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  • #8455
    Dianedebuda
    dianedebuda
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    Can these be done or are they strictly wish list?  Betting it’s the latter. frown

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    1-insert locations.  Example: add a location between Location 2 and Location 3 which would mean the existing Location 3 would be renamed as Location 4 and the new location named as Location 3.

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    2-select the display order of the locations. Example: actively working with Location 4 and done with Location 3, so would like the Location select box to show Location 4, Location 1 and Location 2.

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    In my old plans, I would put my most commonly used locations first (1st floor, 2nd floor, shop, shed, etc) to make drop box selection fast.  I had a lot of other locations then (77)

    -some to work around program limitations,

    -some so that I could easily turn off its contents (like I’m working with the Shed, so I don’t need to see stuff for the house or shop), and 

    -some fun ones that were variations of the same location so that I could switch  easily between them using the Filter to make design choices in 3D.  Like the various roof styles and surfaces when I was designing my Shed.laughing

     

    #8900
    Gowsican
    gowsican
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    it doesn’t have auto rename function, you would have to manually rename it when inserting a new location. if not named then it would automatically display the new location’s name as “<defulat>”.
     
    if you wanted the locations to be displayed in order then you would need to adjust it in the building location setting. however, if you wanted the new location you inserted to be number 2 then you first need to change the previous location to a different number. the program doesn’t let you have more than one location to be numbered the same. 
     
    steps:settings –> building location –> add location  

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    #8886
    Dianedebuda
    dianedebuda
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    Thanks for the reply.  Perhaps I’m just not following you, but I think you’re talking about Location NAMES and I’m talking about Location IDs.  Perhaps this might help: Location 1=Ground Floor, Location 2=Balcony.  I want to add another location, Mezzanine. As far as I can tell, a new location is always added after the last existing one.  I want to add it between the Ground Floor and Balcony Locations.  So the first question: IS there a way to add a Location anywhere besides the end?
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    Assuming the answer is No, the drop list would show:
    . Ground Floor, Balcony, Mezzanine
    Now the second question: Is there a way to have the drop list show the user selected order of:
    . Ground Floor, Mezzanine, Balcony

    #8885
    Gowsican
    gowsican
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    your welcome, sorry if I wasn’t clear but yes it’s possible.  You would need to change the value in the “Number” column under “Building Location”. in this scenario: make Mezzanine as location 2 and change Balcony to location 3.  like you said when you add a new location the program automatically adds it to the last existing one so in this scenario; when you add a new location the program will number it as  3. After you added Mezzanine as your new location, you would first select a balcony under the Building location and change the value to  4 in the “Number” column(any number that’s not already there) then change the Mezzanine value to 2. now you can change Balcony to have 3 under the “Number” column. the reason for this is causing the program doesn’t let you have more than one location to be numbered the same.

    #8884
    Dianedebuda
    dianedebuda
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    Oh, the number IS editable!  Happy Camper! 🙂  Thank you.

    #8882
    Dianedebuda
    dianedebuda
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    Too bad I can’t edit the topic title to show “Solved”

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