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Set automatic drawing properties before creating drawings

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

Software version: 
2017

Set automatic drawing properties before creating drawings

Set automatic drawing properties before creating drawings

Tekla Structures creates drawings using the automatic drawing properties defined separately for each type of drawing.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type.
  2. If possible, load drawing properties closest to the ones you need by selecting a properties file from the list at the top.

    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.

    properties, you need to click Load.

  3. Do one the following, depending on the type of the drawing:

    Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings:

    1. Go through the various properties in the options tree and adjust the values as requires.

      The check boxes next to the options are automatically selected when you change something for that particular option.

    2. To save properties, for example, protection properties for future use, give a unique name for the properties in the Save box and click Save. Note that you should not include spaces or special characters in the name.
    3. To adjust view-level settings (views, dimensions, marks and objects), click View creation , select the desired view and view properties file, and then click View properties.
    4. Adjust the properties for the selected view as required.
    5. To save properties, for example, part properties for future use, give a unique name for the properties in the Save box and click Save. Note that you should not include spaces or special characters in the name.
    6. Click Save in View Properties to save the properties in the view properties file, when you are done.
    7. Click OK in View Properties to return to the drawing properties.

    General arrangement drawings:

    1. Switch off the all the check boxes by clicking the on/off switch at the bottomand only select the check boxes for the options that you wish to change.
    2. Go through the various properties in the drawing properties dialog box, and make the necessary changes.
    3. Click OK in each subdialog box where you changed the properties to save the changes and to return to drawing properties.
    4. To save properties, for example, part properties, for future use, give a unique name for the properties in the Save as box and click Save as. Note that you should not include spaces or special characters in the name.
  4. Click Save to save the properties.

    If you want to save the changes in another drawing properties file, enter the new name.

    Note that you should not use spaces in the properties file name, this may cause problems. For example, when you use the drawing properties file in a rule setmaster drawing that contains model selection filters and where the properties and drawing settings vary based on the selected model objects

    in the Master Drawing Catalog , the drawings are not created if the properties file name contains spaces.

    In general arrangement drawing properties, click Save as.

Now you can create a drawing using the drawing properties file that you just set up.

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