Move the model or the DXF shadow

Tekla Structural Designer
Tekla Structural Designer

Move the model or the DXF shadow

If necessary, you can relocate the entire model to a new coordinate in the XY plane by using the Move Model. You can relocate the DXF shadow of the model similarly with the Move DXF Shadow command.

Move the model

In order to move the model, you first have to decide which reference point to use.

You can determine the reference points by drawing an imaginary box aligned to X and Y around the extents of the model, as shown in the following image:

Bounds Corner equals the lower left hand corner of the imaginary box, whereas Bounds Centroid equals the centroid of the imaginary box.

  1. On the Edit tab, click Move Model.
  2. Set the reference point to either Bounds Corner or Bounds Centroid.
  3. Enter the required target coordinate of the reference point.
  4. Click Move.

Move the DXF shadow

The Move DXF Shadow command is only available if you have previously imported a DXF shadow.

  1. On the Edit tab, click Move DXF Shadow.
  2. Select an existing point in the DXF shadow as the reference point.
  3. Click the new position of the reference point.
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