Examine reference model hierarchy and modify reference model objects

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

Examine reference model hierarchy and modify reference model objects

You can view the reference model hierarchy and check the hierarchy level of different objects. You can also add user-defined attributes to the reference model objects. The added attributes can be used for filtering, for example. Additionally, you can view the native reference object attributes and properties.

  1. Ensure that the Select assemblies selection switch (for assemblies) or Select objects in assemblies selection switch (for parts) is active.
  2. Point the reference model, hold down Shift and scroll using the middle mouse button to the hierarchy level were the reference object is. Notice that if the cursor is too close to a grid, the hierarchy is not scrolled.
  3. Do any of the following:
    • To inquire the native reference object properties and attributes, right-click the object and select Inquire .
    • To view or modify the user-defined attributes of a reference object, double-click the object to open the reference model object details.
Tip: There are many more commands available for the selected reference model objects. Check rest of the commands on the pop-up menu.

Below is an example of a reference model. When you want to scroll the hierarchy, the Select assemblies selection switch or the Select objects in assemblies selection switch must be on. The 0 level IfcProject in the example is the upmost level.

In the image below you can see one of the reference objects on the third level, IfcBuildingStorey, of the same reference model.

As you can see, the level 4, Ifcwall, shows an individual part. In this case, it is a wall.

In the example below, one of the reference objects on the lowest level has been inquired.

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