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Visualization / Hide a Text Data Graphic for a particular text value
« Last post by kentlhurst on March 20, 2019, 12:11:42 PM »
I have configured a text data graphic to display the value of a shape data element. I would like to hide that graphic on shapes for which the value of that shape data element is blank. Any chance this is an easy fix?
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ShapeSheet & Smart Shapes / Re: Shape numbering for different pages
« Last post by Dusty_Rhodes on March 20, 2019, 07:42:36 AM »
Thx for the responses.

Yacine. will have a look at the VBA forms tonight and see if i can figure it out :)
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ShapeSheet & Smart Shapes / Re: Shape numbering for different pages
« Last post by wapperdude on March 19, 2019, 10:47:27 AM »
Ah!  I need to read more carefully.  That's a critical distinction.  My bad.
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ShapeSheet & Smart Shapes / Re: Shape numbering for different pages
« Last post by Paul Herber on March 19, 2019, 10:31:06 AM »
Ah, we are talking about two different things! The Shape Numbering is not the same as the tag numbering in P&ID.
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Shapes & Templates / Re: Stencil - metric or US units?
« Last post by Paul Herber on March 19, 2019, 09:49:42 AM »
These are the stencils I provide on my website, customers want metric and/or US units stencils. Most users will want metric, most US users will want US units, some US users may want metric, some non-US users will have no knowledge at all of US units (these are actually Imperial units). But Visio will expect the stencils to be either US units or metric units, designated by _U or _M at the end of the filename. It is even possible to not show stencils that are not in the units for your area i.e. don't show metric stencils within the US area. So, MSI installer files have to contain both types and I want to ensure the files are correct. It's not just a case of "it seems to work" or being tidy, if customers don't see the file correctly then it's a no-go as far as I'm concerned.
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ShapeSheet & Smart Shapes / Re: Shape numbering for different pages
« Last post by wapperdude on March 19, 2019, 09:43:08 AM »
@Paul:  I disagree.  See added page 4 of attached.  Initially nothing numbered.  Then, selected each section and just numbered, 1, 2, 3, … etc.  Yes, for each sequence, you have to run the add-on, and reset the starting number.  How else would it know.  Since you can number just selected shapes, you can indeed select just one and renumber.  But back to Page4.  Having 3 separate sets of shapes, each numbered as selected group, I reselected, added prefix, and renumbered.  In the case of the rectangles, I set starting number at "-1", and increment by "-1", and, well, you can see result.

I did not check the box to keep numbering on drop, but did select Autonumber.  The Manual number is a bit of a pain, but, could works with proper "methodology".  The resequence is a bit of a bust. 

Visio's numbering scheme is relatively flexible.  What it doesn't do is set a starting prefix based upon a master shape type, e.g., resistor, switch, valve, etc.
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ShapeSheet & Smart Shapes / Re: Shape numbering for different pages
« Last post by Paul Herber on March 19, 2019, 09:30:36 AM »
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Does someone know if this can be fixed

The Visio add-on, Visio Extras>Number Shapes will do that on a per page basis.  You can select shapes to be numbered.  Various options.  Just explore.


Wapperdude

I had a look at that, but it doesn't actually renumber unless some shape needs renumbering.

"That's Numberwang!"
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ShapeSheet & Smart Shapes / Re: Shape numbering for different pages
« Last post by wapperdude on March 19, 2019, 09:23:39 AM »
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Does someone know if this can be fixed

The Visio add-on, Visio Extras>Number Shapes will do that on a per page basis.  You can select shapes to be numbered.  Various options.  Just explore.


Wapperdude

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ShapeSheet & Smart Shapes / Re: Shape numbering for different pages
« Last post by Yacine on March 19, 2019, 07:44:05 AM »
You may have a look a the attached VBA form.
The captions are in German, but I'm sure you can work that out.
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Shapes & Templates / Re: Stencil - metric or US units?
« Last post by Yacine on March 19, 2019, 07:36:10 AM »
hmm...here is an interesting question

if you drag a shape in imperial units on to a metric page, what happens?  (yes, I could do a test, thought just occurred to me).

Shapesheet values converted?  shapesheet left as is but converted under the covers?

If the former, you could use VBA to copy from imperial stencil to metric stencil....if the later, then do you even care.

The flag metric/us is in the document. The page itself has units which are inherited - but can be modiefied. The shapes themselves handle internal units and ask the page in which format to convert.
So my guess would be that a us shape will be displayed as metric on a metric page. No conversion needed.
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