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Change symbols in drawings

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

Software version: 
2018i

Change symbols in drawings

Change symbols in drawings

Tekla Structures highlights the marks and dimension marks that have changed due to changes in the model, and dimension points that have been moved. Tekla Structures also highlights the changed angle dimensions, level marks, and associative notes.

Tekla Structures highlights the changes in the following way:

  • A change symbolgraphic that Tekla Structures creates in a drawing and that indicates that an associative annotation object has been changed

    Change symbols are created for dimensions, marks, and associative notes, for example.

    Examples of change symbols include mark change symbols and dimension change symbols.

    (by default, a cloud) is drawn around the old point, the new point and the dimension values, or around the changed mark or note.

  • An arrow is drawn from the old dimension pointpoint that Tekla Structures or the user has used for dimensioning

    to the new one.

There are some advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.

related to change symbols that you may want to use:

Remove change symbols

After you have checked all the change symbols that Tekla Structures has created in your drawing, you can remove all of them or just the selected ones.

To remove the change symbols, do one of the following in the open drawing:

To

Do this

Remove all dimension change symbols

On the Drawing tab, click Remove > All dimension change symbols .

Remove the selected dimension change symbols

  1. Select the dimension change symbols you want to remove.

  2. On the Drawing tab, click Remove > Selected dimension change symbol .

Remove all mark change symbols

On the Drawing tab, click Remove > All mark change symbols .

Remove the selected mark change symbols

  1. Select the mark change symbols you want to remove.

  2. On the Drawing tab, click Remove > Selected mark change symbol .

Remove all associative note change symbols

On the Drawing tab, click Remove > All associative note change symbols .

Remove the selected associative note change symbols

  1. Select the associative note change symbols you want to remove.

  2. On the Drawing tab, click Remove > Selected associative note change symbol .

Remove all change symbols at one go

You can hide all change symbols for marks, dimensions, and associative notes at one go in an open drawing by using the Remove change clouds macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

Macros are sometimes used to run an application.

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  1. Open a drawing.
  2. Click the Applications & components button in the side pane to open the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

    .
  3. Click the arrow next to Applications to open the applications list.
  4. Double-click Remove change clouds.

    Tekla Structures removes all change symbols.

Example

The first image shows an example of a mark change symbol after a material change, and of a dimension change symbol after a change in the size of the part.

The second image shows the dimension text and the mark after running the macro.

Example

The first image shows an example of a mark change symbol after a material change, and of a dimension change symbol after a change in the size of the part.

The second image shows the dimension text and the mark after running the macro.

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