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How to use the side pane

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

Software version: 
2018i

How to use the side pane

How to use the side pane

Use the side pane on the right side of the screen, for example, to view model objectobject that is represented in a model

A model object is either created in a model or imported into it.

properties, and to add reference models and components.

To

Do this

Open a side pane window

Click a side pane button to open a side pane window.

When you click a side pane button, the side pane window opens and becomes active. Active side pane windows have yellow buttons.

Close a side pane window

You can close one active side pane window at a time, or several windows at one go.

  • Click an active side pane button to close a single side pane window.
  • Click Ctrl+active side pane button to close all the other side pane windows expect the selected side pane.
  • Click thebutton in the side pane window.

Open or close active side pane windows

Active side pane windows have yellow buttons.

Click the arrowin the side pane to open or close the active side pane windows at one go.

Keep multiple side pane windows open at the same time

You can have several side pane windows open at the same time.

  • Click the side pane buttons to open as many side pane windows as needed. The active side pane windows are stacked on top of each other.

    You can resize the side pane windows and change their order by dragging them.

  • Alternatively, right-click a side pane button and select Open below. Repeat for each side pane button.
Tip: To open side pane windows separately and not stacked on top of each other, click Ctrl+side pane button.

Move a side pane window

When you position the mouse pointer on the upper part of the side pane window, the upper part is shown in yellow.

Grab the yellow upper part of the side pane window and drag the window to a new location.

Float and dock a side pane window

You can float or dock side pane windows.

  • To float a side pane window: right-click a side pane button and select Float.
  • To dock a side pane window: right-click an active side pane button and select Attach to side pane.

    Alternatively, you can drag the side pane window back to the docking area on the right or at the bottom of the screen. The docking area is marked with yellow color.

If you float a side pane window and close Tekla Structures , the side pane window will be opened in its floating position when you start Tekla Structures the next time.

Adjust the size of a side pane window

Resize a floating side pane window by dragging its borders.

Find more help on the content of a side pane window

Click thebutton.

Tip:

Sometimes a side pane window opens on a second display that is not connected to your computer at the moment. To return the side pane window to the main display, right-click the side pane button and select Attach to side pane.

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