Change Marks ( Drawing Editor )

Tool summary :

  • Renames system piecemarks or user piecemarks of member details placed on detail sheets . Also can rename the material marks of submaterials on gather sheets .
  • Changes made to member or submaterial marks using Change Marks are applied throughout your current Job regardless of whether or not you Save . You cannot Revert or Undo to restore the previous marks. However, if you change a piecemark then press " OK " then press " Abort All " without the dialog closing in the meantime, no piecemarks will be changed.
  • Changing piecemarks on a sheet automatically marks the sheet for plotting -- even if you do not Save ( Ctrl + s ) the sheet. Similarly, affected erection views are automatically marked for plotting, but only if " Mark corresponding erection views for plotting " is checked.
  • Change Marks renames all references to piecemarks throughout your current Job (in the 3D model and in Drawing Editor details).
  • For members, Change Marks even changes the references to those members on erection view drawings.
  • For submaterials, it changes the references to those submaterials in currently generated member details and member bills of material.
  • For submembers of group members, piecemarks on currently generated group member details are automatically updated.

    Change Marks does not alter a piecemark's designation as " system " or " user ."
  • See the step-by-step instructions .

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   Step-by-step instructions :

The following instructions assume that you are using a 3-button mouse.

1 . With a detail sheet or gather sheet as your current drawing in the Drawing Editor , invoke Change Marks using one (1) of the following methods:

Method 1 : Click the Change Marks icon. The icon can be taken from the group named ' File ' and placed on a toolbar (classic) or the ribbon (lightning).

Method 2 : If " Drawing Editor layout style " is ' Classic ', you can use the menu system to choose File > Change Marks .

Method 3, 4 or 5 : Change Marks can also be invoked using a keyboard shortcut , the context menu , or a mode . For the ' Lightning ' layout style, configuration of the interface is done using Customize Interface .

Method 6 : Save Reuse and check the box for " Change marks ."

2 . The Change Marks dialog opens, and the first detail that was placed on the sheet is highlighted in the color green. If there is a bill of material on the sheet, the highlighted detail's data is highlighted in the bill of material.

Piecemark: The piecemark of the highlighted detail is shown. You can type a new piecemark (up to 61 characters) and press " OK " to change the mark. Or you can press " Skip Mark " or " Abort All ."

Mark corresponding erection views for plotting: or .

If this box is checked ( ), Change Marks will check each member whose mark is changed to determine which erection views it appears on. It then makes sure that each erection view the member is on is marked for plotting . Since the member piecemarks on erection views are automatically updated when they are changed, this helps to ensure that the updated erection view will be printed the next time you print erection sheets. However, the checking-for-members-on-erection-views process may take a relatively long time and cause temporary locking of erection views in multi-user environments.

If the box is not checked ( ), Change Marks will simply change the marks of members, without opening and closing erection views to check for members whose piecemarks are changed. It will be the user's responsibility to ensure that any erection views with changed member marks are printed -- Change Marks will not automatically mark such erection views for plotting.

"Skip Mark" selects the next piecemark in order of sheet placement to be shown in the " Piecemark " field. If there is no next piecemark, the Change Marks dialog closes.

"Abort All" (or Esc ) closes the Change Marks dialog and undoes any changes that you have made to piecemarks. Note that even if you made a new entry to " Piecemark __ ", the affected detail's piecemark does not change.

"OK" applies the " Piecemark __ " that is entered. The next piecemark in the order of sheet placement is then listed in the " Piecemark " field and its detail is highlighted on the sheet. Once the last piecemark has been listed, the Change Marks dialog closes, and all piecemarks are updated throughout your current Job, including in the 3D model, on the detail, on the sheet you are currently accessing, and in all subsequently generated reports.

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