Renumber Entities

Use the Renumber tool to review and organize the IDs of model entities.

Organizing entity IDs can facilitate easier post-processing and model management. This tool can renumber entities into a different range, offset the IDs of selected entities by a specified amount, and/or renumber entities in a particular order.

  1. From the Assembly ribbon, click the Renumber tool.

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  2. Choose either the Renumber or the Offset method from the drop-down on the guide bar.
  3. Select the entities to be renumbered.
    • Use the Ordered checkbox to select nodes or elements in the explicit order they are to be renumbered. Use the Alt shortcut key to quickly make selections by path.
    • By default, IDs are shown on selected entities for review. This may be turned off in the options menu () for large selections or when ID labels are otherwise undesirable.
  4. Input the new starting ID and/or offset as appropriate.
    By default, entities will be renumbered to the next available ID if the starting ID is already in use. The Overwrite existing IDs option will force renumbering into the specified range and automatically renumber any conflicting entities above the highest ID used in the model.
  5. On the guide bar, click one of the following:
    • - Apply and stay in the tool
    • - Apply and close the tool
    • - Exit the tool without applying
    Use the Maintain selection option to perform iterative renumbering actions on the same selection.

After renumbering, the new IDs are displayed on the renumbered entities for review until another selection is made.