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Measure objects

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

Software version: 
2019

Measure objects

Measure objects

Use the Measure commands to measure angles, arcs, the distance between two points and between bolts in the model.

All measurements are temporary. The measurements appear in the model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.

window until you update or redraw the window.

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

Measure distances

You can measure horizontal, vertical and user-defined distances in the model.

  1. Press Ctrl+P to switch to the plane viewview that displays objects two-dimensionally

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  2. On the Edit tab, click Measure and select one of the following commands:
    • Distance

      This command measures the distance between any two points. Use this command to measure inclined or aligned distances. By default, the results contain the distance and the coordinates.

    • Horizontal distance

      This command measures the distance between two points in the direction of 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.

      x axis.

    • Vertical distance

      This command measures the distance between two points in the direction of the view plane y axis.

  3. Pick the start point.
  4. Pick the end point.
  5. Pick a point to indicate on which side of the dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

    Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

    you want the measurement to appear.

    The measurement is displayed until the next window update or redraw.

Measure angles

You can measure angles in the model.

  1. On the Edit tab, click Measure > Angle .
  2. Pick the center point.
  3. Pick the start point.
  4. Pick the end point.

    The measurement is displayed until the next window update or redraw.

Measure arcs

You can measure the radius and length of an arc in the model.

  1. On the Edit tab, click Measure > Arc .
  2. Pick the start point.
  3. Pick the middle point.

    This can be any point along the arc between the start and end points.

  4. Pick the end point.

    The measurement is displayed until the next window update or redraw.

    (1) Start point

    (2) Middle point

    (3) End point

    (4) Arc radius

    (5) Arc length

Measure bolt spacing

You can measure distances between bolts in a bolt groupgroup of bolts that forms a connecting building object between an assembly main part and secondary parts

The number of bolts in a bolt group depends on the bolt group shape and the values of bolt distances.

. Tekla Structures also gives you the edge distances between the bolts and a selected part.

  1. On the Edit tab, click Measure > Bolt spacing.
  2. Select a bolt group.
  3. Select a part.

    The measurement is displayed until the next window update or redraw.

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