Create a layout point
Use the Layout Point tool in the Applications & components catalog to create layout points. The layout points that you create in the model are design points that you can export to use in a layout device, such as Trimble® LM80.
Before you start, ensure that the Select components selection switch is activated.
- In the Applications & components catalog, double-click the Layout Point tool.
Define the layout point properties on the
Enter a name and a description for the layout point.
You can use the following special characters in layout point names:_ ~ % ! @ # & . = + - and space.
Note that the maximum length of the name is 16 characters if you export layout data to .cnx, .tfl, and .tflx formats. When exporting to a text file, there is no limitation in the number of characters in the name. The maximum length of the description is 24 characters.
If you do not enter a name, Layout manager adds a number as the name.
Enter the diameter of the layout point in the
Layout manager uses the
XS_IMPERIALadvanced option to determine the units. Set
XS_IMPERIALto TRUE to show imperial units.
Select whether the layout point is a reference point or not.
A reference point is a mapping point to another coordinate system, such as a geo-spatial coordinate system or a municipal monument.
- Select a color for the layout point.
- Select a shape for the layout point.
- Select a group from the list or create a new group by entering a name.
For imported points, Is Stakeout Point shows if the point is a measured point as staked in the Trimble® LM80 device if it deviates from the corresponding layout point created in the model. Is Field Point shows if a point is a field point that has been measured on the construction site and imported to Tekla Structures.
- Enter a name and a description for the layout point.
Select a location for the layout point in the model.
The layout point is created when you select the location.
- On the Manage tab, click Layout manager.
- Click Refresh to show the added point.
You can also add a layout point to a group in Layout manager. First select a group, then select the point in the model. Right-click the group and select Add Selected. Click Refresh to show the point.
To zoom to a layout point in the model, right-click the point in Layout manager and select Zoom selected.
To highlight a layout point in Layout manager, click in Layout manager and select Highlight selected model point. Select Redraw to remove the highlighting.