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Spotlight Numbering Does Not Appear To Work


Aiden

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Hi,

 

I'm having an issue where I go to channel number lighting symbols using the Spotlight Numbering Tool. Far too often I go to channel number lights using this tool and it doesn't work. Some drawings its fine, others it doesnt work. 

 

I tick the Channel Number box and insert all the correct information. 

 

I click on each light which highlights red.

 

No channel number information is recorded/retained by the lighting symbol.

 

If I manually select each light and in the OIP put in a channel number it works. 

 

Is there something wrong with this tool?

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54 minutes ago, Aiden said:

Hi,

 

I'm having an issue where I go to channel number lighting symbols using the Spotlight Numbering Tool. Far too often I go to channel number lights using this tool and it doesn't work. Some drawings its fine, others it doesnt work. 

 

I tick the Channel Number box and insert all the correct information. 

 

I click on each light which highlights red.

 

No channel number information is recorded/retained by the lighting symbol.

 

If I manually select each light and in the OIP put in a channel number it works. 

 

Is there something wrong with this tool?

Are you using a saved set to recall your channel numbering setting? In this case there is a bug that sets the number of units per increment to zero. 
 

also make duren that when adjusting the field you want to number. That this field is highlighted blue in de spotlight numbering window. Only the field that is highlighted will be adjusted. 

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20 hours ago, Aiden said:

No, I didn't use a saved set.

 

The field I want to use "Channel Number" is selected/highlighted when I did this.

 

Unsure how to fix this issue - only happens in certain drawings.


Are these older drawings? In my files there is no “Channel Number” field. Just “channel” without the number. 

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@Aiden
is the channel field highlighted blue when you are setting the numbering up? (not just ticking the column).

If its not highlighted blue then you aren't setting the numbering up for the correct parameter

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Hello, wondering if anyone has figured this one out yet.

 I am having similar issues:

 Added fixtures to a plot given to me by client,

 created a new Label in Label Legend Manager

ticked boxes for Unit number, universe/address and circuit name

started spotlight numbering

the fixtures turn red like normal but no data is entered into the fields

im baffled.

 

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On 2/17/2024 at 7:24 PM, HANKY said:

Hello, wondering if anyone has figured this one out yet.

 I am having similar issues:

 Added fixtures to a plot given to me by client,

 created a new Label in Label Legend Manager

ticked boxes for Unit number, universe/address and circuit name

started spotlight numbering

the fixtures turn red like normal but no data is entered into the fields

im baffled.

 

Make sure that the field you want to number has a in the column ont the left of the window. 
 

also when you want to alter the setting of the field make sure that you click on the field name on the left and that it is highlited blue when you enter something in the field settings. 
 

these two are the most common user errors to check. 

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