New clip planes: View depth clip planes

Added May 4, 2021 by Tekla User Assistance

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New clip planes: View depth clip planes

New clip planes: View depth clip planes

If the model objects do not fit to the work areacertain portion of the model that is currently active for working on in a view

Tekla Structures indicates the work area using dashed lines. Since objects outside the work area exist but are not visible the user can set a certain sized work area so that the views of the model are simpler and quickly updated, for example.

view depths, you can now create new view depththickness of a slice of the model defined starting from, and perpendicular to, the view plane

clip planes on the contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.


Based on the view depth, you can, for example, easily isolate an entire floor from a building. View depth clip planes can be created both in native Tekla Structures models, as well as in reference models and overlay models.

  1. If needed, modify the view depth of the current view on the contextual toolbar.
  2. On the contextual toolbar, click Add or update view depth clip planes .
  3. If you want to remove the view depth clip planes, click Remove view depth clip planes on the contextual toolbar, or click View > Clip plane > Delete all clip planes.

    Note that the work area box may have gaps to view depths, and when working with overlay models, you can clip models that are outside the work area.


  • You cannot move the view depth clip planes by dragging the clip planetool that hides a portion of the model in a model view

    Clip plane can be created in model views that show model object faces. The clip plane is aligned with the selected model object face.

    to a new location, as you can do with the traditional clip planes. This is because the view depth clip planes are strictly connected to the view depth.

  • After you have adjusted the view depth, click the Add or update view depth clip planes button to manually update the view depth clip plane.

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