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Add attributes in automatic marks

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

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Add attributes in automatic marks

Add attributes in automatic marks

All types of building objectobject that represents something that will exist in the real building or will be closely related to it

A building object is always created in a model, but it is also represented as a drawing object in a drawing in which its properties can be modified.

marks allow you to add user-defined attributes and template attributes. For example, you might want to add control numbers or specify the number of characters in part numbers in assembly or part marks.

You can add user-defined attributes and template attributes in automatic and manual marks.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type.
  2. Load drawing properties that are as close to the ones you need as possible.
  3. Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings: Click View creation , select the view and the properties that you want to change, and click View properties.
  4. Click Part mark.
  5. In the mark properties dialog box, double-click the User-defined attribute element in the Available elements list to add it in the mark.
  6. Enter the user-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

    User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

    name in the Mark content - user defined attribute dialog box exactly as it appears in the objects.inp file.

    If you need a template attributeattribute in a template object that Tekla Structures uses to calculate and display information from a model database

    Template attributes represent object properties.

    in your mark, enter that instead.

  7. Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings: Click Save to save the changes in view properties and Close to return to drawing properties.

    General arrangement drawings: Click OK.

  8. Click Save to save the drawing properties, then click OK and create the drawing.


In the following example, the user-defined attribute OBJECT_LOCKED has been added in the part markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a part

Part marks are used for identifying constructions, for giving information about welding, for giving information about assemblies to a workshop, for giving information about how parts should be connected to each other, and for creating bills of quantities, for example.

In the US, the term piece mark is used to refer to position number.

after a text element Locked:.

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