Snap to lines
You can snap to lines when you model objects that should be lined up with an existing object or a grid linesingle line that visualizes a single grid plane on a view plane
, or you can snap to the extension lines of nearby objects.
Snap to a line
- Ensure that theSnap to line snap switch is active.
- Run a command that requires you to pick two or more points.
For example, start creating a beam. When you move the mouse pointer over a nearby object, Tekla Structures automatically picks both ends of the line. The yellow arrow symbol indicates the direction of the points.
- To switch direction, move the mouse pointer closer to the opposite end of the line.
- Click the left mouse button to confirm the snap position.
Tekla Structures creates the object. For example:
Snap to extension lines
You can snap to the extension lines of nearby objects. This can be useful, for example, when you want to align objects with one another.
- Ensure that the correct snap switches are active:
- Switch onSnap to extension lines.
- Switch on eitherSnap to intersection points orSnap to nearest points (points on line) if you are snapping to the intersection of an extension line(1) temporary line in a model that can be used for aligning objects with each other
(1) Extension lines can be used when snapping or creating points.
(2) line in a drawing that is perpendicular to a dimension line and that connects the dimension line to the building object
and a grid line.
- Switch offSnap to end points if you are working in 3D.
- Run a command that requires you to pick points.
For example, start creating a plate(1) part that represents a flat structure
(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.
(2) plate that represents a steel structure
(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.
or slabplate that represents a concrete structure
In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.
Slab may be part of a floor, for example.
- Move the mouse pointer close to nearby objects to see the extension lines.
When a line is found, you can move the pointer further away while keeping the snap.
- Pick the rest of the points.
Tekla Structures creates the object: