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krollenhagen
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Registered: ‎11-20-2003
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Component Number Sequencing

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01-23-2004 12:49 PM
We use Sheet / Line nunber for our component tagging. When I have a single push button on sheet 1, line 01, I want the tag to be 101-PB. When I have two or more push buttons on sheet 1, line 1, I want the tags to be 101A-PB, 101B-PB.

Can the component tagging be setup to do this?

Currently, I am getting 101-PB, 101A-PB, 101B-PB, etc... I would like the suffix to start on the first component but only when there is more that one.

Thank you for any help.

Keith Rollenhagen
Sr. Electrical Engineer
Thierica Automation Group
*Nate Holt \(Autodesk\)
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Re: Component Number Sequencing

02-06-2004 06:55 AM in reply to: krollenhagen
Keith, The suffix assignment scheme you're asking for isn't possible to set up. The only automated approach I can think of would be to let it go in as you describe below, 101-PB, 101A-PB, ... and then write a little post-processer AutoLisp or VBA utility to go through the drawing set, gather up all the tags, sort, and the flip the ones that need to be adjusted based upon your tagging scheme. Sorry I don't have a better answer! Nate. "krollenhagen" wrote in message news:26301084.1076032500523.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com... > We use Sheet / Line nunber for our component tagging. When I have a single push button on sheet 1, line 01, I want the tag to be 101-PB. When I have two or more push buttons on sheet 1, line 1, I want the tags to be 101A-PB, 101B-PB. > > Can the component tagging be setup to do this? > > Currently, I am getting 101-PB, 101A-PB, 101B-PB, etc... I would like the suffix to start on the first component but only when there is more that one. > > Thank you for any help. > > Keith Rollenhagen > Sr. Electrical Engineer > Thierica Automation Group
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ogonzalez
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Registered: ‎06-16-2006
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Re: Component Number Sequencing

06-16-2006 06:39 AM in reply to: krollenhagen
I would like to do the exact same thing with the tagging of components. This post is from 2004. I am running AutoCAD Electrical 2007 and I wonder if there is a way to do this now.

Is it possible top set it up AE to do component tagging this way?
*Nate Holt \(Autodesk\)
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Re: Component Number Sequencing

06-16-2006 08:39 AM in reply to: krollenhagen
Hi,

No, there is still no provision for this to be done automatically. One
problem is that AcadE cannot anticipate when there will be a second instance
of a device inserted of same family on the same line reference number. So,
the original insert of a device... it won't know whether this device will
eventually end up with an "A" suffix or blank suffix. The only way to figure
this out and take care of it, automatically, would be to modify the way that
AcadE works when inserting a parent component. It would need to go back and
re-tag any previously inserted component that carries the same line
reference value and same "family" code plus it would then have to search for
and update the tag-ID carried on any child contacts tied to that component.
Get's messy.

The work-around is to manually force the tag to have a prefix as you insert
it if you know that you are about to insert a second instance of that parent
device into a wire on the same line reference. Alternately, you might write
an AutoLisp utility to process your project set and, minimally, list those
that need to be adjusted or, better yet, automatically re-tag those that
need adjusting and also re-tag any child contacts.

Sorry!
Nate.



Here is the original response to the original message:

Keith,
The suffix assignment scheme you're asking for isn't possible to set up. The
only automated approach I can think of would be to let it go in as you
describe below, 101-PB, 101A-PB, ... and then write a little post-processer
AutoLisp or VBA utility to go through the drawing set, gather up all the
tags, sort, and the flip the ones that need to be adjusted based upon your
tagging scheme. Sorry I don't have a better answer!
Nate.

"krollenhagen" wrote in message
news:26301084.1076032500523.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com...
> We use Sheet / Line nunber for our component tagging. When I have a
single push button on sheet 1, line 01, I want the tag to be 101-PB. When I
have two or more push buttons on sheet 1, line 1, I want the tags to be
101A-PB, 101B-PB.
>
> Can the component tagging be setup to do this?
>
> Currently, I am getting 101-PB, 101A-PB, 101B-PB, etc... I would like the
suffix to start on the first component but only when there is more that one.
>
> Thank you for any help.
>
> Keith Rollenhagen
> Sr. Electrical Engineer
> Thierica Automation Group





wrote in message news:5208800@discussion.autodesk.com...
I would like to do the exact same thing with the tagging of components. This
post is from 2004. I am running AutoCAD Electrical 2007 and I wonder if
there is a way to do this now.

Is it possible top set it up AE to do component tagging this way?
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