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Mark properties - General, Merging and Content tabs

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

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Mark properties - General, Merging and Content tabs

Mark properties - General, Merging and Content tabs

Use the General , Merging and Content tabs in the Mark properties of different types of marks to view and modify the settings affecting the mark content and appearance. For some marks, the corresponding settings are located on the Contents and Appearance tabs.

Note that all the listed settings are not available for all marks.

To open this dialog box:

  • On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties , select the drawing type and go to Mark properties.
  • In an open drawing, double-click the drawing background, and go to Mark properties.
  • Double-click a mark in an open drawing.

Option

Description

Content tab:

Frame around elements: Type and Color

Defines the element frame type and color for one or several elements element. To select all elements in the list to apply the same modification to all of them, hold down Shift and click the last element in the list.

Add frame allows you to add frames around elements.

Font: Color , Height and Font

Defines the font type, color, and height used in element texts in one or several elements. To select all elements in the list to apply the same modification to all of them, hold down Shift and click the last element in the list.

Clicking Select gives more font choices.

Units : Unit and Format

Change the unit and format for the length, height, spacing or diameter element that you have selected from the Elements in mark list.

General or Appearance tab:

Visible

In one view creates marks in one view only.

In all views creates marks in all views.

 

In main parts

In secondary parts

In sub-assembly main parts

In sub-assembly secondary parts

These options are for bolt marks.

Visible displays bolt marks.

Not visible does not display bolt marks.

Visibility in view

distributed distributes the marks in the view. Tekla Structures only creates marks that are not visible in the other views.

always always creates marks in the view, irrespective the settings in other views.

preferred acts as distributed , but the preferred view has a higher priority.

Select preferred to one view only in a drawing. If you set other views to distributed , the marks are located only in the view that has the setting Visibility in view set to preferred.

none creates no marks.

Parts out of view plane

This option is available only in view level properties.

Visible displays marks outside of the view in the drawing.

Not visible displays no marks outside the view.

Bolt size limit

This option is for bolt marks.

Filters standard-sized bolt marks out of drawings. Tekla Structures does not display bolt marks of the size you enter here.

There are several variables that affect the Bolt size limit , see the See also list below.

Merge marks

This option is for part marks and surface treatment marks.

On merges marks. 

For more information about part marks merging distance, please see Merged part marks. By default, the maximum merging distance  is 1200 mm from the part.

Frame around mark: Type and Color

Define the frame to be used around marks, and the color of the frame.

Background mask

Select Opaque to hide the part of the drawing that is covered by the mark.

Select Transparent to show the part of the drawing that is covered by the mark, so that line work is visible, for example.

Leader line: Type , Arrow and Use hidden lines for hidden parts.

Define the leader line type and line arrow type, and select to hide leader lines for hidden parts.

Placing: Rotation

Define the part mark rotation.

Place

Placing: free allows Tekla Structures to search for the first suitable location for the mark.

Placing: fixed allows you to place the mark in any location.

When you use the option fixed, the mark stays where it is even though you update the drawing, whereas with free, Tekla Structures tries to find the optimal place for the annotation object.

Search margin is the distance within which Tekla Structures searches for a space to place a mark.

Minimal Distance is the minimum distance of the mark from the part.

Quarter defines the areas Tekla Structures searches for a space to place the mark.

Use the Merging tab in the Cast Unit - Reinforcement Mark Properties dialog box to view and modify the settings affecting the merging of the reinforcement marks in cast unit drawings.

Option

Image

Description

 

One leader line to group creates one leader line for a group of reinforcing bars.

One leader line per row merges the marks and creates one leader line for a row of reinforcing bars.

Parallel leader lines merges the marks and creates parallel leader lines.

Leader lines to one point merges the marks and draws all leader lines to one point.

No merge does not merge marks. Tekla Structures creates an individual leader line for each mark.

If you select No merge , you still need to define the mark content for the marks that Tekla Structures automatically merges on the Merging tab.

Preferred merge direction

Merge vertically merges the marks in the vertical direction of the drawing.

Merge horizontally merges the marks in the horizontal direction of the drawing.

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by Päivi from Tekla User Assistance

Hi,
Thank you for providing this information. I have added the link and the text to merging instructions.

Best regards,
Päivi from User Assistance