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Class and Layer Mapping, Prefixes and Export

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I have a drawing I'm trying to organize. There is a huge class root that I would like to add the prefix "z-" to, so that it drops to the bottom of the class list. Is there a way to do this without going through each one individually?

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This can be done as part of "Import DWG". But I don't know of a way to do it in a native VW's file. One thing that may save some time is, as you are changing the first class, copy the "z-". Then in all subsequent classes all you need to do is double click to open, click cursor to beginning, hit command/control-V, then hit return key...

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Grant, I thought of a script. But then I thought that the script would need to include a list of all the classes that get the prefix. Then I thought that the time it would take to write the list is probably about the same as the time it would take to open and change each one... I guess that's why we call it work!

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Have a look here

http://www.vectordepot.com/plug-ins/

Prefix Classes

I used to use this when importing dwg files back in VW 11 and 12 I think

Just installed it in VW 2012 and it seems to work - be careful

Copy your workspace maybe and try in a file that is not important

Would be good if a VS genius could re write this and provide a dialogue you could choose the classes to add the prefix too

Unless of course if there is an existing way

Edited by Ozzie

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I've downloaded it and will give it a try, thanks!

VS seems to be a major opening for a lot of the menial tasks that the average user wants to do. It's a shame that it's a scripting language, and not a graphical language. There's a language in C4d called xpresso I think, that one can program using flowchart style icons. That would be very very cool.

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Hello. This string was back in 2011. Has anything been added to 2015 or previous to enable this? I can't find anything.

Thanks

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by the way, I can confirm the plugin works for 2015, but applies to all classes in the document only (apart from the dimension class)

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I know this post is old, but I'm wondering if this was ever a feature that was added to the wish list? The link in the previous post no longer works. I'm having to import a load of mapping data and DWGs and this would help me tidy up the large amounts of classes rather than going though them individually?

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2 hours ago, Mike T said:

but I'm wondering if this was ever a feature that was added to the wish list?

 

I did a few times.

 

German localized Version has such a tool.

Not just adding prefixes but also renaming options.

 

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