Level mark properties in drawings

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Tekla Structures

Level mark properties in drawings

Use the settings in the Level Mark Properties dialog box to view and modify level mark contents and appearance.

To open the dialog box in an open drawing, go to the Drawing tab, and click Properties > Level mark.



General tab


Displays text before the mark.

Prefix for positive level

+ displays a + character in front of the value.

Visibility of numeric value

Defines if the numeric values are visible or hidden.


Displays text after the mark.

Level mark format: Precision

Defines the precision of the level mark dimension.

Level mark format: Format

Defines the format of the level mark dimension.

Level mark format: Use grouping

Defines whether to use different grouping options to represent the level mark dimensions.

Level mark format: Units

Defines the units used in level mark dimensions. The available values are automatic, mm, cm, m, foot - inch, inch and feet.


Search margin is the farthest distance Tekla Structures uses when searching for an empty space for the level mark.

Minimum distance is the closest distance Tekla Structures uses to search for an empty space for a level mark.

Quarter defines the areas Tekla Structures searches for a space to place the level marks.

Placing is the method used to place level marks:

  • free lets Tekla Structures decide the location of the level mark.

  • fixed allows you to place the level mark at any point.

Appearance tab

Text: Color, Height, Font, Angle

Defines the text color, height, font and angle.

Frame: Type, Leader line, Color

Defines the frame to be used around marks, the type of the leader line, and the color of the frame.

Frame: Background mask

Select Opaque to hide the part of the drawing that is covered by the level mark.

Select Transparent to show the part of the drawing that is covered by the mark.

Arrow: Type

Defines the type of the arrow.

Defines the height and the length of the arrowhead.

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