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Rotate parts in drawing views

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

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Rotate parts in drawing views

Rotate parts in drawing views

You can rotate a part, assembly, or cast unit in a 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.

around its local axes.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type.
  2. Load the drawing properties that you want to change.
  3. Click View creation and go to the Attributes tab.

    The settings affect all views in a drawing.

  4. In Rotate coordinate system , specify the angle:
    • With the Around X , you can rotate in steps of 90 degrees ( 0 , 90 , 180 , 270 ).

    • With the Around Y , you can rotate in steps of 180 degrees ( 0 , 180 ).

    • With the Around Z , you can specify any angle.

  5. To save the changes, click Save.
  6. Click OK and create the drawing.


Below there are some examples of rotating an object around the x axis:

  1. 0 degrees
  2. 90 degrees
  3. 180 degrees
  4. 270 degrees

Below is an example of rotating the same part 180 degrees around the y axis:

Below is an example of rotating the same part 30 degrees around the z axis:

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