Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawing properties

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Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawing properties

On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type. You can modify the properties after creating the drawing by double-clicking the drawing background.

The options in single-part, assembly and cast unit drawing properties dialog box are described below.

Option Description For more information

Define the name of the drawing that is shown in the Document manager, and that can be included in drawing and report templates.

The maximum length of the drawing name is 32 characters.

Modify drawing names and titles
Cast unit definition method

This setting is available for cast unit drawings only.

By cast unit position: A drawing will be created from each cast unit. If there are identical cast units, one of them will serve as the base cast unit for the drawing. This is the most common method for creating cast unit drawings.

By cast unit ID: Each part in the model has a unique GUID. You can create drawings by using the cast unit GUIDs. The GUID determines the marking of the drawing. You can create several drawings from identical cast units.

Title 1, Title 2, Title 3

Define titles that are shown in Document manager and that can be included in drawing and report templates.

Modifying drawing names and titles

Sheet number Used for creating several drawings of the same part as multiple drawing sheets. The number of sheets is not limited.

Create multiple drawing sheets of the same part

Layout Select the drawing layout, and define drawing sizes, autoscale, projection type, view alignment and part expansion settings. You can also select whether you want to list hidden objects in templates.

Define drawing layout

Define drawing size and drawing view scale

View creation

Define the drawing views to be created. From here you can move on to modifying the view properties for each view.

Here you can also define Common settings for all views:

  • Weld mark visible controls the visibility of model weld marks in assembly drawings. The options are:

    • In one view: Tekla Structures automatically finds the most relevant view for showing the model weld marks. Every weld mark is shown in a drawing in one view only.

    • In all views: Tekla Structures adds the model weld marks in all drawing views that contain the part with the weld.

  • Ignore bolt size filters standard-sized bolts out of drawings, which means that Tekla Structures does not display bolt marks of the defined bolt size in drawings. This setting is available in single-part and assembly drawings.

  • Weld size limit filters welds and weld marks of the defined weld size and smaller out of the drawing. This setting is available in single-part and assembly drawings.

View properties in drawings

Define the views to create

Section view Define section view properties.

Section view properties

Detail view Define the start number or letter of the detail view and detail symbol label.

Modify detail mark properties

User-defined attributes

Add customized information to a drawing, such as information related to workflow, and comments. This information can be displayed in the Document manager, and you can use it in report and drawing templates and marks, and as switches when customizing print file names.

The user-defined attributes and tabs shown in this dialog box are defined in the objects.inp file.

The availability of the various user-defined attributes depends on your environment, role and configuration.

User-defined attributes in drawings
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