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Custom Data Tag for Truss System Objects?

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I'd like to create a custom tag which has a field that tells me the total length of a connected truss system.  Is this possible?  I'm having trouble finding the field for "total length" in the options.  Better yet, is there a way for a data tag to breakdown the quantity and length of the individual trusses in that connected truss system?

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I don't think that's possible.  Yet.

 

Truss systems are not objects so they can't host a data tag.  (The system is a parameter of the truss object)

 

You could make a worksheet that does a breakdown by truss system.  But not a data tag.

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Thanks for the quick response.  I'm using a text field as a work around but that obviously opens itself up to human error. Hopefully that expanded capability will become an option in the near future. I can see type of resource working well for a number of situations in the entertainment field.

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Sam Jones' Autoplot tools does this.

http://autoplotvw.com/APSL_Download.asp

It's the best $35 you'll ever spend.
 

Joshua Benghiat also has a fantastic truss tag tool.

https://www.benghiatlighting.com/software/products/pl

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