2017i Table of Contents

Common elements in marks

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

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2017i

Common elements in marks

Common elements in marks

There are some mark elements that can be used in most of the mark types.

Element

Description

User-defined attributes

Available for building object marks.

Adds a user-defined attribute to the mark. You can also use template fields for user-defined attributes.

In marks, you cannot use template attributes such as MODEL_TOTAL that refer to the whole model. Marks only check the information from the object in the drawing and not from the whole model.

For more information about adding user-defined attributes in marks, see Add attributes in automatic marks.

Text

Opens a dialog box where you can enter text in the mark. The maximum number of characters is 255.

Symbol

Opens a dialog box where you can change the symbol file in use and select a symbol from the Tekla Structures symbol file to add to the mark.

< >

Adds spaces between mark elements.

<--’

Adds a line feed between the elements to create multi-row marks. The default space between the lines depends on the text height and can be changed with the advanced option XS_​MARK_​ELEMENT_​SPACE_​FACTOR.

<--

Adds a backspace between the desired elements to remove the default space between them. The default space between the elements depends on the text height and can be changed with the advanced option XS_​MARK_​ELEMENT_​SPACE_​FACTOR.

Template

Available for building object marks.

Adds in the mark a custom graphical template created with Template Editor. Opens a dialog box where you can select the template.

For more information about adding templates in marks, see Add templates in marks.

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by David Lash

Hi team, just wondering should this be called 'available elements in marks' since this is how it appears in the dialogue for Mark Properties (?)

by Päivi from Tekla User Assistance

Hi David,
No it shouldn't. As the introduction says, "There are some mark elements that can be used in most of the mark types." and this is the list of those.

Br
Päivi