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  1. - Create a device with the device builder tool - Give it a name (for example: USB Hub) - Duplicate the device - Open ConnectCAD > Documentation > * Device Report Then you see one line (because it's the same device). But the QTY field stays at "1" but instead the fields height/width/depth/power/weight are summed up. See attached screenshot. (There you see an example with a Term Panel, but it's the same behaviour with all devices). I found a workaround for my use case. But still i think it's confusing in a default template to sum up dimensions? 🙂 If somebody needs the workaround: - ConnectCAD > Documentation > All Layers Device Report - View > Database Headers = ON - Row 3: Right Click > Summarize Items = OFF for all columns except Name, Make and Model - Row 3: Right Click > Sum Values = OFF for all columns except Qty
  2. As a workaround you can just empty the default SignalTypes.txt file. The one from the application folder, not the user folder.
  3. Yep - the new Term Panel Tool is awesome 🙂 Just tried it - Thanks!
  4. Hello @Nikolay Zhelyazkov, Yes - It does this always, not only the first time. Okay. Tested again: The initial one takes about 4-5s, and the others about 3-4. And also when switching from Category "User-Defined" to "<All>". If there is a cache after the first run, and I assume you do not reload the whole file when a category is changed, maybe it's the propagation of the "Make/Model" list? Best regards Matthias
  5. Hi Conrad, thanks for the hint. Is this new in 2021? Best regards Matthias
  6. I really like the fact, that changes to "Devices DB" do not require a restart of VW any more 🙂 Thanks for that! But now, it seems the Device Builder loads the file every time it is displayed. I measured it a few times, and it always took about 3.5 to 4.5 seconds from clicking with the tool until the window is shown. Since this is every time I used the tool, it get's a bit protracted when inserting lots of devices with this tool. It looks like it loads and parses the list every time the window is shown. Maybe some kind of cache would be cool (based on file change timestamp)? Or a button to reload the files in ConnectCAD setting (like for connectors and signal types)? No Test-File needed. Steps to reproduce: - Open a new document based on ConnectCAD Metric template - Select "Device Builder" tool - Click at the document ... you see the delay then. Tested on: Latest MacBook Pro 16", macOS 10.15.6, 8x 2.4G i9, 64GB RAM, VW2021 INTL.
  7. After Upgrading from 2020 to 2021, already connected Term Panels can not be connected with a 2nd wire. Example: You have 2 Term Panels for connections between 2 locations, and then (besides the location link) you want to add the connections for the devices. - This was possible in 2020, but clicking the Socket in 2021 does just ignore it. - Connection an unused socket works. - Changing the "Number of Circuits" to 2 on the inside port object does not help. - Deleting the "location link" allows a new connection. But still only 1 at a time. See attached files. In 2021, it is possible to connect things to TP 17-20 but not to 01-16. TermPanel2020.vwx TermPanel2021.vwx
  8. Hey Conrad, thanks for this really detailed solution. The workaround with ungrouping and pasting into a new device is god to know as a solution for this one: But now it looks like a bit more effort then I was trying to explain ... I'm sorry. I was really searching for a quick way to just change a few sockets without having to edit every single socket. I know about saving a new symbol, but in this case this is not a solution, since the term panels do not always have the same amount of same connectors. Like having the "Object Info" item from attached screenshot 2 at the level of attached screenshot 1. Bit I think this requires some kind of "link" from the device itself to the inside socket? Currently it it like in attached video. But this can be time-intense for lots of term panels. Best regards Matthias Screen Recording 2020-09-19 at 20.48.15.mov
  9. Hey Conrad, thanks for that. But I wanted to change the "Connector" field on multiple/all items. For example from RJ45 to RJ11. Unfortunately I have to wait until November for 2021. Even if I'm using the EN version, but it looks like I can't get a 2021 serial before 2021 DE version is released (i bought the german version but the whole team uses english) 😞 By the way: I normally use search app-help.vectorworks.net before asking 😉 Best Regards Matthias
  10. Hey, I was searching for the same thing. I think at least 3 settings would be really helpful: - vertical spacing (from line to line) - horizontal spacing (from line start point to line start point) - vertical items (if set to 5, then after 5 items it jumps to the next column with $horizontalspacing distance 🙂 ) - and an option to hide the default "legend" label Just as an idea. It would be really helpful because I think most legend "formats" can be done with this, and it does not break the "refresh" function (as the vwx group does). Best Regards Matthias
  11. Hi there, another *TP (term panel) question incoming. I know, it looks like I#m practicing for the next patch-panel-olympics 😉 Is it somehow possible to change multiple/all connectors at once? Imagine you have a RJ45 data term panel with 20 connections, but need RJ11. Currently the only way is: - double klick on DTP socket device - click on the socket - select the connector from dropdown list - exit device ... and repeat this 20 times. I'm wondering if there is a "mass edit device" tool or something like that? I gave the Spotlight Numbering tool a try, but this only sees the whole device and not the underlaying socket object. Thanks for any hint 🙂 Test-File is attached ... Best Regards Matthias Test-ChangeSockets.vwx


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