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Modify a single grid line

Last updated September 20, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019

Modify a single grid line

Modify a single grid line

You can modify single grid linesingle line that visualizes a single grid plane on a view plane

properties. You can also move gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.

lines or change the grid line labels.

Modify grid line properties

You can edit the properties of a single grid line in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

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  1. Ensure that theSelect grid line selection switch is active.
  2. If the property pane is not open, double-click the grid line to open the Grid line properties.
  3. Change the properties as needed.
  4. Click Modify to apply the changes.

Move a grid line

Use direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

to move single grid lines.

  1. Ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.
  2. Ensure that theSelect grid selection switch is active.
  3. Select the grid.
  4. Select the grid line you want to move.
  5. Drag the grid line to a new location.

    You can also use the keyboard to enter a numeric location.

    To start with the negative sign (-), use the numeric keypad. To enter an absolute coordinate, first enter $, then the value. Press Enter to confirm.

Change a grid line label

Use the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

The term mini toolbar is used in Tekla Structures until version 21.1.

to change the label of a single grid line.

  1. Ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.
  2. Ensure that theSelect grid line selection switch is active.
  3. Select a grid line.
  4. On the contextual toolbar, enter a new label.

Stretch, shrink, or incline a grid line

Use direct modification to stretch, shrink, or incline single grid lines in rectangular grids.

Note that this works only for the single grid lines that you have added in rectangular grids by using the Add grid line command.

  1. Ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.
  2. Ensure that theSelect grid selection switch is active.
  3. Select the rectangular grid.
  4. Select the grid line.
  5. Drag a grid line handleto a new location.

Turn grid line stretching off

If you move the outermost grid lines in rectangular grids using the line handles, Tekla Structures stretches or shrinks the perpendicular, crossing grid lines accordingly by default. You can switch this off temporarily.

  1. Ensure that theDirect modification switch is active.
  2. Ensure that theSelect grid selection switch is active.
  3. Select the grid line.
  4. On the contextual toolbar, click theTurn grid line stretching off button.

Grid line properties

Use the Grid line properties in the property pane to view and modify the properties of a single grid line. To open the properties, double-click a single grid line. The file name extension of a grid line property filefile that contains properties or settings in the property pane or a dialog box

Property files are saved in the current model folder. The user can copy property files to the project or firm folders for future use.

User-defined attributes can be stored as a property file.

is .grdp.

The units depend on the settings in File menu > Settings > Options > Units and decimals .

Setting

Description

Label

Name of the grid line.

Depth in view plane

Height of the grid plane perpendicular to the view plane.

Line extension Left/Below

Define how far the grid lines extend in the directions Left/Below and Right/Above.

Line extension Right/Above

Magnetic

Select whether objects are bind to straight grid lines. If you bind the objects to grid lines, the objects follow if you move the grid line.

Visible in drawing

Select whether grid lines are made visible in drawings.

Grid line automatic dimensioning

Select whether single grid lines are used in grid dimensioning.

More

Click the More button to open the user-defined attributes (UDAs) of the grid line.

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