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

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Category : Modeling Properties

Defines the snapping mode Tekla Structures uses by default. Set to RELATIVE (default), ABSOLUTE , or GLOBAL.

In the relative snapping mode, the coordinates you enter in the Enter a Numeric Location dialog box as such without any prefix are relative to the last position picked.

In the absolute snapping mode, the coordinates are based on the origin of the work planeplane that the user has chosen in a model and that is currently active for working on in a model view

Newly created, copied, or moved model objects comply with the work plane. For example, shifting the work plane to follow a sloped plane makes it easier to model sloped structures.


In the global snapping mode, the coordinates are based on the global origin and the global x and y directions.

This advanced option is user specific and the setting is saved in options.bin under user folder. Restart Tekla Structures to activate the new value.

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