Example: Number parts in selected phases
This example shows how to number a model that consists of multiple phases, each phase having a different detailing and submittal schedule. This enables you to release drawings for a particular phase at any time.
Before you start, divide the model into phases.
To number parts in selected phases:
Apply a specific numbering series prefix and start number for parts in each phase.
The beams in phase 1 get the numbering series prefix B and start number 1000.
The beams in phase 2 get the numbering series prefix B and start number 2000.
(1) Phase 1: green
(2) Phase 2: magenta
Ensure that the numbering series are not overlapping.
For example, to avoid numbering overlaps with the beams in phase 2, phase 1 should not contain more than 1000 position numbers.
Select the parts you want to number.
Use selection filters to easily select parts belonging to a certain phase or parts with a specific start number series. You can also use selection filters to ignore specific phases that are already completed or phases that are not ready for numbering.
- On the Drawings & reports tab, click to open the Numbering Setup dialog box.
- Modify the numbering settings, and then click Apply.
- Select one of the parts you want to number.
Drawings & reports tab, click
All parts belonging to the same numbering series as the selected part are numbered.