User-defined attributes in numbering

Added May 4, 2021 by Tekla User Assistance

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User-defined attributes in numbering

User-defined attributes in numbering

You can set in the objects.inp file whether a user-defined attributeobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

affects 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.

or not. Tekla Structures treats parts and reinforcing bars as different, and therefore numbers them differently, if the values of the user-defined attribute differ.


Only user-defined attributes of parts and reinforcement can affect numbering. User-defined attributes of other objects, such as phases, projects and drawings do not affect numbering.

If you want Tekla Structures to consider a user-defined attribute when numbering, set the special_flag option of the attribute to yes in the Part attributes section of objects.inp. For reinforcement, you need to set special_flag to yes also in the Reinforcing bar attributes section. Tekla Structures assigns different numbers to parts or reinforcement that are otherwise identical but have different values for this user-defined attribute.

If you want Tekla Structures to ignore a user-defined attribute when numbering, set the special_flag option to no in objects.inp.

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