Tekla Structures: Hide/Show Specific Objects in Model
Models made in Tekla can get very crowded with objects. Working in such a model can get very difficult without hiding some of the objects. This can be done by applying filters.
- Foundation Rebars
- Column Rebars
- Beam Rebars
Working in such a model can be quite confusing. By applying filter we will be able to hide the objects we don’t need and only display the objects we are trying to work with.
Step 1, Select the View:
The first step in applying a view filter is to select the view. This may seem like an unnecessary thing when you are working with only one view, but it can be very useful when you’ve got multiple views open.
2- From the view tab select View Properties.
Example 1, Display Parts Only:
Example 2, Display Columns and Column Rebars Only:
Lets you would like to only view column and column rebars in the model. One method for achieving this would be to assign different classes to the different objects in the model . In the table below you can see the different classes assigned to the different objects in the model:
|Longitudinal Reinforcement||Shear Wall||8|
|Bottom Reinforcement in Y Dir||Foundation||10|
|Upper Reinforcement in Y Dir||Foundation||11|
|Bottom Reinforcement in X Dir||Foundation||12|
|Uppper Reinforcement in X Dir||Foundation||13|
Note the start, end parenthesis and the and/or phrases.
Example 3, Show Parts With “User Field 1” Set to “1”:
All objects in the model accept user defined attribute. In the figure below you can see the user define attributes associated with the columns parts:
These properties are mainly for the designers reference and will not directly impact the model. Using the filter below all parts with a “User Field 1” set to the value “1” will be displayed:
|Part||User field 1||Equals||1||And|