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Matthias Sch.

2020/2021: Device Report sums up height/width/depth/power/weight instead of qty

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- Create a device with the device builder tool

- Give it a name (for example: USB Hub)

- Duplicate the device

- Open ConnectCAD > Documentation > * Device Report


Then you see one line (because it's the same device).

But the QTY field stays at "1" but instead the fields height/width/depth/power/weight are summed up.


See attached screenshot.

(There you see an example with a Term Panel, but it's the same behaviour with all devices).

Screen Shot 2020-10-02 at 15.03.40.png




I found a workaround for my use case. But still i think it's confusing in a default template to sum up dimensions? 



If somebody needs the workaround:

- ConnectCAD > Documentation > All Layers Device Report

- View > Database Headers = ON

- Row 3: Right Click > Summarize Items = OFF for all columns except Name, Make and Model

- Row 3: Right Click > Sum Values = OFF for all columns except Qty

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Thanks Matt,


We'll check on that. In my opinion we (Vectorworks) shouldn't be trying to second-guess the kind of analysis you the designers want. Summarize and Sum Values are things you'll probably want to set for your own purposes.



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