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What to do before creating drawings

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

Software version: 
2018i

What to do before creating drawings

What to do before creating drawings

The list below contains some things that you may need to do before you create or clone(performed by Tekla Structures) to create a new drawing by using a cloning template

Cloning aims at using the drawing properties, view properties, and object properties from the cloning template in a new drawing.

Drawings can be cloned from the current model or another model.

Cloned drawings need some manual checking.

drawings in Tekla Structures :

  • For assembly, single-part, cast unit and multidrawings, the model needs to be numbered. If the model changes, the numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

    In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

    needs to be updated. Numbering ensures that Tekla Structures connects the right objects to the right drawings. If you try to create drawings without numbering the model, Tekla Structures prompts you to do so. Once the model is numbered, part positions can also be shown in general arrangement drawings. Prior to numbering, if the part positionposition number that is assigned to a part

    is included in a mark on a general arrangment drawing, it will be shown as a question mark (?).

  • Check that the detailing is correct.

  • You may want to create test drawings of different types of parts to see how well the predefined drawing and view properties, layouts, rule sets or cloning templates suit your needs.

  • You may want to modify drawing and view properties, layouts, or rule sets and save the modified settings for future usage.

  • If you are going to use a drawing as a 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.

    , check that it contains all the necessary elements for this purpose.

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