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  1. I will add another what I consider needed consistency--All the Field Value dimension settings NOT to be Layer Scale Dependent. The Text Options Section dimensions are NOT based on the layer scale--the "Max Text Width" value --a 2.5" max. width will still be 2.5" max. width regardless of the layer scale. The Bubble Options dimensions are based on the Layer Scale (i.e. RR Corner Radius, and Text Margin) Leader Options dimension are based on the layer scale (i.e. Shoulder Length) --(see screen capture reference) It would be a great time saver to have all the callout settings values NOT based on the layer scale in the Callout PIO Settings dialog, and the same values to display the same dimensions in the OIP. Also, if not mentioned thus far a "Save Settings" option would be an additional time saver in the Callout PIO settings dialog. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What I could not find a work around, is Left Text Alignment when the leader is at the right of the CallOut PIO (see the attached screen capture reference.)
  2. I managed to save the script to run in any file per your referenced post. Thank you Pat.
  3. Does anybody know if there is a way to list the Callout PIO layer scale in a Worksheet Column? I created a Callout PIO Check List Worksheet with various fields to double check. I would like to find out what layer scale for each Callout PIO so that I can manage the text margin field value. There is no layer scale record field value for the Callout PIO as an option, nor any function available to call the layer scale from the database drop down menu.
  4. For what is worth I attached a file with a Data Tag Detail Callout PIO which uses two clicks to insert the PIO. All the info is included in the file. Data Tag Detail Callout VWorks2019 080219.vwx
  5. Pardon my ignorance, not to specify when walls are Not selected in the beginning of the comment. I made a single implied reference of the wall selection status at the end. To reiterate, when walls are Not selected in top/plan view the walls to show the wall start, and the wall end similar to when walls are selected. As far as this preference option being an impediment not for myself--to know which side of the wall is which for pios, and to know before I select the wall which end of the wall I will cap via the OIP. A simple preference toggle VS would toggle this option just in time to either show, or not show the wall start, and wall end for walls.
  6. For whatever reason record fields of a record attached to an object are not visible in the OIP data pane, when I use the context menu/properties to be able to view the OIP data in the center of the screen rather than stretch across the desk sometimes to view certain data.
  7. The need to know which end of the wall is the start, and which end of the wall is the end in top/plan view as an option (marker colors to be selected in the "Interactive Appearance Settings" preferences) would be a great time saver, for a variety of reasons such as door and window pios trim, sill and other options, other pios that use interior/exterior wall sides, or knowing before selecting the wall which wall end to use the "cap" option on in the OIP.
  8. My initial post may not have been clear. When all the walls are joined I would like to achieve the Start/End direction of all walls to be set in a clockwise position, so that I can easily distinguish the interior/exterior sides that PIOs use with walls. What I was hoping for was the value that the OIP uses for any wall to reverse sides. For example, when all the walls are joined the start/end direction value entered into a worksheet database would end up with two rows of summarized walls. A set of walls with the start/end direction one way, and another set of walls withe the start/end direction the other way. So far it sounds like a serious VS task to analize each wall's start/end direction from farthest wall on the right, then each horizontal, or vertical, or angled wall with a T Join would receive a start/end direction "clockwise", and Corner wall join would receive the same start/end direction "clockwise." (not to confuse withe the round wall only clockwise option.)
  9. Is there any way to call the wall direction into a worksheet database setting, so that I could set wall walls to be drawn clockwise. During the wall layout drafting process I would use the most efficient means to draw the walls, and eventually I would loose track of the wall side direction. Settings such as door and window interior/exterior trims, door and window ID tags and similar use the wall side direction as far as I know as the left side of the direction as the exterior of the wall and the right side of the direction as the interior of the wall. So far I tried Pat's PIO to Worksheet PiO fields, however walls seem not to hold PIO record values. I tried setting a wall type database worksheet, where only functions are available, however there is no visible function to offer the wall direction option. Over the years, I recall that there are at times functions that are not yet documented (e.g. Pat's PIO fields to WS) , so I hope that someone in the forum may be aware of such a function, or a similar setting to be able to set the walls direction clockwise. I have no VS proficiency beyond simple preferences settings, as such.

 

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