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Duplicating focus points as an array

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Hi folks,

Maybe a silly question here...

I'm trying to speed up the creation of multiple focus points. "Duplicate As Array" does exactly what I want, but then I've got to go through and rename each focus point one at a time.

I'm wondering if there's a way to have the name of each object increment by one during duplication (or some other way). So, for example, if I create "focuspoint_01", ideally I would duplicate or rename it so that each new focus point was named "focuspoint_02", "focuspoint_03" and so on.

Where this really kicked my butt this week was on a plot which required a pinspot on each of 50 banquet tables, arranged in a grid. Laying out the focus points was easy, but it's a serious PITA to go through renaming and assigning each one on its own.

Is there a better method here that I haven't learned yet?

Much appreciated!



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I'm just wondering if the ID Label tool would help you with this. I am away from VW just at the moment but will check it out and come back to you.

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Sorry to be a month and a half late to this one. AutoPlot Tools for SpotLight, www.autoplotvw.com, has a command that will make a grid that you define of focus points that are individually named.


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