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How to use dialog boxes

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

Software version: 
2019

How to use dialog boxes

How to use dialog boxes

You can use dialog boxes to view and modify the properties of various objects in Tekla Structures. Typically dialog boxes open when you double-click an object in the model or in the drawing.

Note:

Model objectobject that is represented in a model

A model object is either created in a model or imported into it.

properties, such as part properties, are modified with property pane , not with dialog boxes.

Learn the common dialog box buttons

The following table lists some common buttons that can be found in the Tekla Structures dialog boxes.

Button

Description

Saves the properties and closes the dialog box. Tekla Structures uses these properties the next time you create an object of this type.

Saves the properties without closing the dialog box. Tekla Structures uses these properties the next time you create an object of this type.

Modifies the selected objects using the current properties of the dialog box.

Fills the dialog box with the properties of the selected object. If several objects are being selected, Tekla Structures takes the properties randomly from one of them.

Switches all check boxes in the dialog box on and off.

Closes the dialog box without saving the properties or modifying objects.

Saves the properties in the file shown in the list.

Loads the previously saved properties to the dialog box. Tekla Structures also loads the properties of sub-dialog boxes, even if they are not open. Select the name of the properties file you want to use.

For more information, see Save and load object properties.

Saves the properties with the name given in the box. The Save as button also updates the Load list. This is important if you add or delete files manually.

Tekla Structures stores the properties files in the model folder, also including the properties of sub-dialog boxes.

For more information, see Save and load object properties.

Modify object properties using dialog boxes

  1. Double-click an object to open the properties dialog box.
  2. To indicate which properties should be changed, select or clear the desired check boxes.

    For example, if you want some part marks to share the same name but do not want to change any of their other individual properties, ensure that only the Name check box is selected.

    Tip:

    Clickto switch all check boxes on or off.

  3. Modify the properties as needed.
  4. Select the objects you want to modify.
  5. Click Modify.

    Tekla Structures changes the properties whose check boxes you selected.

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