New way to find and select objects in model and drawings: Select by identifier
In Tekla Structures 2019 you can easily locate and select objects when you know the GUID (globally unique identifier), the ID of an object, or the IFCfile format commonly used in BIM that facilitates software interoperability
IFC is an open specification developed by the IAI (International Alliance for Interoperability).
Model can be exported into an IFC file.
GUID of a reference object. This works both in the modeling modemode that is used for creating and analyzing a model, and initiating the creation of a drawing and a report
Custom component editor and sketch editor can be accessed in modeling mode.
and in the drawing modemode that is used for editing the appearance and content of drawings
Tekla Structures switches to the drawing mode when the user opens any drawing.
Reports and log files often contain information about the object GUID or ID. Previously, if you wanted to find these objects in the model or drawings, you had to define a view filterfilter used for defining which objects are displayed in a model view or drawing view
View filter chooses objects according to object properties. The user can filter objects according to their profile or material, for example.
or selection filterfilter used for defining which object types can be selected
Selection filter chooses model objects according to object properties.
Selection filters can be standard or user-defined.
For example, selection filters can be used to select parts for drawings or analysis.
with the specific GUIDs or IDs. Now you can use the new Select by identifier command to find the objects based on their GUID or ID. You can also use the IFC GUIDs of IFC reference objects. This is useful if you need to track updates and changes in IFC reference models.
Additionally, by using the Select by identifier command, you can inquire the GUIDs of selected objects, instead using the traditional inquiry.
|Find objects based on the object GUID, ID, or IFC GUID identifier||
|Find a model object in a drawing||
You can select an object in a model, get its identifier, and then find it in a drawing based on the identifier.
|Find a drawing object in a model||
You can select an object in a drawing, get its identifier, and then find it in a model based on the identifier.