2020 Table of Contents


Last updated March 10, 2020 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Drawing Properties

Clear the value or set it to FALSE to prevent Tekla Structures from automatically moving dimensions, marks, etc. according to model changes. TRUE is the default value.

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).


To control how the 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.

placing works when the model changes, set this advanced option to TRUE and use it together with the advanced option . XS_DRAWING_UPDATE_VIEW_PLACING.


This setting affects all drawings. To prevent Tekla Structures from automatically updating general arrangement drawings, use the advanced option XS_INTELLIGENT_DRAWING_ALLOWED_IN_GA.

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