Modify a construction object
You can modify construction points, lines, circles, and planes using direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles
Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.
Before you start:
- Ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.
- Select the construction objectmodeling aid that represents a point, line, circle, or plane and that helps in placing other objects
Tekla Structures displays the handles and dimensions that you can use to modify the construction object.
When you select a handle and move the mouse pointer over, Tekla Structures displays a toolbar with more modification options. The available options depend on the type of the construction object you are modifying.
To modify a construction object, do any of the following:
|To||Do this||Available for|
|Set a reference point to move in one, two, or any direction||
||Construction points, lines, circle center points, planes|
|Move a point, a point on a line or circle, or a plane corner||Drag the handle in the reference point to a new location.||All construction objects|
|Move a circle||Drag the handle in the center point to a new location.||Construction circles|
|Move a line or a plane edge||Drag the line handle to a new location.||Construction lines, planes|
|Move a plane||Drag the plane to a new location.||Construction planes|
|Show or hide direct modification dimensions||
||Construction lines, planes|
|Change a dimension||Drag a dimension arrowhead to a new location, or:
||Construction lines, circles, planes|
To modify the line types of construction lines and circles, use the advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups
In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.
In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.
XS_CONSTRUCTION_LINE_LINE_TYPE and XS_CONSTRUCTION_CIRCLE_LINE_TYPE.