Create drawings using cloning templates in Master Drawing Catalog

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Create drawings using cloning templates in Master Drawing Catalog

In the Master Drawing Catalog , you can create single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings using cloning templates that you have added there from the Drawing List.

Note that only the cloning templates located in the folder that is set for the advanced option XS_CLONING_TEMPLATE_DIRECTORY are displayed in the Master Drawing Catalog.

Limitations :

  • You cannot clone general arrangement drawings through the Master Drawing Catalog. You can clone general arrangement drawings only by using the Clone command in the Drawing List dialog box.

  • You cannot clone multidrawings.

  • The drawing properties of cloning templates cannot be modified through the Master Drawing Catalog.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Create drawings > Master drawing catalog.
  2. Double-click the cloning template that you want to use.
  3. Go to the Drawing creation tab and specify how dimensions and marks are cloned.

    You can select to ignore the dimensions and marks, clone them, or recreate them.

    The Marks option controls revision marks and all marks for model objects.

    Selecting Create in the Dimensions and Other marks box is useful if cloning the dimensions or other marks does not produce satisfactory results. Using this option does not create any new views.

  4. On the same tab, select which object types you want to clone.
  5. If you want to create a drawing only for certain parts, select the parts from the model.

    You can also use an appropriate selection filter and select the whole model. Activate only the Select parts selection switch when you select objects, otherwise the selection may take a long time.

  6. Click Create drawings or Create drawings for all parts.
  7. Number the model if prompted to do so.

    Tekla Structures creates the drawings and adds them in the Drawing List. In the Drawing List , cloned drawings are marked with the text Cloned in the Changes column.

  8. Check the cloned drawing and modify it , if necessary.

If you have cloning templates that you have created using an older Tekla Structures version and want to utilize the better associativity of a newer Tekla Structures version, refresh the drawing associativity by using the Refresh Associativity command, which you can type in the Quick Launch box.

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