Add custom presentations in drawings

Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures

Add custom presentations in drawings

You can modify the appearance of many of the objects in drawings using custom presentations. Custom presentations are delivered in Tekla Warehouse as extensions. The presentations can be controlled on the view level and object level.

When you have downloaded a custom presentation for an object type, the Custom presentation tab will become available in the drawing property dialog for that object. The list will only show custom presentations that are available for that specific object type – part, weld, mark, etc.

The following object types support custom presentations:

  • welds and weld marks
  • parts and part marks
  • neighbor parts and part marks
  • grid lines
  • texts
  • associative notes


In the example below, the Weld solid custom presentation is used for drawing the weld solids.

In the following example, Corners Only custom presentation is used for laser layout projection. Drawing all the lines of a part slows down the laser and makes it too dim to see on the layout table.

Custom presentations in Tekla Warehouse

Center of gravity

GA schedules

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