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Adjust mark visibility in an existing drawing

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

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2018

Adjust mark visibility in an existing drawing

Adjust mark visibility in an existing drawing

In addition to defining the mark visibility settings in drawing properties before creating a drawing, you can also modify the mark visibility settings in an open drawing separately for the views that you have in the drawing.

To modify mark visibility in an existing drawing:

  1. Open a drawing.
  2. Double-click the drawing background to open the drawing properties dialog box.
  3. Do one of the following depending on the drawing type. Note that all settings are not available for all mark types.
Drawing type Adjust mark visibility settings

Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings:

  1. Click View creation , select the view and the properties that you want to change, and click View properties.

  2. Click a mark type in the options tree. For example, click Part mark.

  3. Go to the General tab and select whether you want to display marks by selecting one of the Visibility in view options. The available options depend on the mark type:

    • distributed : Distributes the marks in the view. Tekla Structures only creates marks that are not visible in the other views.

    • always : Always creates marks in the view, irrespective the settings in other views.

    • preferred : Acts as distributed, but the preferred view has a higher priority.

      Select preferred to one view only in a drawing. If you set other views to distributed , the marks are located only in the view that has the setting Visibility in view set to preferred.

    • none : Does not create marks.

    Note that if you want to create your own marks manually, always use the none option. Selecting another option, for example always , might slow down the drawing update during opening, even if you had deleted the marks manually.

  4. In Parts out of view plane , select whether you want to display marks for parts that are out of view plane:

    • Visible : Displays marks for parts outside the view in the drawing.

    • Not visible : Displays no marks for parts outside the view in the drawing.

  5. For bolt marks, select if you want to show bolt marks in main parts, secondary parts, sub-assembly main parts, or in sub-assembly secondary parts.

    For bolt marks, you can also define the Bolt size limit , which filters standard-sized bolt marks out of drawings. Tekla Structures will not display bolt marks of the size you enter here.

  6. Click to save the changes in view properties, and then click Close to return to drawing properties.

  7. Click Modify.

General arrangement drawings:

  1. Click a mark type button in the drawing properties dialog box. For example, click Part mark....

  2. Go to the General tab and select whether you want to display marks by selecting one of the Visibility in view options. The available options depend on the mark type:

    • distributed : Distributes the marks in the view. Tekla Structures only creates marks that are not visible in the other views.

    • always : Always creates marks in the view, irrespective the settings in other views.

    • preferred : Acts as distributed, but the preferred view has a higher priority.

      Select preferred to one view only in a drawing. If you set other views to distributed , the marks are located only in the view that has the setting Visibility in view set to preferred.

    • none : Does not create marks.

      Note that if you want to create your own marks, always use the none option. Selecting another option, for example always , might slow down the drawing update during opening, even if you had deleted the marks manually.

  3. In Parts out of view plane , select whether you want to display marks for parts that are out of view plane:

    • Visible : Displays marks for parts outside the view in the drawing.

    • Not visible : Displays no marks for parts outside the view in the drawing.

  4. For bolt marks, select if you want to show bolt marks in main parts, secondary parts, sub-assembly main parts, or in sub-assembly secondary parts.

    For bolt marks, you can also define the Bolt size limit , which filters standard-sized bolt marks out of drawings. Tekla Structures will not display bolt marks of the size you enter here.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Click Modify.

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