Examples of user-defined attributes (UDAs) for parts

Added May 4, 2021 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Examples of user-defined attributes (UDAs) for parts

Examples of user-defined attributes (UDAs) for parts

User-defined attributes (UDAs) provide additional information about a part. UDAs can consist of numbers, text, or lists. If needed, you can define new user-defined attributes.

The following table gives some examples of what you can use part UDAs for:


Can be used...


In part and weld marks in Tekla Structures drawings, or in projects.


When drawings of the parts are created, Tekla Structures decreases the true length of the part by this value. This is useful when creating assembly drawings of bracing bars that should always be under tension.


In part marks in Tekla Structures drawings.

Preliminary mark

To obtain preliminary numbers for parts in reports.


To protect objects from being accidentally changed.

Shear, Tension, and Moment

To save reaction forces for AutoDefaults. You can enter forces separately for each end of a part.

User field 1...4

User-defined fields. You can change the names of these fields and add new user-defined fields.

Connection code

When importing information on connection types into Tekla Structures. You can then use the connection codes as rules in AutoConnection and AutoDefaults. Each end of a part can have a different connection code.

Moment connection

For selecting whether to show moment connection symbols in drawings or not.

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