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Define the casting direction of a part

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

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Define the casting direction of a part

Define the casting direction of a part

You can define the casting direction for concrete parts.

  1. Set the renderingprocess of making the model object faces visible

    The rendered model object faces can be transparent or non-transparent

    of parts to Rendered by doing one of the following:

    • On the View tab, click Rendering > Parts rendered .

    • Press Ctrl + 4.

  2. Select a concrete part.
  3. Right-click and select Cast Unit > Set Top in Form Face .
  4. Select the part face that will face upwards in the form.
Tip: Alternatively, you can do this in the user-defined attributes of the part.
  • Concrete parts: Select an option for the Top in form face user-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

    User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

  • Non-concrete parts: With XS_SET_​FIXEDMAINVIEW​_UDA_TO_​AFFECT_​NUMBERING set to STEEL , TIMBER , and/or MISC , select an option for the Fixed drawing main view user-defined attribute.

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