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Add part marks manually in drawings

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

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Add part marks manually in drawings

Add part marks manually in drawings

In an open drawing, you can add part marks for all model objects, surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.

The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

and connections, or for the selected ones only. For each view, Tekla Structures creates the marks according to the mark properties defined in view properties.


Use orthogonalview projection that displays objects in right-angles projection

In model view the size of the objects is the same despite of their distance to the viewing point and the zoom remains on part faces.

snapping in marks and associative notes with leader lines. For example, you can use it for placing your marks and notes in a more consistent way in exact locations. When you start dragging a mark or note from a leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

end handle, and you have orthogonal snapping on, the leader line end handle locks to the closes orthogonal point in the drawing (0, 45, 90, 135, 180 degrees). To activate orthogonal snapping, press O.

To add part marks, do one of the following:


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Add part marks for all model objects

On the Drawing tab, click Part mark > For all parts .

If you have deleted marks manually from the drawing, this command will not create the marks, and you will have to create them manually part by part.

Add part marks for selected model objects

  1. Select the model objects:

    • Activate the Select parts in drawings selection switch and select the parts using area selection, for example.

    • Open the Drawing content manager from the side pane, select the model objects in the drawing and click Show to populate the Drawing content manager list. You can select areas, single or multiple views, or single or multiple model objects. Then ensure that model object selection is active in Drawing content manager , and select the desired model objects from the list.

  2. On the Drawing tab, click Part mark > For selected parts .

    You can also right-click and select Add part mark.

  3. If the part mark does not contain any elements in view properties, the Part Mark Properties dialog box is displayed, and you can select the elements to be included in the part mark.

    Add elements and click Modify.

    Note that if you select several model objects at the same time, and some of the selected objects already have marks, the content of the existing marks does not change.

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