Inquire object properties

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

Inquire object properties

Use the Inquire commands to get information about a particular object, or a group of objects, within the model.

Do any of the following:

To inquire Do this

Object properties

  1. On the ribbon, click Object.

  2. Select an object.

    Tekla Structures displays the object properties in a separate window.

Point coordinates

  1. On the ribbon, click the down arrow next to , and then select Point coordinates.

    The Inquire point coordinates dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Pick, and then pick a point in the model to see the coordinates of the point in:

    • Local coordinates
    • Model coordinates (global)
    • Project base point coordinates
    • Current base point coordinates

Center of gravity

  1. On the ribbon, click the down arrow next to , and then select Center of gravity.

  2. Select one or more parts.

    Tekla Structures creates a point at the center of gravity of each selected part, and displays information about the center of gravity in a separate window.

Object properties using custom reports

See Custom inquiry.

Welded parts

  1. On the ribbon, click the down arrow next to , and then select Welded parts.

  2. Select a part.

    Tekla Structures highlights the selected part and all the parts that are welded to it.

Primary welded parts

  1. On the ribbon, click the down arrow next to , and then select Primary welded part.

  2. Select a part.

    Tekla Structures highlights the primary part when you select a secondary part.

Assembly or cast unit objects

See Check and highlight objects in an assembly or Check and highlight objects in a cast unit.

Component objects

  1. On the ribbon, click the down arrow next to , and then select Component objects.

  2. Select a component.

    Tekla Structures highlights all objects belonging to the selected component.

Phases

On the ribbon, click the down arrow next to , and then select Phases.

Tekla Structures displays information about objects in different phases in a separate window.

Model size

Tekla Structures displays the quantity of all objects in the current model in a separate window.

On the ribbon, click the down arrow next to , and then select Model size.

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