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View filters cannot be directly modified using the Tekla Open API. The only possible option regarding view filters and the API, is to change the current view filter to another view filter from the list of available views filters.


Step 1, Add Libraries:

Add reference to the Tekla.Structures.Model library located in the path “C:\Program Files\Tekla Structures\20.0\nt\bin\plugins” and manually open the tekla model. This has been covered in the article below:


Change View  Types:

Using the code below the view filters of all the available views are changed to a view filter with the name “MyNewFilter”

Imports TSM = Tekla.Structures.Model

    Private Sub ChangeViews()
        Dim objViewEnum As TSM.UI.ModelViewEnumerator
        Dim objView As TSM.UI.View

        objViewEnum = TSM.UI.ViewHandler.GetAllViews
        While objViewEnum.MoveNext
            objView = objViewEnum.Current

            objView.ViewFilter = "MyNewFilter"
            objView.Modify()
        End While

    End Sub

You can download the sample file and code used in this article from the link below:

If you need assistance with your Tekla model, or you are looking for a Tekla Open API programmer to hire feel free to contact me. Also please visit my home page  www.software-solutions-online.com

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