Modify a single grid line

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

Software version: 
2018i

Modify a single grid line

Modify a single grid line

You can move, stretch, shrink, and incline single gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of intersecting grid planes or intersecting grid planes and curved grid surfaces

The grid is defined by coordinates in 3D space. It is shown two-dimensionally on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. A grid can be rectangular or radial.

It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.

It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify how they are shown in the drawings.

lines. You can also change grid linesingle line that visualizes a grid plane or a curved grid surface on a view plane

labels.

Modify grid line properties

You can edit the properties of a single grid line.

  1. Ensure that theSelect grid line selection switch is active.
  2. Double-click a grid line.
  3. Modify the grid line properties.
  4. Click Modify to save the changes.

Move a grid line

Use direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

to move single grid lines.

  1. Ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.
  2. Ensure that theSelect grid selection switch is active.
  3. Select the grid.
  4. Select the grid line you want to move.
  5. Drag the grid line to a new location.

    You can also use the keyboard to enter a numeric location.

    To start with the negative sign (-), use the numeric keypad. To enter an absolute coordinate, first enter $, then the value. Press Enter to confirm.

Stretch, shrink, or incline a grid line

Use direct modification to stretch, shrink, or incline single grid lines.

  1. Ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.
  2. Ensure that theSelect grid selection switch is active.
  3. Select the grid.
  4. Select the grid line.
  5. Drag a grid line handleto a new location.

Change a grid line label

Use the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

to change the label of a single grid line.

  1. Ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.
  2. Ensure that theSelect grid line selection switch is active.
  3. Select a grid line.
  4. On the contextual toolbar, enter a new label.

Turn grid line stretching off

If you move the outermost grid lines using the line handles, Tekla Structures stretches or shrinks the perpendicular, crossing grid lines accordingly by default. You can switch this off temporarily.

  1. Ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.
  2. Ensure that theSelect grid selection switch is active.
  3. Select the grid line.
  4. On the contextual toolbar, click theTurn grid line stretching off button.

Grid line properties

Use the Grid Line Properties dialog box to view and modify the properties of a single grid line. The units depend on the settings in File menu > Settings > Options > Units and decimals .

Setting

Description

Label

Name of the grid line.

Depth in view plane

Height of the grid plane perpendicular to the view plane.

Extension Left/Below

Define how far the grid lines extend in the directions Left/Below and Right/Above.

Extension Right/Above

Magnetic grid plane

Select to bind objects to the grid line.

User-defined attributes

Click to access the user-defined properties of the grid line.

Visible in drawings

Select to make the grid line visible in drawings.

Grid line automatic dimensioning

Select to use single grid lines in grid dimensioning.

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