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I cannot figure out how to get the size of a steel (wide flange 3D) into a new data tag , looking to make a simple tag with steel size and length ?

Can get the length ok but not the size (ie. the 203 x 203 x 46 part)

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Try this:

 

Set up your Data Tag to display the Custom Size Field.

Manually edit in the Current Tag Field Definition box and change the #isCustom# to #__Size_4#. There are two underscores in front of size and one after.

 

For me this appears to work for Universal Columns.

It appears that at least for the first 10 items in the Series list you can change the suffix on the __Size_ part of the tag with the number that matches the sort order of the Series list. I.E. AISC (Inch) is 1, BSI (Universal Beams) is 3, BSI (Universal Columns) is 4, etc. 

 

I don't know of a way to get a single tag to display the correct information for different Series.

 

HTH.

 

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brilliant! virtual pint on the way to you once pubs open again! 

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The way I figured this was to create a Report of all the fields in the Wide Flange - 3D object in a worksheet. I then changed the Series and Sizes and recalculated to see which field gave the data that was desired.

 

Glad to help.  :-) And I will take you up on the pint sometime.

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Genius @Pat Stanford! Thanks for resolving this. I had a go at it, and got as far as reporting on all the fields available in the Wide Flange record, but didn't explore the idea of the Custom Size to get the data into the relevant fields. Thanks so much for your help.

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On 5/26/2020 at 5:12 PM, fabrica said:

brilliant! virtual pint on the way to you once pubs open again! 

Can I come, even though I failed to solve it?

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Tamsin, if Fabrica is not buying for you I am!! You are always welcome!

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