Create a standard-part model

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Create a standard-part model

Create a standard-part model

A standard-part modelmodel that contains standard parts and that is only used for defining part prefixes when numbering parts in the current model

contains only standard parts with specific part prefixes. You can use these prefixes when 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.

parts in another model. The prefixes that you define will be used as actual part positionposition number that is assigned to a part

numbers in the other model.

The standard-part model is only used for comparing parts when you number parts in a project model. It cannot be used for creating parts in the project model.


This functionality only applies to steel parts. Assemblies are not affected.

  1. Create a new model and give it a descriptive name.

    For example, StandardParts.

  2. Create the objects you want to use as standard parts.
  3. Explodeto ungroup the objects that are parts of another object or a component

    In Tekla Structures, it is possible to explode components, cast units, assemblies, bent plates, parts that have attached parts, and drawing shapes and plugins.

    The exploded objects cannot be reverted back to the original group.

    all components.

    You can explode the components if you plan to delete the unnecessary parts such as duplicate angles and main parts.

  4. Delete all unnecessary items.
  5. Give the objects part prefixes that are not used elsewhere (for example, STD1, STD2, and so on).

    Ensure that the standard-part model does not contain duplicate part prefixes. You do not need to define the assembly prefix or the part or assembly start numbers.

  6. Save the standard-part model.

    To use the standard-part model with Tekla Model Sharingcloud service for collaboration and for storing and sharing a model

    Tekla Model Sharing is one of the Tekla Online services.

    , save the standard-part model in a separate folder under 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.


    To use the standard-part model with a multi-user modelmodel that is used for collaboration and that is opened in multi-user mode

    , save the standard-part model so that all users have access to it.

  7. Open a project model that you wish to number.
  8. On the File menu, click Settings > Advanced options > Numbering .
  9. Check that the advanced option XS_​STD_​PART_​MODEL points to the correct standard-part model.

    For example:


  10. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Numbering settings > Numbering settings to display the Numbering Setup dialog box.
  11. If you have selected the Part name check box, ensure that the project model has the same part names as the standard-part model.
  12. Select the Check for standard parts check box.
  13. Click Apply to save the changes.
  14. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Perform numbering > Number modified objects to number the project model.

    As the parts are being numbered, Tekla Structures compares all parts in the project model to the standard-part model. Any part prefixes found in the standard-part model are applied to all identical parts found in the project model. The 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.

    of the oldest numbered standard partsteel part that current model parts are compared with in the numbering process in order to give them specific part prefixes

    in the project model is applied to all identical parts found in the project model.

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