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Drawing Label - Custom Sheet Number

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Hi 

I am working with a design group that has a specific approach to how drawing labels must be formatted. Instead of the drawing label referencing the current sheet (which always seemed like a useless function to me), they want the drawing label to reference the sheet where it is first buttoned. IE, if the plan is on sheet 1, my elevation is on sheet 2. Sheet 2's drawing labels are Detail 1/Sheet 1. 

 

You can set VW drawing label to show sheet numbers, but there is no apparently functionality to do custom sheet numbers. Does anyone have a in object work around? The only thing I've seen a few other people do is to paste the drawing label outside of the drawing viewport annotation onto the sheetlayer and explode the object, but its gonna get messy fast.

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16 hours ago, B Cox said:

IE, if the plan is on sheet 1, my elevation is on sheet 2. Sheet 2's drawing labels are Detail 1/Sheet 1. 

Very Old School.

Detail Number from the sheet you are on and then the first location that the detail was keyed in.

Gives you the ability to see the detail and then find where the detail exists in the project.

 

You don't have to explose anything.

Just edit the one you have.

Either in the VP Annotations space or place a new one on the Sheet or Design Layer.

Not automatic but...#WhatAreYaGonnaDo?

 

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Right, but you are doing this inside your design layer. Its grayed out if you do it within an annotation workspace.

 

 

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This is called back referencing and has already been wished for. Go here to up vote:

 

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If you need to do this, consider making a Data Tag object that will let you manually enter the data rather than the automatic Drawing Label. You can put two fields into the tag and then enter exactly what you need. Again manual, but if that is what is wanted/needed, it is probably the best way.

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I wonder if there is some way to customise a linked reference marker object as this has the sheet number in it?

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I mean, recursive references would be cool but honestly I'd settle for the ability to manually input the sheet number.

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