Arrange annotation objects
You can reposition annotation objects such as marks, dimensions or texts on the basis of the protection and placing properties of each drawing object type.
- Open a drawing.
- For each view, double-click the view frame to open the view properties, click Protection in the options tree.
Check the protection properties, modify them as required and click
With protection properties you can define protected areas in drawings to prevent text, marks or dimensions from being placed in that area.
Double-click objects in your drawing, such as marks and dimensions, and click
Place... to check and change the placing settings as required.
Placing properties define where and how far the annotation objects are placed, and the empty margin around the mark. If the object is set to fixed, the Arrange objects commands will reposition the objects and keep the fixed state.
- Click OK and Modify.
In the open drawing, select the annotation objects you want to arrange:
Select the individual objects such as marks, dimensions and texts by pressing down Shift and clicking the objects.
Use selection switches to select only texts, marks, and associative notes, for example, and use area selection to select the objects that you want.
To select marks or associative notes only, first activate the Select parts in drawings selection switch and select the parts using area selection, for example, and then right-click and select Select part marks.
Another way to select marks or associative notes only is to open the Drawing content manager from the side pane, click Show to populate the Drawing content manager list, ensure that marks selection is active , and select the desired building objects from the list.
- To arrange marks
and texts near current location, click
Tekla Structures positions the selected drawing objects so that they do not overlap other objects. Objects located in a free location are not moved, and overlapping objects are moved as close to the current location as possible.
- To arrange marks
and texts ignoring the current location, click
Tekla Structures positions the selected drawing objects so that they do not overlap with other objects without checking the current location of the objects.
- To arrange the selected marks and notes so that you avoid crossing
leader lines, click Arrange marks on the Annotations tab. Remember that you first have to select the marks or notes.
- To arrange marks and texts near current location, click