Create a construction line

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance

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Create a construction line

Create a construction line

  1. On the Edit tab, click Construction object > Line .
  2. Pick the start point of the construction lineconstruction object that represents a line between two points

  3. Pick the end point of the construction line.
  4. To end the command, press Esc.
  5. To modify the construction line properties, double-click the line in the model.

    The line properties are shown in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

    The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

    The property pane can be customized by using the property pane editor.


    1. Select a color for the line.
    2. Define how far the line extends beyond the picked points.
    3. If you want to make the line magneticproperty of a rectangular grid, a grid plane, a construction line, and a construction plane that enables the attached model objects to follow when the object in question is moved

      See also adaptivity.

      , select Yes in the Magnetic list.
    4. Click Modify.
  6. If you want to change the line type, use the advanced option XS_​CONSTRUCTION_​LINE_​LINE_​TYPE.

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