Define the order of objects in a task in Task Manager

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance

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Define the order of objects in a task in Task Manager

Define the order of objects in a task in Task Manager

You can define and save the order in which objects are stored in a taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project


  1. On the Manage tab, click Tasks.
  2. Select a task in the task listlist that displays task information belonging to a certain scenario


  3. Right-click and select Task Information.
  4. Go to the Objects tab.
  5. Set the sequencing order of objects:
    1. Clickto select all objects in the table, or select the objects that you want to modify.
    2. Click.

    The Sequencing order column shows the order of the objects.

    You can also set the sequencing order by selecting the objects in the desired order in the model. Select objects in the table, clickand select the objects in the model in the desired order.


    You can show a sequence in the model.

    1. Select the objects in the table.
    2. Type the speed of the object selection in seconds in the box next to the Play button.

      For example, if you enter 2, Tekla Structures waits for 2 seconds until it selects the next object in the sequence.

    3. Click.

    The objects are selected in the model in the same order as they are on the Objects tab. The objects stay selected in the model until you click somewhere in the model.

  6. If needed, change the order of the objects in the table:
    • Drag the object rows in the table manually to the desired order.

      You can drag several object rows at a time.

    • Click a table column heading to sort the objects.

      Press Ctrl and select more than one column heading to sort the objects by several columns.

  7. Click OK.

To show the order information in the model, select one or more objects in the table and clickor press Ctrl + D. The order information is shown on the selected objects in the model. For example, 2-1 means that the object belongs to the second task in the task list and that the object is the first object in the task.

To clear the numbers from the model, right-click and select Update Window.

When you define the cast-in-place work order or work groups within a task, you can use Organizer for planning the appropriate quantities for each group or lot.

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