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Define automatic surface treatment in drawings

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

Software version: 
2017i

Define automatic surface treatment in drawings

Define automatic surface treatment in drawings

You can define what is shown in a surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.

The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

and how the surface treatment is shown in drawings.

The hatch pattern Tekla Structures adds on the surface treatment depends on the type of the surface treatment that you selected in the Surface Treatment Properties dialog box in the model and the hatch properties defined in the surface treatment hatch pattern properties file surfacing.htc.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type.
  2. Load drawing properties that are as close to the ones you need as possible.
  3. Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings: Click View creation , select the view and the properties that you want to change, and click View properties.
  4. Click Surface treatment.
  5. On the Contents tab, select the surface treatment representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

    , and whether to show the surface treatment pattern, hidden lines, and own hidden lines.
  6. On the Appearance tab, select the color and type of visible and hidden lines.
  7. General arrangement drawings: Click OK.
  8. Click Surface treatment mark , add the elements that you want to include in the mark and adjust the appearance of the mark as required.
  9. Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings: Click Save to save the view properties. Then click Close to return to drawing properties.
  10. General arrangement drawings: Click OK.
  11. Click Save to save the drawing properties, then click OK and create the drawing.

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