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Refresh drawing associativity after cloning

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

Software version: 
2018i

Refresh drawing associativity after cloning

Refresh drawing associativity after cloning

Often improvements in cloning and associativitydrawing property that represents the linking of drawing objects to model objects so that the former are updated according to changes made to the latter in the modeling mode

In Tekla Structures, associativity only relates to one type of drawing objects, namely associative objects. These can be building objects and associative annotation objects.

In Tekla Structures, the term associativity has traditionally been used when referring to the linking of drawing objects to model objects. In other modeling contexts, however, the term associativity may refer to any kind of linking between model objects or parts of a model by using dependencies.

require that the associative rules have to be recreated. This can be done by using the Refresh associativity command. When you use this command, you do not need to recreate the drawing.

For example, this command is very useful if you have 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.

you have created using an older Tekla Structures version and want to utilize the better associativity of a newer Tekla Structures version.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing list.
  2. Open a cloning template the associativity of which you want to refresh.
  3. Go to Quick Launch , enter Refresh associativity , and click the Refresh associativity command on the displayed list.
  4. Save the cloning template.

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