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P3D 2012 - File Name Format

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08-09-2012 12:31 PM

I want to do something a little different than what the default interface seems to be able to do for File Name Format.  I want to concantenate different data: Project Number - DWGType - DWGNumber - Sequence Number where Project Number is the same number entered on the Project Details, DWGType is a list of letters <example; D=PID, A=Architectural, I=Iso., and DWGNumber is the same as the number added in on the Properties of the DWG itself, Sequence is just user entry numbers <001, 002, etc>.  And here is the kicker, I only want to put this data in once.  I can get it to do what I want provided I am willing to fill out the info twice.

So, is there a way to create a field in P3D File Name Format that will concatenate other fields together to produce the name I am after?

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Re: P3D 2012 - File Name Format

09-04-2012 02:02 AM in reply to: dennis

Hi Dennis,


You can use the command PLANTDEFINECALCPROPERTIES to combine properties.


I have not tested using it to create a file name format as it is an undocumented and unsupported command so you will really need to try it yourself.


Hope this helps.



Dan Scales

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