Easier way to change work planes
Tekla Structures 2018 contains a new Work plane handler toolbar.
Work plane handler
Use the work planeplane that the user has chosen in a model and that is currently active for working on in a model view
Newly created, copied, or moved model objects comply with the work plane. For example, shifting the work plane to follow a sloped plane makes it easier to model sloped structures.
handler toolbar to select which work plane you currently have in use in the model. You can switch between the different saved work planes and base points.
Select the saved work plane or the base pointpoint in a model that is used to define a point and north direction (y axis) in another coordinate system
A project can have several base points but only one of them can be the project base point that sets the model origin.
Base points allow the use of another coordinate system needed for interoperability and collaboration. Base points can also be used in drawings, and in reports and templates.
on the list in the toolbar to activate it.
By default, the Work plane handler toolbar is located at the bottom of the screen. You can float and dock the toolbar. If you are unable to find the toolbar, see How to restore missing toolbars.
The work plane handler allows you to select among the following work planes:
- Model origin (if project base point is set somewhere else)
- Project base point
- All base points
- All work planes you have set and saved
The symbol for model origin is different if the project base point is to model origin, or if it has been set to a base point.
Save and add your own work plane to the toolbar
- Set a work plane in the model.
- Enter a name for the work plane in the Work plane handler toolbar box.
- Click thebutton to add the work plane to the list.
If needed, you can rename your work plane by double-clicking it and entering a new name.
To remove a work plane from the list, click thebutton.