Select values from the model

Added May 4, 2021 by Tekla User Assistance

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Select values from the model

Select values from the model

You can select object propertiesproperties associated with an object type

Usually a single object property includes a default value that the user can modify.

and dates directly from the model. This can be useful when creating view filters, selection filters, and object groups.

Before you start, create an empty view or selection filterfilter used for defining which object types can be selected

Selection filter chooses model objects or objects in drawings according to object properties.

Selection filters can be standard or user-defined.

For example, selection filters can be used to select parts for drawings or analysis.

, or an object groupmodel objects whose settings match the settings that the user has defined for a certain purpose

In Tekla Structures, an object group is defined by rules and conditions, for example, to control the transparency and coloring of model objects in the views. Object groups can also be used in filtering tools, for example in selection filter, to select all objects that match certain properties.


  1. Create an empty view or selection filter, or an object group.
  2. Click Add row.
  3. Select options from the Category and Property lists.
  4. In the Value list, select one of the options.

    The availability of options depends on your selection in the Property list. You can select dates from the model only if the property is a date.

    1. To select an object propertysingle characteristic associated with an object type

      For example, profile and material are object properties.

      , click Select from model... and then select an object.
    2. To select a date, click Select date... to open the Select Date dialog box, and then select one of the options.

      You can either select a date from the calendar, select the review date, or define the number of days before or after the review date. The review date is the same as Review date in the Project Status Visualization dialog box.

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