Customize weld type symbols

Last updated September 13, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2018i

Customize weld type symbols

Customize weld type symbols

Most of the weld type symbols are hard coded, but you can edit some of them in Symbol Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying symbols to be used in drawings, reports, and templates

The symbols are saved in symbol files.

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The bottom seven symbols in the Type list in model Weld Properties and drawing Weld Mark Properties (see image below) are taken from the TS_Welds.sym file. You can edit any of these seven symbols in Symbol Editor to create a custom weld symbol. The rest of the weld symbols are hard coded. Note that the symbol in the Type list in the dialog box does not change when you update the symbol.

  1. Open Symbol Editor as administrator.
  2. Click File > Open and browse to the folder were you have the TS_Welds.sym file.
  3. Select the file and click OK.
  4. Modify the desired symbol.

    When doing this, you need to keep the symbol in the same scale as the other symbols. If your symbol is too large to fit in the box, you can let it extend beyond the borders:

  5. Save the symbol by selecting File > Save.

For more information about Symbol Editor, click Symbol Editor User's Guide.

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