2018 SP1: Changes in numbering settings (Phase)
In Tekla Structures 2018 SP1, there is now a new advanced option XS_ENABLE_PHASE_OPTION_IN_NUMBERING that controls the Phase setting in the Numbering Setup dialog box. This advanced option is model specific and it is available in the Advanced Options dialog box.
When XS_ENABLE_PHASE_OPTION_IN_NUMBERING is set to FALSE (which is the default value), the Phase check box is disabled in the Numbering Setup dialog box. This means that changing an object's phase works in the same way as in Tekla Structures 2017i and earlier versions, and that changing the phase does not affect numbering or trigger change alerts.
If XS_ENABLE_PHASE_OPTION_IN_NUMBERING is set to TRUE , the Phase check box is enabled in the Numbering Setup dialog box. This is the recommended setting for Tekla Model Sharing users.
If you select the Phase check box, changing the phase of an assembly (or an assembly main part) affects numbering in the same way as the other settings in the Numbering Setup dialog box. Changing the phase of a secondary part does not affect numbering.
Note! Even if you do not select the Phase check box, but you change the phase of an object when XS_ENABLE_PHASE_OPTION_IN_NUMBERING is set to TRUE :
- A question mark (?) is added to the object's position number indicating that numbering is needed.
- After renumbering, the drawing list indicates that the drawings need updating.
- In shared models, the Changes list shows the changed parts and assemblies.
This happens even if you are using the Project Viewer configuration.