AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Registered: ‎10-24-2012
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Component Tag - Formatting Leading "0"s

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11-06-2012 05:43 AM

I would like to format the %N variable of the Component Tag Format string to be at least two characters, placing a leading “0” in the event the %N value is a single digit.


The Component Tag Format set to “%F%S%N”


The problem I am trying to solve is best explained by this example:


A circuit breaker is placed on sheet 1, line 11. The resulting Component Tag is:



In a different project, a circuit breaker is placed on sheet 11, line 1. The resulting Component Tag is:



The result I am looking for is:

CB111 for sheet 1, line 11

CB1101 for sheet 1, line 1


If formatting the %N value is not possible, can anyone make recommendations for how to format the Component Tag to make it clear what sheet and what line number (or sequence) the device can be found in the print set?

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Re: Component Tag - Formatting Leading "0"s

11-06-2012 08:05 AM in reply to: sdomke

Hello sdomke


The %N is used as the variable when both sequential and reference based tagging are used.  If you are using sequential tagging, then you will need to make the starting number "01" rather than the default "1".  If you are using reference based tagging (with Ladders), then when you insert the first ladder you will want to make the starting number "01" rather than the 1.  There are also tools to renumber the ladder referencses if needed as well...






I hope this helps, but let us know if you have any more questions!



Jared Bunch
Principal Interaction Designer
IPG - AutoCAD Product Line Group
Autodesk, Inc.

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