Use the Sequencer tool to create sequences and to assign incremental numbers to parts.
You can define several sequences for different purposes, and a part can belong to several sequences at the same time. For example, you can create erection sequences to define the order in which to erect parts.
Sequencer works by assigning a sequence number to a user-defined attribute (UDA) of a part. If you want to view and modify the sequence numbers afterwards, you must first create a new user-defined attribute to which you assign the sequence numbers.
Sequencer does not work for objects that are inside a reference model.
In the objects.inp file, search for the Part attributes section to add a new user-defined attribute (UDA). The value_type must be integer , and the field_format must be %d.
attribute("SEQUENCE_1", "Sequence 1", integer, "%d", no, none, "0.0", "0.0")
The Sequencer Properties dialog box opens.
For example, SEQUENCE_1.
The first part gets the sequence number 1, the second part number 2, and so on.
The Sequencer Properties dialog box lists the sequences that you have entered in the Sequence name box. Max number shows the highest number that is in use in the selected sequence.
If you select a part that has already been included in the sequence, Tekla Structures asks if you want to override the existing number. If you click Yes , Tekla Structures gives the next available number to the part.
You can add new parts at the end of an existing sequence. If you want to add parts in the middle of the sequence, you must redefine the whole sequence.
You can check the sequence name and number of a part by using the Inquire object command.
Tekla Structures displays the properties of the part. The sequence name and number are displayed under More. For example:
You can modify the sequence number that has been assigned to a user-defined attribute (UDA) of a part.
The current sequence number is displayed next to the UDA to which you assigned the sequence number. For example, Sequence 1.