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Create location categories in Organizer

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

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Create location categories in Organizer

Create location categories in Organizer

You can create location categories by defining boundary boxes for the categories. This functionality allows you to organize model objects to sections and floors. The objects are automatically updated to categories based on their locations and the defined boundaries. If an object is not inside or within the limits of a boundary boxuser-defined box that defines which model objects are placed in the same location category in Organizer

, it will be placed in an uncategorized categorycategory where the model objects are automatically placed in Organizer if they are not inside a defined boundary box

The uncategorized category shows that the location breakdown structure is incomplete. The model objects can be manually moved from the uncategorized category to a chosen location category, or boundary boxes can be changed to move the model objects to the wanted location category.

that is automatically created.

  1. To open Organizer , click Manage on the ribbon and then click Organizer.
  2. Select Building in the category tree.
  3. Right-click and select Define boundary boxes for locations.
  4. On the Building tab, define the boundary box for the building.
    1. If there are several grids in the model, select a gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

      In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

      It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.

      for this building from the Grid origin in the model list.

      The grid selection is available only if there are several grids.

      The grid selection shows the global x, y and z coordinates of the grid origins and the rotation of grids compared to the model originglobal coordinate system point of origin used for the model

      Model origin is the default project base point.

      coordinates.

    2. If needed, change the default name of the building.
    3. Define the x, y and z coordinates for the building boundary box by selecting the boundary coordinates from the list, or by entering suitable coordinates in the boundary coordinate boxes.
    4. Click theicon in front of the building to view the boundary box in the model.

      The image below shows an example of building coordinates.

    5. Right-click in the model and select Update Window to remove the boundary box from the model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

      Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.

      .
  5. On the Sections tab, define the boundary boxes for sections.
    1. Clickto create one or more sections.
    2. If needed, change the default names of the sections.
    3. Define the x, y and z coordinates for the section boundary box by selecting the boundary coordinates from the list, or by entering suitable coordinates in the boundary coordinate boxes.

      Ensure that the sections do not overlap and that they are inside the building boundary box. A red exclamation mark is shown in front of the coordinates if the boundary boxes overlap. You can save the location definitions when the boundary boxes do not overlap.

    4. Click theicon in front of the section to view the boundary box in the model.

      The image below shows an example of section coordinates.

    5. Right-click in the model and select Update Window to remove the boundary box from the model view.
  6. On the Floors tab, define the boundary boxes for floors.
    1. Click the Floor system button.

      You can add as many floor systems as you need. The added floor systems are available in the list.

    2. If needed, enter a name for the floor system.
    3. Do one of the following:
      • Clickto add a top floor to the floor system.

        You can enter the height of the top floor in the box next to the button.

      • Clickto create floors automatically based on the grid levels.

    4. If needed, change the default names of the floors.
    5. Define the z coordinates for the floors by selecting the boundary coordinates from the list, or by entering suitable coordinates in the boundary coordinate boxes.
    6. Select a building or a section in which the floor system is used from the list in the box at the top right.

      If you have not defined sections, the buildings are shown. The building or section is added to the box.

      Floor systems can be used in several buildings and sections. If the floor system is used in some other building and you want to remove the floor system from that other building, you need to open the boundary box definitions of that other building and make the modifications there.

    7. Click theicon in front of the floor to view the boundary box in the model.

      The image below shows an example of floor coordinates.

    8. Right-click in the model and select Update Window to remove the boundary box from the model view.
  7. On the Settings tab, define how objects are placed in the categories.

    Organizer checks the selected options in the order in which they are shown on the Settings tab, from top to bottom.

    The objects that cannot be included in categories based on the default and the selected optional settings are placed in an Uncategorized category that is created automatically on the relevant level. You can either modify the boundary coordinates or manually move the objects to the correct location.

    Note that if you have more than one project, you cannot move objects from one project to another.

  8. Click Modify and Close.
  9. Right-click any category in the project and select Synchronize category to refresh the category content from the model.

    You can also clickto synchronize Organizer.

When you have created the categories, the icons in front of the categories are shown as blue in the category tree.

Copy a project to property categories or custom categories

You can copy any Project from the location categories to the property categories or custom categories.

  1. Select the Project that you want to copy.
  2. Drag the Project to the property categories or custom categories in the category tree.

    Organizer shows a thick line in the location to which you can copy the Project.

  3. Select the appropriate copy option:
    • Copy to copy the Project tree structure and the objects

      When you copy a Project using this option and later make changes in the Project in the location categories, the changes are automatically shown in the copied Project.

    • Copy only tree structure to copy the Project tree structure
Note:

If you select a Tekla Structures model in the category properties, all assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are included.

If you select any of the reference models in the category properties, the reference assemblies or reference objects are included. If there are no assemblies in a 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.

, then the reference objects are included.

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