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Various scenarios of using different dimensioning types

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

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Various scenarios of using different dimensioning types

Various scenarios of using different dimensioning types

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Depending on what you want to dimension and how, you can create different sets of dimensioning rules to get what you need. Have a look at the examples scenarios below.

Use view-level dimensioning only

In this scenarioview in the task manager which includes the tasks chosen and the task information defined by the user for a certain purpose

In different scenarios users can define alternative workflows by adding different tasks or dependencies between the tasks.

A scenario may include the tasks belonging to an entire project or a certain project phase, such as design, fabrication, or erection. In addition, a scenario may be related to certain deliverables, such as footings, a frame, or an HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) system.

, dimension types suitable for precast objects are used only.

Each rule creates one dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

on selected sides of the cast unit or assembly. In the image below, four rules have been defined and four dimension lines are created. Only the first rule (shape dimensions) is configured to create dimensions on all sides. Other rules are configured to create dimensions only on two sides. Rules are executed in the order they appear in the list; the topmost rule first, then the second, and so on. The first rule is closest to the part being dimensioned.

Use both view-level dimensioning and integrated dimensioning

Both view-level and integrated dimensioning methods are used.

In this example, integrated, overall and shape dimensions are created for both top and 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.


Use integrated dimensioning only

In this scenario, integrated dimensioning is used for creating the reinforcing barreinforcement that represents a steel bar used to reinforce a concrete structure

The steel bars are usually ribbed and they are used to increase the tensile strength of concrete.


When you select Integrated dimensions as the Dimensioning type and click Edit rule in the View Dimensioning Rules dialog box, the Dimensioning Properties dialog box is displayed. Go to the Reinforcement dimensions tab and define the desired properties. On the General tab there are some options for controlling dimension properties, and you can load object level dimension properties for various dimension types. Save the changes with Save or Save as to save the properties file for later use.

When you return to the View Dimensioning Rules dialog box by clicking Close , you can attached the new integrated dimensioning properties to the Integrated dimensioning rule.

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