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Automatically ask for TAG when inserting a new line group

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11-26-2013 11:35 PM

Hello,

 

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?

 

 

 

Thanks Guido


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Re: Automatically ask for TAG when inserting a new line group

11-27-2013 11:51 AM in reply to: gschimmi

Hi gschimmi,

 

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.

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Re: Automatically ask for TAG when inserting a new line group

11-28-2013 12:09 AM in reply to: KenFauver

Hi Kenneth,

 

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.

 

 

Thanks

 

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Re: Automatically ask for TAG when inserting a new line group

01-08-2014 03:56 PM in reply to: gschimmi

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.

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Re: Automatically ask for TAG when inserting a new line group

01-08-2014 10:45 PM in reply to: KenFauver

Hello Kenneth

 

that is right for pipe line segments, but not for pipeline groups

 

 

 

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Re: Automatically ask for TAG when inserting a new line group

01-20-2014 05:39 AM in reply to: gschimmi

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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