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Lock reference models

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

Software version: 
2017i

Lock reference models

Lock reference models

You can prevent reference models from moving and from detail updates by locking the reference models.

  1. Click the Reference Models button in the side pane on the right of the Tekla Structures main window.
  2. Move your mouse over the desired reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

    A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.

    For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model.

    in the Reference Models list.

    The Lock button is displayed.

  3. Click the Lock button.

    Now the reference model is locked. You can only add values for user-defined attributes and work with layers, but you cannot modify the details in any other way or move the model.

    To lockto prevent unwanted action in a model or a drawing

    It is possible to lock model objects, reference models, and drawings, for example.

    multiple reference models, select the models from the list and click the Lock button of one of the reference models.

    To unlock the reference model, click the Lock button again.

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