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Drag dimension marks

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

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Drag dimension marks

Drag dimension marks

Dimension marks can be freely dragged to avoid overlapping dimensions and marks.

Note that you can only drag relative dimensions, not absolute dimensions.

Go to File > Settings and ensure that Smart select is selected .

  1. Select the dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

    Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.


    If you do not select the dimension line first, dragging will move the whole dimension, not just the dimension markpart of a dimension that displays the basic information about the building object measurements

    A dimension mark can consist of a prefix, numerical value, and postfix.


    When you select the line, the dimension mark handle becomes visible.

  2. Point the handle, press down the left mouse button, and drag the dimension mark to the desired location.

    Tekla Structures automatically adds a leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

    to the dimension mark that is dragged from its original position.

    Note that if you do not want to draw a leader line when a dimension text is dragged away from the dimension line, set the advanced option XS_LEADER_LINE_TO_DRAGGED_DIMENSION_TEXT to FALSE in the category Dimensioning: General in the Advanced options dialog box. The default value is TRUE.

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