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Change the color of a model object

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

Software version: 
2017i

Change the color of a model object

Change the color of a model object

You can change the color of individual objects in a model by modifying their classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

The identifiers of classes are usually numbers. Classes can be used for defining the color of parts in the model, for example. Class does not influence the numbering of model objects.

on the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

or in the properties dialog box. Alternatively, you can use the object representationrepresentation of a model object or an object group in a model view, such a representation being based on the color and transparency settings applied to the model object or the object group

settings to specify colors for entire object groups.

The possible class numbers range between 0 and 14, and result in different colors as follows:

Class numbers above 14 produce the same colors as 1...14. For example, class numbers 2, 16, 30, 44, and so on, all result in red.

You can also use class numbers to define the default color of pour objects and pour breaks.

To change the color and class of a part or reinforcement:

To Do this
Change object color on the contextual toolbar
  1. Select a model object.
  2. On the contextual toolbar, select a new class.
Change object color in the properties dialog box
  1. Double-click a model object to open its properties dialog box.
  2. In the Class box, enter a new value.
  3. Click Modify.

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