in the project properties I can adjust that when I insert any object into a drawing, PID automatically asks for a TAG. Not so for a line group. Right?
I have to look into the data manager, find the new line group and open the TAG-Form from there.
Are there other ways?
Currently you can not have the Assign Tag dialog automatically popup after drawing a pipeline.
You can also double-click on the pipeline to open the AutoCAD Properties palette. You can edit the pipeline tag from here as well.
so far it is OK with the AutoCAD Properties, but the line segment gets the TAG from the linegroup, so I can not insert a new number in the properties, only with overwrite, but this is not what I want.
So I have to use the data manager furthermore.
What you are asking for can be done with a little configuration.
1. Open the Project Setup dialog.
2. Navigate to P&ID DWG Settings > P&ID Class Definitions > Engineering Items > Lines > Pipe Line Segments
NOTE: If you highlight Pipe Line Segments the make the changes all the lines will have this capability. I suggest highlighting the individual lines and
only making changes to the lines you want to prompt you for the tag.
3. Select Primary Line Segment.
4. Under Class Settings, pick the Edit Line... Button.
5. Under Other Properties change Tagging prompt to Prompt for tag during component creation.
6. Pick OK to exit dialog
7. Pick OK to save and exit Project Setup.
Now draw a primary pipe line to see the results.
No, because line groups are created through the pipe line segment routine and are not insertable objects, you can't have them prompt for information at the time of creation. As you have probably noticed, only properties included in the line segment tag that are acquired from the line group show up in the tag dialog.
Right now, users have to get used to going to the data manager to populate the line group information. Most of the time, most of the information isn't available (pressures, temps, welds, insulation, etc.) when the line is first drawn anyways, so usually it's not that big of a deal.
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