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Sequencer

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2018i

Sequencer

Sequencer

Use the Sequencer tool to name sequences and to assign incremental numbers to parts.

You can define several sequences for different purposes, and a part can belong to several sequences at the same time. For example, you can define the order in which to erect parts by creating erection sequences.

Sequencer assigns a sequence numberincremental number of an individual part that belongs to a sequence of parts

to a user-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

of a part. The sequence namepart property that indicates a sequence of parts

that you enter in the Sequencer Properties dialog box is the name of the user-defined attribute defined in the objects.inp file.

Limitations

Sequencer does not work for objects that are inside a reference modelmodel which the designer can use as an aid when building another model

A reference model is created in Tekla Structures or in other software and can be inserted to Tekla Structures. The reference model appears together with the model but it is not modified by Tekla Structures. The user can snap to reference model points.

For example, an architectural model, a plant design model, or a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) model can be a reference model.

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Create a sequence

Use the Sequencer tool to assign sequence numbers to parts. If you want to view and modify the sequence number afterwards, you must first create a user-defined attribute to which you assign sequence numbers.

  1. Create a user-defined attribute to which you assign sequence numbers.
    1. Open the objects.inp file in any standard text editor.
    2. In the Part attributes section, add a new user-defined attribute.

      The value_type must be integer , and the field_format must be %d.

      For example:

      attribute("MY_INFO_1", "My Info 1", integer, "%d", no, none, "0.0", "0.0")

    3. Save the file.
    4. Restart Tekla Structures.
  2. On the Manage tab, click Sequencer.
  3. Enter a name for the sequence. Use exactly the same name as in the objects.inp file.

    For example, MY_INFO_1.

  4. Click Apply.
  5. Select the parts you want to include in the sequence.

    The first part gets the sequence number 1, the second part number 2, and so on.

    If you select a part that has already been included in the sequence, Tekla Structures asks if you want to override the existing number. If you click Yes , Tekla Structures gives the next available number to the part.

  6. To finish adding parts to the sequence, right-click and select Interrupt or press Esc.

Add parts to a sequence

You can add new parts at the end of an existing sequence. If the sequence changes, you must redefine the whole sequence.

  1. On the Manage tab, click Sequencer.
  2. Select a sequence name from the list.
  3. Click OK or Apply.
  4. Select the parts you want to add to the sequence.
  5. To finish adding parts to the sequence, right-click and select Interrupt or press Esc.

Check the sequence of a part

You can check the sequence name and number of a part by using the Inquire object tool.

  1. On the ribbon, click Inquire object .
  2. Select a part.

    Tekla Structures displays the properties of the part. The sequence name and number are displayed under More. For example:

Modify the sequence number of a part

Modify a sequence number that has been assigned to a part using the Sequencer tool.

Before you start, assign a sequence number to a user-defined attribute of a part.

  1. Double-click a part to open the part properties in the property pane.
  2. Click More.

    The current sequence number is displayed next to the user-defined attribute to which you assigned the sequence number. For example, MY_INFO_1.

  3. Modify the sequence number.
  4. Click Modify.

Delete a sequence

Delete a sequence that has been created using the Sequencer tool.

  1. On the Manage tab, click Sequencer.
  2. Select a sequence name from the list.
  3. Click Delete and then click Yes.

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