Modify reference model details

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

Modify reference model details

After you have inserted a reference model, you can modify its details.

Limitation: Coordinates given in the Details section are always relative to model coordinates. You can modify the coordinate system only if model coordinate system is used in the reference model.

  1. Click the Reference Models button in the side pane on the right side of the Tekla Structures main window.

    You can also go to the File menu, and select Import > Insert reference model. Close the Add model dialog box.

  2. In the Reference Models list, double-click the reference model that you want to modify.
  3. Click the arrow on the Details row, and change the desired details:
    • Change Code, Title, Phase and Description of the reference model.

      The code could be a site number, project number, or accounting number. By default, the title is the same as the name of the inserted reference model. You may want to use the name of the discipline or the company instead, for example. Write the description according to the company conventions. The phase is the design phase of the reference model (not the phase in the Tekla Structures model).

    • You can insert another version of the reference model using the File box. For more information about version handling, see Detect changes between reference model versions.
    • In the Group box, you can select a new group for the reference model.
    • You can also change the Location by selection.

      By default, the Location by change does not keep the reference model location. When you click Modify, the model position changes according to East coordinate, North coordinate and Elevation setting differences. If you want to calculate new offsets and keep the current reference model location, select the check box next to the Location by setting.

    • You can change the Offset by entering new coordinates or by picking a new offset.
    • You can change the Rotation by entering a new value or picking a new location.

      There may be additional rotation boxes available for rotation around X and Y axis. If the reference model already contains X or Y rotations, the additional X and Y boxes are not active.

    • Change the Scale, if necessary.
    • Click the arrow on the User-defined attributes row, and enter values for the user-defined attributes.

      You may enter strings (texts), select dates or enter numeric information depending on the type of the user-defined attribute. The reference model user-defined attributes are defined in their own section in the objects.inp file. If you have several objects.inp files, they are read in a specific reading order, for more information, see Define and update user-defined attributes (UDAs).

  4. Click Modify.
    The changes that you made are implemented in the reference model.
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