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Create model views

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

Software version: 
2018i

Create model views

Create model views

A view is a representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

of a model from a specific location. Each view is represented in its own window within Tekla Structures. Selecting a part in a view highlights the part in all open views.

View plane

Each view has a view planeplane in a space that defines the view

In Tekla Structures, the grids are projected onto the view plane and the grid lines can be visible on it.

View depth is defined starting from the view plane.

on which the grids are visible and points are represented as blue crosses. Points that are located outside the view plane are red. You can move the view plane like any other object.

Basic views

Basic views are those parallel to the global basic planes (xy, xz, and zy). In basic views, two axes always define the view plane and the axes appear in the plane name. The third axis is perpendicular to the view plane. It does not appear in the plane name. In the basic plane viewview that displays objects two-dimensionally

, the model is shown from the direction of the third axis.

When you create basic views, you must define the view plane's distance (the view plane coordinate) from the global origin in the direction of the third axis.

Examples of basic views:

Plane

3D view

Plane view

XY

XZ

ZY

Other views

For other view types, you either define the view plane and coordinate by picking points, or the points are defined automatically, depending on the creation method.

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