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View Plane Dimension macros

Last updated September 21, 2017 by Tekla Support US tekla.support.us@trimble.com

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United States (Imperial)
United States (Metric)

View Plane Dimension macros

View Plane-Dimension X

AVAILABLE IN: MODELING

This macrosaved series of actions that includes instructions for a program

Macros are located in the applications and components catalog. They are recorded or created manually and stored as .cs file in a folder defined with the advanced option XS_MACRO_DIRECTORY.

Macros can, for example, be used for creating drawings or reports.

Macros are sometimes used to run an application.

provides a faster way to measure distances in the model. Instead of always picking the two points to measure, this macro uses the previously picked point as the origin for the next point; similar to how the Dimension X and Dimension Y commands work in drawings.

How to use:

  1. Pick the points you want to dimension (ex. 1-5 as shown)
  2. Middle-click to end the points selection.
  3. Pick the location of the dimension string.

NOTE: This macro only works if the work planeplane that the user has chosen in a model and that is currently active for working on in a model view

Newly created, copied, or moved model objects comply with the work plane. For example, shifting the work plane to follow a sloped plane makes it easier to model sloped structures.

and view planeplane in a space that defines the view

In Tekla Structures, the grids are projected onto the view plane and the grid lines can be visible on it.

View depth is defined starting from the view plane.

are parallel.

View Plane-Dimension Y

AVAILABLE IN: MODELING

This macro provides a faster way to measure distances in the model. Instead of always picking the two points to measure, this macro uses the previously picked point as the origin for the next point; similar to how the Dimension X and Dimension Y commands work in drawings.

How to use:

  1. Pick the points you want to dimension (ex. 1-6 as shown)
  2. Middle-click to end the points selection.
  3. Pick the location of the dimension string.

 

NOTE: This macro only works if the work plane and view plane are parallel.

View Plane-Orthogonal Dimension

AVAILABLE IN: MODELING

This macro provides a faster way to measure skewed distances in the model. Instead of always picking the two points to measure, this macro uses the previously picked point as the origin for the next point.

How to use:

  1. Pick the points you want to dimension (ex. 1-3 as shown)
  2. Middle-click to end the points selection.
  3. Pick the location of the dimension string.

NOTE: This macro only works if the work plane and view plane are parallel.


Starting in v2017i, the above Macros are available in all US Environment Roles

  • Cast In Place (hidden)

  • Engineering

  • Precast Detailing (hidden)

  • Steel Detailing

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