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Set viewing direction for parts in assembly drawings

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

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2017

Set viewing direction for parts in assembly drawings

Set viewing direction for parts in assembly drawings

In assembly drawings, you can define the front viewdefault view that is created using the part’s or component’s coordinate system and that shows the part or component from the front direction

Part’s front view is a view on part plane created of the part’s front plane.

viewing direction separately for columns, beams and bracings.

Note:

Do not change the viewing direction settings in the middle of the project. If you change the settings, some drawings may disappear.

Set viewing direction for columns in assembly drawings

  1. On the File menu , click Settings > Options and go to the Orientation marks settings.
  2. Under Viewing direction , use the Columns in assembly drawing option to set the front view direction of columns:
    • The values are As beam and bracing , North , East , South and West. Select As beam and bracing to use the same viewing direction as you use for beams and bracings. This is the default value.
    • If you have set the coordinate system to local in View creation properties, Tekla Structures uses the coordinate system of the column when setting the viewing direction of the front view.

    • If you have set the coordinate system to oriented , the column is in a horizontal position, and the viewing direction of the front view is the option you select ( North , East , South or West ).

    • If you have set the coordinate system to model , the column is in a vertical position, and the viewing direction of the front view is the option you select ( North , East , South or West ).

  3. Click OK.

Set viewing direction for beams and bracings in assembly drawings

  1. On the File menu , click Settings > Options and go to the Orientation marks settings.
  2. Under Viewing direction , use the Beams and bracings in assembly drawing option to set the front view direction:
    • The values are North or east , North or west , South or east , and South or west. The default value is North or east.
    • If the beam or bracing is parallel to the X axis of the model, it is also parallel to the X axis in the drawing.

    • If you have set the coordinate system to model , and the beam or bracing is sloped, it is also sloped in the drawing.

  3. Click OK.

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