Handy shortcuts when viewing reports with GUIDs

Tekla Structures
Not version-specific
Tekla Structures
GUID
keyboard shortcuts
viewing reports
selecting objects

Did you know that when you view reports with globally unique identifiers (GUIDs) you can use the report to select the items in the model?

When selecting line items in the report you may find it difficult to locate the item in a large or complex model. If you change the view to display items as transparent (Rendering options Ctrl+5 and Shift+5) when you highlight it in the list it will select the item making it solid and stand out more.

 

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Change the view to display items as transparent

 

Use shortcut keys to either zoom to the object you have selected in the report, or fit the work area to the selected object. To do this hold down either Z or F next time you click a row that contains a GUID in the report and see what happens!

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