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Include single-part drawings in assembly drawings

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

Software version: 
2019

Include single-part drawings in assembly drawings

Include single-part drawings in assembly drawings

You can include in assembly drawings single-part drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for one part and that is generally used at the workshop

views of the individual parts that make the assembly. You can use existing single-part drawings in Document manager or create new single-part drawing views.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties > Assembly drawing .
  2. Load the desired assembly drawingdrawing that shows fabrication information for a basic or a nested assembly, including bolts and welds, and that is generally used at the workshop

    Assembly drawings show how parts are located in an assembly. They contain the parts of the assembly presented in one or more views.

    properties.
  3. Click Layout and go to the Other tab.
  4. Set Include single-parts to Yes.

    This activates the Single-part attributes list.

  5. In the Single-part attributes list, select the desired drawing properties to be used in the single-part viewdrawing view that is in an assembly drawing and that shows an individual part in the assembly

    . The properties file standard is the default.
  6. Click Save to save the drawing properties in the properties file.
  7. Click OK and create the drawing.

The value of the advanced option XS_USE_EXISTING_SINGLE_PART_DRAWINGS_IN_ASSEMBLY_DRAWINGS affects how Tekla Structures creates the single-part views. If the option is set to TRUE , Tekla Structures will use single-part drawings in the . If it is set to FALSE , or if there is no existing single-part drawing for a given part, a new view will be created according to the Include single-parts setting. The default value is FALSE.

Tekla Structures also maintains the original scale in a single part drawing in an assembly drawing when you set the layout to include single part drawings, and set the option XS_USE_EXISTING_SINGLE_PART_DRAWINGS_IN_ASSEMBLY_DRAWINGS is set to TRUE. If you do not want to maintain the scale of the existing single part drawing, set the advanced option XS_USE_EXISTING_SINGLE_PART_DRAWINGS_SCALE can be set to FALSE. If you do this, thee scale of the included single part drawing will follow the scale of the assembly drawing, or advanced option XS_SINGLE_SCALE if it is set.

The following advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups

In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.

In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.

all affect how the single-part drawing views behave:

XS_​SINGLE_​CENTERED_​SCREW

XS_​SINGLE_​CLOSE_​DIMENSIONS

XS_​SINGLE_​CLOSE_​SHORT_​DIMENSIONS

XS_​SINGLE_​COMBINE_​DISTANCE

XS_​SINGLE_​COMBINE_​MIN_​DISTANCE

XS_​SINGLE_​COMBINE_​WAY

XS_​SINGLE_​DIMENSION_​TYPE

XS_​SINGLE_​DRAW_​PART_​AS

XS_​SINGLE_​EXCLUDE

XS_​SINGLE_​FORWARD_​OFFSET

XS_​SINGLE_​NO_​SHORTEN

XS_​SINGLE_​ORIENTATION_​MARK

XS_​SINGLE_​PART_​EXTREMA

XS_​SINGLE_​PART_​SHAPE

XS_​SINGLE_​SCALE

XS_​SINGLE_​SCREW_​INTERNAL

XS_​SINGLE_​SCREW_​POSITIONS

XS_​SINGLE_​USE_​WORKING_​POINTS

XS_​SINGLE_​X_​DIMENSION_​TYPE

XS_​USE_​EXISTING_​SINGLE_​PART_​DRAWINGS_​SCALE

XS_​NO_​END_​VIEWS_​TO_​INCLUDED_​SINGLE_​DRAWINGS

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