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Define the work area

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

Software version: 
2019

Define the work area

Define the work area

Tekla Structures indicates the work areacertain portion of the model that is currently active for working on in a view

Tekla Structures indicates the work area using dashed lines. Since objects outside the work area exist but are not visible the user can set a certain sized work area so that the views of the model are simpler and quickly updated, for example.

of a view using dashed lines. Objects outside the work area exist, but they are not visible. You can shrink and expand the work area to suit particular situations, for example to concentrate on a particular area of the model. You can temporarily hide the work area box.

Fit work area to entire model

You can resize the work area to include all model objects, either in all views or in selected views only.

On the View tab, click Work area and select one of the following:
  • To entire model in all views

    Fits the work area to include all model objects in all visible views.

  • To entire model in selected views

    Fits the work area to include all model objects in the selected views.

Fit work area to selected parts

You can resize the work area to include only selected parts, either in all views or in selected views only.

  1. Select the objects you want to include.
  2. On the View tab, click Work area and select one of the following:
    • To selected parts in all views

      Fits the work area to include the selected model objects in all views.

    • To selected parts in selected views

      Fits the work area to include the selected model objects in the selected views.

Fit work area using two points

You can resize the work area based on two corner points you pick on the view planeplane in a space that defines the view

In Tekla Structures, the grids are projected onto the view plane and the grid lines can be visible on it.

View depth is defined starting from the view plane.

. The depth of the work area is the same as the view depththickness of a slice of the model defined starting from, and perpendicular to, the view plane

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  1. On the View tab, click Work area and select Using two points.
  2. Pick the first point.
  3. Pick the second point.

Hide the work area box

You can temporarily hide the work area box in a view. This can be useful, for example, when creating screenshots for presentations.

  1. Hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys simultaneously.
  2. On the View tab, click Redraw > Redraw all views.

  3. To make the box visible again, click Redraw > Redraw all views again.
Tip:

Alternatively, use the advanced option XS_​HIDE_​WORKAREA.

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