This tool will make the drawing export procedure easy. This tool will help to control the line types & layers for different objects.
In drawing all the objects are divided into different categories like Model objects, text, dimension etc. This tool will assign these objects different layers, line types, & line thickness.
How to locate
Installation is available at Export Layer and Linetype Settings
After installation this tool is available in Applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation
& components as shown below.
Click the above shown icon, this will open the mapping window as below.
Browse & load the line type mapping file from “…..common/system folder”
In the first two columns ‘Layer Name & From line type’, select the current object layer name from the drawing & its Line type.
In the last four columns ‘To Line Type, To Layer Name, To Color, To Weight’ you need to define what line type the object should take after export, what should be its layer name, color & line weight.
Please note, entries in columns ‘Layer Name & To Layer Name’, will be read from modify layers dialog. So its important, that those layers should be available under modify layer.
Once you finish with the changes, save the .xml file.