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JohnHolder
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Registered: ‎04-08-2010
Message 1 of 5 (152 Views)

Spec Editor - Advanced Editing Table - minor issue

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04-17-2012 12:14 PM

While recreating my sch 40 and PVCu specs and rebuilding catalogs ( hopefully properly this time ) I found a problem.

 

I am creating a component - flush bushing - it has 2 ports of different sizes ( this issue only comes up with different port sizes )

 

the S1 port works great

type in a number

enter

type in a number

enter

etc etc.

 

S2 port does NOT work this way.

click

click

type in a number

enter

click

type in a number

etc

 

S1 I can click a cell and type

S2 I have to double click a cell to type.

 

for 52 fittings, this is not enjoyable.

and when I start doing reduction tee's that has 3 orts.... 

 

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jason.drew
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Registered: ‎06-17-2010
Message 2 of 5 (118 Views)

Re: Spec Editor - Advanced Editing Table - minor issue

04-25-2012 02:41 PM in reply to: JohnHolder

It looks like the tab order needs to be changed on the form. You should be able to type in a value and then press the TAB key (or Enter key) to move down to the next field. I will submit this to the development team.

 

Thank you,



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JohnHolder
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Message 3 of 5 (115 Views)

Re: Spec Editor - Advanced Editing Table - minor issue

04-25-2012 02:46 PM in reply to: jason.drew

I just reopened it and tried hitting tab,  it moves it horizontally not vertically.

enter does bring it down a level, but does not let you type in a new number, I have to click first.

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jason.drew
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Message 4 of 5 (114 Views)

Re: Spec Editor - Advanced Editing Table - minor issue

04-25-2012 02:48 PM in reply to: jason.drew

Have you tried the new Catalog Builder that comes with Plant 3D 2013? It's a much easier way to create catalogs:

 

Plant 3D 2013 Catalog Builder

 

 



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JohnHolder
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Message 5 of 5 (110 Views)

Re: Spec Editor - Advanced Editing Table - minor issue

04-25-2012 03:03 PM in reply to: jason.drew

Yeah working with excel is much easier, but the catalog builder seems to think "No Excel installation was found"

while I use excel on a daily basis.

 

I attempted to put a few fittings into it then export it to excel.

when I attempt to open it, excel has to repair it.

 

when I attempt to create a catalog i get the error "No Excel installation was found"

then I get a hanging window "validateing" that does not want to go away.

 

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
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