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Copy properties and property references from another object

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Copy properties and property references from another object

Copy properties and property references from another object

You can copy properties, such as names and values, from other objects and use them to determine the properties of a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

. You can also copy property references. The link is dynamic, so when the property changes, the reference reflects the change. For example, you can use a beam length reference in variable formulas. Even if the length changes, the correct value is always used in calculations.

  1. In the Custom component browser , browse for the object propertysingle characteristic associated with an object type

    For example, profile and material are object properties.

    you want to copy.

    To find the required component objectsingle model object that belongs to a component

    Component objects created by a component can be modified separately or as a group.

    more easily, select it in a custom component view. Tekla Structures highlights the selected object in the Custom component browser.

  2. Right-click the property and select one of the following:
    • Copy Name

      Copies the name of the object. For example, Material.

    • Copy Value

      Copies the value the object currently has. For example, S235JR.

    • Copy Reference

      Copies the link to the property. For example, fP(Material,"ID57720EEE-0000-000E-3134-363730393237").

  3. Right-click where you want to insert the object property, and then select Paste.

    For example, you can paste a reference to the Formula box in the Variables dialog box to use it in a calculation.

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