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2019 Table of Contents

Drag dimension marks

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

Software version: 
2019

Drag dimension marks

Drag dimension marks

Dimension marks can be freely dragged to avoid overlapping dimensions and marks.

Note that you can only drag relative dimensions, not absolute dimensions.

Go to File > Settings and ensure that Drawing drag & drop is selected .

Point the handle, press down the left mouse button, and drag the dimension markpart of a dimension that displays the basic information about the building object measurements

A dimension mark can consist of a prefix, numerical value, and postfix.

to the desired location.

Tekla Structures automatically adds a leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

to the dimension mark that is dragged from its original position.

Note that if you do not want to draw a leader line when a dimension text is dragged away from the dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

, set the advanced option XS_LEADER_LINE_TO_DRAGGED_DIMENSION_TEXT to FALSE in the category Dimensioning: General in the Advanced Options dialog box. The default value is TRUE.

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