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Set the visibility and appearance of model objects

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

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Set the visibility and appearance of model objects

Set the visibility and appearance of model objects

Modify the display settings to define how parts and other model objects appear in a model viewview that is represented in the modeling mode

Model view is available also in the drawing mode and it is represented in its own window.


  1. Double-click the view to open the View Properties dialog box.
  2. Click Display... to open the Display dialog box.
  3. Select or clear check boxes to specify which objects are visible in the view.
  4. Select a representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

    option for parts, bolts, holes, welds, construction planes and reinforcing bars.

    You have the following options:

    • Fast

    • Exact

    • Reference line (only for parts)

    • Exact slotted holes (only for holes)

    • Exact - no weld mark (only for welds)

  5. If you are working with cast-in-place concrete structures, and the pour management functionality is enabled :
    1. In the Cast in place list, select whether you want to show the structures as Parts or as Pours.
    2. If you selected Parts for the cast-in-place concretecast unit type where the concrete is formed, poured, and cured in its final position

      structures, select whether you want to show the parts as Merged or as Separated.
  6. Ensure that the view is selected.
  7. Click Modify to apply the changes.

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