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

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Category : Export

The setting Update Tekla Structures linework only is only shown in the Export drawings to DWG/DXF dialog box if you have set the new advanced option XS_DWG_EXPORT_UPDATE_TS_LINEWORK_OPTION to TRUE. Update Tekla Structures linework only updates the Tekla Structures drawing content only and keeps other content that is created in a CAD software intact at the same file. Blocks (groups), created by Tekla Structures will be updated. Note that you need to have the same drawing exported already, and the layer setup and the layer template must be the same as during the previous export. All CAD lines that were added previously will stay in the file and only Tekla Structures content will get updated, unless editing was done in CAD blocks editor. The default value is FALSE.

This setting is user specific, and it is saved in the options.bin under the user folder.

Note that if you edit content of a block (CAD object), and then select the Update Tekla Structures linework only option, the whole block will be re-written, and the changes made in CAD will not be kept. To keep the changes in CAD, you need to explodeto ungroup the objects that are parts of another object or a component

In Tekla Structures, it is possible to explode components, cast units, assemblies, bent plates, parts that have attached parts, and drawing shapes and plugins.

The exploded objects cannot be reverted back to the original group.

a block before editing it.

For example, you may want to use this option if you have added drawing title blocks in the CAD after the first export of the drawing from Tekla Structures , and want to keep these tables as they are, and update only the objects that exported from Tekla Structures.

For more information about the DWG export, see Export a drawing to a 2D DWG or DXF file.

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