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2018i Table of Contents


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

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Drawing Properties

Use to specify a fixed size for the grid labelname of a grid line

frames. This is useful, for example, when you want all the grid label frames to be the same size no matter whether there are one or two digits in the frame. If you set this advanced option to zero (0), the width of the grid label frameframe of a grid line label in a drawing

depends on the width of the grid label. Enter the desired value in millimeters.

A fixed width of 18 is suggested for 5 characters (XX.XX) when the text height is 3/16. Change the fixed width to 14 for 4 characters (XX.X), 12 for 3 characters (X.X), and to 10 for 2 characters (XX). If you use a different text height than 3/16, fixed width values need to be adjusted accordingly. This advanced option overrides the automatic frame width calculation for gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

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.


If you do not set this advanced option, Tekla Structures adjusts the grid label frames to text within each frame.

Example of grid label frames when the frame size is not fixed:

Example of grid label frames when the frame size is fixed:

This advanced option is role specific. When the type SYSTEM(ROLE) is in use, the default value is used. When the type MODEL(ROLE) or DRAWING(ROLE) is in use, you can change the value, which is then the same for all users in the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.


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