Manage schedule drawings in batches

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Manage schedule drawings in batches

Although you can create individual schedule drawings according to your needs, creating a batch of schedule drawings at once is also possible. For more information, see the following instructions.

The Schedule Management... command on the Draw tab allows you to:
  • Select the drawing variant that you want to manage.
  • Create new drawing sheets.
  • Select the members that you want to include in the drawing.
  • Arrange the drawing layout.
  • Create drawing revisions.
  • Reset reinforcement marks in order to remove gaps in the bar mark numbering.

Create new schedule drawings

  1. On the Draw tab, click Schedule Management...

    The Schedule Management dialog box opens.

  2. In the Available Styles list, select the desired drawing category.
  3. Click Add.

    A new drawing appears in the Available Drawings list.

  4. Name the new drawing.
  5. Click Content...

    The Drawing Content dialog box opens.

  6. Drag the items that you want to include in the drawing from the left column to the right column.
  7. Click OK.

Specify the schedule drawing layout

  1. On the Draw tab, click Schedule Management...

    The Schedule Management dialog box opens.

  2. Click Layout...

    The Drawing Layout dialog box opens.

  3. Define the direction and arrangement of the layout.
  4. Click OK.

View schedule drawings

  1. On the Draw tab, click Schedule Management...

    The Schedule Management dialog box opens.

  2. In the Available Styles list, select the desired drawing category.
  3. In the Available Drawings list, select the desired drawing.
  4. Click View Drawing...

    The DXF Export Preferences dialog box opens.

  5. Select the layer configuration and layer style for the drawing.
  6. Set the drawing scale.
  7. If necessary, to adjust the distance between independent lines of text, modify the minimum text block spacing.
  8. Do one of the following:
    • Accept the automatic file name.
    • Clear the Use automatic file name option and name the file yourself.
  9. Click OK.

    The drawing opens in an available DXF application.

    Note: If preferred this drawing variant can be created as a batch, (allowing multiple drawings to be created on a single drawing sheet).

Reset reinforcement marks in schedule drawings

  1. On the Draw tab, click Schedule Management...

    The Schedule Management dialog box opens.

  2. In the Drawing Variant list, select Concrete Beam Schedule, Concrete Column Schedule, or Concrete Wall Schedule.
  3. Click Reset ALL Marks.

    All reinforcement marks are reset.

Review schedule drawings

  1. On the Draw tab, click Schedule Management...

    The Schedule Management dialog box opens.

  2. In the Available Styles list, select the desired drawing category.
  3. In the Available Drawings list, select the desired drawing.
  4. Click Create Revision...

    The Create Drawing Revision dialog box opens.

  5. Name the revision and type a revision note.
  6. Click OK.

    The drawings open in an available DXF tool.

View the revision history of schedule drawings

  1. On the Draw tab, click Schedule Management...

    The Schedule Management dialog box opens.

  2. In the Available Styles list, select the desired drawing category.
  3. In the Available Drawings list, select the desired drawing.
  4. Click History...

    The Drawing History dialog box opens and allows you to view the revision history of the selected drawing.

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