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2019 Table of Contents


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

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Category : Model View

Use for defining whether dimensions and dimension lines are displayed when you select a column or a beam.

When this advanced option is set to TRUE (default), Tekla Structures displays the dimensions and dimension lines.

Dimensions and dimension lines are displayed when you select a single object, or when you select multiple objects by picking them. The dimensions are not displayed if a command is running, or if you select multiple objects with area selectionmethod of selecting objects that are included in a certain rectangular area of a model

In addition to the selected area, selection switches and selection filters control which object types are selected.


When this advanced option is set to FALSE , the dimensions and dimension lines are not displayed.

This advanced option is user specific and the setting is saved in options.bin under user folder. Restart Tekla Structures to activate the new value.


When direct modification is switched on, the standard object dimensions and dimension lines are always hidden, regardless of these settings. Only the direct modificationfunction that activates the mode where the model objects can be modified by using handles

Direct modification enables additional handles and modification options.

dimensions are then shown. This makes it easier to know which dimensions can be edited.

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