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  1. They may be a valid length but the Data Tag relies on the parameter's/field's defined type to determine whether their units can be changed. And as Nikolay said they appear to be plain text. Maybe try the WS function as he suggested.
  2. If the field you're extracting data from is defined as being a length, area, volume, or angle you will be able to override the displayed units using the 3 controls bellow the field selection. As for the style: when you change a part of the style (like a parameter or the layout) that is set to be "By style" that change has to be applied to all objects using that style. That is standard Vectorworks behaviour.
  3. I see. So the problem was with the Space object's label. I'm glad the Data Tag worked out for you. You can still use the Space without showing its label and tagging it with the same Data Tag you use now if you need any of its functionality over a plain rectangle.
  4. No hard feelings, it's not even something that I've made (as it's not clear what you're referring to). So are you talking about the Space object's integrated label or something else?
  5. What tag are you talking about? And as for calling for someone to be fired... That's incredibly rude and uncalled for. Provide more details and someone may be able to help. Otherwise, noting will be achieved. Regarding the Data Tag: the width and height of a rectangle are not parameters, it's not a parametric object. As Tom mention "HWidth" and "HHeight" can be used. In addition, "Bounding Box Dim X" and "Bounding Box Dim Y" will provide the same result in this case. And finally, in VW2022 you can use worksheet functions in the Data Tag.
  6. You need to fix your data mapping. It's -1-indexed when it should be 1-indexed if you're using VW2021 SP3 or newer. That's also explained in my original post. In VW2022 each component's "feature" i.e. name, thickness, etc. will be accessed with a corresponding function in the Data Manager. The old function will be translated on file open. If you have any other problems, please first consult my detailed explanation and if it doesn't help then I'd be glad to help.
  7. What do you mean by "always mentioned 3 times"? The thickness is described at the end of my procedure for creating the Data Tag.
  8. Seems to be bugged when it's not the only calculation in the field definition. You'd need two separate text boxes, sorry about that.
  9. It should be "Number" with "Dimension" format.
  10. I think the following should be of use to you: Create a new record format and add a dimension field. Attach the record to the Data Tag or the tagged object. Change the formula to be "#Record#.#Field# / #ΔX#". The result would be a scalar (I think what you need - the number of divisions from the sheet).
  11. @JMR In 2021 the calculation logic was completely changed and is more lenient. In 2020 there were strict restrictions on the operands. "#ΔX# / 3000" divides a length by a scalar which is in itself a length. "3000*#ΔX#" is similar in that it multiples instead of dividing. "3000 / #ΔX#" would divide a scalar by a length which would result in a unit of 1/m. It's not a standard VW unit so I chose to prohibit such calculations. Should be doable in 2021 but if you provide more details of what you want to achieve I may offer a workaround for 2020.
  12. @ericjhberg You can maybe try Wall Average Height ( the mean of the height at the start and at the end ) or Wall Overall Height (overall top heigh - overall bottom height but I'm not sure what they represent). I'm not sure what the value in the OIP means but from my testing it appears to be the top offset - the bottom offset. The bottom offset is the height of the control point at the top middle of the wall when you activate the reshape tool. The bottom offset is the bottom middle one. Wall Overall Height provided correct results in my testing so far but I can't be 100% sure that this is what overall height means.
  13. TDimov

    data tag

    The multiple attachment points are explained here in the leader tab section.
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