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Add level attributes in automatic part marks

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

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Add level attributes in automatic part marks

Add level attributes in automatic part marks

You can add level attributes, such as TOP_LEVEL , BOTTOM_LEVEL , ASSEMBLY_TOP_LEVEL , ASSEMBLY_BOTTOM_LEVEL , and ASSEMBLY.MAIN_PART.TOP_LEVEL , in part marks as user-defined attributes.

The level attributes take the dimension format from the MarkDimensionFormat.dim file. If you want, you can also change the dimension format in the Dimension properties dialog box in an open drawing and load the changed dimension properties in the dimensioning rule that you use for creating dimensions in a view.

You can add level attributes in automatic and manual marks.

To change the dimension format and add level attributes:

  1. In an open drawing, on the Drawing tab, click Properties > Dimension.
  2. Select MarkDimensionFormat from the properties file list at the top, and click Load.
  3. Change the unit, precision and format as desired.

  4. Click Save to save the changes in the MarkDimensionFormat file, and then click Cancel to close the dialog box.
  5. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type.
  6. Load drawing properties that are as close to the ones you need as possible.
  7. Click View creation , select the view and the properties that you want to change, and click View properties.
  8. Click Part mark.
  9. In part markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a part

    Part marks are used for identifying constructions, for giving information about welding, for giving information about assemblies to a workshop, for giving information about how parts should be connected to each other, and for creating bills of quantities, for example.

    In the US, the term piece mark is used to refer to position number.

    properties, double-click the User-defined attribute element to add it to the mark.
  10. Enter a user-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

    User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

    name in the Mark content - user defined attribute dialog box.

    You can enter the following values:



















    and/or the following:


  11. Click Dimensioning in the options tree.
  12. Select a dimension rule from the list and click Edit Rule.
  13. Select MarkDimensionFormat from the Dimension properties list.
  14. Save the dimensioning rule by clicking Save and click Close.
  15. Save the view properties clicking Save.
  16. Click Save to save the drawing properties, then click OK and create the drawing.


In the following example, TOP_LEVEL and ASSEMBLY_TOP_LEVEL have been added in the mark.

In the following example, the top level of the part itself ( TOP_LEVEL ), the top level of the assembly ( ASSEMBLY_TOP_LEVEL ), and the top level of the assembly main partmain part that exists in an assembly

The assembly main part in a steel assembly may have other parts welded or bolted to it. By default, the assembly main part is not welded or bolted to any other parts.

The user can change the assembly main part.

( ASSEMBLY.MAIN_PART.TOP_LEVEL ) have been added in the mark.

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