Create points
You can create points to make it easier to place model objects at positions where no lines or objects intersect.
There are many ways to create points in Tekla Structures. Which method is the most convenient at each time depends on what you have already created in the model and which locations you can easily pick.
When you create points, Tekla Structures always places them according to the work plane coordinate system. Points located on the view plane are by default blue and points outside the view plane are by default red. You can change the color of points in the point properties.
Create points on a line
You can create points at equal intervals along a line that is defined by two points.
Create points on a plane
You can create several equally spaced points in the desired area in the model. The points are created in relation to the picked origin position.
A point array consists of several points in a rectangular xy(z) pattern relative to the current work plane. The x, y, and z coordinates of the points define the array pattern. The x and y coordinates are relative distances between the points on the work plane. The z coordinates are absolute distances perpendicular to the work plane.
Create points parallel to two points
You can create offset points that are parallel to a line between two points you have picked.
Create points along the extension line of two points
Enter a negative value to the Point Input dialog box to create a point between the start point and the end point.
Create projected points on a line
You can project a point onto a selected line or its extension.
 On the Edit tab, click .
 Pick the first point on the line (1).
 Pick the second point on the line (2).
 Pick the point to be projected (3).
Create points along an arc using center and arc points
You can create points along an arc.
Create points along an arc using three arc points
You can create points as an extension of an arc.
Create points tangent to a circle
 On the Edit tab, click .
 Pick the center point of the circle (1).
 Pick a point on the circle to define the radius (2).
 Pick the end point of the tangent (3).
 Pick a side to indicate the side on which Tekla Structures creates the tangent point (4).
(1): Tangent point
Create points at any position
Snap switches determine the positions you can pick.
You can also use temporary reference points and numeric snapping to create a point, for example, to a certain distance from an existing corner or a point.
 On the Edit tab, click .
 Pick the intersection of two part edges (1), or the corner of a part (2).
Create bolt points
You can create points on the view plane at the center points of single bolts and bolt group bolts.
 On the Edit tab, click .
 Select a bolt or a bolt group.
Create points at the intersection of two lines
 On the Edit tab, click .
 Pick the start point of the first line (1).
 Pick the end point of the first line (2).
 Pick the start point of the second line (3).
 Pick the end point of the second line (4).
Create points at the intersection of a plane and a line
 On the Edit tab, click .
 Pick three points to define the plane.
 Pick the first point of the line.
 Pick the second point of the line.
Create points at the intersection of a part and a line
You can create points where a line intersects with the surface of a part.
 On the Edit tab, click .
 Select the part.
 Pick the first point of the line.
 Pick the second point of the line.
Create points at the intersection of a circle and a line
 On the Edit tab, click .
 Pick the center point of the circle (1).
 Pick a point on the circle to define the radius (2).
 Pick the first point on the line (3).
 Pick the second point on the line (4).
(1): New points
Create points at the intersection of two part axes
You can create points where the axes of two parts intersect, and project the points onto the axis of the part that you select first.
Import points
This is for advanced users.
You can import points to specific locations in an open Tekla Structures model using the Point Creation Import (8) component. You need to specify the point coordinates in a text file. In some cases this file is generated by another software package.
Point properties
Use the Point properties to view and modify the properties of a point.
If you have customized the property pane layout, the list of properties may be different.
Setting  Description 

General 

Color 
Change the color of the points. Note that if you change the point color, the changed color is not applied the next time you create points. The points are created using the default point color. 
Location 

X Y Z 
The local (work plane) and global x, y, and z coordinates of a point. Indicates the correct location of the point. 