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Explode drawing plug-ins and use ordinary drawing objects

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

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Explode drawing plug-ins and use ordinary drawing objects

Explode drawing plug-ins and use ordinary drawing objects

You can explodeto ungroup the objects that are parts of another object or a component

In Tekla Structures, it is possible to explode components, cast units, assemblies, bent plates, parts that have attached parts, and drawing shapes and plugins.

The exploded objects cannot be reverted back to the original group.

drawing plug-ins into base objects, and then edit and use them as any other drawing objects. For example, if you want to modify COG dimension in a way that is not available for the plug-in in the plug-in properties, you can explode the COG dimension and then modify its properties in the Dimension Properties dialog box.

  1. Click a drawing objectobject that is represented in a drawing

    that has been created using a plug-in.
  2. Right-click and select Explode.

Tekla Structures explodes the plug-in into base objects that are added to the view. Now you can edit and use the exploded objects as any other drawing objects through the properties dialog box.

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