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Input fields

Added March 16, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
Tekla Tedds 2018

Input fields

Input fields

An Input field allows you to create a dialog that asks the user for a value of a variable that is required in the calculations. To create Input fields, see the following instructions.

Restriction:

The following only applies to Tedds for Word.

Create Input fields

  1. In the Insert ribbon group, click Tedds field.

    The Insert Tedds field dialog box appears, displaying the Input tab.

  2. Specify the parts of the input.
    1. In the Prompt field, type text that specifies what information the user should enter in the dialog.

      You can use the string function to add previously calculated values into the prompt text.

    2. In the Name field, type the name of variable.
    3. In the Units field, type the units for the variable.
    4. In the Default value field, type the default value of the variable.
  3. Select Write out standard input line to add text and the final result of the field calculation to your calculation document.
    • In the Format list, select the format in which the variable value should be displayed, if necessary.
    • In the Decimal places box, specify the number of decimal places to which the variable value should be displayed.

  4. In the Show input dialog box list, select how you want the input dialog to be displayed, and what the initial variable value in the input box should be.
    Option Description
    Only if variable not defined

    The dialog is only displayed if the variable has not been defined.

    The initial value is the default value that you have determined for the field.

    Always (with current value)

    The dialog is always displayed.

    If the variable is defined, the initial variable value is the current variable value.

    If the variable is not defined, the initial value is the default value that you have determined for the field.

    Always (with default value)

    The dialog is always displayed.

    The initial value is the default value that you have determined for the field.

    Use system option

    The dialog is displayed according to the setting made in Tedds options > Calculating.

  5. Click OK.
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