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2019i Table of Contents

SIMILAR_TO_MAIN_PART

Last updated September 10, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019i

SIMILAR_TO_MAIN_PART

SIMILAR_TO_MAIN_PART

Returns 1 if 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.

of the given part is the same as the position number of the main part(1) part that exists in a building object and that determines the position number for the assembly or cast unit and the direction of assembly or cast unit drawings

(1) Main part can be an assembly main part or a cast unit main part.

(2) input part that the user selects first when creating a component

(2) Connections and details always have a component main part.

in the assembly.

To show a main part of an assembly on top of part lists:

  1. In the Template Editortool in Tekla Structures that is used for creating and modifying templates to be used in drawings and reports

    , add value field SIMILAR_TO_MAIN_PART to PART row.

  2. Set the Order to Descending and (if needed) hide the field in output, in the Value Field Properties dialog box.

  3. Drag the SIMILAR_TO_MAIN_PART field to be first in sort order in the Content browser.

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