Create a layout line

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Create a layout line

Create a layout line

Use the Layout Line tool in the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

to create layout lines. Layout lines are created between layout points.

Before you start, ensure that the Select components selection switchswitch used for controlling which object types can be selected

is activated. Create layout points in your model.

  1. In the Applications & components catalog, double-click the Layout Line tool.
  2. Define the properties of the layout line:
    1. Enter a name and a description for the layout line.
    2. Enter the diameter of the layout line in the Size box.

      Layout manager uses the XS_IMPERIAL advanced option to determine the units. Set XS_IMPERIAL to TRUE to show imperial units.

    3. Select a color for the layout line.
    4. Select a group from the list or create a new group by entering a name.

    Is Field Line shows if a line is a field line that has been measured on the construction site and imported to Tekla Structures.

  3. Pick the first layout pointpoint that can be exported to a layout device

    Layout point can be a reference point.

  4. Pick the second layout point.

    The start point and the end point cannot be in the same location.

    The layout line is created.

  5. On the Manage tab, click Layout manager.
  6. Click Refresh to show the added line.

You can also add a layout line to a group in Layout manager. First select a group, then select the line in the model. Right-click the group and select Add Selected. Click Refresh to show the line.


To zoom to a layout line in the model, right-click the line in Layout manager and select Zoom Selected.

To highlight a layout line in Layout manager , click in Layout manager and select Highlight selected model point. Select Redraw to remove the highlighting.

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