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Hole color change in Tekla detailing model

We can see holes in “black color” in the Tekla model. This is the default hole color in Tekla. We can modify model background color in advanced options. So if you change ‘black’ or other dark colors, it’s difficult to view hole mark properly. Please set value on “XS_VIEW_FAST_BOLT_COLOR” in advanced option as 1.0 1.0 […]

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Mark’s Leader Alignment in Tekla Detailing.

Space between leader line and the mark is perfect when it’s on the right side. But this gap will be more if we move the mark towards the left. We can adjust this clearance on “Part Mark Properties”. Take “General” window on mark properties and select “Right” in alignment option and modify. Alignment is fixed […]

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Tekla (V2018)’s latest Changes in “Numbering settings”

In Tekla Structures 2018 SP1, there is now a new advanced option XS_ENABLE_PHASE_OPTION_IN_NUMBERING that controls the Phase setting in the Numbering Setup dialog box. This advanced option is model specific and it is available in the Advanced Options dialog box. When XS_ENABLE_PHASE_OPTION_IN_NUMBERING is set to FALSE (which is the default value), the Phase checkbox is […]

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GA-Column Partmark Presentation Tip

Generally, column part marks will be in 45-degree alignment in default drawing creations. But sometime it would not help in Drawing presentation. To avoid this property, you can select advanced option and add value “TRUE” as shown below; It will improve drawing presentation, especially on congested drawings. Sample drawing attaching here to show 45-degree alignment; […]

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Use of “Display Detailing” in Tekla Modeling

The most commonly used method to view all cut and fittings in an elevation/3d view is to utilize “Delete” and “Undo” commands together. The problem with this method is that it distorts the neatly arranged GA sheet presentation, which may well go unnoticed. So here’s a trick that gives you an alternate way of viewing […]

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How to use Magnetic Grid Plane Property in Tekla Modeling?

You can make grids and grid lines act magnetically so that the objects on the grid lines follow if you move the grid line. To bind objects to grid lines, select the Magnetic grid plane checkbox. In the Extension for magnetic area field, enter a distance from the grid line to extend the area within […]

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How to Reset the System Classification of a Pipe Fitting?

As the System Classification is greyed out by default, direct switching is not possible.  Two methods are demonstrated here. Method 1 Disconnect the pipes from the fitting Reconnect by stretching it back to the fitting You can also use “Trim ” command for reconnection Method 2 “TAB” key & select the fitting (System browser opens […]

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How to schedule a shared family parameter ?

1. Note a family in the linked project that has the shared parameter you are hoping to schedule. 2. Close the linked file. 3. Open a new test project into which the previously opened Revit file has to be linked 4. Link the previously opened project 5. Find a view and use tab to select […]

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How to reset the system classification of a pipe fitting that is incorrect?

Since the System Classification will normally be greyed out, switching directly is not possible. You can try one of the two possible ways to switch to the correct system classification: Method 1 a. Disconnect the pipe from the pipe fitting which belongs to a different system b. and then reconnect by stretching the pipe back […]

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How to color code families in Revit?

The first part is to generate view filters for the family whose visual appearance needs to be customized. Find out the naming convention of the family. Select the required view type and go to Visibility Graphics using the ‘VG’ command to. Go to filters tab. You can create a new rule based filter by clicking […]

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