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2019 Table of Contents


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

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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 have Tekla Structures use only letters in part numbers.

Enter any combination of the following options:




Part prefix, defined in the part properties in the property pane.


Part position number, defined by the start number (from part properties in the property pane) and the final position in that numbering series.


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_PART_POSITION_NUMBERS.

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.

/ letter switch can also include a suffix defining the minimum number of digits (or letters), for example: %PART_POS.3%. This example results in a first part number of 001, second 002 etc.

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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