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Model weld properties in drawings

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

Software version: 
2018i

Model weld properties in drawings

Model weld properties in drawings

You can select which model welds are visible in drawings and drawing views, and set the weld color and line type.

  • To set the automatic welding properties in single-part and assembly drawings: On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type. Click View creation in the options tree on the left, select the view and the properties that you want to change, and click View properties. Now click Weld in the options tree and adjust the settings as required.
  • To set the automatic welding properties in general arrangement drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

    General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

    : On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type. Click Weld and adjust the settings as required.
  • To modify the welding properties on drawing level in a general arrangement drawing: Double-click the drawing background and click Weld.
  • To modify the welding properties on view level: Double-click the drawing view framesolid frame around all the contents of a drawing view

    Drawing view frame can be used when modifying properties of a single drawing view. Drawing views can be dragged using the drawing view frame.

    and click Weld in the View Properties dialog box.
Option Description
Content: Visibility
Welds

Welds in sub-assemblies

Not visible does not display any welds in the selected view/drawing.

Site weld visible displays only site welds in the view/drawing.

Workshop weld visible displays only workshop welds in the view/drawing

Both visible displays both site welds and workshop welds in the view/drawing.

Weld size limit

Enter a weld size limit to filter welds of that size and bigger out of the drawing. This is useful when you only want to show non-typical welds in a drawing.

To set whether the weld size is an exact or minimum value, use the advanced option XS_WELD_FILTER_TYPE.

To filter out a standard weld type, use the advanced option XS_OMITTED_WELD_TYPE.

Content: Representation
Representation

Select Path or Outline.

You can also select, whether to show Hidden lines or Own hidden lines.

Weld solids are shown in drawings in the following cases:

  • Weld solids are shown in drawings for those weld types that have real solid support. Welds that have no real solid support are shown in the model with a hexagonal placeholder, and in drawings weld solids are not shown.

  • Welds that have custom cross-sections are also supported.

Appearance: Visible lines
Color Sets the color of the weld lines.
Type Sets the type of the weld lines.
Appearance: Hidden lines
Color Sets the color of the hidden lines.
Type Sets the type of the hidden lines.

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