Add dimensions manually to general arrangement drawings

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Add dimensions manually to general arrangement drawings

You can dimension parts to grids along their X, Y, or X and Y axis and along grid lines in plan views in open general arrangement drawings.

Limitation: Parts like beams that are not located along the grids are not dimensioned.

  1. Open a general arrangement drawing.
  2. To check and change the dimension properties, select Straight dimension in the property pane object list and make the necessary changes.
  3. On the Dimensioning tab, click GA dimensions and then 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 the dimension properties.

For instructions on how to dimension reinforcement in GA drawings, see Add dimensions to reinforcement manually.

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