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2017 Table of Contents

Arrange drawing objects

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

Software version: 
2017

Arrange drawing objects

Arrange drawing objects

You can reposition drawing objects on the basis of the protection properties of the drawing and the placing properties of each drawing objectobject that is represented in a drawing

type.

  1. Open a drawing.
  2. On the Drawing tab, click Properties > Drawing and go to Protection.
  3. Check the protection properties, modify them as required and click Modify.
  4. Double-click objects in your drawing, such as marks and dimensions, and click Place to check and change the placing settings as require.

    If the object is set to fixed , the Arrange objects commands have no effect.

  5. Click OK and Modify.
  6. In the open drawing, select the drawing objects you want to arrange.
  7. On the Drawing tab, click one of the following commands:
    • Arrange objects > Near current locations .

      Tekla Structures positions the selected drawing objects so that they do not overlap other objects. Objects located in a free location are not moved, and overlapping objects are moved as close to the current location as possible.

    • Arrange objects > Ignore current locations .

      Tekla Structures positions the selected drawing objects so that they do not overlap with other objects without checking the current location of the objects.

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