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Nikolay Zhelyazkov

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  1. Hello @Mark Aceto, - As far as I can see the TBBs in the template are set to Fit to Page in their Sheet Size. If you want them to Fit to Printable Area you should select that in the Sheet Size of the TBB. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. - 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! đŸ™‚
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. Thanks for the feedback @Jiajing! I will add this to our wishlist database and it will be considered. đŸ™‚
  10. 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
  11. @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.
  12. Can you send me this file so that I can check what is going on?
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Hello @Thomas_, Devices do not really support rotation, mirroring and flipping at this time (not in the smart way). We have some plans to improve this so keep your eyes open for that. As for now, you will have to manually enter the device's layout and reorder the sockets and their orientations in there. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  18. Hello @Thomas_, Currently equipment racks do not have Make and Model, but we already have this on our to do list. As a workaround for now you can attach custom records to your equipment racks and input the make and model there. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  19. Hello @Dendecko, Try going through Number Cables... menu command and then executing Make Cable Labels. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  20. Hello @Ean, This is probably something left over from your previous version workspace. If you have not made any changes to your ConnectCAD workspace you can find it in your user folder (ConnectCAD.vww) and delete it and then restart VW so that you get the default ConnectCAD workspace loaded. If you have changes in the workspace that you would like to keep, you can just remove that menu by editing the workspace and check for any new menus/tools under the connectCAD category that you might want to check out. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  21. Hello @pcoleman, Do you have a file that can show this socket not connecting issue? Having more information would help in finding out what is causing this issue for you. A screen recording showing the issue would be of help too. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  22. Hello all, Actually, there is one way to easily have synced custom records attached to devices and equipment items. Here is how: 1) Create a worksheet report with database row that shows both equipment items and devices 2) Get the custom record data in there 3) Add a column with this formula - "=IF('Device'.'name'<>''; 'Device'.'name'; 'EquipItem'.'name')" - Note that you might have to use , instead of ; depending on the system locale 4) Summarize the items of this column so that you get all devices and equipment items with the same name in a single row 5) Now when you edit the custom record data of that row the change gets applied to all devices and equipment items with that name I am attaching a sample file showing how this works. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov SyncedDeviceEquipData.vwx
  23. Hello @StephiPoole, - There are 2 ways to go for this as of VW 2022 SP3: 1) If these parameters are defined by the style (By Style) then you have to edit the style in the resource manager and set their values there. 2) If these parameters are not defined by the style (By Instance), you can select the Drawing Label tool, click on Preferences and set the values there. Note, if the parameters are By Style then they will not be editable in the preferences dialog of the tool. If you want to change the By Style/By Instance state of the parameters you can edit your drawing label style in the RM and click on Plugin style/instance settings to define which parameters are by style and which by instance. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  24. - Yes. The data tag syntax is the one with the #. However, everything inside #WS_<here># is using the worksheet syntax. So what you put in there should work exactly the same if you put it in a database worksheet.
  25. Hello @Juay, Maybe this will get the job done? #WS_ROUNDUP('Power Requirement'.'Wattage'/230,0)# Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
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