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Identical parts

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

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Identical parts

Identical parts

Tekla Structures gives parts the same number if the parts are identical in the fabrication or casting. If a part is deformed after fabrication or casting (for example if the part is cambered, shortened, or warped), the final geometry on site and in the model may be different.

Tekla Structures treats parts as identical and gives them the same number if the following basic part properties are the same:

  • Part geometry

  • Casting direction

  • 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.

  • Profile

  • Material

  • Finish

  • Shorteningdeforming that decreases the modeled length of a part in a drawing by a value the user has entered

    Shortening is used when the parts are manufactured shorter than modeled.

You can set the degree of tolerance for part geometry in the Numbering Setup dialog box. If the geometry of parts differs within this degree of tolerance, Tekla Structures treats the parts as identical for 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.


Classpart property that groups parts according to identifiers given by the user

The identifiers of classes are usually numbers. Classes can be used for defining the color of parts in the model, for example. Class does not influence the numbering of model objects.

does not affect numbering. Tekla Structures gives the same number to identical parts that belong to different classes.

If you have created NC files, pop marks and contour marking affect numbering.

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