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How Tekla Structures applies drawing properties in drawing creation

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2018i

How Tekla Structures applies drawing properties in drawing creation

How Tekla Structures applies drawing properties in drawing creation

Tekla Structures generates drawings according to the properties defined for each drawing type. You define the desired properties before you create the drawings. The way Tekla Structures connects the properties to the drawing you create depends on the method you select for creating the drawing.

  • If you create the drawings in the Master Drawing Catalog using saved settingsmaster drawing where the drawing settings are saved in a drawing property file and used when creating a new drawing of a specific drawing type

    , Tekla Structures uses the properties defined in the saved settings file you select. Saved settings file in the Master Drawing Catalog is the same thing as the drawing properties file you save in various drawing properties dialog boxes.

  • If you create the drawings in the Master Drawing Catalog using a rule setmaster drawing that contains model selection filters and where the properties and drawing settings vary based on the selected model objects

    , Tekla Structures creates the drawing according to the properties defined in the saved settings file or cloning templatemaster drawing where an existing drawing is used to copy the drawing settings for a new drawing

    The new drawing has the same drawing settings as the original drawing.

    The user creates a cloning template of a drawing typically after extensive manual modifications have been made in the drawing, in order to achieve the same appearance and contents in new drawings.

    In the master drawing catalog, it is possible to create single-part, assembly, and cast unit drawings using cloning templates. It is also possible to add new cloning templates to the master drawing catalog from the document manager.

    file used in the rule set.

  • If you create the drawings in the Master Drawing Catalog using cloning templates, Tekla Structures creates the drawing using the properties that you have defined for the drawing used as a cloning template together with the manual modifications that you have made in the drawing.

  • If you create drawings through Drawings & reports tab using the Create drawings menu button commands, Tekla Structures uses the current drawing properties to create the drawings.

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