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Show or hide drawing objects

Last updated December 21, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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2017i

Show or hide drawing objects

Show or hide drawing objects

You can hide selected drawing objects in either drawings or drawing views. You can also list which objects you have hidden. You can also hide dimensions of graphical drawing objects.

Hide objects in drawings and drawing views

You can hide selected drawing objects in drawings and drawing views. When you hide a part, Tekla Structures will hide all its related objects. Note that if an object is hidden in drawing views it will not be printed.

  1. Open a drawing.
  2. Check that the ghost outline option is selected in File menu > Settings > Ghost outline .
  3. Select the Color mode by pressing B.

    Hidden objects are shown as ghost outlines in color drawings. In grayscale and black and white drawings, hidden objects are not shown even if Ghost outline is selected.

  4. Select the objects you want to hide.
  5. On the Drawing tab, click Hide/show and one of the following commands:
    • Hide from view : Tekla Structures hides the selected object in the view where the selected objects are located.

    • Hide from drawing : Tekla Structures hides the selected object in all drawing views.

  6. When you want to show the hidden objects again, go to the Drawing tab and click Hide/show > Show in view or Hide/show > Show in drawing.

Example

Below are some examples of the results with different combinations of selections.

Setting

Example

Color mode is set to Color in File menu > Settings. No objects are hidden. Part marks are shown.

Color mode is set to Color and Ghost outline is not selected in File menu > Settings. Parts are hidden and related part marks are not shown.

Color mode is set to Color and Ghost outline is selected in File menu > Settings. Hidden parts are shown as ghost outlines and related part marks are not shown.

Color mode is set to Black and white and Ghost outline is selected in File menu > Settings. The ghost outline it has no effect on black and white drawings. Parts are hidden and related part marks are not shown.

List hidden parts in drawings

You can select whether to list the hidden parts in drawings, for example, in the material list.

Note that listing hidden objects does not work in all templates. It works in templates containing PART rows, but not in hierarchical templates. For example, if the template is of type ASSEMBLY - PART, and the Assembly is included in the drawing, all of its parts will also be included.

  1. Open a drawing containing hidden parts.
  2. Double-click the drawing to open the drawing properties dialog box.
  3. Click Layout.
  4. On the Drawing size tab, select whether you want to list the hidden parts in List hidden objects in templates. No removes all information about the hidden parts, also from the total weight.
  5. Click Modify.

    In the example below, the hidden reinforcing bars are listed.

    In the example below, the hidden reinforcing bars are not listed.

Hide or show dimensions of graphical objects

You can hide and show the dimensions of the graphical objects in drawings, such as lines, or arcs, from Quick Launch or by using a keyboard shortcut. By default, the dimensions are visible.

In an open drawing where you want to hide or show graphical object dimensions:

  • Press Ctrl+d to hide the dimensions. To show the dimensions, press Ctrl+d again. For more information about shortcuts, see Customize the keyboard shortcuts.
  • Or go to Quick Launch , start typing toggle graphical object dimensions , and select the Toggle graphical object dimensions command from the list that appears. To show the dimensions again, do the same.

When the dimensions are visible, a small d is displayed on the status bar:

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