Example: How to filter out dimension tag content
In this example, you will remove from a dimension tagpart of a dimension that displays additional information about the building object
some content that is added in the tag automatically based on the dimension end point locations. First you will create a 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.
filter that you will use for removing the content.
The example below shows a tag that automatically contains the text "CORBELconcrete part representing a structure that projects from the face of a concrete part and that serves as a support for an overhanging part and connects the parts
". You will remove this text.
To create the filter and remove the desired content:
- Open a drawing.
- Double-click the view frame to open the View Properties dialog box.
- Click Filter.
- Click Add row and create a filter according to the example below so that you select Template as the category, and MATERIAL_TYPE as the property, and enter CONCRETE as the value.
- Enter concrete as the name of the filter in the box next to the Save as button and click the button to save the filter.
- In the drawing, double-click the dimension that contains the content that you want to remove.
- In the Dimension Properties dialog box, go to the Tags page.
- In Exclude parts according to filter , select the concrete filter.
- Click Modify.
Tekla Structures removes the text "CORBEL" from the dimension tag. The material type of corbel is concrete, and the concrete filter removes all concrete parts from the tag.