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Placement properties for marks, dimensions, notes, texts and symbols

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

Software version: 
2018i

Placement properties for marks, dimensions, notes, texts and symbols

Placement properties for marks, dimensions, notes, texts and symbols

Use the settings in the Placing dialog boxes for dimensions, marks, notes, texts annotation objects and dimensions to control how the annotation objects are placed in a drawing.

You can set automatic placement properties for dimensions and marks before you create a drawing. In an open drawing, you can modify the placement properties of marks, notes, texts, symbols and dimensions.

To open the Placing properties in an open drawing:

  • In an open drawing, on the Drawing tab, click Properties and then click Text , Note , Symbol , Dimension or one of the mark types. After that, click the Place... button.
  • In an open drawing, double-click a text, mark, symbol, note or dimension. After that, click the Place... button.

Option

Description

Search margin

Defines the empty margin that you want to have around the the annotation objects.

Note that if you use a high Search margin value, the mark placement does not work properly.

Minimum distance

Defines the minimum distance of the mark, weld mark, dimension or another annotation object from the part.

Note that if you use a high Minimum distance value, the mark placement does not work properly.

Maximum distance

Defines the maximum distance of the mark, dimension or another annotation object from the part.

Quarter

For marks and manually added annotation objects.

Defines the areas Tekla Structures searches for a space to place the annotation object.

Weld placement depends on the welding direction. Welds can only be placed in certain sectors, so the Quarter options are not available. However, this option is available for manually added welds in the final drawing.

Placing

free allows Tekla Structures to search for the first suitable location for the mark, dimension, weld or another annotation object. fixed allows you to place the mark, dimension, weld or another annotation object in any location.

When you use the option fixed , the annotation object stays where it is even though you update the drawing, whereas with free , Tekla Structures tries to find the optimal place for the annotation object.

Direction

Available only for manual dimensions.

Defines the side of the dimensioned object where Tekla Structures places dimensions. This setting affects the free setting.

The following image illustrates the search margin, minimum distance and maximum distance of a mark:

(1) Search margin

(2) Minimum distance

(3) Maximum distance

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