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Modify drawing object properties

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

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Modify drawing object properties

Modify drawing object properties

You can change the properties of the objects in the drawings such as parts, marks, bolts, and welds, and save the object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

Usually a single object property includes a default value that the user can modify.

files for later use.

  1. Open a drawing.
  2. Double-click the object that you want to modify.

    For example, double-click a part or a bolt, or a reinforcing barreinforcement that represents a steel bar used to reinforce a concrete structure

    The steel bars are usually ribbed and they are used to increase the tensile strength of concrete.


  3. Change the desired settings in the property dialog box.

    For example, go to the Appearance tab and change the color.

  4. In the box next to the Save as button, enter the name for the properties file and click Save as.

    Note that you should not use spaces or special characters in the properties file names.

  5. If you want to apply the change in the object, click Modify. Otherwise, click Cancel to close the object properties dialog box.

Now you have a new object properties file. You can load the properties in this file in other drawing objects, in this case, parts. You can also use the object properties files with filters to apply detailed object level settingsdrawing settings that affect the representation of selected drawing objects

Object level settings can be defined when creating a new drawing or when modifying an open drawing.

Object level settings can be use in a drawing or in a drawing view in order to change the representation of the chosen drawing objects.


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