2019i Table of Contents


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

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Category Drawing properties

Use to add additional parts that are not usually part of a column assembly to an anchor bolt plangeneral arrangement drawing that displays the anchor bolt layout

, such as anchor rods or leveling plates. First define a general arrangement drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

filter and then give that filter name as the value for this advanced option.

This advanced option is model specific and the setting is saved in the options databasedatabase file that contains the settings of model-specific general settings and advanced options

There are two options databases, the model options database (options_model.db) and the drawing options database (options_drawings.db).


In the following example we will make anchor rods and leveling plates visible in an anchor bolt plan.

  1. Go to the File menu and click Settings > Advanced options > Drawing Properties .

  2. Enter the name of the general arrangement drawing filter for the advanced option XS_ANCHOR_BOLT_PLAN_ADDITIONAL_PARTS_FILTER. In this example, we will use the name SHOW_IN_ABPLAN (default).

  3. On the Drawings & Reports tab, click Drawing properties > GA drawing.

  4. In the general arrangement drawing properties dialog box, click Filter.

  5. Click Add row.

  6. Select Part as the Category , Name as the Property , Equals as the Condition and enter *ANCHOR*LEVEL in the Value box.

  7. Enter the name of the drawing filter, SHOW_IN_ABPLAN , in the Save as box and click Save as.

  8. Click Cancel to exit the dialog box.

When you create an anchor bolt plan, both the anchor rods and the leveling plates are shown in the drawing. In the drawing below, the name of the anchor rod is "ANCHOR ROD" and the name of the leveling plate(1) part that represents a flat structure

(1) In some contexts, for example in analysis, the term plate object may be used to refer to plates.

(2) plate that represents a steel structure

(2) Plate is mainly used as a connection piece or as a floor plate.


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