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Changing Default Circuit Number

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Is it possible to change the default circuit number so that when I insert a lighting device it already has a specific value associated with it?

 

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Simon

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Yes.

  1. Create a record - call it say "Extra Lighting Info Record"
  2. Create a field called Circuit Number and give it a default value
  3. Attach it to the particular symbol in the resource manager (right-click > attach record)
  4. Go to Spotlight preferences
  5. Click "Additional default records"
  6. Tick "Extra Lighting Info Record"
  7. Insert the symbol as a lighting device as usual

You will find the circuit number pre-filled.

 

I hope that helps

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Turns out it's incredibly simple. I was able to add a new field to the Lighting Info Record called "Circuit Name" and gave it a default value (in my case "Circuit Info"). That default value then automatically applies to all lighting devices and when I insert a new device "Circuit Info" is pre-populated as the circuit name.

 

Simon

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I would cation against changing the light info record. If you do, then every time you import a symbol from a Vectorworks library file then you will get a record conflict message.

 

if it’s just a one-off thing then I guess it’s fine, but in terms of best practice it’s probably better to add the extra record.

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