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Example: Organizer for precast

Last updated September 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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2017i

Example: Organizer for precast

Example: Organizer for precast

You can use Organizer to view the properties of model objects, for example, based on custom and standard property types.

  1. To open Organizer , click Manage on the ribbon and then click Organizer.
  2. Create delivery lot categories DeliveryLot_1…n.
  3. Add sequences to the objects in cast units using Task Manager or the Sequencer tool.

    For example, if you use the Sequencer tool, enter a sequence nameuser-defined attribute name that indicates a sequence of parts

    as the sequence property. The sequence could be the installation sequence. You can check that the property exists by using the Inquire objects command.

  4. Click Settings in Organizer.
  5. Create a new property templatedefinition of object property layout for the property table in object browser

    The property template is saved in an .xml file or in the Organizer database.

    for cast units.
  6. Create a custom propertyobject property that the user can manually include in Organizer

    Some properties are not automatically available in the Organizer, for example the properties of reference model objects.

    for the sequence property:

    1. Set the Data type to Number without decimals.
    2. Set the Property type to UDA.

    You can use the Inquire objects command to find the sequence property. Copy the property to the Create Property dialog box in Organizer.

  7. Add the custom property as a new property column to the new property template.
  8. Set the sorting of the custom property column.
  9. Save the template.
  10. Close the Settings.
  11. Sort the cast units based on the sequence property in Object Browser.
  12. Select the cast units that have the same sequence property.
  13. Select Selected from the Of these rows list at the bottom in Object Browser.
  14. Select an option from the Result of list, for example, to show the total or average weight of the selected cast units.
  15. Select a delivery lot category in Categories and add the selected cast units to the category.
  16. Select the Select objects in the model option from the list at the bottom in Categories.
  17. Export the selected cast units from Object Browser to an Excel file.
  18. You can also create property categories to quickly manage object propertysingle characteristic associated with an object type

    For example, profile and material are object properties.

    data. Create a new property categorycategory in Organizer based on adding user-defined attributes to model objects

    Within a property category, a model object can belong to only one lowest level category at a time.

    and open the category properties.
  19. Define the category properties:
    1. Enter Fabrication Status as the category name.
    2. Select the Tekla Structures model from the list of models.
    3. Set the automatic object content with Organizer filters to select all precast concrete assemblies in the delivery lot categories.
    4. Select the previously created property template.
    5. Under Object properties , select the UDA - FABRICATION_STATUS property.

  20. Create automated subcategories based on UDA - FABRICATION_STATUS. Organizer automatically creates categories based on the properties that are now already in the user-defined attributes of objects.

    You can also create the subcategories manually: Scheduled for fabrication , In storage , Delivered , and On hold.

  21. Now open the subcategory properties and set the type of the property to Category name for UDA - FABRICATION_STATUS.

  22. Now move the uncategorized delivery lot objects between the new subcategories to easily assign statuses to the objects. Synchronize the category with the model.

    You can also use Object Browser to conveniently overview the statuses assigned both in the categories and in the object property dialog boxes.

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