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Create and modify drawing views

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

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Create and modify drawing views

Create and modify drawing views

Drawing views contain modeled Tekla Structures building objects, and marks, dimensions and other objects that you have added. 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.

is another way of looking at the model. Drawings may include several views. In addition to the views Tekla Structures creates automatically based on your selection at drawing creation, you can also add new ones in the open drawing, and modify the existing ones.

You can have different types of views in Tekla Structures drawings:

  • Main views: front, top, back and bottom views

  • Section views

  • End views

  • Single-part views

  • 3D views

  • Detail views

  • Key plansmall-scale view in a drawing that indicates the location of an assembly, a cast unit, or a part in the model

    A key plan contains the model grid and the assembly, cast unit, or part shown in the included drawing view.


  • Views along gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

    In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

    It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.


  • Elevation views

  • Plan views

Adding views manually

You can manually add more views in drawings:

Create views in drawings

Copying, linking and moving views

You can move, copy and link views from one drawing to another:

Copy, move and link drawing views

Modifying views, view location, detail marks and section marks, detail view labels and section view labels:

You can modify views manually:

Modify, arrange and align drawing views

Modify detail mark, view label and mark boundary properties in drawings

Modify section mark, view label and cutting line in drawings

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