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Detailed object level settings

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

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2019

Detailed object level settings

Detailed object level settings

In addition to defining automatic drawing mark and object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

Usually a single object property includes a default value that the user can modify.

, you can also set up a special representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

for marks and building objects in drawings and use these detailed object level settingsdrawing settings that affect the representation of selected drawing objects

Object level settings can be defined when creating a new drawing or when modifying an open drawing.

Object level settings can be use in a drawing or in a drawing view in order to change the representation of the chosen drawing objects.

for specific purposes. For example, you may want to define that all columns in a specific general arrangement drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

are shown in a specific color, and in all other general arrangement drawings in the default part color.

To create the detailed object level settings, you first need to define the part properties and filters. For example, in part properties, set the part color to blue and save the properties.

To create detailed objects settings, you need to have:

  • A filter that selects the objects that you want to be affected
  • Object properties that you want to apply on the objects

Create detailed object level settings in a general arrangement drawing

To create detailed object level settings on drawing level in general arrangement drawings:

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties > GA drawing .
  2. Click Part and create part properties that define the object appearance that you want.
  3. Save the part properties by entering a unique name in the box next to the Save as button and click the button.
  4. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.
  5. In the drawing properties dialog box, click Filter and create a drawing filter that selects the objects that you want to have special representation.

    For example, create a filter that selects columns.

  6. Save the filter by entering a name for it and click Save as.
  7. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.
  8. In the drawing properties dialog box, click Edit settings....
  9. In the Object level settings for general arrangement drawing dialog box, click Add row and select the filters to be used, the drawing objectobject that is represented in a drawing

    types and the drawing object properties to be used.

    By doing this, you are combining the filter, object typedescription of a group of objects that share common characteristics

    The objects are grouped based on different characteristics in models and in drawings. Examples of model object types are beams and rebar sets. Examples of drawing object types are parts and marks.

    , and object propertysingle characteristic associated with an object type

    For example, profile and material are object properties.

    settings into detailed object level settings.

    You can add several rows in detailed object level settings.

  10. Give the object level settings a name and save using Save as.

    Note that you should not include spaces or special characters in the name.

  11. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.

Now you have new detailed object level settings to be applied on a drawing.

Example: Apply detailed object level settings on drawing level in a GA drawing

Before doing this, drawing object properties for beams, columns and braces have been created and saved with aunique names in the part properties dialog box so that these parts have different colors. For details about creating drawing object properties, see the instructions above.

First you will make a general arrangement drawing filter, then save detailed object level settings in a settings file and finally, apply the new detailed object level settings on drawing level.

In this example, the filter uses part names defined in the model, similarly as in modeling filters.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties > GA drawing
  2. Click Filter in the drawing properties dialog box.
  3. Create filters by Part - Name for column, beam, and brace and save the settings using Save as with different names, such as ts_column , ts_beam and ts_brace.

  4. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.

    Now you have created the required filters needed for selecting the desired parts.

  5. In the General arrangement drawing properties dialog box, click Edit settings....

  6. In the Object level settings for drawing dialog box, select the filters to be used, the drawing object types and the drawing object properties to be used:
    1. Click Add row and select ts_column as Model object (Drawing view filter) , Part as Drawing object type , and column as Settings used.
    2. Click Add row and select ts_beam as Model object (Drawing view filter) , Part as Drawing object type , and beam as Settings used.
    3. Click Add row and select ts_brace as Model object (Drawing view filter) , Part as Drawing object type , and brace as Settings used.
  7. Save the detailed object level settings as gatype1 using Save as.

    The same detailed object level settings can be used in other general arrangement properties, you do not need to create new ones.

  8. Click Cancel to exit the dialog box.
  9. Open a created general arrangement drawing and double-click the drawing background to open the drawing properties.
  10. Click Edit settings....
  11. Load object level settings you created, in this example gatype1 , and click Load.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Ensure that Use detailed object level settings is set to Yes.
  15. Click Modify to apply the changes in the drawing.
  16. Confirm the detailed object level changes by clicking Yes in the on Object level settings changed. message box.

Note:

If a row in the Object level settings for view dialog box is shown in red, either the object properties file defined for Settings used , or the filter file defined for Model object (Drawing view filter) is missing from the \attributes folder 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.

folder. See an example below:

Create detailed object level settings in cast unit drawings

Before creating the detailed object level settings, create the part properties and needed filters. For example, in reinforcement properties, set color to red and save the properties. You create detailed object level settings in the same way in single-part drawings and assembly drawings.

To create detailed object level settings on view level:

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties > Cast unit drawing .
  2. Click View creation , and click the View properties button.
  3. Click Part in the options tree and create part properties that define the object appearance that you want.
  4. Save the part properties by entering a unique name in the box next to the Save button and click the button.
  5. Click Filter in the options tree and create a 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.

    that selects the objects that you want to have special representation.

    For example, create a filter that selects reinforcing bars in 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.

    100 and 101.

  6. Save the filter by entering a name in the box at the top and clicking Save.
  7. Click View properties in the options tree and click Edit settings....
  8. In the Object level settings for view dialog box, click Add row and select the filters to be used, the drawing object types and the drawing object properties to be used.

    By doing this, you are combining the filter, object type, and object property settings into detailed object level settings.

    You can add several rows.

  9. Give the detailed object level settings a name (here class_100 ) and save using Save as.

    Note that you should not include spaces or special characters in the name.

  10. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.

Now you have new detailed object level settings to be applied on a drawing.

Example: Apply detailed object level settings on view level in a cast unit drawing

In this example, detailed object level settings will be set up for lifting anchors in a cast unit drawingdrawing that displays information on concrete parts, including reinforcement, cast-in embeds, edge chamfers, and insulation, in a cast unit

Cast unit drawings are generally used either at the element factory or at the construction site.

.

Before doing this, drawing object properties for lifting anchors have been created so that they use different color. For details about creating drawing object properties, see the instructions above.

First you will make a cast unit 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, then save detailed object level settings in a settings file and finally, apply the new detailed object level settings in a view.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties > Cast unit drawing .
  2. Click View creation , and click the View properties button.
  3. Click Filter in the options tree.

  4. Create a filter by Reinforcing bar - Class and enter value 100 101.

  5. Save the filter as class100filter and click Save.

    Now you have the filter needed for selecting the 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.

    .

  6. Click View properties in the options tree and click Edit settings....

  7. In the Object level settings for view dialog box, select the filter to be used, the drawing object type and the drawing object properties to be used:
    1. Click Add row and define the following values:

      Model object (Drawing view filter) : class100filter

      Drawing object type : Reinforcing bar

      Settings used : class100

  8. Save the detailed object level settings as class_100 using Save as.

    The same detailed object level settings can be used in other cast unit drawing properties, you do not need to create new ones.

  9. Click Cancel to close the dialog box.
  10. Create a cast unit drawing containing lifting anchors and open the drawing.
  11. Double-click the view frame to open the View properties dialog box.
  12. Click Edit settings....
  13. Load object level settings you created, in this example class_100 , and click Load.
  14. Click OK.
  15. Ensure that Use detailed object level settings is set to Yes.
  16. Click Modify to apply the changes in the view.
  17. Confirm the detailed object level changes by clicking Yes in the on Object level settings changed. message box.

    The lifting anchors now have a different color, they are red.

Note:

If a row in the Object level settings dialog box is shown in red, either the object properties file defined in the Settings used box, or the filter file defined in the Model object (Drawing filter) box is missing from the \attributes folder in the current model folderfolder that is used for storing files associated with a model

Tekla Structures stores all files associated with a model in a folder it creates with the same name as the model database (.db1).

In multi-user mode all users access the same model folder.

. See an example below:

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