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Nikolay Zhelyazkov

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  1. Hello @elc, Thanks for the feedback! That's an interesting case that you have caught there. We will look into it. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  2. Hello @JonnyAVC, Let me explain you the current logic of the menu, this might help you make better use of it: First, the menu is looking for a common prefix from all the selected devices. If it finds a common prefix, then it uses it and adds the new suffix after it. Otherwise, (the case that you have in that simple test file) when there is no common prefix it takes the whole name and adds the new suffix to it. So the easiest way to use the tool is to use it on devices with common prefixes. We have done this because it seemed more reasonable to have devices like (Device-1, Device-2, Device-3, Test-1, Test-2) rather than (Device-1, Device-2, Device-3, Test-4, Test-5). I hope that helps. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  3. - Yes, this works for custom records only - There are some edge cases that are stopping us from doing this, but since it seems to be requested more we will give it another try and consider it again. Thanks for the feedback! 🙂
  4. Correct. Also correct. - Have you tried experimenting with the different render options of the viewports? - The equipment item is using the 3D and front graphics of hybrid symbols and it is not taking advantage of all the symbol views that can be used. If you insert the symbol that you are using in the drawing next to the equipment item you will see that it takes advantage of the different views in the viewports. I am not that familiar with rendering. I suggest you contact support if you cannot get the results that you are looking for.
  5. Hello @elc, The equipment item used in racks shows only the front view of the symbol. If you want to have rear view you have to add it in a different class in the front component of the symbol and play with class visibility to show the different views. The other way to go for this is not to use symbol but add all the graphics in the equipment item layout group (double click an equipment item to enter its layout group). And one more way to go for this would be to use the 3D rack and make viewports of its Front/Rear sides. That way you will actually see the equipments front and rear views as seen in 3D. - Yes, rack frames do not show their contents in 3D views.
  6. Okay I got it. Well, in order to have front and rear view of an equipment item you have to manually create it. You can edit the equipment item layout and draw the rear view there and put in the Equip-Rear class or any other class if you want. As for the text issue, do you have Adjust flipped text selected for the viewport?
  7. Hello @elc, What do you mean by the rear view of the schematic rack? Does it really matter where the rack ruler is? Isn't it enough to just display the front or rear equipment mounted in that rack in the different views? Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  8. Thanks for the feedback @Jiajing! I will add this to our wishlist database and it will be considered. 🙂
  9. Hello @Daniel s, Are these Data tags that you are using? If so, have you used them inside of symbol definitions? Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  10. @TomBass This file is really messed up. Once I change something in this arrow circuit it gets back to normal and allows me to change its type. However, I found that it is not correctly connected to the source device, as when I move the source device this circuit does not follow it. Instead, a circuit connected to 2 other devices gets a preview that it is dragged but it does not update when the drag is over. Very very strange. Can you get to the same result starting from a blank file? How exactly did you create this file and the circuits in it? P.S. I am not able to reproduce the problem where the circuit automatically becomes arrow for these 2 devices.
  11. Can you send me this file so that I can check what is going on?
  12. Hello @TomBass, This is because your devices are on different layers. They can only be connected with arrow circuits. If you want them to be with different circuit type you will have to make sure that the devices are on the same layer. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  13. Hello @TomBass, Make sure you have selected the desired circuit type in the Connect tool mode bar as showed in the image below: If the circuit is already created you can change its Circuit Type from the Object Info Palette. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  14. Hello @Jiajing, Thanks for the feedback, we will consider this. The reason why we do not have this currently is because you can Update Scale from TBManager for multiple TBBs at this same time and in this case you would have to choose from which viewport to update it multiple times, which might be quite annoying. Will it be enough for you to have this as an option when doing Update Scale from TBB Settings dialog only? Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  15. Hello @helleMOMENTE, You can use "=OBJECTDATA('EVAL SOCKET DEVICE'; 'Device'; 'name')" to get the device name. Note that this way you can also get other data from the device, as well as custom attached records. For more info check the description of eval socket device function in the insert worksheet function dialog. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
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