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2019 Table of Contents

Mark properties - Content, General, Merging and Appearance tabs

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

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Mark properties - Content, General, Merging and Appearance tabs

Mark properties - Content, General, Merging and Appearance tabs

Use the General , Merging and Content tabs in the properties of different types of marks to view and modify the settings affecting the mark content and appearance. For some marks, there is a separate Appearance tab.

Note that all the listed settings are not available for all marks.

To open mark properties:

  • On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties , select the drawing type, and go to mark properties directly by clicking the button of the respective mark (GA drawings) or through view properties.

  • In an open drawing, double-click the drawing background, and go to mark properties directly by clicking the button of the respective mark (GA drawings) or through view properties.

  • In an open drawing, double-click the drawing view framesolid frame around all the contents of a drawing view

    Drawing view frame can be used when modifying properties of a single drawing view. Drawing views can be dragged using the drawing view frame.

    and click the desired mark in the options tree on the left.

  • Double-click a mark in an open drawing.

Setting

Description

Content tab:

Content

For some marks, you need to select from this list the object that you are defining the marks for.

For example, for part marks, you can define part mark settings independently for main and secondary parts, and for sub-assembly main and secondary parts.

Available elements

Elements in mark

Available elements lists the elements that are available for the current mark.

Elements in mark lists the elements that you have selected to include in the mark.

For more information about mark elements, see Mark elements.

For a list of elements that are common to all marks, see Common elements in marks.

< Add frame

Add frames around individual elements in side the mark.

Frame around elements : Type and Color

Defines the element frame type and color for one or several elements. To select all elements in the Elements in mark list to apply the same modification to all of them, hold down Shift on the keyboard, and click the last element in the list.

Font : Color , Height and Font

Defines the font type, color, and height used in element texts in one or several elements. To select all elements in the Elements in mark list to apply the same modification to all of them, hold down Shift and click the last element in the list.

Clicking Select... gives more font choices.

Units : Units and Format

Change the units and format of the length, height, spacing or diameter element that you have selected from the Elements in mark list.

General or Appearance tab:

In main parts

In secondary parts

In sub-assembly main parts

In sub-assembly secondary parts

These settings are for bolt marks.

Visible displays bolt marks.

Not visible does not display bolt marks.

Visibility in view

distributed distributes the marks in the view. Tekla Structures only creates marks that are not visible in the other views.

always always creates marks in the view, irrespective the settings in other views.

preferred acts as distributed , but the preferred view has a higher priority.

Select distributed to one view only in a drawing. If you set other views to distributed , the marks are located only in the view that has the setting Visibility in view set to preferred.

none creates no marks.

Parts out of view plane

This setting is available only in view level properties.

Visible displays marks outside of the view in the drawing.

Not visible displays no marks outside the view.

Ignore size

This setting is for bolt marks.

Filters standard-sized bolt marks out of drawings, which means that Tekla Structures does not display bolt marks of the defined size in drawings.

There are some advanced options that can be used in addition to the Ignore size setting so that you first give the ignored size and then set the advanced option:

XS_​OMITTED_​DIAMETER_​TYPE defines if the ignored size is the size of the bolt (value BOLT ) or the hole (value HOLE ).

XS_​OMITTED_​BOLT_​TYPE can be used for filtering out ignored bolt marks on the basis of the bolt standard. Enter the name of the bolt standard as the value, for example, 7990. You can also use wildcards, such as * or ?.

XS_​OMITTED_​BOLT_​ASSEMBLY_​TYPE can be used for filtering out ignored bolt marks on the basis of the bolt type. The values are SITE , SHOP , and SITE_AND_SHOP.

Merge marks

This setting is for part marks and surface treatment marks.

On merges marks.

For more information about part marks merging distance and other merging principles, see Merge marks. By default, the maximum merging distance is 1200 mm from the part.

Frame around mark : Type and Color

Define the frame to be used around marks, and the color of the frame.

Background mask

Select Opaque to hide the part of the drawing that is covered by the mark.

Select Transparent to show the part of the drawing that is covered by the mark, so that line work is visible, for example.

Leader line : Merged marks , Type , Arrow and Use hidden lines for hidden parts.

Define the leader line type and line arrow type, and select to hide leader lines for hidden parts.

If you are merging marks, select one of the merging options:

: One leader line to group creates one leader line for a group of objects.

: One leader line per row merges the marks and creates one leader line for a row of objects.

: Parallel leader lines merges the marks and creates parallel leader lines.

: Leader lines to one point merges the marks and draws all leader lines to one point.

Rotation

Define the part mark rotation.

Alignment

Select one of the alignment options:

Left

Center

Right

Leader line

The Leader line option is available in following mark types: bolt marks, connection marks, part marks, neighbor part marks, pour object marks, reinforcement marks, neighbor reinforcement marks, merged reinforcement marks and surface treatment marks.

Place...

Clicking the Place button opens the placing dialog box.

Placing : free allows Tekla Structures to search for the first suitable location for the mark.

Placing : fixed allows you to place the mark in any location.

When you use the option fixed, the mark stays where it is even though you update the drawing, whereas with free, Tekla Structures tries to find the optimal place for the annotation object.

Search margin is the empty margin that you want to leave around the mark.

Minimum distance is the minimum distance of the mark from the part.

Maximum distance is the maximum distance of the mark from the part.

Note that if you use a high Search margin and Minimum distance values, the mark placement does not work properly.

Quarter defines the areas where Tekla Structures searches for a position to place the mark.

(1) Search margin

(2) Minimum distance

(3) Maximum distance

Setting

Image

Description

Merging tab

Use the Merging tab in Reinforcement mark properties to view and modify the settings affecting the merging of the reinforcement marks in cast unit drawings.

For more information about merged reinforcement marks, see Elements in merged reinforcement marks , and Merge reinforcement marks automatically.

Identical marks in same cast unit

One leader line to group creates one leader line for a group of reinforcing bars.

One leader line per row merges the marks and creates one leader line for a row of reinforcing bars.

Parallel leader lines merges the marks and creates parallel leader lines.

Leader lines to one point merges the marks and draws all leader lines to one point.

No merge does not merge marks. Tekla Structures creates an individual leader line for each mark.

If you select No merge , you still need to define the mark content for the marks that Tekla Structures automatically merges on the Merging tab.

Preferred direction of merge

Merge vertical merges the marks in the vertical direction of the drawing.

Merge horizontal merges the marks in the horizontal direction of the drawing.

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