Number assemblies and cast units
To number assemblies and cast units, use the same numbering commands as for numbering parts. Before numbering, you can modify the sort order, which defines how assemblies and cast units are given their position numbers. Sorting does not affect part position.
If needed, modify the sort order of assemblies and cast units.
- On the Drawings & reports tab, click to open the Numbering Setup dialog box.
Modify the sort order by selecting options from the
Sort by and
Then by lists.
The default sort order is XYZ. You have the following options:
The x, y or z coordinates of the main part of the assembly or cast unit
The sorting is based on the center of gravity (COG) location of the assembly or cast unit. Tekla Structures finds the center of gravity for each assembly and cast unit and compares them in the order you defined.
The user-defined attribute of an assembly or the main part
If your sorting is based on user-defined attributes, Tekla Structures displays a list that includes all the available user-defined attributes.
- Click Apply or OK to save the changes.
- If needed, modify the other numbering settings.
- On the Drawings & reports tab, click to number the model.
If you add new parts in the model, parts that have already been numbered are not renumbered to suit the sorting order. In this case you should check and repair the numbering of those parts.