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Add level marks in drawings

Last updated March 16, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Add level marks in drawings

Add level marks in drawings

A level markassociative annotation object that represents the elevation of a point

represents the elevation of a point. In addition to the automatic elevation dimensions that you can define in the drawing properties before creating the drawing, and the elevation information in the 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.

labels added in the model, you can also add manual level marks in your drawing to ensure that the dimensions are correct.

  1. Open the drawing.
  2. Hold down Shift and, on the Drawing tab, click Level mark.
  3. In the Level Mark Properties dialog box, modify the content and the appearance of the level mark.
  4. Click Apply or OK to save the properties.
  5. Pick a start point for the leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

    and a position for the mark.

Shorteningdeforming that decreases the modeled length of a part in a drawing by a value the user has entered

Shortening is used when the parts are manufactured shorter than modeled.

value added in the user-defined properties of a part also affects level marks.

  1. Elevation dimension in the grid labelname of a grid line

  2. Elevation dimension created with Add level mark in the drawing

You can also add level marks in GA drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

plane views. In this case, you might want to leave the leader line out.

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