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Dimensioning properties - Parts tab (GA drawings)

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

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Dimensioning properties - Parts tab (GA drawings)

Dimensioning properties - Parts tab (GA drawings)

Use the Parts tab in the General - Dimensioning Properties dialog box to view and modify settings for part dimensions in general arrangement drawings.

To open this dialog box:

  • On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties > GA drawings and click Dimensioning.
  • In an open GA 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.

    , double-click the drawing background, and click Dimensioning.

Option

Description

Maximum leader line length: Outside dimensions

Controls how close the dimension lines are positioned to the parts they are dimensioning. Defines that the outside dimension lines take the maximum leader line length from the grid line.

Maximum leader line length: Inside dimensions

Controls how close the dimension lines are positioned to the parts they are dimensioning. Defines that the inside dimension lines take the maximum leader line length from the part reference point.

Include parts not entirely in view

On dimensions the parts partly outside the view. Off will not dimension these parts.

Maximum number of outside dimensions

Specifies the maximum number of dimension lines allowed outside the grid. When you dimension different objects on different dimension lines, using this setting helps you to create cleaner drawings.

Once the desired maximum is reached, Tekla Structures creates the dimensions inside the grid.

Object group dimensioning rules

Specifies different object groups to be dimensioned on different dimension lines.

Object group

The object group to be dimensioned.

Positioning

No dimensions does not create dimensions for the parts.

Inside grid creates dimensions next to or near the parts being dimensioned. All part dimensions are placed inside the grid when the parts are inside the grid. The dimension will still be outside, even if you have selected Inside grid because of where the parts are in the end bay and the end being dimensioned to is next to the outside.

Outside grid creates dimensions to parts and positions them outside the grid.

Either creates dimensions to parts and positions them either inside or outside the grid depending on the part position and the setting of the option Maximum number of outside dimensions.

You must use the Either option if you define the Maximum number of outside dimensions , so that Tekla Structures can position dimensions inside the grid when the maximum number of dimensions is reached outside the grid.

Horizontal position

Left side positions all dimensions to horizontal parts to the left of the grid.

Right side positions all dimensions to horizontal parts to the right of the grid.

Distributed to both sides positions all dimensions to horizontal parts to the grid nearest the part they are dimensioning.

Vertical position

Above positions all dimensions to vertical parts above the grid.

Below positions all dimensions to vertical parts below the grid.

Distributed to both sides positions all dimensions to vertical parts to the grid nearest the part they are dimensioning.

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