Drawing number update

Last updated November 20, 2017 by Developer TIN Structures.developer.in@trimble.com

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Not environment-specific

Drawing number update

This applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation

updates / modifies the existing drawing number into the specified field. You can increment the character / number as per your requirement. Prefix and suffix are used for character increment and drawing number is used for number increment. This can be run over selected drawings as well.

How to locate

Installers are available at Drawing number update and Empty drawing generation.

After installation, the 'Drawing number update' application is available in the component catalogcatalog that contains all system components and custom components, and the macros and applications

group 'Drg No Update and Empty Drg Generation'.


Run application from component cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.



Option to process all drawing or selected drawings from drawing listlist of drawings that provides information about the drawings in a particular model and that is used for searching, managing, and printing the drawings

In the drawing list, the user can, for example, search, open, update, freeze, lock, and delete drawings. The drawing list can also be used to display the associations between the drawings and the parts in the model.

Drawing list is used in Tekla Structures until version 2018. See document manager.

. Also specific drawing type only processed at a time.


Existing no at Option to choose existing series
Existing start no Enter number and it used to filter the drawing if the number is greater than this on above selected field
Number position Option to choose between 1 to 5. This will be useful when existing number as like "Proj2571Beam101" where the actual number series at second set. For this instance select 2 as position.
Filter type Particular drawing series can be filtered using this option and options are 
Starts with
Ends with
Filter value The value of the filter. Ex 'Beam' for the drawing series "Proj2571Beam101".
If not required leave empty.
Name filter type Additional filter option based on 'Name' value and mainly used for GA drawings where 'Mark' won't give proper filter and use this filter. Options are 
Starts with
Ends with
Name filter value Value for the above filter. If not required leave empty.

Drawing No

Number of drawings Based on filter creteria, how many drawings are to be updated. If you want all drawings are to be updated then enter higher value
Numbering format This is a option to choose between format as below
Increment type This dropdown option varies based on numbering format options. Overall options are 
Exclude alphabet Most of the time some characters are not used for numbering such as i,o,l and those letters can be entered as comma separated
Write to The new series are to be written to the following drawing properties
User Field 1 to User Field 8
Clear This clear the existing number series at above selected properties. This applies based selection of drawings and type of drawings opted.

Prefix, Number and Suffix

• Prefix, Start No & suffix can accept alpha numeric characters.
• Prefix & suffix increment type use first set of character for increment. For example if the value is "A5" then increment will be "A5", "B5", "C5", ...
• Number increment type uses the first set of numbers for increment. For example if the value is "A5" then increment will be "A5", "A6", "A7", ...

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