|You can use dialog boxes to enter and view information in Tekla Structures. If you click any command or button that has three dots in its name, e.g. Select…, Tekla Structures displays the appropriate dialog box.
This section describes the components of dialog boxes. The following illustration also identifies the most common components:
|MJ List box for saved properties
f3J Modify filter check-boxes
f4J Retains the properties and closes the dialog box
f5J Retains the properties without closing the dialog box
f6j Modifies the selected object(s) without retaining the properties
f7J Fills the dialog box with the properties of the selected object
fSJ Toggles all the modify filter check-boxes on and off
•£ Closes the dialog box without retaining the properties or modifying
|Save as Stores the dialog box properties with the name given in the
field. The Save as button also updates the Load list box. This is important if you add or delete files manually.
Tekla Structures stores the properties files in the model folder. The files also include the properties in subdialog boxes. The file extensions are different for different dialog boxes. See Appendix D, File extensions, in the online help.
Load Loads all previously stored properties to the dialog box. Tekla
Structures also loads the properties of subdialog boxes, even if they are not open. You can select the name of the file you want to use from the list box.
Save Stores the modifications of properties. Tekla Structures saves
the properties in the file shown in the list box.
Help… Displays the help topics for the dialog box.
|Modify filter checkboxes
The checkboxes located in front of the dialog box fields are modify filter checkboxes. They indicate the properties Tekla Structures modifies when you click the Modify button. When a checkbox is selected, Tekla Structures changes only the corresponding value.
|This means you can modify a single property common to several objects. For example, to change the material of all parts in the model:
• Select all the parts.
• Open a part properties dialog box, e.g. beam properties.
• Check only the Material field.
• Click Modify.
You can use the keyboard to enter and modify text in dialog boxes, and to move the pointer in dialog boxes.
|See also Appendix E, Reserved shortcuts, in the online help.