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Dimension properties - Marks and Tags tabs

Last updated August 29, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Dimension properties - Marks and Tags tabs

Dimension properties - Marks and Tags tabs

Use the Marks and Tags tabs in the Dimension Properties dialog box to view and modify the contents of dimension marks and tags in an open drawing.

  • To open the drawing level Dimension properties dialog box, open the drawing, go to the Drawing tab and click Properties > Dimension.
  • To open the object level Dimension properties , double-click a dimension in an open drawing.
  • To open Dimension properties dialog box for general arrangement drawings before creating a drawing: On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties > GA drawing , and then click Dimension.

Option

Description

Marks tab

Prefix

Displays the defined value before the numeric value of the dimension. Enter text or click ... to select elements.

The prefix value cannot be plain numbers, and cannot end with a number.

Visibility of numeric value

Defines whether the numeric value of the dimension is visible or hidden.

If you hide the numeric value of the dimension, the prefix and postfix text will still be shown.

Postfix

Displays the defined value after the numeric value of the dimension. Enter text or click ... to select elements.

The postfix cannot be plain numbers, and the it cannot start with a number when the numeric value of the dimension is visible.

... buttons

Define dimension mark contents by adding elements. You can also modify the mark appearance.

Frame around elements: Type and Color define the element frame type and color individually for each element.

Add frame allows you to add frames around elements. Font: Color , Height and Font define the font type, color, and height used in element texts individually for each element. Clicking Select gives more font choices.

Units: Unit and Format allow you to set the unit and format for length elements. Unit settings can be modified only when a length element is selected.

You can also use template attributes in the User-defined attribute element. In marks, you cannot use template attributes such as MODEL_TOTAL that refer to the whole model. Marks only check the information from the object in the drawing and not from the whole model.

Plate side marks

Specified creates plate side marks to plate dimension using the specified color, size and offset. Offset means the distance of the mark from the dimension line.

The option Automatic is available only in intelligent drawings, that is when the advanced option XS_INTELLIGENT_DRAWING_ALLOWED is set to TRUE.

Exaggeration

Specified exaggerates narrow dimensions.

Select the Direction : Left/ Down , Right/Up or Both.

Set the Origin , Width , Position and Height.

Tags tab

Tags area

Add tags to dimension lines. You can enter text in the tag box or add elements by clicking the ....

When you click the ... button next to a tag box, a dialog box for the particular tag is displayed and you can define dimension tag contents by adding elements. You can also modify the tag element appearance.

  • Rotation > Perpendicular to dimension line rotates the tag.

  • Rotation > Parallel to dimension line does not rotate the tag. This is the default value.

  • Frame around elements: Type and Color define the element frame type and color individually for each element.

  • Add frame allows you to add frames around elements. Font: Color , Height and Font define the font type, color, and height used in element texts individually for each element. Clicking Select gives more font choices.

  • Units: Unit and Format allow you to set the unit and format for length elements. Unit settings can be modified only when a length element is selected.

  • You can also use template attributes in the User-defined attribute element.

    In tags, you cannot use template attributes such as MODEL_TOTAL that refer to the whole model. Tags only check the information from the object in the drawing, and not from the whole model.

Include part count in the tag

Select the tag positions for which you want to include the part count in the tag.

Exclude parts according to filter

Select a drawing view filter that removes desired content from the tag.

Curved dimension tag type

Select a tag type for a curved reinforcing bar dimension line. The tag type controls how the tags are aligned to the dimension.

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by Gustaf Doyle Fernström

The hyperlink "Add tags to dimension lines" in "Tags Area" section above doesn´t work for TS2019 or TS2018i. ("Page not found")

by Päivi from Tekla User Assistance

Hi,
Thank your for letting us know. Now they should work.

Best regards,
Päivi from User Assistance