and Y axis. The parts are dimensioned to the two nearest grids.

    Tekla Structures creates the dimensions according to the dimension properties you defined in the Dimension Properties dialog box.

For instructions on how to dimension reinforcement in GA drawings, see Add dimensions to reinforcement.

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