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Drag, reshape and resize drawing objects

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

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2017

Drag, reshape and resize drawing objects

Drag, reshape and resize drawing objects

Many drawing objects, dimension lines and leader lines of many drawing objects have handles. You can use these handles to reshape, and resize objects. You can also drag the objects.

Before you start:

  • Click a drawing objectobject that is represented in a drawing

    or an object frame to activate the object and show the handles.

  • On the File menu, click Settings and select Smart select to drag by the object handles without selecting the handle first.

Do any of the following:

To

Do this

Drag the object

  • Point the handle, object or object frame, hold down the left mouse button and drag the object to a new location.

    The object follows the cursor while you drag the object, and you can all the time see what the end result will be.

    With circles, you can also use the middle handle for dragging.

Resize the object

  1. Click one of the objects or object frame handles.

  2. Drag the handle to resize the object or object frame.

    To enlarge the rectangle in all directions, drag from a corner handle.


Reshape the object

  1. Click the middle handle of a line or a handle on the cloud, polyline or polygon.

  2. Drag the handle to reshape the object.

Note:

If you drag a mark, note, text or dimension, its placing setting may be set to fixed depending what its set for the advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.

listed below. The mark, note, text or dimension stays where it is even though you update the drawing.

XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_DIMENSIONS_TO_FIXED

XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_MARKS_TO_FIXED

XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_NOTES_TO_FIXED

XS_CHANGE_DRAGGED_TEXTS_TO_FIXED.

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