Use this advanced option to set the shorteningdeforming that decreases the modeled length of a part in a drawing by a value the user has entered
Shortening is used when the parts are manufactured shorter than modeled.
symbol line shape. If you do not want to use zigzag, set this advanced option to FALSE. TRUE is the default.
This advanced option is model specific and the setting is saved in the options databasedatabase file that contains the settings of model-specific general settings and advanced options
There are two options databases, the model options database (options_model.db) and the drawing options database (options_drawings.db).
You can control the appearance of the view shortening symbol with the advanced optionssettings used to customize Tekla Structures for specific companies, standards, users, or user groups
In Tekla Structures, advanced options are settings that are used, for example, in a specific project or geographical area, or by a specific company.
In Tekla Structures, advanced options usually begin with the initials XS and are followed by the name of the function, for example XS_BACKGROUND_COLOR.
XS_SHORTENING_SYMBOL_COLOR and XS_SHORTENING_SYMBOL_LINE_TYPE.
To use a view shortening symbol instead of the empty area, set the advanced options XS_DRAW_VERTICAL_VIEW_SHORTENING_SYMBOLS_TO_PARTS and XS_DRAW_HORIZONTAL_VIEW_SHORTENING_SYMBOLS_TO_PARTS to TRUE.