Create a construction circle

Last updated May 14, 2020 by Tekla User Assistance

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Create a construction circle

Create a construction circle

You can create construction circles on the view planeplane in a space that defines the view

In Tekla Structures, the grids are projected onto the view plane and the grid lines can be visible on it.

View depth is defined starting from the view plane.

by picking two points, or you can create construction circles by picking three points in the 3D space in the model.


  1. On the Edit tab, click Construction object > Circle .
  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:

    • Click , and then pick the center point and a point to define the radius of the circle.

      Tekla Structures creates the circle on the view plane.

    • Click , and then pick three points: the center point, a point to define the radius, and a point to define the plane of the circle.

    • Click , and then pick three points along the arc of the circle.

    Tekla Structures creates the circle using the points you picked and using the 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.

    . Tekla Structures also indicates the center point of the circle with an X in the model.

  3. To end the command, press Esc.
  4. To modify the construction circleconstruction object that represents a circle

    properties, double-click the circle in the model.

    The circle 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.


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

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