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View object properties in Organizer

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

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2017

View object properties in Organizer

View object properties in Organizer

You can view the properties of selected model objects in Object Browser. Object Browser lists the objects that you have selected in the model or the objects of the categories you have selected. The object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

Usually a single object property includes a default value that the user can modify.

are shown in columns. You can change the order and sorting direction of the columns, and group the properties to view the object data in a structured way.

Click Reload the view in Object Browser when you want to view the latest property values from the model. Once you have viewed a property of any object, the property will be updated in the Organizer database at synchronization.

Note:

Synchronizing Organizer updates all properties of the changed objects in the Organizer database. You do not need to reload Object Browser if you change the selection in the model, or select another category or another property templatedefinition of object property layout for the property table in object browser

The property template is saved in an .xml file or in the Organizer database.

. When you have synchronized Organizer , the object properties are up to date until you make changes in the model.

You can use Tekla Structures selection switches to select the needed objects in the model, select assemblies , for example.

To view object properties in Organizer :

  1. To open Organizer , click Manage on the ribbon and then click Organizer.
  2. Select model objects in the model, or a category in Categories.

    Object Browser may not automatically show the selected objects. There is a predefined limit for the number of objects shown in Object Browser. If the number of objects you have selected is above the limit, Object Browser shows you how many objects you have selected and what the limit for showing the objects is.

    Do any of the following:

    • Clickto show the objects.

      Object Browser shows the objects and the object properties stored in the Organizer database.

    • Clickto reload the object properties and to show the objects.

      Object Browser shows the objects and the object properties that have been updated in the model.

    • Change the predefined limit by entering a number in the box, for example. Then click.

      The number you enter in the box becomes the default limit for showing objects in Object Browser.

    • Make another selection.

    You can also set the limit in Organizer Settings .

  3. ReloadObject Browser to show the latest object propertysingle characteristic associated with an object type

    For example, profile and material are object properties.

    values.

View the objects selected in the model or the objects of a category

On the Object Browser toolbar, the automatic selection is selected by default. Object Browser automatically shows objects either from the model or from the categories. If you have a category selected, Object Browser only shows the objects that are in the category. If you have selected objects in the model, Object Browser only shows these objects.

You can switch off the automatic selection if you want to control whether objects are shown from the model or from the categories:

  1. Clickto activate the other selection buttons.
  2. Select the option you want to use:
    • Clickto show objects from the model.
    • Clickto show objects from the categories.

Note that the objects of a selected category are by default not highlighted or selected in the model.

To view the objects of a selected category in the model, select either Select objects in the model or Highlight objects in the model from the list at the bottom of the categories.

View another property template

Select another template from the template list to view the same object selection with a different template.

Set the default property template

  1. Click Settings .
  2. Select a template from the property template list and click Set as default.
  3. Click Modify to save your selection.

The Set as default button is hidden when you have the default template open. When you select another template, the button is shown again.

Pin the current template in Object Browser

Pinning a template holds the selected template visible in Object Browser.

When you pin a template and select different categories to view the model objects in Object Browser , the pinned template is shown even if the selected category has another template defined for it. This is useful if you want to compare different categories using a certain template.

Clickto pin the current template in Object Browser.

You can still select another template from the template list. Pinning always keeps the latest selected template visible.

Clickto release the template.

Group object properties

  1. Clickand select Group.

    Object Browser displays a grouping row.

  2. Select a property column heading and drag the column to the grouping row.
  3. Clickand select Group to hide the grouping row.

For more information, see Group object properties in Organizer.

Show assembly content

  1. Clickand select Show content to show the objects in the assemblies, cast units or pours that are currently listed in Object Browser.

    The assembly, cast unit or pour hierarchy levels are shown in different shades of blue.

  2. Clickand select Show content to hide the assembly content.

    The assembly and cast unit hierarchy levels are also removed when you sort and group objects in Object Browser. The objects shown in Object Browser remain the same.

Combine identical rows

You can combine the rows that have the same property values in the Object Browser view. When you combine the rows, Object Browser displays a Count column that shows how many rows have been combined.

You can also select whether to show a single property value or the sum of the property values in a column. The sum of the values is the single value multiplied by the number of combined rows.

  1. Clickand select Combine identical rows .

    Combined rows are shown even if you select another category in Categories.

  2. If needed, click Modify to include the combined rows in the property template.
  3. To show the sum of the property values in a column, go to Settings , locate the property under Columns and set the In combined row show option to Result.
  4. Clickand selectto remove the combined rows.

Show calculated results of object property values in the sum row

  1. Select whether Object Browser calculates the results from all or selected rows.

  2. Select whether Object Browser shows the calculated total, average, minimum or maximum values.

For more information, see Calculate property values in Organizer.

Use colors to visualize Object Browser groups in the model

  1. Clickand select Group .
  2. Select a property column heading and drag the column to the grouping row.
  3. Clickand point the Color set command.

    Object Browser lists the color sets that are available.

  4. Click the Color set command to select the current set, or select a suitable color set from the sets that are available.
  5. Clickand select a command other than Color set to remove the colors.

Organizer assigns colors to the groups shown in Object Browser. The objects on the lowest group levels are shown in the model using the assigned color.

For more information, see Create a color set in Organizer.

View categories, and unions and intersections of categories

  1. Select more than one category in the category tree.
  2. Clickand select any of the following:
    • Automated is the default.

      Automated shows the union of the object content of categories that are under the same category root and the intersection of the object content of categories that are in different category roots.

    • Separate categories shows the objects per category.

      Separate categories adds the category structure to Object Browser.

    • Union of categories

      Object Browser shows the union of the object content of the selected categories.

    • Intersection of categories

      Object Browser shows the intersection of the object content of the selected categories.

You can also clickat the bottom of Categories. The selection pane shows either a union or an intersection of the selected categories, depending on what you have selected. Drag categories between the boxes to modify the unions and intersections.

When you view unions and intersections using the selection pane, ensure that the Show categories in Object Browser button is not active.

List the categories of objects

  1. Select one or more rows in Object Browser.
  2. Right-click and select List categories.

    The category list shows all the categories that contain at least one of the selected objects.

  3. Click a category in the list to highlight the category in Categories.

Hold the current view in Object Browser and remove objects and categories from the view

  1. Clickand selectto hold the current view.

    Your new selections in the model or in the categories are added to the Object Browser view.

  2. Remove objects and categories from the view:
    • To remove an object, right-click a row and select Remove from the view.
    • To remove a category, clickand selectSeparate categories. Right-click the category and select Remove from the view.
  3. Clickand selectto release the view.

Select the command buttons shown in Object Browser

  1. Open Settings and go to the Toolbar tab.
  2. Select the buttons that you want to show on the Object Browser toolbar.

  3. Close Settings.

Change the order of columns

Select a property column heading and drag it on the column heading row to the desired location.

Change the sorting direction

  1. Click a column heading to show the sorting direction.

    The default direction is ascending. You can change the default direction in Settings .

  2. Click the column heading again to change the sorting direction.

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