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2018 Table of Contents

Add symbols in drawings

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

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2018

Add symbols in drawings

Add symbols in drawings

You can add symbols in your drawings. They can be represented in three different ways: without leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

, with leader line, and along line. Tekla Structures adds symbols using the properties defined in the Symbol Properties dialog box.

  1. In the drawing, hold down Shift and, on the Drawing tab, click Symbol and one of the following symbol commands:
    • Symbol : Add a symbol in the current drawing without a leader line.

    • Along line : Create a symbol along the line you define by picking two points. Then pick an insertion point for the symbol.

    • With leader line : Add a symbol with a leader line pointing to the point you pick first.

  2. Modify the symbol properties:
    • File : Change the symbol filefile that contains symbols

      The symbol file in use can be changed in the symbol files dialog box.

      in use.
    • Number : Change the symbol.
    • Symbol : Change the color, height and angle of the symbol.
    • Frame : Change the frame type, leader line and color.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Pick one to three points in the drawing to place the symbol. The symbol command you selected affects the number of points to pick.

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