Create a shape

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Create a shape

Create a shape

In addition to importing item shapes or downloading them from Tekla Warehouseservice for collaboration and for storing and sharing Tekla Structures content

In Tekla Warehouse the content items are stored in collections. Tekla Warehouse includes the Tekla Warehouse Service and the Tekla Warehouse web site.

Tekla Warehouse is one of the Tekla online services.

, you can create shapes using existing geometry and parts in Tekla Structures models. For example, you can create a shape using a single part or several parts that have been attached to each other.

The part reference pointpoint that Tekla Structures creates when the user creates a model object, the point being visualized as a handle

The reference points follow the model object if it is moved. They are only deleted if the related model object is deleted.

Reference points can be selected as snap points in a snap switch.

that has the yellow handle determines the origin of the shape. The positive global x direction determines the direction of the shape. Later on when you create items using the shape, the shape origin and direction will align with the yellow and magenta item handles.

Create a shape using existing geometry in the model

  1. Using parts , model the geometry from which you want to create a shape.
  2. If you want to include more than one part in the shape, attach the parts to each other.
  3. Select the part.
  4. Right-click and select Create shape from geometry.

    Alternatively, you can go to Quick Launch , search for and select the Create shape from geometry command, and then select the part.

Tekla Structures adds a new shape to the shape catalog using the part name as the shape name.

You can then use the shape when you create items in the model. You can also modify items and shapes further in the Geometry editing mode by dragging vertexes, edges, and faces.

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