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2018i Table of Contents


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

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Category : Numbering

When this advanced option is set to FALSE (which is the default value), the Phase check box is disabled in the Numbering Setup dialog box. This means that changing an object's phase does not affect 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.

or trigger change alerts.

If this advanced option is set to TRUE , the Phase check box is enabled in the Numbering Setup dialog box. This is the recommended setting for Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla online services.


If you select the Phase check box, changing the phase of an assembly (or an assembly main partmain part that exists in an assembly

The assembly main part in a steel assembly may have other parts welded or bolted to it. By default, the assembly main part is not welded or bolted to any other parts.

The user can change the assembly main part.

) affects numbering in the same way as the other settings in the Numbering Setup dialog box. Changing the phase of a secondary part(1) part that exists in a building object and that is connected to the main part

(1) Secondary part can be an assembly secondary part or a cast unit secondary part.

(2) input part that the user selects after selecting the component main part when creating a component

(2) A component can have none, one or more component secondary parts.

does not affect numbering.

Note! Even if you do not select the Phase check box, but you change the phase of an object when XS_ENABLE_PHASE_OPTION_IN_NUMBERING is set to TRUE :

  • A question mark (?) is added to the object's 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.

    indicating that numbering is needed.
  • After renumbering, the 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.

    indicates that the drawings need updating.
  • In shared models, the Changes list shows the changed parts and assemblies.

This happens even if you are using the Project Viewer configuration.

This advanced option is model specific and the setting is saved in the options databasedatabase file that contains the settings of model-specific general settings and advanced options

There are two options databases, the model options database (options_model.db) and the drawing options database (options_drawings.db).


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