Dimensions are associative annotation objects that represent building objectobject that represents something that will exist in the real building or will be closely related to it
A building object is always created in a model, but it is also represented as a drawing object in a drawing in which its properties can be modified.
measurements. Dimensions are more than lines or vectors; they are interactive callouts of geometry. In automatic dimensioning Tekla Structures creates dimensions in the whole drawing or in drawing views based on dimensioning settings you define before creating the drawing.
In single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings automatic dimensions are set view by view.
In general arrangement drawings, automatic dimensions are set for the whole drawing.
You can define automatic dimensions settings before you create a drawing and you can also modify the settings after you have created the drawing.
|To||Click the links below to find out more|
|Create automatic dimensions in single-part, assembly or cast unit views||What are automatic view-level dimensions
|Check the settings affecting dimension creation, and have a look at some examples||Dimensioning rule properties|
|Create a filter that is needed in view-level dimensioning for selecting the objects that you want to dimension||Create a drawing view filter for view-level dimensioning|
|See examples of different combinations of dimensioning types and settings|
|Use the traditional way of dimensioning in the Dimensioning dialog box by using the dimensioning type Integrated||Add automatic view-specific dimensions using dimensioning type Integrated|
|Create dual dimension tags automatically in all types of drawings||Add automatic dual dimensions|
|Control the dimensions that Tekla Structures adds for unfolded parts||Add dimensions to unfolded parts|
|Create minimum and maximum position dimensions for bolts||Add minimum and maximum position dimensions to bolts|
|Add extensions to dimension lines||Create dimension line extensions|
|Adjust extension line settings||Set the dimension extension line length|
|Adjust absolute dimensions||Change the appearance of absolute dimensions|
|Exaggerate narrow dimensions to make them easier to read||Create exaggerated dimensions|
|Use another prefix in radial dimensions||Change the prefix in radial dimensions|
|Dimension plates using advanced options||Add dimensions to plates|
|Adjust profile dimensioning using dimension planes table||Add dimensions to profiles|
|See examples of sloped dimension texts||Sloped dimension texts|
|Add automatic dimensions in general arrangement drawings||Add automatic dimensions to general arrangement drawings|