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Building Expressions in Property Manager - Cut and paste loses 'autotext' properties

MMontgomery
Booster
I'm working on some complex expressions to run code calculations for occupancy data and find that when I copy the expression from one property and paste it into a new property, it's linked value is lost and it just becomes a simple text.

For instance, using 'Measured Area' from a zone when chosen through the 'Parameters & Properties..." menu will add 'Measured Area' in the expression with the grey highlight similar to autotext that pulls the data from the property of the zone using the expression. However, when I copy this and paste into a new property, it comes in as plain text and I have to highlight it and choose the property from the dialogue box again.

With an expression that has several dozen properties that will need to be re-used in other expressions, it's very tedious to re-do all of these each time.
AC 6-25

Intel i9-9900K - RTX2080ti/Titan/GTX980ti - Windows 10 - 64GB RAM
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MMontgomery
Booster
I ended up editing the XML files instead of cutting and pasting in the expression window. Worked great.
AC 6-25

Intel i9-9900K - RTX2080ti/Titan/GTX980ti - Windows 10 - 64GB RAM

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Interesting, this works just fine for me.
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Podolsky
Ace
For me it works too on AC23 and 24.
Can you test it in another file? Maybe this bug is somehow file-related and not always appears?

MMontgomery
Booster
It does appear it was the specific instance of ArchiCAD that was bugged. Closing and re-opening the project fixed this behavior.
AC 6-25

Intel i9-9900K - RTX2080ti/Titan/GTX980ti - Windows 10 - 64GB RAM

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Good to hear.
Let us all praise the almighty "restart-reopen" cure-all solution of the software world.
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AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU, 48 GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB, 500 GB NVMe SSD
2x28" (2560x1440), WIN10 PRO ENG, AC20-AC25
Loving Archicad since 1995

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