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  1. I draw a rectangle in a project sharing file & give it a name. I then save & commit. In my colleagues working file the new rectangle appears, but it has no name. Similarly, if we have an object that already has a name in both working files & I change the name then the name is completely erased (field becomes blank) in my colleagues working file. Any ideas on why this is happening? Its wreaking havoc on our worksheets that depend on object names to populate data. Thanks! Simon
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    Changing Default Circuit Number

    Turns out it's incredibly simple. I was able to add a new field to the Lighting Info Record called "Circuit Name" and gave it a default value (in my case "Circuit Info"). That default value then automatically applies to all lighting devices and when I insert a new device "Circuit Info" is pre-populated as the circuit name. Simon
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    Attaching Records to Lighting Devices

    Seems like an oversight/bug to me. Since I'm able to attach it post-insertion it's clearly possible to associate records with lighting devices so it doesn't really make that there would be no way to associate it with the device pre-insertion like you would with a standard symbol.
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    Attaching Records to Lighting Devices

    This is an existing record format that is also associated with non-lighting device symbols and populated several worksheets so I'm trying to embed that record int he device instead of creating a new field value. I can probably sort out my worksheets to pull data from both formats if I have to, but simply attaching the record to the devices would be the simplest way to do this I think.
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    Changing Default Circuit Number

    Is it possible to change the default circuit number so that when I insert a lighting device it already has a specific value associated with it? Thanks, Simon
  6. I have a lighting device in my resource manager that I would like to attach a record to so that when the device, the record inserts with it. I can attach the record after insertion, but this requires me to attach the record every time I insert a new instance of the symbol. I have tried attaching the record format the same way you would attach it to a symbol but that doesn't seem to work. Thanks! Simon
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    Data Tags Not Updating At Export

    Thanks Nikolay! In the meantime is there anything I can do or another tool I can use that will automatically refresh at export? It's going to get pretty tedious if I have to edit the tag every time I export a file! Simon
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    Data Tags Not Updating At Export

    Attached is a sample file. In this one, the data tag is embedded in the "Revised" stamp in the top right corner, not in the title block. Data Tag.vwx
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    Data Tags Not Updating At Export

    Was already checked in my export settings ūüėě
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    Data Tags Not Updating At Export

    I have a couple of stock data tag styles embedded in my title block to show date & time but I just noticed that they don't update to the current date time when I export a sheet layer, they show the date & time that I originally inserted them into the title block. The only way I have found so far to force an update is to edit the tag data. Is there a way to have this happen automatically (like the old data stamp tool used to do)? Simon
  11. Thanks Matt! This seems to have worked. Much appreciated. Simon
  12. In the attached file, the unit rounding style is currently set to decimal, but I want to change that to fractional. However, when I change to fractional my existing dimensions in Viewport 1 freak out & start displaying in strange formats (i.e. 25'-6.25" turns into 2.5520833333333e01 instead of 25'-6 1/4"). Can anyone tell me what's going on & if there is a way to make that change without having to recreate all of the existing dimensions in my file? Thanks! Simon Dimensions.vwx
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    Data Tag Date Formatting

    And a followup - is there a way to have the time part of the tag display AM/PM? Thanks, Simon
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    Data Tag Date Formatting

    Im trying to get a data tag to display a date in the MM/DD/YYYY format (so January 3 2019 would display as 01/03/2019). I have downloaded the stock "Date Stamp Date-Time-Name No Fill" which says it is formatted as MM/DD/YY (01/03/19, which I would settle for) but it is displaying as 1/3/19. I have tried to modify the tag field definition but that doesn't seem to allow me to manipulate the format. Is there a way to change the format of a date in the data tag tool? Thanks! Simon
  15. I often wish I could change object attributes using record formats. For example, I have a symbol that has a piece of text contained within it. Depending on when the symbol is going to be installed, I color the text red, blue, or purple to indicate installation timing to my team. As it stands I have 3 different symbols, 1 red, 1 blue, & 1 purple for each situation. It would be amazing if there was a way to create a record field that allowed me to select the color of the text depending on the situation - that way I could have a single symbol with an associated record.

 

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