Navisworks General Discussion

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Tag number does not match comment id

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06-08-2011 11:43 AM

I have been adding tags with comments to saved viewpoints. Occasionally I have to delete the tags. When I add new tags again, the tags and comments id's no longer match.

I have tried to renumber tags & ids, but it does not correct the problem.

Is there a way to get both id's to match again?


For me, this is an issue when I am looking at a saved viewpoint. The tag number that is shown on the screen does not show up in the comments box, only the comment id shows up. And if the tag id and comment id do not match, there is way to relate the two.


Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Tag number does not match comment id

06-08-2011 01:55 PM in reply to: erickrout

Hi erickrout,  

he renumber comment IDs and renumber tag IDs functions are used when there is a duplication of IDs, which can occur if you merge NWD or NWF files together.

The comment ID for a tag won't necessarily have the same value as its tag ID.  For example, in a new session, if you create a viewpoint and then add a comment to that viewpoint, its comment ID will be 1.  If you then create a tag in that viewpoint, the tag ID will be 1, but the comment ID for the tag will be 2.

If you want to be able to view the tag number along with the comments to relate the two, you can use the Find Comments tool. 

1. Click Find Comments in the Comments panel of the Review tab.

2. Leave the search criteria blank in the Comments tab of Find Comments,

3. Mark "Redline Tags" in the Source tab and unmark the other types if you don’t want those types displayed

4. Click the Find button

In the list at the bottom, you should see all the tags that you have created.  The name of those tags will include the viewpoint that they reside on as well as the tag ID.  When you select a tag from the list, the current viewpoint will update to the viewpoint containing the tag and the comments window will update with the tag’s comment.

Please let me know if this helps.

Best regards,


John Lipp
Product Support Specialist
Autodesk Product Support

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