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GA View Object Filter

Last updated July 3, 2018 by Developer TIN Structures.developer.in@trimble.com

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GA View Object Filter

“GA Out of View Object Filter” allows the user to edit GA drawings very quickly and accurately. This tool will enhance the Quality & Speed, and will reduce manual editing, hiding, filtering of objects which doesn’t belong to that respective Gridmodeling aid that represents a three-dimensional complex of horizontal and vertical planes

In Tekla Structures, grids are used as an aid in locating objects in a model. The grid is shown on the view plane by dash-and-dot lines. It is also possible to show grids and grid line labels in drawings, and to modify grid properties in the drawings.

It is possible to have more than one grid in a model. For example, a large-scale grid for the entire structure, and smaller grids for some detailed sections.


This tool is useful in fast and accurate output and will reduce manually edited information on drawing such as:-
a. Identifying Unwanted Objects
b. Filtering / Hiding Unwanted Objects
c. Deleting Unwanted Part Marks /Bolt Marks.
d. Manually changing View Depththickness of a slice of the model defined starting from, and perpendicular to, the view plane

e. Manually filtering & creating BOM for that Drawing

How to locate

Installers are available in warehouse as 'GA out of View Object Filter'.

After installation, the 'GA View Object Filter' applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

is available in the 'Application & components'.



Step 1 : Open the Ga-Drawing, Click the icon to execute the tool, it will prompt you to select the Part Options against the Label Option, see as below.

Part Option
• None : No effect on Unwanted* Part’s in the selected GA-drawing.
• Select : Unwanted* Parts will be selected in the respective GA-drawing. 
• Remove : Unwanted* Parts will be removed from the respective GA-drawing

Label Option
• None : No effect on Unwanted* Part Labels (i.e. Part Markmark that includes a set of selected property elements related to a part

Part marks are made use of, for example, when identifying constructions, when giving information about welding, when giving information about assemblies to a workshop, when giving information about how parts should be connected to each other, and when creating bills of quantities.

In the US, the term piece mark is used to refer to position number.

) in the selected GA-drawing.
• Select : Unwanted* Part Labels (i.e. Part Mark) will be selected in the respective GA-drawing. 
• Remove : Unwanted* Part Labels (i.e. Part Mark) will be removed from the respective GA-drawing

                      *Unwanted parts : Parts which are perpendicular to the Grid Planesingle horizontal or vertical plane of a grid

Step 2 : After the selection click on “APPLY”, this tool will filter and delete out the Unwanted Parts and its respective labels depending on your option selection,

see output as below.
Drawing Output Before:

Output after executing the GA-Filter tool

This tool has to find out objects / Parts only related to that respective Grid plane & then you can list the filtered parts of the GA in BOM for the same.

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