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Rotate drawing view

Last updated September 28, 2016 by Steel Extensions tekla.extensions-steel@trimble.com

Software version: 
Not version-specific
Not environment-specific

Rotate drawing view



Purpose and description
System requirements
Installing Rotate drawing view
Using Rotate drawing view
Application properties
Application buttons

Purpose and description

Use Rotate drawing viewview that includes selected model objects or an area in the model, that is represented in a drawing

A drawing view is a container for model and drawing objects.

A drawing can include several drawing views, which usually are two-dimensional views, plane views, to the model.

Examples of drawing views in Tekla Structures include main views, section views, single-part views, and 3D views.

component to rotate drawing views, especially the ones that Tekla Structures will show in an arbitrary position.

System requirements

Tekla Structures version: Not version specific
Environments: All

Installing Rotate drawing view

To install the extension:

  1. Download the Rotate drawing view installer package from Tekla Warehouse. For more information see Downloading an application from Tekla Warehouse.
  2. Install the file package.

Using Rotate drawing view

To use the 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


  1. Open a Tekla model that has a drawings already created.
  2. Click the Applications & components button  in the side pane to open the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

  3. Search for Rotate drawing view and then double-click to open it .
  4. The Rotate drawing view dialog window will open.

  1. In Tekla Structures open a drawing.

  1. Select whether you want to rotate one particular view or all views.
  2. Click on the Create button .
  3. Pick the first point.

  1. Pick the second point.

  1. While the view is being rotated, the following message will be displayed: In progress...
  2. When rotation is complete, the message will change to: Done and the view will be updated.

Application properties

Field Description Default
Rotate for Define with views you want to rotate.
The options are:
  • Selected views;
  • All views.
All views

Application buttons

Field Description
Save attribute Use to save the attributes.
Help Use to open help file.
Create Use to create drawings using the properties from the dialog box.
Cancel Use to exit the program.

Aditional information

  • When the tool is open for the first time the following message will appear: Ready.
  • When the tool starts running the following message will appear: Pick first point then Pick second point.
  • When the tool is running he following message will appear: In progress..
  • After the tool finishes the following message will appear: Done.
  • If the Selected views option is chosen in the Rotate for list, and there is no view selected, the following messages will appear: No view selected!
  • If Tekla Structures is not open, the user will get the following message: Please open Tekla Structures and a model!

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