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Part and neighbor part properties in drawings

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

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2017i

Part and neighbor part properties in drawings

Part and neighbor part properties in drawings

Use the options in Part properties or Neighbor part properties to check and change the part or neighbor partpart that is close to a part that the drawing is made for but that is not in the same assembly or cast unit

The representation of neighbor parts is usually different from that of the part.

Neighbor parts can be used as reference in dimensioning.

properties. In Neighbor part properties you can also control the visibility and appearance of neighbor part bolts.

To go to part or neighbor part properties:

  • On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties , select the drawing type and go to Part/Neighbor part properties.
  • In an open drawing, double-click the drawing view framesolid frame around all the contents of a drawing view

    Drawing view frame can be used when modifying properties of a single drawing view. Drawing views can be dragged using the drawing view frame.

    , select View creation , select a view, click View properties and click Part/Neighbor part. In GA drawings, just double-click the view frame and click Part/Neighbor part.
  • In an open drawing, double-click the drawing background, and go to Part/Neighbor part properties.
  • Double-click a part or neighbor part in an open drawing.

All part properties do not contain all of the settings listed below.

Content tab:

Option

Description

Part representation

Outline shows parts as solid objects.

Exact shows parts as solid objects. This choice also draws the fillet edges and chamfers in the profile cross sections. For some profiles, Outline shows them as well.

Symbol draws parts as lines.

Symbol with partial profile shows a partial profile of the part. You can also adjust the length of the partial profile ( Length ), and the offset of the partial profile from the middle point of the part ( Offset from middle point ).

Workshop form draws round tube profiles as wrap-around templates.

Bounding box draws parts as boxes surrounding the actual profiles.

Base box shows parts as boxes and uses the h and b values from the profile catalog as box dimensions.

Symbol offset

Defines the distance of the end points of reference lines and center lines from the end points of the object.

Inner contours

Shows the inner contours of a tube.

Hidden lines

If the Hidden lines check box is selected, Tekla Structures shows hidden lines in secondary and neighbor parts.

If the Own hidden lines check box is selected, Tekla Structures shows hidden lines in main parts.

Center line

Select whether you want to show center lines.

Select the Main part > Beam , Plate or Polygon check box to show center lines in main parts.

Select the Secondary part > Beam , Plate or Polygon check box to show center lines in secondary parts.

Reference lines

Select wether you want to show reference lines.

Select the Main part > Beam , Plate or Polygon check box to show reference lines in main parts.

Select the Secondary part > Beam , Plate or Polygon check box to show reference lines in secondary parts.

Additional marks

Select the following check boxes to show additional marks in drawings:

Bolt representation (neighbor parts)

Select bolt representation. The options are Solid , Exact Solid, Symbol , Symbol 2 , Symbol 3 , DIN symbol , and User-defined symbol.

DIN symbol corresponds to German standards (DIN). The only DIN symbols you can control are:

  • Symbol 24 for normal workshop bolts

  • Symbol 25 for normal site bolts

  • Symbol 26 for front countersunk site bolts

  • Symbol 27 for back countersunk site bolts

  • Symbol 28 for front countersunk workshop bolts

  • Symbol 29 for back countersunk workshop bolts

  • Symbol 30 for front countersunk holes

  • Symbol 31 for back countersunk holes

User-defined symbol is a symbol that has been created in Symbol Editor.

Symbol content (neighbor parts)

Select whether to include hole or axis in the symbol.

Neighbor parts have a Visibility tab:

Option

Description

Neighbor parts

None does not show neighbor parts.

Connected parts shows all parts connected to the model object.

Connecting parts shows only the parts the model object is connected to.

All components combines the Connected parts and the Connecting parts options.

By extreme shows all parts within the boundaries of the main and secondary part.

Main/Secondary parts

Main parts shows only neighbor parts that make the main part of an assembly or a cast unit.

Secondary parts shows only neighbor parts that are secondary parts of an assembly or a cast unit.

Both shows both main and secondary parts.

Skew parts

Yes shows skew parts as neighbor parts in the drawing, No does not.

Bolts

Yes shows the bolts in the neighbor parts, No does not.

The Appearance tab is similar in all of the properties of all kinds of building objects (parts, neighbor parts, bolts, welds, surface treatments, reinforcement, and meshes).

Option

Description

Visible lines

Sets the Color and Type of the visible lines.

Hidden lines, Center line

Sets the Color and Type of the hidden lines.

Sets the Color of the center lines.

Reference lines

Sets the Color and Type of the reference lines.

Text: Color

Sets the Color of the text.

Text: Height

Sets the Height of the text.

Text: Font

Sets the Font of the text. Click Select to show more options.

Line: Type

Sets the Type of the line.

Line: Color

Sets the Color of the line.

Bolts: Color

Sets the color of the bolts in neighbor parts.

Both parts and neighbor parts have a Fill tab. To add a fill for outer part faces, use the Part faces area, and to add a fill to cross sections in section views, use the Sections area.

Setting

Description

Type

Defines the fill type. Clicking the button next to the list opens a preview of the hatch patterns.

Automatic selects the fill type automatically from the hatch pattern schema files.

None uses no fill.

Color

Defines the color for the fill.

You can select a predefined color or use Special color that is not converted to black in printouts.

Background

Defines the background color for the fill.

Background color selection is disabled for hardware hatches.

Background color can be set for automatic hatches, but it has effect only if automatic hatch is not defined for the material in the hatch pattern schema file.

Scale

Automatic scales and rotates the fill automatically.

Custom allows you to select scaling and rotation manually.

Scaling in direction x and Scaling in direction y define the scales in x and y direction.

Keep ratio of x and y retains the relative proportions in the hatch pattern.

Angle rotates the fill. Angle 0.0 is for horizontal and 90.0 for vertical.

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