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Disassociating a Data Tag

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I am placing door tags on my plan. Everything is fine as long as I am on a door created by the VW door tool. The problem is I have a few doors I had to create using WinDoor because VW cannot make stacking doors. The data tag will not go on the drawing unless it touches a VW door. How can I use my tag without it having to be associated with an object. I am not linking to a record or anything.

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@Dick JenkinsYou could use something like the "Number Stamp" tag that'll let you tag anything...you can then input whatever number you want into its data field.

 

The image is a "tagged" rectangle...

 

Wes

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Well I tried that and it does not seem to let me enter any data. I can enter it into the "data box" but nothing happens when I click "OK". It is like the "OK" button does not work.1993609832_ScreenShot2019-09-26at4_56_33PM.thumb.png.d5b640bbf2d144a64ba06a6a575af21c.png

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In am trying to make a label that looks like my door tags, but does not require me to attach it to anything in order for me to place it oon a drawing. I have some doors that were not created in Vectorworks so the regular door tag does not recognize them, and there for will not place the label. I can worry about attaching records later.

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@Dick Jenkins...yes, I understand...that's why I chose something like the number stamp tag style as it doesn't require any object...it's sort of like a "dummy" tag.  And you can get into the tag in the Resource Manager and edit it to look like whatever you want...below is an example where I replaced the circle with a polygonal shape.  Here's the file as well...

 

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The trouble I am having with the number stamp tag style is that it will not allow me to enter the text. I place the tag. I click "edit tag data". I enter text. It will not let me click the "OK" button to finish the creation. Is this a problem with v2020 or is there another step I am missing. I have attached what I am seeing. 

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@Dick Jenkins,

 

This is because the Number Stamp Data Tag is used for counting. You have to edit its layout and change its linked text formula. I would suggest you read the help site and get more familiar with Data Tags if needed - http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2020/eng/index.htm#t=VW2020_Guide%2FAnnotation%2FEditing_data_tags.htm%23XREF_12063_Editing_Data_Tags

 

Best Regards,

Nikolay Zhelyazkov

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Thanks. I just kept playing with it until I figured it out. There is a lot of things I need to understand - data tags and records and worksheets especially. Frankly the Vectorworks help is very hard to follow sometimes. I do better with the videos.

 

I really appreciate your's and Wes' help with this.

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