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Exaggerate selected dimensions in drawings (ExaggerateSelectedDimensions)

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

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Exaggerate selected dimensions in drawings (ExaggerateSelectedDimensions)

Exaggerate selected dimensions in drawings (ExaggerateSelectedDimensions)

You can exaggerate narrow dimensions to make them easier to read. When exaggerated, a dimension that is narrower than the limit defined in the Options dialog box is enlarged using the defined scale. If there are many exaggerated dimensions, Tekla Structures arranges them automatically.

  1. Go to On the File menu , click Settings > Options and go to the Drawing dimensions page.
  2. Set the Exaggeration limit and Exaggeration scale.

    Exaggeration scaling defines whether you are using Paper or Model as the exaggeration scaling method. If you select Paper , the exaggeration limit is multiplied by the view scale. If you select Model , and the scale is 1:10, all the dimensions smaller than 10 mm are exaggerated regardless of the drawing scale.

  3. Click OK to save the settings and close the Options dialog box.
  4. In an open drawing, click the dimension that you want to exaggerate.
  5. Click the Applications & components button in the side pane to open the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.


  6. Click the arrow next to Applications to open the applications list.
  7. Double-click ExaggerateSelectedDimensions.

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