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Show fields

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

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Tekla Tedds 2018

Show fields

Show fields

Show fields allow you to summarize the information resulting from several calculations within the document. To create different types of Show fields, follow the instructions below.

Restriction:

The following only applies to Tedds for Word.

Create Show fields

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

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

  2. Click the Show tab.

    The following view appears.

  3. In the Type list, select the type of field which you want to create.
    • Select Simple to add fixed text into your calculation.
    • Select Value of variable to add text indicating the value of a variable into your calculation.
    • Select Condition to add a different piece of text into your calculation, depending on whether a condition is met.
    • Select Advanced to add a different piece of text into your calculation depending on whether one or more conditions are met.

Create Simple Show fields

  1. In the Text field, type the text and the calculation that you want to be displayed in the field.
  2. Select the style in which you want the field to be displayed.
    • If you want the text of the field to be identical with the rest of the paragraph, select Use paragraph style.
    • If you want the text to use the format which is defined for a result, select Use Tedds result style.
  3. Click OK.

Create Value of variable Show fields

  1. Specify the details of the field.
    1. In the Prefix field, type the text that you want insert before the value of the variable, if necessary.
    2. In the Name or expression field, type the name of the variable, or the expression that defines the value.
    3. In the Value type list, select the type of the value.
      • If the variable is a number, select Number.
      • If the variable is stored as a string, select String.
    4. In the Units field, type the units for the variable.
    5. In the Format list, select the format in which the variable value should be displayed, if necessary.
    6. In the No. of decimal places box, specify the number of decimal places to which the variable value should be displayed.
    7. In the Postfix field, type the text that you want to insert after the value of the variable, if necessary.
  2. Select the style in which you want the field to be displayed.
    • If you want the text of the field to be identical with the rest of the paragraph, select Use paragraph style.
    • If you want the text to use the format which is defined for a result, select Use Tedds result style.
  3. Click OK.

Create conditional Show fields

Conditional Show fields allow you to define:

  • a condition to be tested,
  • the text that is to be returned to your document if the condition is true,
  • the text that is to be returned to your document if the condition is false.

  1. Specify the details of the field.
    1. In the Condition field, specify the condition that you want to test in the field.

      You can specify any of the Tedds for Word logical functions as conditions.

    2. In the Yes field, type the text that will be placed in your calculation if the value of the condition is True.
    3. In the No field, type the text that will be placed in your calculation if the value of the condition is False.
  2. Select the style in which you want the field to be displayed.
    • If you want the text of the field to be identical with the rest of the paragraph, select Use paragraph style.
    • If you want the text to use the format which is defined for a result, select Use Tedds result style.
  3. Click OK.

Create Advanced Show fields

You can assemble Advanced fields using two methods. You can type directly in the Statement field, or use Insert buttons to add variable and condition details in the Statement field. Tedds for Word then evaluates the Statement field to create the Advanced field.

Note:

When you create an Advanced Show field, ensure that:

  • All text is surrounded by quotation marks

  • All parts that you want to include in the Show field are in the Statement field.

  1. Specify the variable details, and click Insert.
    1. In the Name or expression field, type the name of the variable, or the expression that defines the value.
    2. In the Value type list, select the type of the value.
      • If the variable is a number, select Number.
      • If the variable is stored as a string, select String.
    3. In the Units field, type the units for the variable.
    4. In the Format list, select the format in which the variable value should be displayed, if necessary.
    5. In the No. of decimal places box, specify the number of decimal places to which the variable value should be displayed.
  2. Click the Insert button next to the No. of decimal places box.
  3. Specify the condition details.
    1. In the Condition field, specify the condition that you want to test in the field.

      You can specify any of the Tedds for Word logical functions as conditions.

    2. In the Yes field, type the text that will be placed in your calculation if the value of the condition is True.
    3. In the No field, type the text that will be placed in your calculation if the value of the condition is False.
  4. Click the Insert button next to the No field.
  5. Select the style in which you want the field to be displayed.
    • If you want the text of the field to be identical with the rest of the paragraph, select Use paragraph style.
    • If you want the text to use the format which is defined for a result, select Use Tedds result style.
  6. Click OK.
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