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13041995
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Registered: ‎03-20-2014
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Custom properties on a sheet template.

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03-20-2014 05:45 AM

I am currently in the process of updating a title block on a sheet template. I am trying to make a specific attribute on the title block appear in a second location on the title block but copy pasting the attribute messed up the fields.

I am trying to fix the original field and then duplicate it, the original field didn't have a category in the feild dialogue box it just came up as *unknown* and the field expression was
%<\AcSm Database("file location").Component("gB656EE1A-0FB1-43A4-B7F2-42E590AF4EBF")
.Title \href "Q:\P900-999 file location.
If anyone can help me figure out how to recreate this or even how to use custom feilds on a sheet template it would help ALOT, thankyou.

 

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AllenJessup
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Re: Custom properties on a sheet template.

03-20-2014 05:58 AM in reply to: 13041995

First off. Is Q:\P900-999 the correct file location and is it available on the network?

 

Allen

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13041995
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Re: Custom properties on a sheet template.

03-20-2014 06:00 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

Yepp its the correct location and it working for other locations in the same titleblock.

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AllenJessup
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Re: Custom properties on a sheet template.

03-20-2014 06:40 AM in reply to: 13041995

I've looked around and can't find anything on the rest of the expression. We don't use document links so I don't have experience with them. I know when I copy a field with an Object reference I have to edit the field an select an object.

 

Your best bet may be to recreate the field from scratch.

 

Allen

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13041995
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Message 5 of 11 (311 Views)

Re: Custom properties on a sheet template.

03-20-2014 06:58 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

Thankyou

 

Is there a way to create a custom feild without using sheet set manager? since i am making a template i cant use SSM 

 

 

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AllenJessup
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Re: Custom properties on a sheet template.

03-20-2014 07:06 AM in reply to: 13041995

You can create fields in Mtext, Text and Tables. Usually Insert Field (ctrl-f) is available on the rt-clk menu after you start creating the text.

 

fld.png

 

Allen

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13041995
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Re: Custom properties on a sheet template.

03-20-2014 07:11 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

Sorry i wasnt clear in my question, how can i insert a feild that links to custom properties of the sheet.

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pkolarik
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Message 8 of 11 (301 Views)

Re: Custom properties on a sheet template.

03-20-2014 07:14 AM in reply to: 13041995

what I usually do is I create a dummy sheet set, modify the titleblock as needed (fields, etc) in a drawing within that sheet set, then save that drawing as a dwt on our network.

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13041995
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Re: Custom properties on a sheet template.

03-20-2014 07:17 AM in reply to: pkolarik

Thankyou so much

 

Sorry i have one last question, in terms of duplicating the attributes so the same information appears in two places with one date entry, would copy pasting to the job or do i create a seperate attribute and link it to the same feild. 

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AllenJessup
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Message 10 of 11 (287 Views)

Re: Custom properties on a sheet template.

03-20-2014 07:26 AM in reply to: 13041995

13041995 wrote:

Sorry i wasnt clear in my question, how can i insert a feild that links to custom properties of the sheet.


We don't use sheet sets. So I'm not sure. I do see a category for them when I create a field in Mtext.

 

cp.PNG

 

Allen

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