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Show part openings and recesses in drawings

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

Software version: 
2019

Show part openings and recesses in drawings

Show part openings and recesses in drawings

You can select whether you want to show symbols for part openings and recesses (blind holes) in drawing views.

  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. Depending on the drawing type, do one of the following:

    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.
    2. Go to the Attributes 2 tab.
    3. Set Show openings/recess symbol to Yes.
    4. Save the view properties and click Close.

    General arrangement drawings:

    1. Click View...
    2. On the Attributes tab, set Show openings/recess symbol to Yes.
    3. Click OK.
  4. Click Save to save the drawing properties, then click OK and create the drawing.

By default, Tekla Structures displays openings and recesses in the following way:

Type of opening

Shown as

Examples

Hole through a part

Hole symbol

Recess in the front face of a part

Recess symbol and bounding lines shown as unbroken lines

Recess in the back face of a part

Recess symbol and bounding lines shown as dashed lines

Remember to switch hidden lines on for parts.

Add symbols in openings and recesses

Tekla Structures has some 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.

that you can use for adding symbols in openings and recesses in your drawings.

  1. On the File menu , click Settings > Advanced options and go to Drawing Properties.
  2. Set the advanced option XS_USE_CROSS_FOR_OPENING_SYMBOL to FALSE to show the openings and recesses as follows:

  3. Set XS_USE_OPENING_SYMBOL_IN_BORDER_HOLES to TRUE to show opening/recess symbols in openings located at part borders. This advanced option is by default set to FALSE. The symbol used depends on the setting of the advanced option XS_USE_CROSS_FOR_OPENING_SYMBOL.

  4. Set XS_USE_OPENING_SYMBOL_IN_CORNER_HOLES to TRUE to show opening/recess symbols in openings located in part corners. This advanced option is by default set to FALSE. The symbol used depends on the setting of the advanced option XS_USE_CROSS_FOR_OPENING_SYMBOL.

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