Create a construction polycurve

Last updated September 29, 2020 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2020

Create a construction polycurve

Create a construction polycurve

You can create 3D construction polycurves that pass through the points you pick and that can have straight and curved segments.

 

  1. On the Edit tab, click Construction object > Polycurve .
  2. On the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

    The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

    that appears, click a button to specify which set of points you want to pick to create a polycurve segment.

    You can switch between these picking modes each time you complete a segment.

    • For a straight segment, click and then pick the start point and the end point of the segment.

    • For a curved segment, click and then pick three points along the segment.

    • For a curved tangential segment, click and then pick a point on the tangent line, the start point, and the end point of the segment.

    • For a straight segment that is tangential to the previous segment, click and then pick a point on the tangent line.

    Tekla Structures creates a polycurve segment.

  3. Repeat step 2 for each polycurve segment that you want to create, but skip picking the first point of the segment as it is the same as the last point of the previous segment.
  4. Click the middle mouse button to finish picking.

    Tekla Structures creates the polycurve through the points you picked, using the polycurve's current propertiesproperties related to an object type and applied to new objects of this type

    In Tekla Structures, properties related to an object type are activated in the property pane or in the dialog box.

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  5. To end the command, press Esc.
  6. To modify the construction polycurveconstruction object that represents a polycurve passing through several picked points

    Construction polycurves can have straight and curved segments.

    properties, double-click the polycurve in the model.

    The polycurve properties are shown in the property panecontrol element in Tekla Structures user interface in the form of a side pane window

    The property pane can be used to show and modify the properties of model objects.

    The property pane can be customized by using the property pane editor.

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    1. Select a color for the polycurve.
    2. Select a line type for the polycurve.
    3. Click Modify .

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