Example: Use different table sets for different drawing sizes within a drawing layout

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

Software version: 
2020

Example: Use different table sets for different drawing sizes within a drawing layout

Example: Use different table sets for different drawing sizes within a drawing layout

With Drawing layout editor, you can create separate table sets for different drawing sizes within the same drawing layoutplan of a drawing that includes the table layout and definitions of the sheet size

Tekla Structures includes several predefined drawing layouts, which are drawing-type specific. The user can also create new drawing layouts.

. This way, you can ensure that the tables fit to each drawing size.

In this example, we will create one table set for the A1, A2, and A3 drawing sizes, and another table set for the A4 drawing size. We will do this for an existing drawing layout.

  1. From the Drawing layout list in the Layout editor side pane, select the drawing layout that you want to edit.
  2. Click the Edit button on the right side of the Drawing size list.
  3. In the Drawing size settings dialog box, click + and create the A1 drawing sizes.
  4. To close the Drawing size settings dialog box, click OK.
  5. In the Drawing size list, select A1.
  6. On the Layout editor ribbon, click Add tables.
  7. Add tables and move them to appropriate positions in the drawing layout.

    See an example below.

    The above drawing layout shows both hidden tables and table names.

    When you have placed the tables as you wish, we can apply the table set to more drawing sizes.

  8. Again, click the Edit button on the right side of the Drawing size list.
  9. In the Drawing size settings dialog box, click + and create the following drawing sizes:
    • A2

    • A3

    • A4

    The table set that you created for the A1 drawing size is automatically copied for the new drawing sizes.

    In this example, we do not want the A4 drawing size to use the same table set, so we will continue to adjust the table set.

  10. To close the Drawing size settings dialog box, click OK.
  11. In the Drawing size list, select A4.
  12. Move, add or remove tables. See an example below.

    The above drawing layout shows both hidden tables and table names.

  13. On the Layout editor ribbon, click Save as.
  14. In the Save layout dialog box, type a name for the drawing layout.
  15. Clear the A1, A2, and A3 check boxes.

    This way, the new table set is only applied to the A4 drawing size.

  16. Click Save.

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