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Assign family numbers

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Assign family numbers

Assign family numbers

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Numbering settings > Numbering settings to open the Numbering Setup dialog box.
  2. Go to the Family numbering tab.
  3. Define which 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.

    to assign family numbers to.

    1. Click Add series to open the Add series dialog box.

      Tekla Structures displays all the assembly and cast unit numbering series in the model.

    2. Select a numbering series from the list, and then click Add.

      The numbering series appears in the family numberingprocess of assigning family-based numbers to cast units or assemblies


  4. Under Compare , select the properties that need to be identical for the members of the same family.

    Define comparison criteria for each numbering series separately.

    Select at least one check box, but not all of them. If you select all the check boxes, the family numberfamily-based number component that refers to a numbering series

    Family number is used to describe which parts can be cast in the same bed, for example.

    will be the same as the normal assembly positionposition number that is assigned to an assembly or a cast unit

    , and the qualifierfamily-based number component that refers to a group of similar cast units or assemblies within a family

    Qualifier is a running number. It is used to describe cast units that contain, for example, the same embeds.

    number will be 1 for all. If you do not select any check boxes, only one family number per series is assigned.

  5. Click Apply.

    Tekla Structures stores the settings in the 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.

    database file ( <model_name>.db2 ) in the current modelmodel that is active in Tekla Structures

    The current model can be a single-user model, a shared model or a working model.

    folder the next time you save the model.

  6. If you are assigning family numbers to parts that have already been numbered, clear the existing numbers.
  7. Update numbering in the model.

    Tekla Structures assigns a family number to all objects in the numbering series.

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