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Copy sketch objects with offset

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

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Copy sketch objects with offset

Copy sketch objects with offset

You can copy lines, circles, polylines, polygons and rectangles in the direction you point using the offset that you specify. You can also create new circles centered in the same location as the original circle and adjust the radius by the offset that you specify.

  1. Select the object that you want to copy in a drawing, for example a line or a circle.
  2. On the Drawing tab, clickCopy with offset.
  3. Click the drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

    A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

    A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

    Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

    in the direction where you want to copy the object.
  4. Type the offset in the displayed box, and press Enter.

    Tekla Structures copies the selected shape to the specified direction. For example, if you are copying a line, Tekla Structures makes a new copy of the line in the specified location. If you are copying a circle, Tekla Structures creates a new circle that is centered in the same location as the original circle, and adjusts the radius by the offset that you specified.

    When you copy a line that has a bulge, the created line has the same bulge as the original one.

    If the rectangle has no bulges, the copied object will still be a rectangle after you use Segments. Note that if the original rectangle has a bulge, it is not possible to draw a new rectangle using Copy with offset. When you use segments, the new copied object will become a polygon.


Example of a copied line:

Example of a copied circle:

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