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Tables in drawing layout

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

Software version: 
2017i

Tables in drawing layout

Tables in drawing layout

Tables are Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

templates included in Tekla Structures drawings containing information on model objects. Key plans and DWG/DXF files are also considered as tables in drawing layouts.

The term table refers to various elements of the drawing layoutplan of a drawing that includes the table layout and definitions of the sheet size

Tekla Structures includes several predefined drawing layouts, which are drawing-type specific. The user can also create new drawing layouts.

, such as:

  • Tables (such as revision tables)

  • Title blocks

  • Lists (such as part and bolt lists)

  • General notes

  • Key plans

  • DWG/DXF files

If you change the model, Tekla Structures updates the contents of the affected drawings and tables created in Template Editor. The contents of the tables are filled in by Tekla Structures at run time. In Template Editor, the tables are referred to as graphical templates.

The available graphical templates are read from the following folders in the following order, and shown in the Available tables list in the Tables dialog box:

  • Template directory ( XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY )
  • Current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

    The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.

    folder
  • Project folderfolder that is used for storing Tekla Structures-related files customized for a particular project

    ( XS_PROJECT )
  • Firm folderfolder that is used for storing Tekla Structures-related files customized for a particular organization

    A Tekla Structures user can, for example, customize a company’s cloning templates and save them in a sub-folder located under the firm folder. After this, the customized cloning templates can be used in all projects carried out for the company.

    ( XS_FIRM )
  • Environment-specific system templates folder ( XS_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY_SYSTEM )
  • System folderfolder that is used for storing files that define default settings

    ( XS_SYSTEM )

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