Building objects in drawings

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Building objects in drawings

Building objects in drawings

Building objects are 2D representations of the 3D objects in the model, for example, parts, bolts, surface treatmentbuilding object that represents finishing of a part

The term surface treatment is used in concrete detailing. For concrete parts surface treatment includes surface mixes, tiles, and flat finishes, such as troweling and sandblasting.

The term surface finish is used in steel detailing. For steel parts surface finishes include fire-proofing and unpainted areas.

, and reinforcement. Building objects in drawings get their appearance from the automatic drawing settingssettings that control what the drawing looks like and what it includes

Drawing settings can be defined in the modeling mode when creating a drawing, and they can be modified in the drawing mode.

The range of the objects and elements that drawing settings affect may vary.

when you create a drawing. After creating the drawing, you can change their appearance in an open drawing.


If you want to change the model weld properties, go back to the model, and make the changes there. In the drawing, you can only change the visibility settings and appearance of the model welds. For manually added drawing weld marks the properties can be changed in the drawings.

You can modify building objects in many ways:

Modify building object properties

Shorten parts view by view

Hide part face areas and outlines with cover-up tools

Show a single reinforcing bar in a group

Show layer information on reinforcing bars in drawings

Edge chamfers in drawings

Fillet edges in drawings

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