Create a construction line

Last updated September 17, 2020 by Tekla User Assistance

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Create a construction line

Create a construction line



  1. On the Edit tab, click Construction object > Line .
  2. Pick the start point of the construction lineconstruction object that represents a line between two points

  3. Pick the end point of the construction line.
  4. To end the command, press Esc.
  5. To modify the construction line properties, double-click the line in the model.

    The line 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. If you want to make the line magneticproperty of a rectangular grid, a grid plane, a construction line, and a construction plane that enables the attached model objects to follow when the object in question is moved

      See also adaptivity.

      , select Yes in the Magnetic list.
    2. Select a color for the line.
    3. Define how far the line extends beyond the picked points.
    4. Select a line type for the line.
    5. Click Modify .

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by Giorgio De Lorenzi

Following the instruction in the video to use the Magnetic option it seems that it's enough the line touches the surface to work, instead in fact to get it work it's mandatory the line touches the part handles, not the surface.

by Anna from User Assistance

Thank you for your comment! I will look into this and make corrections in these two videos.

Best regards,

by Michael Boehmer

In 2018 if you copy a construction line it stayed on the same phase. I'm seeing in 2020 that the copied construction line is copied to the current phase. Any reason for the change or can that be controlled?

by Anu from Tekla User Assistance

Hi Michael,
Thank you for your feedback! I forwarded this issue to our product development, and they will look into it.

by Michael Boehmer

Additional information. If you copy a construction line it copies to the current phase. If you change the phase then copy a construction line again, it create the new line on the current phase but also moves the construction line that was previously copied to the current phase, based on what the inquiry is stating.