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Hide all change symbols in a drawing

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

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Hide all change symbols in a drawing

Hide all change symbols in a drawing

You can hide all change symbols for marks, dimensions, and associative notes at one go in an open drawing by using the Remove change clouds macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

Macros are sometimes used to run an application.


  1. Open a drawing.
  2. Click the Applications & components button in the side pane to open the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.


  3. Click the arrow next to Applications to open the applications list.
  4. Double-click Remove change clouds.

Tekla Structures removes all change symbols.


The first image shows an example of a mark change symbolgraphic that Tekla Structures creates in a drawing and that indicates that an associative annotation object has been changed

Change symbols are created for dimensions, marks, and associative notes, for example.

Examples of change symbols include mark change symbols and dimension change symbols.

after a material change, and of a dimension change symbol after a change in the size of the part.

The second image shows the dimension text and the mark after running the macro.

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