Model weld mark properties in drawings

Tekla Structures
2022
Tekla Structures

Model weld mark properties in drawings

You can select which model weld marks are visible in drawings, and define the content that is displayed in weld marks. In assembly drawings, you can define the visibility of welds in sub-assemblies.

Use options in weld mark or welding mark properties to set the visibility and contents of model weld marks.

Single-part and assembly drawings weld mark properties

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type.

  2. Click View creation in the options tree on the left, select the view and the properties that you want to change, and click View properties.
  3. Click Weld mark in the options tree.

General arrangement drawing welding mark properties

  1. Click Drawings & reports > Drawing properties > GA drawing.
  2. Click Weld mark.

Object-level welding mark properties

  • Double-click a model weld mark in a drawing, or go to Quick Launch, and start typing welding mark and select Welding mark properties from the displayed list.

The following table lists all model weld mark settings on all property levels (drawing, view, object). All levels do not contain all of the settings listed below.

Option

Description

Weld number

Yes shows the weld number.

Tekla Structures assigns a number to each weld when the weld is created. You can select whether to show or hide the weld number.

Welds

Welds in sub-assemblies (assembly drawings)

None displays no welds in the drawing.

Site displays only site welds in the drawing.

Workshop displays only workshop welds in the drawing.

Both displays both site welds and workshop welds in the drawing.

Welds in hidden parts

Select how to show the weld marks for welds in hidden parts:

  • None: If the part is hidden, the weld mark is not drawn.
  • Site: If the part is hidden, weld marks for site welds are drawn only.
  • Workshop: If the part is hidden, weld marks for workshop welds are drawn only.
  • Both: Weld marks are always drawn for hidden parts.

Weld size limit

Enter a weld size to filter welds of that size or smaller out of the drawing. This is useful when you only want to show non-typical welds in a drawing.

To set whether the weld size limit is an exact or minimum value, use the advanced option XS_WELD_FILTER_TYPE.

To filter out a standard weld types, use the advanced option XS_OMITTED_WELD_TYPES.

Above line, Below line and Other

If there is no check mark in the Visible column next to the following properties, the properties are not displayed in the weld mark. These settings are set separately to above line and below line:

Prefix

Size

Type

Angle

Contour

Finish

Length

Pitch

Effective throat

Root opening

Reference text

Edge/Around

Workshop/Site

These settings are common to above line and below line. If there is no check mark in the Visible column next these properties, they are not displayed in the weld mark.

The maximum number of characters that can be shown for Reference text is 80, including one character for each line of text. This limitation comes from the model weld.

Place...

Placing:

  • free allows Tekla Structures to search for the first suitable location for the mark, dimension, weld or another annotation object. fixed allows you to place the mark, dimension, weld or another annotation object in any location.

  • When you use the option fixed, the annotation object stays where it is even though you update the drawing, whereas with free, Tekla Structures tries to find the optimal place for the annotation object.

Search margin is the empty margin that you want to leave around the mark.

Quarter defines the areas Tekla Structures searches for a space for placing the mark.

Minimum distance is the minimum distance of the mark from the part.

Note that if you use high Search margin and Minimum distance values, the mark placement may not work properly.

Color

Sets the color of the text.

Height

Sets the height of the text.

Font

Sets the font of the text. Click Select... to show more options.

Type

Sets the type of the line.

Color

Sets the color of the line.

Background mask

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

Select Transparent to show the part of the drawing that is covered by the mark, so that line work is visible, for example.

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