DDBIM | Tekla Structures Tricks and Plugins

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Tekla tip #7: Change shortening symbol

Changing shortening symbol color can make your drawing more aesthetic.

How to change shortening symbol?

Options are not avaiable in drawing or view properties. Shortening symbol can be only changed globaly in advanced options:

XS_SHORTENING_SYMBOL_COLOR = 153  or 154-163

XS_SHORTENING_SYMBOL_LINE_TYPE = 1 or 2-7

XS_SHORTENING_SYMBOL_WITH_ZIGZAG = FALSE or TRUE

Color numbers:

Line types:

Example 1:

Example 2:

Example 3:

See also:

https://teklastructures.support.tekla.com/2019/en/xs_shortening_symbol_color

https://teklastructures.support.tekla.com/201/en/xs_shortening_symbol_line_type

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