Drawing size and drawing view scale
Tekla Structures offers you several combinations of settings that you can use for defining the drawing size and the drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing
A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.
A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.
Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.
scale. You can use exact drawing view scale and automatic drawing size, automatic view scale and exact size, or both automatic scale and size.
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Autosizing: If you always want to use a certain scale, then you would set the exact scale to be used and let Tekla Structures automatically select the drawing size that suits the selected scale.
You can define different scales for main views and section views. All main views in a drawing automatically use the same scale unless you fine-tune individual views manually.
|Set exact drawing size and automatic drawing view scale|
Autoscaling: If you always need to use a certain drawing size, for example, A3, A4 or A1, then you would set the size and let Tekla Structures automatically select the drawing view scale that suits the selected size.
Tekla Structures first tries to use the preferred scale for the drawing views, then the alternative scales, and selects the largest possible scale.
|Set exact drawing view scale and automatic drawing size|
If you are not bound to any specific drawing sizes or drawing view scales, you might want to let Tekla Structures take care of both.
|Autoscale and autosize drawings|