Key features for drawings

Software version: 2020

Last updated October 30, 2020 by Trimble Solutions UK

Key features for drawings

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Watch as we explore key features for drawings in Tekla Structures 2020. We’ll take a look at drawing performance improvements and make use of the Document managers new functionality to show General Arrangement drawingdrawing that is created from one or more model views and that shows information needed to understand the general arrangement of structural elements on a project

General arrangement drawings show how parts, assemblies, cast units, or pour objects are located in a building.

views in the 3D model space. This allows us to get a clearer understanding of exactly where a 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.

is located within the 3D model, the view direction, and the 3D extents of that view. We’ll also explore the new Contextual toolbarfloating toolbar that contains commands for modifying the most common object properties

The user can customize the contextual toolbar.

that comes along with this featurepart of Tekla Structures functionality that is maintained and owned by Trimble Solutions and that is included in the Tekla Structures installation

. Finally, we’ll talk you through how to use the new drawing Layoutplan of a drawing that includes the table layout and definitions of the sheet size

Tekla Structures includes several predefined drawing layouts, which are drawing-type specific. The user can also create new drawing layouts.

editor, the whole process for editing drawing layouts has been completely revamped!

Read more:        
Show and modify drawing views in the model
Improved Layout editor - Customize drawing layouts easily
Other drawing improvements


Tekla Structures
general arrangement
document manager
Contextual Toolbar
Layout editor
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