Measure objects

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

Measure objects

Use the Measure commands to measure angles, arcs, the distance between two points and between bolts in the model.

All measurements are temporary. The measurements appear in the model view window until you update or redraw the window.

The units depend on the settings in File menu > Settings > Options > Units and decimals.

Measure distances

You can measure horizontal, vertical and user-defined distances in the model.

  1. Press Ctrl+P to switch to the plane view.
  2. On the Edit tab, click Measure and select one of the following commands:
    • Distance

      This command measures the distance between any two points. Use this command to measure inclined or aligned distances. By default, the results contain the distance and the coordinates.

    • Horizontal distance

      This command measures the distance between two points in the direction of the view plane x axis.

    • Vertical distance

      This command measures the distance between two points in the direction of the view plane y axis.

  3. Pick the start point.
  4. Pick the end point.
  5. Pick a point to indicate on which side of the dimension line you want the measurement to appear.

    The measurement is displayed until the next window update or redraw.

Measure angles

You can measure angles in the model.

  1. On the Edit tab, click Measure > Angle.
  2. Pick the center point.
  3. Pick the start point.
  4. Pick the end point.

    The measurement is displayed until the next window update or redraw.

Measure arcs

You can measure the radius and length of an arc in the model.

  1. On the Edit tab, click Measure > Arc.
  2. Pick the start point.
  3. Pick the middle point.

    This can be any point along the arc between the start and end points.

  4. Pick the end point.

    The measurement is displayed until the next window update or redraw.

    (1) Start point

    (2) Middle point

    (3) End point

    (4) Arc radius

    (5) Arc length

Measure bolt spacing

You can measure distances between bolts in a bolt group. Tekla Structures also gives you the edge distances between the bolts and a selected part.

  1. On the Edit tab, click Measure > Bolt spacing.
  2. Select a bolt group.
  3. Select a part.

    The measurement is displayed until the next window update or redraw.

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