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Add manual dimensions using User Coordinate System

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

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Add manual dimensions using User Coordinate System

Add manual dimensions using User Coordinate System

You can pick UCSlocal coordinate system defined by the user and used in a drawing view

User coordinate system makes it easier to place drawing objects, because the user can place the drawing objects relative to a user-defined point of origin, or a base point in the drawing view.

Tekla Structures displays the user coordinate system symbol in the current drawing view when the user creates, copies, moves, or modifies drawing objects.

(user coordinate systemlocal coordinate system defined by the user and used in a drawing view

User coordinate system makes it easier to place drawing objects, because the user can place the drawing objects relative to a user-defined point of origin, or a base point in the drawing view.

Tekla Structures displays the user coordinate system symbol in the current drawing view when the user creates, copies, moves, or modifies drawing objects.

) points to define the current coordinate system in the drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

. If you do this, the dimensioning commands Horizontal dimension , Vertical dimension and Orthogonal dimension follow the defined coordinate system.

  1. Open a drawing.
  2. On the Views tab, click User coordsys > Set origin by two points.
  3. Pick the UCS origin and the UCS X direction.

  4. Click Dimensioning > Horizontal dimension .
  5. Pick the start and end point for the dimension.

  6. Point to the location where you want to add the dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

    Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

    and click the middle mouse button.

Note:

When you use the Orthogonal dimension command , it automatically finds out whether the dimension line is in the X or Y direction depending on which one is the closest.

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