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Repair numbering errors

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

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Repair numbering errors

Repair numbering errors

We recommend that you check and repair numberingprocess of assigning position numbers to parts, cast units, assemblies, or reinforcement

In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

in the model every now and then, especially before producing drawings or reports.


If you work in the multi-user modemode in which several users can work on the same model using their own working models

, it is very important that you repair numbering regularly.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Numbering settings > Numbering settings to open the Numbering Setup dialog box.
  2. Ensure that the option Compare to old is selected for New parts.
  3. Ensure that one of the following options is selected for Modified parts:
    • Compare to old

    • Keep number if possible

  4. Click OK to save the changes.
  5. Unless you want to repair the entire model, select the objects whose numbering you want to repair.
  6. On the File menu, click Diagnose & repair and select one of the following commands under Numbering :
    • Diagnose and repair numbering: all

      This command numbers all parts and assemblies, even the unmodified ones.

    • Diagnose and repair numbering: series of selected objects

      This command numbers all parts and assemblies that have the same prefix and start numberfirst number of a numbering series

      as the selected part.

      Note that Tekla Structures assigns the position numberidentifier that is assigned to all similar parts, assemblies, cast units, or reinforcement

      Position number consists of a prefix, separator, and running number. The prefix is part of the position number, identifying a numbering series. The running number is part of the position number, and is the assigned number in the numbering series, based on the start number. The separator is an optional character, such as a slash, that separates the prefix and the running number.

      In Tekla Structures, the position numbers assigned in the numbering are shown in marks and templates, for example.

      In the US, the term piece mark or ship mark is used to refer to a position number.

      of the oldest part or assembly to all identical parts, even if a newer part or assembly has a smaller position number.


      To manually assign a certain position number on a part or assembly, use the Change number command after repairing numbering in the model.

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