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I'm having some issues with the Issue manager connected to the titles blocks in VW2019. I'm preparing a new template file for me and my colleagues. The problem is that as soon as I test it, it creates a new record attached to the Title Block called "Issue data" followed by a number. When I delete the latest (or all) new issues, they still appear in the list  and are saved as a record somewhere I can't find. The issue data tab in the Title block manager also shows "Current issue number: multiple issues" even when I've removed all title blocks from every sheet.

 

Is there any way to reset the counter and remove all redundant issue data from a VW file?

 

 

 

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Hello @aeisner,

 

I suppose that you did not select to "Delete From All", when deleting the issues? If so, this is the reason why the Issue Records were not deleted.

In the Title Block Border, we create new Record for each Issue and that is why you are seeing these Issue records attached to your TBBs. As of VW2019, there is no way to delete Issue Records entirely, if you have not chosen to "Delete From All".

I am attaching a script here, that you could execute in your file and will clear the Issue Records that are not used.

 

Best Regards,

Nikolay Zhelyazkov

Delete Unused Issues.zip

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Hi @Nikolay Zhelyazkov

 

Thanks for the fast answer!

I did use the "Delete From All" command, but there seems to have been some sort limbo when I added multiple Title block styles and started switching between them.

 

Thanks for the script, now I just gotta figure out what to do with it. Never seen a .px before and I only get an "older version of VW" dialog, but I'll figure it out.

 

Thanks again!

/Andreas

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Hi Nikolay,

 

I have the same problem where I have unused / incorrect issue data that I can't delete from a file. 

 

Would you be able to share that script with me also?

 

thanks,

Stephen

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Hello @Stephen Musiol,

 

I saw you PM and answered you there.

 

Anyway, to inform the others reading this, deleting of unused Issues is now automatic in VW2020 and no script is needed for this purpose anymore. 🙂

 

Best Regards,

Nikolay Zhelyazkov

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Hi @Nikolay Zhelyazkov,

 

Are you able to send me this script? I am having a similar problem and the file in your original message downloads as a .px file. If I change the extension to .py the script doesn't run as there is a syntax error.

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Hello @_James,

 

The .px and .py syntax are different. Why do you need the script in python? It should be possible to execute it as pascal script with no issues.

 

Best Regards,

Nikolay Zhelyazkov

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4 minutes ago, _James said:

@Nikolay Zhelyazkov when I go to "Tools" > "Plug-ins" > "Run script" the .px file is greyed out and I can't select it to run it

Try changing the file type to .txt and it should get the job done. Other approach is to copy the script in a new script from the RM.

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Thanks Nikolay, this worked. Unfortunately the script messed up my issues a bit (I think it's more the way I was using issues rather than the script). Is there no way to see all the issue data to review it in one place, such as viewing the record format some way?

 

Sounds like I should just shift up to 2020 and then I wouldn't have this problem!

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6 minutes ago, _James said:

Thanks Nikolay, this worked. Unfortunately the script messed up my issues a bit (I think it's more the way I was using issues rather than the script). Is there no way to see all the issue data to review it in one place, such as viewing the record format some way?

 

Sounds like I should just shift up to 2020 and then I wouldn't have this problem!

 

You can use the the worksheet formula FormatField to extract issue data from formats. It will show you all the issue data you need for the formats you need. However, you cannot modify this data.

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