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Drawing layout and views

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019i

Drawing layout and views

Drawing layout and views

A Tekla Structures drawing consists of two types of basic elements:

  • A drawing layout defines the drawing size and the included tables, such as revision tables, title blocks, material lists, bills of material, general notes, key plans and DWG files. Tekla Structures has a range of predefined layouts, and you can also create layouts of your own. The tables included in your drawing are those included in the layout you have chosen to use.

  • Drawing views are views to the whole model, to a part of the model or to individual parts in the model. Views can show building objects from different directions (top, front, back, bottom) and cross sections. Drawing views act as containers for the building objects or areas in the model that you have selected to be included in the drawing.

Below is an example of the drawing layoutplan of a drawing that includes the table layout and definitions of the sheet size

Tekla Structures includes several predefined drawing layouts, which are drawing-type specific. The user can also create new drawing layouts.

and views in a workshop drawing.

(1) Top viewdefault view that is created using the part’s or component’s coordinate system and that shows the part or component from the top direction

Part’s top view is a view on part plane created of the part’s top plane.

to a part. Here you have selected to include the top view in the View creation pane.

(2) Front viewdefault view that is created using the part’s or component’s coordinate system and that shows the part or component from the front direction

Part’s front view is a view on part plane created of the part’s front plane.

to a part. Here you have selected to include the front view in the View creation pane.

(3) Material list. This is defined in your drawing layout.

(4) Drawing title block. This is defined in your drawing layout.

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