Use existing filters

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

Use existing filters

Before creating new custom filters, check out the existing view and selection filters available in Tekla Structures.

How to use a view filter

Use view filters to define which objects are displayed in a model view.

  1. Double-click the view to open the View Properties dialog box.
  2. Select a filter from the Visible object group list.

    For example, select purlins.

  3. Click Modify.

    Now only the objects defined by the filter are visible. For example, the purlins:

  4. To stop using the filter:
    1. Double-click the view to open the View Properties dialog box.
    2. In the Visible object group list, select the standard filter.
    3. Click Modify.

      All objects are visible again:

      Note:

      If you cannot see all desired objects, note that the work area, view depth, view setup, and object representation settings also affect the visibility of objects.

How to use a selection filter

Use selection filters to define which objects can be selected in the model. Note that an object must be visible in the model to be selectable.

  1. On the Selecting toolbar, select a filter from the list.

    The list is by default located at the bottom of the Tekla Structures main window.

    For example, select the Name - Footing filter.

  2. Select the desired objects in the model.

    You can select multiple objects or even the entire model at once. Now that the filter is active, only objects defined by the filter become selected. For example, if the Name - Footing filter is active, only footings are selectable and the rest of the objects stay intact:

  3. If you cannot select all objects defined by the selection filter, check your view filter settings and ensure that you have switched on all the needed selection switches.
  4. To stop using the filter, go to the Selecting toolbar and select the standard filter.

    All objects are selectable again.

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