Manage scene content information

Tekla Structural Designer
2021
Tekla Structural Designer

Manage scene content information

Different entity types have different levels of information associated with them. You can select how much of this information is displayed in each of the different scene views and view regimes. Scene content selections are saved independently with each scene view.

For example, in a Solver View regime, it is generally sufficient to represent beams by their insertion lines. However, in a Structural View regime, you are likely to also include their geometric outlines. In either of the views, you may also choose to display their direction arrows and possibly their reference texts also.

View the Scene Content window

Do one of the following:
If Do this
Scene Content is set to Auto Hide

The Scene Content tab is docked on the edge of the main window.

  • Click the tab to expand the Scene Content window.

The Scene Content has been closed
  • On the Windows tab, click Scene Content.

Select items in the Scene Content window

In the Scene Content window, do one of the following:
To Do this
View the sub categories of an entity category
  • Click the arrow sign on the left side of the category name.

View a category in the model view
  • Select the checkbox on the left side of the category name.

Hide a category in the model view
Note:

If you hide an entity category, you can no longer perform some commands that affect that entity category.

For example, if you hide slab items, you cannot define slab or area loads on a floor because there are no slab panels to select.

  • Clear the checkbox on the left side of the category name.

Adjust the information viewed in the model view
  1. Click the cell on the right side of the category name.

    A list of possible details opens.

  2. Select the details you want to view.

  3. Click OK.

Reinstate the default Scene Content selections

You can discard your current selections and reinstate the default Scene Content selections at any time.

See the following instructions.

  1. Close the current view.
  2. Re-open the view using the Structure tree.
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