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May be another bug. When I edit a title block border style, I can add fields, but when I click on the border to edit the sheet data, the new fields won't show up. They do show up in the titleblock manager. So the only way i can add the data is to use the cumbersome titleblock manager. FIX ME!

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3 hours ago, MSLD said:

May be another bug. When I edit a title block border style, I can add fields, but when I click on the border to edit the sheet data, the new fields won't show up. They do show up in the titleblock manager. So the only way i can add the data is to use the cumbersome titleblock manager. FIX ME!

 

Is your field linked to a text object in your title block? I've noticed that the Title Block Border Settings dialog only seems to see active (linked) custom fields.

 

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I've noticed that too.

 

Not sure if it's working as designed, or a bug. I would imagine there are circumstances where you might want to tie data to a sheet, even if it's not necessarily being displayed in a text object.

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Thanks. Connecting it to a text object makes it work. I use it as a non-displaying reference number that I can sort and modify in a worksheet. I guess I'll have to put a zero point font text object in the border, or make it a class of 'hidden'.

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Hello all,

 

Correct.

In the TBB Settings dialog are displayed only the default fields and the linked fields to texts in the layout. This was done, as it was requested by many users, in order to reduce the ammount of fields that are not used.

Information about this could be found in the help site - http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2019/j4pBGwth78lpn/eng/index.htm#t=VW2019_Guide%2FSetup%2FAdding_a_Title_Block_Border.htm%23XREF_18689_Adding_a_Title&rhsearch=title block border settings&rhsyns=

 

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Nikolay Zhelyazkov

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If that's the reasoning, I would think it should display ONLY the linked fields.

 

In fact, I really dislike that we're required to have all those default fields, most of which I don't use, and which cause confusion amongst co-workers (e.g. "Project Date" vs "Date" vs "Current Plot Date" vs what we actually use which is "Date of Drawing" but we can't hide the others). While I understand the difference between each of those examples, not everyone does, so I often see data entered into wrong fields.

 

It would be nice to have control over what fields are displayed, perhaps as another parameter when you click "Manage Project/Sheet Data"? (For reference, see Spotlight Settings<Lighting Device Parameters for how this should function.) This would increase flexibility, and I'm sure CAD managers who set up standards and title blocks for larger workgroups would appreciate better control over the fields. It would also address scenarios like MSLD's.

 

Mockup:

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Nikolay, you'd probably know best if this would be theoretically possible to add in the future?

 

This also ties into the discussion in this thread in a few ways. We want flexibility and control 🙂 

 

 

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