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Set a new UCS

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

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2017i

Set a new UCS

Set a new UCS

You can set a new UCSlocal coordinate system defined by the user and used in a drawing view

User coordinate system makes it easier to place drawing objects, because the user can place the drawing objects relative to a user-defined point of origin, or a base point in the drawing view.

Tekla Structures displays the user coordinate system symbol in the current drawing view when the user creates, copies, moves, or modifies drawing objects.

(user coordinate systemlocal coordinate system defined by the user and used in a drawing view

User coordinate system makes it easier to place drawing objects, because the user can place the drawing objects relative to a user-defined point of origin, or a base point in the drawing view.

Tekla Structures displays the user coordinate system symbol in the current drawing view when the user creates, copies, moves, or modifies drawing objects.

) using one point or two points.

  1. Open a drawing.
  2. On the Views tab, click User coordsys and click one of the following commands:
    • Select Set origin to set the new UCS using one point.

    • Select Set origin by two points to set the new UCS using two points.

    Tekla Structures displays the UCS symbol with a crosshair marking the center point.

  3. Click the view where you want to place the origin.
  4. If you are using two points, pick a point to define the direction of the x axis.

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