2020 Table of Contents

Part mark elements

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

Software version: 
2020

Part mark elements

Part mark elements

You can define part markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a part

Part marks are used for identifying constructions, for giving information about welding, for giving information about assemblies to a workshop, for giving information about how parts should be connected to each other, and for creating bills of quantities, for example.

In the US, the term piece mark is used to refer to position number.

contents independently for main and secondary parts and for sub-assemblyassembly in a nested assembly that is subordinate to a parent assembly

main and secondary parts.

The following table lists all elements specific to part marks and neighbor partpart that is close to a part that the drawing is made for but that is not in the same assembly or cast unit

The representation of neighbor parts is usually different from that of the part.

Neighbor parts can be used as reference in dimensioning.

marks. Some of the available elements are not listed here, because they are common to many types of marks, and listed separately.

Element

Description

Assembly position

Adds the prefix and position number of the assembly.

Part position

Adds the prefix and position number of the part.

Profile

Adds the profile name of part, assembly, or cast unit main part.

Material

Adds the material of part, assembly, or cast unit main part.

Name

Adds the name of part, assembly, or cast unit main part.

Class

Adds the class of part, assembly, or cast unit main part.

Finish

Adds the finish of part, assembly, or cast unit main part.

Size

Adds the size of the part or the assembly or cast unit main part.

Length

Adds the length of the part or assembly, or of the cast unit main part.

You can change the unit and format of the length.

Camber

Adds the camber of the part or the assembly or cast unit main part (if this user-defined part attribute is set).

Fittings (NS/FS)

Displays the near side/far side marks in the part mark. (only available in front views).

Face direction

Displays main compass direction (North, East, South, West) of the face, where the mark is added. The direction can only be shown if

  • the face is vertical

  • the direction is the same for all assemblies with the same assembly position number

In other cases, the element produces no text to mark.

Furthermore, face direction is not shown for columns in general arrangement drawings, if you have set Mark always to center of column in GA drawings to Yes in File menu > Settings > Options > Orientation marks .

Gage of outstanding leg

Adds the hole gage.

You can control the format of this option with the advance option XS_​GAGE_​OF_​OUTSTANDING_​LEG_​STRING.

Center-to-center distance

Adds center-to-center distance in the mark.

You can control the format of this option with the advanced options XS_​CENTER_​TO_​CENTER_​DISTANCE_​IN_​ONE_​PART_​STRING and XS_​CENTER_​TO_​CENTER_​DISTANCE_​IN_​TWO_​PARTS_​STRING.

Rotation angle

Adds the rotation angle of a spiral beam in the mark. For other parts this element gives an empty value.

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