Numbering setup in multi-user mode

Tekla Structures
Tekla Structures

Numbering setup in multi-user mode

Define the numbering settings as follows:

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Numbering settings > Numbering settings.

  2. In the Numbering setup dialog box, select the Synchronize with master model (save-numbering-save) check box.

    When you select this check box, you can cancel the numbering before the last save is made. This is useful, for example, if you want to check the numbering results and you find something that you still want to change.


    When working with multi-user models, use this option always to prevent saving conflicts.

  3. Modify the other properties as required.

  4. Click OK.

    Tekla Structures will now save the model before and after you number all parts or modified parts.

When you click Perform numbering > Number modified objects on the Drawings & reports tab to run numbering, Tekla Structures displays a list that shows the numbering progress. When the numbering is finished, the changed numbering results are highlighted in the list. When you select an item on the list, Tekla Structures highlights the corresponding object(s) in the model. If you keep the F key pressed when you select the item, Tekla Structures fits the work area of the current view around the objects.

If the numbering results are correct, click Save numbers to make the second save. To cancel the numbering before the second save, click Cancel. If you cancel the numbering, the model is returned to the state before numbering and standard files are read to all dialogs.

To review the numbering results further, click Stop timer.

To change the time frame in which Tekla Structures makes the second save, use the advanced option XS_NUMBERING_RESULTS_DIALOG_DISPLAY_TIME.


We recommend that you run the Diagnose & Repair Numbering: All command in File > Diagnose & repair to remove any numbering inconsistencies from the multi-user database at regular intervals, for example once a day.

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