Family numbers

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance

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Family numbers

Family numbers

With family numberingprocess of assigning family-based numbers to cast units or assemblies

you can group objects within the same 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.

into different “families”. This can be used, for example, to find similar cast units that can be cast in the same bed.

When you use family 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.

, the cast unit position numbers consist of a 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.

and a 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.

. For example:

  1. Family number
  2. Qualifier

Assemblies and cast units that match the comparison criteria you define in the Numbering Setup dialog box get the same family number. However, if they have the same family number but different part geometry or materials, they get unique qualifier numbers.

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