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2018 Table of Contents

Modify mark or note properties

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

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2018

Modify mark or note properties

Modify mark or note properties

You can modify the properties of the marks and notes in an open drawing.

If you only want to modify the properties of a single mark or note, just double-click it. If you want to modify multiple marks or notes, follow the instructions below to select the desired marks or notes. Instructions for modifying the marks or notes apply to both cases.

  1. To select several model objects whose marks or associative notes you want to modify, do one of the following:
    • Hold down Shift and click the marks or notes you want to modify.

    • Activate the Select parts in drawings and use area selectionmethod of selecting objects that are included in a certain rectangular area of a model

      In addition to the selected area, selection switches and selection filters control which object types are selected.

      to select the model objects. Then right-click and select Select part marks and From current drawing view or From all drawing views.

    • Activate the Select marks and notes selection switchswitch used for controlling which object types can be selected

      and use area selection to select the needed marks or notes.

    • 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 mark selection is active in Drawing content manager , and select the desired model objects from the list.

  2. If you have selected multiple marks or notes, go to the Drawing tab, click Properties and Part mark (or another mark type), or Associative note.
  3. Switch all the check boxes off in the dialog box by clicking the on/off switchat the bottom of the dialog box.
  4. Select only the check boxes next to the properties that you want to modify, and then modify the properties:
    • Add missing elements in the mark on the Content tab and change the element properties.

    • Adjust the mark frame and leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

      settings, for example the Leader line Type.

    • If you want to change the note or mark rotation, enter a new value in the Rotation box.

    • To change the text alignment, select the desired option in Alignment.

    • To exactly place the mark in the position you pick and keep it there, click the Place... button and select fixed in the Placing list.

  5. Click Modify to apply the changes in all the selected marks or notes.
Tip:

To modify the properties of the weld marks of welds that you added in the model, you need to modify the weld in the model. When you number the model, the weld marks are updated in the drawings. In drawings, you can only modify the visibility settings and appearance of the model welds.

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