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General arrangement drawing properties

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

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2017i

General arrangement drawing properties

General arrangement drawing properties

On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties > GA drawing . You can modify the properties after creating the drawing by double-clicking the drawing background.

The options in the general arrangement drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

properties dialog box are described below.

Option Description For more information
Name

The name of the drawing. This name is shown in the Drawing List , and can be included in drawing and report templates.

 

Title 1 , Title 2 , Title 3

Titles are shown in the Drawing List and in drawing and report templates.

Give titles to drawings

Use detailed object level settings

Set to Yes to use the detailed object level settings created in the Object level settings for general arrangement drawings dialog box.

Detailed object level settings

Layout

Select the drawing layout and define drawing sizes. You can also select whether you want to list hidden objects in templates.

Drawing layout

Drawing size and drawing view scale

View

Define view properties: scale, neighbor part view extension, reflected view, opening and recess symbol, datum point elevation, part shortening, view label, and anchor bolt plan settings.

View properties in drawings

Detail view

Define detail view properties: view label, detail boundary and detail mark settings.

Modify detail properties in drawings

Dimension

Define dimension properties: dimension type, units, precision, format, placing, and appearance.

Dimension and dimensioning properties

Dimensioning

Define dimensioning properties: grid dimension and part dimension settings.

Dimension and dimensioning properties

Dimensioning properties - Parts tab (GA drawings)

Dimensioning properties - Grid tab (GA drawings)

Part mark

Bolt mark

Neighbor part mark

Surface treatment mark

Weld mark

Reinforcement marks

Neighbor reinforcement marks

Connection mark

Pour object mark

Define mark properties: included elements and element settings, and mark visibility, mark frame, mark leader line and placing settings.

Mark properties

Part and neighbor part properties in drawings

Drawing weld mark properties

Mark properties - General, Merging and Content tabs

Model weld mark visibility and appearance properties in drawings

Mark elements

Pours in drawings

Part

Define part properties: part representation, hidden line, center line and reference line visibility, additional mark visibility, part appearance, and fill settings.

Part and neighbor part properties in drawings

Bolt

Define bolt properties: bolt representation, bolt symbol content, bolt visibility, and bolt appearance settings.

Bolt content and appearance properties in drawings

Neighbor part

Define neighbor part properties: visibility, part representation, hidden line, center line and reference line visibility, additional mark visibility, and part appearance settings. You can also define bolt representation and bolt symbol content settings for neighbor parts.

Part and neighbor part properties in drawings

Surface treatment

Define surface treatment properties: surface treatment visibility, pattern visibility, hidden lines visibility and surface treatment representation settings.

Surface treatment visibility and content properties in drawings

Weld

Define welding properties: weld visibility, weld size limit and weld appearance settings.

Model weld properties in drawings

Reinforcement

Define reinforcement and mesh properties: bar and mesh representation and visibility, bar and mesh symbol, and bar and mesh appearance settings.

Reinforcement/Neighbor reinforcement and mesh properties in drawings
Neighbor reinforcement Define neighbor reinforcement and mesh properties: bar and mesh representation and visibility, bar and mesh symbol, and bar and mesh appearance settings. Reinforcement/Neighbor reinforcement and mesh properties in drawings

Reference objects

Define reference object visibility and appearance settings.

Show reference models in drawings

Grid

Define grid visibility and appearance settings.

Drawing grid properties

Customize drawing grid labels

Protection

Define protected areas to prevent text, marks or dimensions from being placed there.

Protect areas in a drawing

Filter and Neighbor part filter

Create and modify part filters/neighbor part filters on drawing level.

Create new filters

User-defined attributes

Add customized information to a drawing, such as information related to workflow, and comments. This information can be displayed in the Drawing list , and you can use it in report and drawing templates, marks, and as switches when customizing print file names.

The user-defined attributes and tabs shown in this dialog box are defined in the objects.inp file.

The GA drawing user-defined attributes dialog box in the default environment contains three tabs: Workflow , Parameters , and Title block.

On the Title block tab you can define the information that is shown in the title block of the drawing.

User-defined attributes in drawings

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