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Adjust the visibility of automatic marks

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

Software version: 
2019

Adjust the visibility of automatic marks

Adjust the visibility of automatic marks

Using the visibility options in the mark properties you can indicate whether the marks are displayed in a drawing. You can modify these settings before creating a drawing, and also in an open drawing after creating a drawing.

To adjust the visibility of marks before creating a drawing:

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type.
  2. Load drawing properties that are as close to the ones you need as possible.
  3. Do one of the following depending on the drawing type. Note that all settings are not available for all mark types.
    Drawing type Adjust mark visibility settings

    Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings:

    1. Click View creation in the options tree on the left, select the view and the properties that you want to change, and click View properties.

      You need to adjust the setting for all the views in the drawing separately.

    2. Click a mark type in the options tree. For example, click Part mark.

    3. Go to the General tab and select whether you want to display marks by selecting one of the Visibility in view options. The available options depend on the mark type:

      • distributed : Distributes the marks evenly in the drawing view. Tekla Structures only creates marks that are not visible in the other views.

      • always : Always creates marks in the view, regardless of the settings in other views.

        Selecting the option always might slow down the drawing update during opening, even if you had deleted the marks manually.

      • Select preferred for 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.

        The option preferred acts like the option distributed , but the preferred view has a higher priority.

      • none : Does not create marks.

        Note that if you want to create your own marks, always use the distributed option.

    4. In Parts out of view plane , select whether you want to display marks for parts that are out of view plane:

      • Visible : Displays marks for parts outside the view in the drawing.

      • Not visible : Displays no marks for parts outside the view in the drawing.

    5. For bolt marks, select if you want to show bolt marks in main parts, secondary parts, sub-assembly main parts, or in sub-assembly secondary parts.

      For bolt marks, you can also define the Ignore size , which filters standard-sized bolt marks out of drawings. Tekla Structures will not display bolt marks of the size you enter here.

    6. Click Save to save the changes in view properties, and then click Close to return to drawing properties.

    7. Click Save to save the drawing properties, then click OK and create the drawing.

    General arrangement drawings:

    1. Click a mark type button in the drawing properties dialog box. For example, click Part mark...

    2. Go to the General tab and select whether you want to display marks by selecting one of the Visibility in view options. The available options depend on the mark type:

      • distributed : Distributes the marks evenly in the drawing 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.

        Selecting the option always might slow down the drawing update during opening, even if you had deleted the marks manually.

      • Select preferred for 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.

        The option preferred acts like the option distributed , but the preferred view has a higher priority.

      • none : Does not create marks.

        Note that if you want to create your own marks, always use the none option.

    3. In Parts out of view plane , select whether you want to display marks for parts that are out of view plane:

      • Visible : Displays marks for parts outside the view in the drawing.
      • Not visible : Displays no marks for parts outside the view in the drawing.
    4. For bolt marks, select if you want to show bolt marks in main parts, secondary parts, sub-assembly main parts, or in sub-assembly secondary parts.

      For bolt marks, you can also define the Ignore size , which filters standard-sized bolt marks out of drawings. Tekla Structures will not display bolt marks of the size you enter here.

    5. Click OK.

    6. Click Save to save the drawing properties, then click OK and create the drawing.

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