I set 11 subparts in my Tag Format Setup dialog box for my Piping Code. I got this error message: "The format expression string cannot be longer than 255 characters. Please remove some subparts and try again" when I pressed ok button after completing subpart 9. Does anyone have a solution for this error? Please help.
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Thanks for reporting this issue.
Unfortunately currently the maximum string length for the format string is set to 255 in the code.
We will address this issue.
I have figured out that its not so much the number of subparts but the property description of the property name. I came across this same issue. I was about to remove a property field, Insulation Thickness, with a property description of Insulation Thickness. I felt that it could be abbreviated (InsulThickness). In doing so, one would also have to make modifications to any reports and tag annotations.
I added a new property field (InsulThickness), abbreviated, but the property description was the same as the original Insulation Thickness. When I went to Tag Format Setup, I noticed I had 2 entries with the same name.
Right away, I figured out that the tag format setups are looking at the property descriptions, not the property names. I selected my original Insulation Thickness property name and changed the property description to InsulThickness.
The result was perfect! I went to the reports and some of the annotations using this property and they all changed automatically.
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