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Lock and unlock objects in specific phases

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

Software version: 
2017

Lock and unlock objects in specific phases

Lock and unlock objects in specific phases

To protect model objects from being accidentally modified or deleted, you can lockto prevent unwanted action in a model or a drawing

It is possible to lock model objects, reference models, and drawings, for example.

them. For example, you can lock parts, bolts, welds, and reference models in a Tekla Structures model according to their phase.

When an object is locked, you cannot modify its properties or delete it. You can only change the object’s user-defined attributes that do not affect numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

. If you try to modify or delete a locked object, Tekla Structures displays the following warning message:

"There are locked objects, see report. The operation could not be performed."

  1. On the Manage tab, click Phases.
  2. In the Phase Manager dialog box, select the phases whose objects you want to lock or unlock.
  3. Do one of the following:

    • To lock objects, click Lock objects.

      Tekla Structures sets the 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.

      Locked to Yes for the objects in the selected phases.

    • To unlock objects, click Unlock objects.

      Tekla Structures sets the user-defined attribute Locked to No for the objects in the selected phases.

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