Add manual dimensions to general arrangement drawings
You can dimension parts to grids along their X, Y, or X and Y axis and along grid lines in general arrangement drawing plan views.
Limitation: Parts like beams that are not located along the grids are not dimensioned.
- Open a general arrangement drawing.
- To check and change the dimension properties, on the Drawing tab, click , and make the necessary changes.
On the Dimensioning tab, click GA dimensions and the click one of the following commands:
To dimension along grid lines, click Add dimensions along grid lines and pick the view in the location where you want to create the dimensions.
To dimension along part X or Y axis or both, select the part, and click Along part X axis, Along part Y axis or Along part X and Y axis. The parts are dimensioned to the two nearest grids.
Along part X axis:
Along part Y axis:
Along X and Y axis:
Tekla Structures creates the dimensions according to the properties you defined in dimension properties.
For instructions on how to dimension reinforcement in GA drawings, see Add dimensions to reinforcement.