Assign control numbers to parts

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance

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Assign control numbers to parts

Assign control numbers to parts

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Numbering settings > Assign control numbers to open the Create control numbers dialog box.
  2. Indicate which parts to assign control numbers to.
    • To number the entire model, do not select any parts.

    • To only number specific parts, select the parts you want to number.

  3. If you want to assign control numbers only to parts in a specific numbering seriesset of identifiers defined by the user, based on which Tekla Structures compares parts, assemblies, cast units, or reinforcement with each other during the numbering and gives position numbers

    Numbering series is defined by a prefix and a start number.

    The user can, for example, allocate separate numbering series to different phases or part types.


    1. In the Numbering list, select By numbering serie.
    2. Enter the Prefix and Start number in the corresponding boxes.
  4. Define the control numbers to be used.
    1. In the Start number of control numbers box, enter the first control numberuser-defined attribute of an assembly or a cast unit that identifies the assembly or cast unit main part

      A control number does not affect numbering.

      Control numbers are running numbers.

      to be used.
    2. In the Step value box, define the control number interval.

      For example, to assign the control numbers 2, 5, 8, 11, and so on, enter 2 in the Start number of control numbers box and 3 in the Step value box.

  5. Use the Renumber list to specify how to treat parts that already have control numbers.
    • Select No to keep the existing control numbers.

    • Select Yes to replace the existing control numbers with new ones.

  6. Use the First direction , Second direction , and Third direction lists to define the order of control numbers.
  7. In the Write UDA to list, select where to save the control numbers. The control number will appear on the Parameters tab in the user-defined attributes dialog box either for:
    • Assembly
    • Main part
  8. Click Apply to save the changes.
  9. Click Create to number the parts.

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