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Create a drawing view filter for view-level dimensioning

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

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Create a drawing view filter for view-level dimensioning

Create a drawing view filter for view-level dimensioning

You need to create a drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

filter to use the Filter dimensions dimensioning type in view-level dimension creation in single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings. The filter needs to be created on view level, because you create the dimensions view by view.

Create a drawing view filter

You need to create a drawing view filterfilter used for defining which objects are displayed in a model view or drawing view

View filter chooses objects according to object properties. The user can filter objects according to their profile or material, for example.

to use the Filter option in view-level dimension creation in single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings. The filter needs to be created on view level, because you create the dimensions view by view.

  1. In an open drawing, double-click the drawing view framesolid frame around all the contents of a drawing view

    Drawing view frame can be used when modifying properties of a single drawing view. Drawing views can be dragged using the drawing view frame.

    to open the View Properties dialog box.
  2. Click Filter.
  3. Click Add row and define the filter properties.
    • Add a row first to define the Object type object category. This needs to be defined for all drawing view filters that are going to be used in dimensioning definitions. Set the Value to Part or Reinforcing bar Reinforcing bar

    • Then add a filter row that selects all parts in a specific classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

      The identifiers of classes are usually numbers. Classes can be used for defining the color of parts in the model, for example. Class does not influence the numbering of model objects.

      , for example.

  4. Use Save to save the filter with a unique name.
  5. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.

Now you can select the drawing view filter from the filter list in the Dimensioning rule properties dialog box and use it for dimensioning. If the filter is not displayed immediately after creation, refresh the list by closing and opening the dialog box.

For more information about rule properties, see Dimensioning rule properties.

Create a filter for holes and recesses

You can create a filter for cut parts. The filter can be a drawing view filter or a model selection filterfilter used for defining which object types can be selected

Selection filter chooses model objects according to object properties.

Selection filters can be standard or user-defined.

For example, selection filters can be used to select parts for drawings or analysis.

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To create a model selection filter for holes and recesses:

  1. Click the Selection filter button on the Selecting toolbar.
  2. In the Object Group - Selection Filter dialog box, add the first row:
    • Select Object as category, Object type as property and Equals as condition.

    • To fill 11 in the value, use Select from model , and select a cut part.

  3. Add the second row:
    • Select Template as category, enter NAME in uppercase as property and select Equals as condition.

    • Enter the name of the template as the value.

  4. Select check boxes Selection filter and All drawing types.

    Too see all available filter types, click

  5. Save the filter with a unique name using Save as.

For more information about creating filters, see Create new filters.

Create a filter for the main part of an assembly

When your subassembly consists of many objects, but you only want to select the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

for dimensioning, you can create a filter for that.

Create an exclude filter for dimension tag

Often several objects need to be excluded from dimension tagpart of a dimension that displays additional information about the building object

content. You can exclude everything else from the tag content, except the parts that you want to include.

With the example filter shown below it is possible to exclude everything else from the tag content, except cut parts that have the name ‘HVAC’.

Create an exclude filter for stirrups in section views

The view-level dimensioning currently dimensions reinforcing barreinforcement that represents a steel bar used to reinforce a concrete structure

The steel bars are usually ribbed and they are used to increase the tensile strength of concrete.

polygon points along the center line of the reinforcing bar. You can filter, where stirrups (shape 14) are excluded but all other reinforcing bars are dimensioned.

Below is an example of a stirrup in section viewdrawing view that shows a selected area as a cross section

A section view can be created of the parts in a drawing view. A section view can be created manually or automatically.

. In some cases, the resulting dimensions are created similarly regardless of the hook type.

To avoid this kind of results, you can use suitable filtering criteria. See below for an example of a filter, where stirrups (shape 14) are excluded but all other reinforcing bars are dimensioned.

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