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2017i Table of Contents

Modify section properties in drawings

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

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2017i

Modify section properties in drawings

Modify section properties in drawings

You can modify section markuser-created symbol that includes a set of mark elements, identifies a section, and is displayed in the source view

, section viewdrawing view that shows a selected area as a cross section

A section view can be created of the parts in a drawing view. A section view can be created manually or automatically.

label and section view cutting linestraight line that is defined by picking two points and used for shaping the part or a rebar set

properties in an open drawing.

  1. Double-click the section mark.

  2. On the Cutting line tab, set the section mark line length and offset (distance between the mark and the section).
  3. On the Section mark tab, click the ... button next to A1 - A5 to open the Mark Contents dialog box and select the elements to be included in the section mark.
  4. If needed, select an element from the list, click Add frame and select the frame Type and Color. You can set these individually for each element.
  5. If needed, select an element from the list and select the text Color , Font and Height. You can set these individually for each element.
  6. On the Position tab of the Mark Contents dialog box, set the side to show the text, the text position, the horizontal and vertical offset, and the text rotation. Text positioning depends on whether you use a symbol or not.
  7. Click Modify.
  8. In the Symbol area, define the section mark symbols. You can select from a list of predefined arrow symbols or use your own custom symbol. The symbol properties can be given separately for both the left and the right section mark symbols. Also set the color, size and position of section mark symbols.
  9. On the View label tab, click the ... button next to A1 - A5 to open the Mark Contents dialog box, and select the elements to be included in the section view labelassociative annotation object that is displayed in an individual drawing view and that includes information about the view

    .
  10. Modify the element appearance and mark position as described above.
  11. Click Modify.
  12. Select the view label Symbol to be used in the label. You can also set the color, size, and the line length of the section view label line and symbol.
  13. Set the label position and whether you wan to center it according to the view frame or view boundarydashed frame inside a drawing view

    Drawing view boundary can be used when cropping the contents of a drawing view. For example, it is possible to resize drawing views so that there is no unnecessary empty space in them, or to show just a specific part of the drawing view contents.

    (view restriction box)
  14. Click Modify.

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