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Define the views to create in single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings

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

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2019

Define the views to create in single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings

Define the views to create in single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings

Before you create single-part, assembly or cast unit drawings, you need to select the views that you want to include automatically. At the same time, you can set the necessary view properties.

To select the drawing views to be created and set the view properties:

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type.. Select single-part, cast-unit or 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.

    .

  2. Load the drawing properties file that you want to modify from the list at the top.
  3. Click View creation.
  4. Go to the Attributes tab and change the settings as required.

    These settings apply to all views in the drawing. Here you can select the coordinate system, set the coordinate system rotation, and undeform warped or cambered parts.

  5. On the Views tab, select the views you want to create. You can create as many views as you like.
    • If you select Off , Tekla Structures does not create the view, but dimensions the parts in the available views. If you set all four main views off, Tekla Structures will still create one front viewdefault view that is created using the part’s or component’s coordinate system and that shows the part or component from the front direction

      Part’s front view is a view on part plane created of the part’s front plane.

      .

    • If you select On , Tekla Structures always creates the view, even if it was not necessary in order to show the dimensions. For section views, Tekla Structures creates one additional section viewdrawing view that shows a selected area as a cross section

      A section view can be created of the parts in a drawing view. A section view can be created manually or automatically.

      showing the middle of the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

      (1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

      (2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

      (2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

      . For end views, Tekla Structures creates an end view(1) default view that is created perpendicular to the part’s or component’s front and top view

      (2) section view that shows a selected area of an end of a part in a drawing

      (2) An end view can be created manually or automatically. Automatic end views represent the part from one end of the part or also from the other end of the part, depending on the settings.

      from one end of the main part.

    • If you select Auto , Tekla Structures creates the view if it is necessary in order to show the dimensions. For section views, Tekla Structures creates the necessary number of views to show all the dimensions. For end views, Tekla Structures also creates another end view from the other end of the main part, if there are dimensions at that end.

  6. For each of the views that you create, select the view properties that you want to use in the View properties column.

    The lists contain predefined view properties for different types of drawings, also the view properties that you save in the View Properties dialog box. For more information about view properties, see View properties in drawings.

  7. Check the view properties for each view by selecting the view from the list and clicking View properties button, and modify the properties as required.
  8. Check the settings on the Attributes 1 tab in View Properties.

    Here you can set the view scale and size, view extension distance, view place, and rotation of 3D views, show a reflected view and apply detailed object level settingsdrawing settings that affect the representation of selected drawing objects

    Object level settings can be defined when creating a new drawing or when modifying an open drawing.

    Object level settings can be use in a drawing or in a drawing view in order to change the representation of the chosen drawing objects.

    for the selected view.

  9. Check the settings on the Attributes 2 tab in View Properties.

    Here you can undeform warped or cambered parts, shorten parts, show openings and recesses, select whether to se the location by the model originglobal coordinate system point of origin used for the model

    Model origin is the default project base point.

    or a base pointpoint in a model that is used to define a starting point in surveying and that is used as an anchor point in coordinate and height transformations

    A Tekla Structures project can have several base points but only one of them can be the project base point.

    Base points allow the use of another coordinate system needed for interoperability and collaboration. Base points can also be used in drawings, and in reports and templates. Model origin is the default base point in Tekla Structures.

    Base points are also called control points.

    , set the datum point for elevations and select the dimension creation method in the selected view.

  10. Check the settings on the Label tab in View Properties.

    Here you can define the label text and position, add a symbol in the label and show the view direction marks in the selected view.

  11. Go throug the options in the options tree, and modify dimensioning, protection, mark and building objectobject that represents something that will exist in the real building or be closely related to it

    A building object is always created in a model, but it is also represented as a drawing object in a drawing in which its properties can be modified.

    settings as required.
  12. Save the view properties by clicking Save.
  13. Click Close.
  14. Click Save to save the drawing properties, then click OK and create the drawing.

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