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2019 Table of Contents

XS_​CAST_​UNIT_​POSITION_​NUMBER_​FORMAT_​STRING

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

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XS_​CAST_​UNIT_​POSITION_​NUMBER_​FORMAT_​STRING

XS_​CAST_​UNIT_​POSITION_​NUMBER_​FORMAT_​STRING

Category : 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.

Use to define the contents of the cast unit 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.

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Note:

Do not change this advanced option after you have created single-part, assembly, or cast unit drawings, if you are using cloning. It may partially separate the drawings from the part they represent, causing the drawings to be flagged as deleted and other drawings to be cloned after the next numbering.

The options are:

Option

Description

%CAST_UNIT_PREFIX%

Cast unit prefix, defined in the part properties dialog box.

%CAST_UNIT_POS%

The running cast unit position number, starting from the start number defined in the part properties dialog box.

%CAST_UNIT_POS_WITH_LETTERS%

Same as above, but with letters.

Uses letters A – Z by default, but you can also define valid letters with the advanced option XS_VALID_CHARS_FOR_ASSEMBLY_POSITION_NUMBERS

%UDA:[uda_name]%

User-defined attribute of the cast unit or cast unit main part. If the attribute is defined for the cast unit, it will be used. If it is not defined, the main part attribute will be used. You can also define that only the user-defined attribute of the main part will be used, for example %UDA:MAINPART.USER_FIELD_1%.

%TPL:[tpl_name]%

Template attribute of the cast unit or cast unit main part, for example % TPL:PROJECT.NUMBER%.

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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Number of characters

You can define the number of characters by adding a period and the required number to the end of the options %CAST_UNIT_POS% and %CAST_UNIT_POS_WITH_LETTERS%. For example, %CAST_UNIT_POS_WITH_LETTERS.3% will result in three letters for every cast unit, starting from AAA.

Example

If you set the advanced option to %CAST_UNIT_PREFIX%/%CAST_UNIT_POS.3% , the result will be A/001.

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