Drawing cloning improvements

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

Software version: 
2021

Drawing cloning improvements

Drawing cloning improvements

Cloning is used frequently in drawings for creating fabrication drawings. The cloning of views, part marks, weld marks, and dimensions is now more reliable and creates higher quality drawings. The cloning is also faster.

Examples of cloning improvements

  • The main views now preserve the shorteningdeforming that decreases the modeled length of a part in a drawing by a value the user has entered

    Shortening is used when the parts are manufactured shorter than modeled.

    value, and the section views keep their location set in the source drawing.

    See an example before and after.

  • All views now preserve their location as set in the cloning templatemaster drawing where an existing drawing is used to copy the drawing settings for a new drawing

    The new drawing has the same drawing settings as the original drawing.

    The user creates a cloning template of a drawing typically after extensive manual modifications have been made in the drawing, in order to achieve the same appearance and contents in new drawings.

    In the master drawing catalog, it is possible to create single-part, assembly, and cast unit drawings using cloning templates. It is also possible to add new cloning templates to the master drawing catalog from the document manager.

    . Also the associativitydrawing property that represents the linking of drawing objects to model objects so that the former are updated according to changes made to the latter in the modeling mode

    In Tekla Structures, associativity only relates to one type of drawing objects, namely associative objects. These can be building objects and associative annotation objects.

    In Tekla Structures, the term associativity has traditionally been used when referring to the linking of drawing objects to model objects. In other modeling contexts, however, the term associativity may refer to any kind of linking between model objects or parts of a model by using dependencies.

    of all annotations is preserved, and the amount of dimensions in the source drawing and cloned drawings is the same.

    See an example before and after.

  • All section views in a cloned drawing preserve the same location as in the source drawing, and all linked views are cloned properly. Also all annotations are cloned and placed properly in the cloned drawing.

    See an example before and after.

  • Cloning of weld marks has been improved to avoid generation of extra marks that do not exist in the source drawing.

    See an example before and after.

  • Rebar marks now preserve their leader lineline that connects an annotation object to the related object or point

    type in a cloned drawing.

    See an example before and after.

  • All rebar marks are now placed nicely within the drawing view framesolid frame around all the contents of a drawing view

    Drawing view frame can be used when modifying properties of a single drawing view. Drawing views can be dragged using the drawing view frame.

    boundaries.

    See an example before and after.

  • Rebar marks now preserve their location, and point directly at the associated rebar.

    See an example before and after.

  • Part marks now preserve their location and the associativity to the appropriate object. Dimensions and bolt marks also preserve their associativity.

    See an example before and after.

  • Amount of drawing views and annotations as well as their placement is the same as in a source drawing.

    See an example before and after.

  • Merged bolt marks are now preserved in a cloned drawing, and bolt dimensions preserve associativity with the appropriate objects.

    See an example before and after.

  • Manually created dimensions are now cloned even when some dimension points are not properly associated.

    See an example before and after.

  • Manually created dimensions are now cloned so that the correct associativity and location are preserved.

    See an example before and after.

  • Integrated dimensions are now cloned so that the correct associativity and location are preserved.

    See first example before and after.

    See second example before and after.

  • Dimension tags preserve their content in a cloned drawing, section views preserve their location defined in a cloning template, and drawing 3D views are cloned properly.

    See an example before and after.

XS_DRAWING_CLONING_IGNORE_CHECK improvement

Removed XS_CREATE_MISSING_MARKS_IN_INTELLIGENT_CLONING

You no longer need to set the advanced option XS_CREATE_MISSING_MARKS_IN_INTELLIGENT_CLONING to create marks to a cloned drawing also for parts that could not be mapped to the cloning template drawing. The functionality is already available in the cloning settings (Other marks > Create) and in the Master Drawing Catalog cloning settings (Marks > Create).

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