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Create and modify marks, notes, texts and links in drawings

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

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2018i

Create and modify marks, notes, texts and links in drawings

Create and modify marks, notes, texts and links in drawings

You can add many kinds of annotation objects in your drawings, such as marks, associative notes, texts, and links. Some of these are associative and some independent.

Associative annotation objects

Associative objects update according to the changes made in a building objectobject that represents something that will exist in the real building or be closely related to it

A building object is always created in a model, but it is also represented as a drawing object in a drawing in which its properties can be modified.

in the model. Dimensions, marks, and notes are associative.

In addition to the automatic marks and dimensions that you already may have in a drawing, you can add the ones listed below and modify their properties:

Add part marks manually in drawings

Add reinforcement marks manually in drawings

Add manual weld marks in drawings

Add level marks in drawings

Add associative notes in drawings

Add manual dimensions

Add manual dimensions to general arrangement drawings

Modify mark or note properties

Update part and weld marks in drawings

Change symbols in drawings

Merge marks

Drag the mark and associative note leader line base point

Customize leader line arrows

You can also delete marks for parts and reinforcement.

Independent annotation objects

Independent annotation objects are not linked or connected to the Tekla Structures model in any way. Texts, DWG/DXF files, symbols, revision marks, links and hyperlinks are all independent annotation objects.

Independent objects will also become associative if you snap to a building object when you create them, because then they will get associativitydrawing property that represents the linking of drawing objects to model objects so that the former are updated according to changes made to the latter in the modeling mode

In Tekla Structures, associativity only relates to one type of drawing objects, namely associative objects. These can be building objects and associative annotation objects.

In Tekla Structures, the term associativity has traditionally been used when referring to the linking of drawing objects to model objects. In other modeling contexts, however, the term associativity may refer to any kind of linking between model objects or parts of a model by using dependencies.

points. For example, in texts, the content does not change when the model changes but the associativity pointin a drawing object, a point that follows the changes in the model

For example, an end point of a line or a base point of a dimension is an associativity point.

may change. Another example is a line: if you snap to a part edge when you create a line, the line will get an associativity point and move with the part if the part changes.

You can only add texts, DWG/DXF files, links, hyperlinks, revision marks and symbols in an open drawing, and modify the properties of the added ones:

Add text in drawings

Add links to rich text files in drawings

Add links to other drawings

Add hyperlinks in drawings

Add links to DWG and DXF files in drawings

Add revision marks in drawings

Modify the properties of independent annotation objects

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