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  1. I would like to be able to fix all or some of the data fields in a Record Format - essentially so I can allocate specific data to all instances of a symbol and be able to update it from a central point. For instance for a particular element of furniture I woud like to be able to give it an ID number and a description (which I can display using the new data tags) and be able to update this information in only one location. At the moment the data fields are independent for every instance of the symbol which is sometimes useful (for a window or door number for instance) but not always and can be dangerous when someone edits the fields without understanding the implications. Is there any way to have fixed data assigned to a symbol that is readable by the data tag?
  2. Good afternoon, After taking a look at the Titleblock elements for VW 2018, it is indeed flexible, however there is an issue regarding exports. Normally, when any symbol is exported with record information - in autocad it automatically converts it to attributes that can be modified for the symbol - very convenient when setting up standards in between two platforms. What I like - Before record information exported on a multiline field automatically converted to a single line field which made it impossible to modify multi line text without dramatically modifying the exported titleblock. This issue seems to have dissapeared, but for a different reason i believe. Now - with the new Parametric titleblock - the record information is there, however it is not exported as linkable attributes in autocad. In other words, record information for the symbol is there - however, attributes assigned to the text do not modify the text anymore. I believe it is because it was converted to a parametric record - not a database (modifiable) record. I thought I'd share this because it was quite handy to work in between platforms that links records and attributes together. Parametric constraints however do not. Perhaps theres a fix i don't know about? Either way, Thanks for the help in advance!!
  3. Is it possible to use conditional formatting on worksheets? Example 1: If a cell in a line meets a certain criteria I want the line to be highlighted blue Example 2: If a Boolean value is true, I want the text to be bold Example 3: If a record format number value exceeds a specific set amount, it is highlighted in red
  4. This may be considered a wishlist, but honestly I have no idea if this functionality may already exist somehow in Vectorworks...here we go. Is it possible to set up a default that would automatically attach a custom record format to everything placed in a drawing, retroactively and to all future drawn objects? The reason. We have started to use custom record formats to gain some additional functionality out of certain tools or features, but we can run into difficulty in an office setting where multiple users are asked to know what record to attach to what and to make sure to attach it to any new objects placed. I would love the ability to create a very generic custom record format that covers many of our additional functionalities and ensure that it will be attached to everything in the drawing. I can worry about using other criteria to limit my selections later (usually type, class, layer, etc.). Just curious?

 

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