Show neighbor parts and neighbor reinforcement in general arrangement drawings

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

Show neighbor parts and neighbor reinforcement in general arrangement drawings

In GA drawings, you can define neighbor parts using neighbor part filters on the drawing or view settings. The parts that fulfill the filtering criteria will be treated as neighbor parts. Note that you must also define a filter for normal parts to get neighbor parts working.

The functionality described below for neighbor parts works in a similar way also for neighbor reinforcement. At the end of this page, there is an example filter for neighbor reinforcement.

When you have defined which parts are normal parts and which are neighbor parts using the filters, you can define the way to show the parts and neighbor parts, for example, by modifying part and neighbor part properties.

This simple example describes how you can show the normal parts (columns) in blue, and the neighbor parts (beams) in red. You need to create the necessary filters, and modify part and neighbor part properties.

  1. In an open GA drawing, double-click the drawing background to open the General arrangement drawing properties.

  2. Go to the General - Filter Properties dialog box and create a filter by Part - Name and Object - Object type for columns and click Modify.

  3. Go to the General - Part Properties dialog box, and on the Fill tab, select a fill, set the fill to blue, and click Modify.

  4. Go to the General - Neighbor Part Filter Properties dialog box, create a filter by Part - Name and Object - Object type for beams and click Modify.

  5. Go to the General - Neighbor Part Properties dialog box, and do the following:

    • On the Visibility tab, set Neighbor parts to By extreme.

    • On the Fill tab, select a fill type, and set it to red.

  6. Click Modify.

Now the parts are shown in blue and the neighbor parts in red.

Tip:
  • If you do not want to show the neighbor parts in the GA drawing, use a part filter for defining and selecting the normal parts, then go to General - Neighbor Part Properties, and on the Visibility tab, set Neighbor parts to None.

  • Object level settings is another alternative for defining neighbor parts.

Example of a neighbor reinforcement filter

Below is an example of a filter that filters both neighbor parts and neighbor reinforcement.

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