Show neighbor parts and neighbor reinforcement in general arrangement drawings

Tekla Structures
2024
Tekla Structures

Show neighbor parts and neighbor reinforcement in general arrangement drawings

In GA drawings, you can define which parts are neighbor parts using neighbor part filters in the drawing or view level properties. The parts that fulfill the filtering criteria will be treated as neighbor parts. Note that you must also define a filter for normal parts to get the neighbor parts working.

The functionality described below for neighbor parts works in a similar way also for neighbor reinforcement. At the end of this page, there is an example filter for neighbor reinforcement.

When you have defined which parts are normal parts and which are neighbor parts using the filters, you can define the way to show the parts and neighbor parts by modifying part and neighbor part properties.

This simple example describes how you can show the normal parts (columns) in blue, and the neighbor parts (beams) in red. You need to create the necessary filters, and modify part and neighbor part properties.

  1. In an open GA drawing, double-click the drawing background to open the General arrangement drawing properties.

  2. To open the General - Filter Properties dialog box, click Filter, create a filter by Part - Name and Object - Object type for columns, and click Modify.

  3. To go the General - Part Properties dialog box, click Part and on the Fill tab, select a fill, set the fill color to blue, and click Modify.

  4. To open the General - Neighbor Part Filter Properties dialog box, click Neighbor part filter, create a filter by Part - Name and Object - Object type for beams, and click Modify.

  5. To open the General - Neighbor Part Properties dialog box, click Neighbor part and do the following:

    • On the Visibility tab, set Neighbor parts to By extreme.

    • On the Fill tab, select a fill type, and set the fill color to red.

    Note that if you do not define a neighbor part filter, all visible objects that are excluded by the general filter will automatically be treated as neighbor parts.

  6. Click Modify.

Now the parts are shown in blue and the neighbor parts in red.

Tip:
  • If you do not want to show the neighbor parts in the GA drawing, use a part filter for defining and selecting the normal parts, then go to General - Neighbor Part Properties, and on the Visibility tab, set Neighbor parts to None.

  • Object level settings is another alternative for defining neighbor parts.

Example of a neighbor part and neighbor reinforcement filter

Below is an example of a filter that filters both neighbor parts and neighbor reinforcement.

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