Temporarily hide model objects or show only selected model objects

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

Temporarily hide model objects or show only selected model objects

You can temporarily show, hide, or show hidden model objects and assemblies in model views.

Hide parts or other objects in a model view

You can quickly hide selected parts or other objects in a model view. This can be useful, for example, when you want to temporarily hide some parts to see the parts behind them.

  1. Select the parts or objects you want to hide.

  2. Right-click and select Hide.

    Tekla Structures shows the hidden parts as part reference lines.

    To completely hide the selected parts, hold down the Shift key when selecting the command.

    The selected parts become invisible.

  3. To make the hidden parts or objects visible again, click on the View tab.

    Alternatively, right-click in the view and select Redraw View.

Show only selected parts or other objects in a model view

As an alternative to hiding single parts or other objects in a model view, you can define which parts you want to keep visible. All of the other, unselected parts will be hidden.

  1. Select the parts or objects that you want to keep visible.

  2. Right-click and select Show Only Selected.

    Tekla Structures shows the unselected parts almost as transparent.

    Tip:

    To completely hide the unselected parts, hold down the Shift key when selecting the command.

    To show the unselected parts as part reference lines, hold down the Ctrl key when selecting the command.

  3. To make the unselected parts or objects visible again, click on the View tab.

    Alternatively, right-click in the view and select Redraw View.

Temporarily show assembly and component objects in a model view

You can temporarily show the contents of an assembly or a component even if some of the assembly or component objects are not visible in a model view.

To Do this

Show the contents of an assembly

  1. Right-click an assembly, or a part in the assembly.

  2. Select Assembly > Show Assembly.

    For a concrete part, select Show Assembly.

Tekla Structures shows an orange box around the assembly, and displays all parts, bolts, welds, and other details (not cuts or fittings) belonging to the assembly, even if you had defined them as hidden in the display settings.

For concrete parts, Tekla Structures displays reinforcement and surface treatment (not surfaces), even if you had defined them as hidden in the display settings.

Show the contents of a component

  1. On the View tab, click Rendering > Show component content.

  2. Select a component.

Tekla Structures displays all bolts, welds, and other details belonging to the component, even if you had defined them as hidden in the display settings.

Reapply the display settings and make assembly or component objects hidden again

On the View tab, click .

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