Tutorials

Key features for drawings

Watch as we explore key features for drawings in Tekla Structures 2020.
by Trimble Solutions UK
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  • Tekla Structures
  • 2020
  • drawings
  • GA
  • general arrangement
  • assembly
  • 3D
  • document manager
  • modify
  • Contextual Toolbar
  • Layout editor

Cloning drawings

Get to know the concept of cloning drawings. Learn what cloning a drawing means and when it is useful to clone drawings. Additionally, get to know the different ways to clone a drawing.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • drawing
  • clone
  • cloning template
  • master drawing catalog

Creating phases and object level settings

Learn to break a Tekla Structures model down into smaller entities by dividing it into phases. Additionally, learn how to create and use object level settings, and show the different phases using different colors and part representation options in the drawing.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • phase
  • object level settings
  • filter

Revising the model and updating drawings

Learn about Tekla Structures revision handling features.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • révision
  • drawing

Creating anchor bolt plans

Learn how to create and modify an anchor bolt plan.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • drawing
  • anchor bolt
  • anchor bolt plan

Smart panning

If you have heavy drawings that are slow to navigate, think about enabling smart panning. This will make zooming and panning your drawings faster.
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • XS_​USE_​SMART_​PAN
  • smart panning
  • faster zooming

Creating general arrangement drawings

Learn what general arrangement drawings are and how to create and modify them.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • GA drawing
  • drawing

Keeping drawings up to date

Learn how to keep drawings up to date. Get to know when you need to update your drawings. Also, learn how to freeze, lock, and issue a drawing.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • drawing
  • freeze
  • lock

Editing drawings manually

Learn how to edit drawings manually. Edit element colors, dimensions, part marks, and drawing layout.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • drawing
  • drawing mark
  • drawing layout

Creating assembly drawings and single-part drawings

Learn how to use the master drawing catalog to create single-part drawings and assembly drawings of selected parts. Also, learn how to create drawings using rule sets.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • drawing
  • assembly drawing
  • single part drawing

Drawing mode in Tekla Structures

Find out how the drawing mode in Tekla Structures works. Learn how to use the document manager, how to open and close drawings, and how to work in the drawing interface. Also, familiarize yourself with the selection switches and snap switches available in the drawing mode.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • drawing
  • snap switches
  • selection switches

About drawings in Tekla Structures

Find out how drawings work in Tekla Structures. Learn about the basic principles: how drawings and the model interact with each other, and how drawing types and drawing levels work.
by Tekla tutorials
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  • Steel detailer basics
  • drawings

How to use numeric snapping

Learn how to use numeric snapping in Tekla Structures. Numeric snapping means that you either define a distance that is calculated from the last point picked, or you enter the exact coordinates of the point you want to pick. In this example, we will enter distances only. We cover the following: 00:17 Start numeric snapping 00:39 Define first point 00:55 Define second point 01:08 Track beyond snap point 01:36 Enter negative values
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • snapping
  • numeric snapping
  • enter numeric location
  • tracking

Create model views

Learn how to create views in your Tekla Structures model. For example, you can create views of the entire model, of selected parts, of selected components, along grid lines, or on the surface of an object. We cover the following:
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • model views
  • create view
  • 3D view

Copy construction objects with offset

Learn how to copy construction lines, circles, arcs, and polycurves. The copies are centered in the exact same way as the originals, but with an offset. We cover the following: 00:17 Start copying 00:52 Enter multiple offset values 01:22 Enter multiplied values
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • construction objects
  • copy construction objects

Create construction planes

Learn how to create construction planes in your Tekla Structures model. Construction planes are transparent modeling aids that are not shown or printed in drawings. You can place them in the model to help position other objects more easily. We cover the following: 00:11 Create construction planes 00:54 Modify construction plane properties 01:02 Magnetic construction planes
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • construction objects
  • construction planes

Create construction polycurves

Learn how to create construction polycurves in your Tekla Structures model. Construction polycurves are transparent modeling aids that are not shown or printed in drawings. Polycurves pass through the points you pick and they can have both straight and curved segments. You can place them in the model to help position and align objects along the curve. We cover the following:
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • construction objects
  • construction polycurves

Create construction circles

Learn how to create construction circles in your Tekla Structures model. Construction circles are transparent modeling aids that are not shown or printed in drawings. You can place them in the model to help position and align objects around a circle. We cover the following: 00:29 Create construction circle by center point and radius 01:02 Create construction circle by center, radius and plane points 01:57 Create construction circle by 3 points 02:34 Modify construction circle
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • construction objects
  • construction circles

Create construction arcs

Learn how to create construction arcs in your Tekla Structures model. Construction arcs are transparent modeling aids that you can place in the model to help position other objects more easily. They are not shown or printed in drawings. We cover the following: 00:30 Create arc by center and end points  01:50 Create arc by 3 points  02:40 Create arc by tangent, start point and end point  03:27 Modify construction arc
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • construction objects
  • construction arcs

Create clip planes

Clip plane is a tool that cuts a model along a plane so that you can see inside the model without hiding or removing any part geometry. Learn how to create, move and delete clip planes. We cover the following: 00:13 Check settings 00:58 Create clip planes 01:50 Use clip planes 02:08 Move scissor symbols 02:24 Delete single clip planes 02:33 Delete all clip planes
by Tekla User Assistance
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  • clip planes

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