So i am trying to automate some object IDs, something that should be simple but is turning out not to be.
I have built a favourites library with various objects such as lights etc (just symbolic representations), in the favourites i have given them IDs that stand for what they are like SP 01 for a spot light.
When i try and use these in the model though, rather than the object using its own ID which i have set and creating a list like SP 01, SP 02, SP 03 and so on, the object is given an ID continuing on from some other random object like a tap or vent.
I have clearly missed something but not sure what.
make sure you've applied the correct transfer settings for the favourites. (see screenshot 1 below) i've had to create a separate set of Transfer Settings between Including & Excluding the Element IDs and/or Layers. to manage them just open the Element Transfer Settings. (you can export/import these settings between projects too)
the other thing is make sure you've correctly set the "Assign New Element ID to Each New Element" in your User Pref Schemes. (see screenshot 2 below). i don't typically use this, because i know i can properly manage the numbering of repetitve elements using the Element ID Manager.