|You can define the position of a part in terms of its depth, perpendicular to the work plane, as:
• Behind An example showing the options for beams:
|fl) Work plane
f5j Middle 100
fej Front 100
f7J Behind 100
An example showing the options for contour plates:
fsj Positive (10 degrees) rotation around local x axis
An example of the options for columns:
|Radius When you create a curved part, you pick three points to define the radius. You can also enter a
specific value for the radius in the part properties dialog box.
|The sector angle must be less than 180 degrees.
|The plane of curvature is relative to the current work plane. The options are:
• xz plane
• xy plane
To have Tekla Structures draw a curved part, you need to specify a number of segments. Tekla Structures does not show curved surfaces exactly in views, instead the number of segments determines how realistic the curved part looks: the more segments, the less angular the part appears. If you specify a large number of segments it affects how quickly Tekla Structures draws the model. See also How handles solids in the online help.