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    Question autocad 2012 adding unique part no for each visability

    I have created a new dynamic symbol for our fire detection devices. This has 14 visability states & attributes, that all works well.

    What I want to do & feel sure it can be done just not sure how is for each visability add a part referance number which will identify what type of detector it is. This needs to be contstant for each one so I do not have to enter data or pick from a list. I do not want it shown on the drawing this will be for data extraction only.
    for example
    state 1 = part no.1
    state 2 = part no.2 etc
    I have tried differant combinations using an attribute but can't seem to get the result I want.
    Thanks in advance for any help anyone is able to give.

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    Default Re: autocad 2012 adding unique part no for each visability

    You can create an invisible attribute, then fill that attribute with a field that references the current visibility state of the dynamic block. All you'd have to do is name your visibility states after the information you want extracted. Sample:

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    Default Re: autocad 2012 adding unique part no for each visability

    Quote Originally Posted by dherbstr View Post
    You can create an invisible attribute, then fill that attribute with a field that references the current visibility state of the dynamic block. All you'd have to do is name your visibility states after the information you want extracted. Sample:

    anno_sheet_title and scale.dwg
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    Smile Re: autocad 2012 adding unique part no for each visability

    Thank you I havn't had chance to try it yet but will give it a go. If I can do it (& you guys know it can be done) it should be really helpfull to the Engineering guys.
    Sorry for the delay in responding

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    Default Re: autocad 2012 adding unique part no for each visability

    I have just given it a try & I can see now what I was doing wrong & what I need to do to get the result I need.
    Many thanks for your help.

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