Radial grids and grid properties in the property pane

Tekla Structures
2019
Tekla Structures

Radial grids and grid properties in the property pane

You can now create truly radial grids. Previously, you could create only rectangular grids. Use the radial grids when you model round or curved structures, such as round columns, towers, tanks, circular platforms, and so on. If needed, you can create a full 360 degree grid.

Additionally, now the properties of rectangular grids, radial grids, and single grid lines are accessed through the property pane.

  1. On the Edit tab, click Grid > Create radial grid .

    Tekla Structures shows a preview of the grid.

    You can modify the Radial grid properties in the property pane before inserting the grid. The grid preview changes according to the changes in the property pane.

  2. Pick a point in the model to indicate the origin of the grid, or click the middle mouse button to accept the Radial grid property pane values.
    • If you pick an origin point to the grid, the grid is created using the properties in the property pane, and the origin is the location you picked.
    • If you click the middle mouse button, the grid is created using the properties in the property pane, and to the origin defined in the property pane.

Modify radial grid

In addition to the Radial grid properties in the property pane, you can use direct modification and the contextual toolbar to modify radial grids. Ensure that Direct modification is switched on.

  • You can drag the arc lines to change the radius.

  • You can drag the straight lines to change the angle.

  • You can add new grid lines between the existing grid lines, both arc lines and straight lines.

  • You can change the grid labels by using the contextual toolbar.

  • You can change the radius and the angle by using the keyboard.

Property pane for grids and grid lines

Now the properties of rectangular grids, radial grids, and single grid lines are accessed through the property pane.

The grid properties now include Grid color and Label font size and color. Previously, these were available in advanced options.

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