There is an option in the Work Environment to control the automatic increase of element IDs.
If your ID has a number in it and you want it to increase automatically every time you place an element, turn the option on.
If you want the ID to stay the same all the time then turn it off.
You can still manually edit the IDs or use the ID Manager as mentioned whether this option is on or off.
It only comes into effect when placing new objects.
But if you use the eye dropper you will get exactly the same ID regardless of the setting.
So you can have the auto increase on for new elements so the ID changes but can use the eye dropper if ever you want the ID to be the same.
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