Customize the layout of a dialog box

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Customize the layout of a dialog box

Use the Customize grid command to customize how and what information is displayed in different dialog boxes in Tekla EPM. For example, you can add new columns, change the column headers and column placement, and add spaces between rows and columns.

  1. Open the desired dialog box.
  2. Right-click anywhere in the display area of the dialog box.
  3. In the context menu, click Customize grid.
  4. To create a customized layout, in the Grid Layout dialog box, click New Layout.
  5. Type a description for the layout.
  6. Modify the following properties according to your needs:



    Grid Mode

    Allows you to select if you want the job list to have a fixed width or an automatically scaling width.

    Click the arrow on the right side of Grid Mode field, and select a suitable option in the list.

    Number of rows per record

    Allows you to have more than one row for each job, or record. By adding rows, you can either place the job information on multiple rows.

    Type the desired number of rows in the Number of rows per record field.

    Default for all users

    When selected, the layout that you are adding or modifying will be used as the default layout for all Tekla EPM users.

    Current row

    The row on which you are adding fields. The Current row only applies if the value in the Number of rows per record field is greater than 1.

    Click the arrow on the right side of Current row field, and select a row number in the list.

    Fixed Columns

    Allows you to freeze a desired number of columns from the top of the list, so that you can see them all the time when you scroll across different columns.

    Type the number of columns that you want to freeze in the Fixed Columns field.

  7. In the Available Fields list, select the columns that you want to include in the dialog box, and click the arrow buttons to move them to the Included Fields list.
  8. According to your needs, do any of the following:


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    Add an empty column

    • On the right side of the dialog box, click Add Empty.

      An empty entry appears at the bottom of the list. This means that the empty column is the rightmost column in the selection dialog box.

      If necessary, you can still modify the location of the empty column.

      To remove the empty field, move it to the Available Fields list.

    Change the order of columns

    1. In the Included Fields list, click the column that you want to move left or right.

    2. Click the Move Up and Move Down buttons to move the column according to your needs.

      Note that the top field represents the leftmost column in the selection dialog box. Similarly, the bottom field represents the rightmost column in the dialog box.

    Change the sort order of columns

    1. In the Included Fields list, click the column whose sort order you want to change.

    2. Click the Sort Order + and Sort Order - to increase or decrease the sort value of the field.

    Modify the column name, width, style, and alignment

    1. In the Included Fields list, click a column to select it.
    2. Click Properties.
    3. Type the desired values in the Display Name and Width fields.

      The display name appears in the column header and the field width defines the width of the associated column.

    4. To modify the style of the column header, in the Style section, select any check boxes according to your preferences.

    5. Select an alignment option in the Alignment list.

      The alignment affects the text alignments within the associated column.

    6. If you want to hide all values in the column, select the Hide Display check box.

    7. Click OK to save the changes.
  9. To save the customized layout, click Save Layout.
  10. To use the layout in the selection dialog box, click Apply Layout.

    You can revert to the default layout or the current layout at any time by clicking the Use Default State and Use Current State buttons.

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