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Project info text to rename folders in the publisher

ChrisStow
Contributor

Hi Graphisoft community,

 

I'm just double cheking there is no way of renaming the folders in the publishers set with project info text such as <PRJ_ID> etc etc. 

 

Ideally we would like to have the published folders with the project number however dont want this to appear in the layout book as the folders names become a too long for everyday navigation. 

 


Project info text into rename folder.jpg
Many thanks for reading.

Regards,

Chris S
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This should work fine. We use <PROJECTNUMBER> for this reason. These fields seem to be case sensitive, by the way.

 

You do see the name you end up publishing in the publisher set, not sure what you mean by not seeing the name.

Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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The following article contains all the keywords for the various Project Info Dialog fields:

 

https://help.graphisoft.com/AC/25/INT/#t=_AC25_Help%2F070_Documentation%2F070_Documentation-73.htm%2...

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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
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Solution

This should work fine. We use <PROJECTNUMBER> for this reason. These fields seem to be case sensitive, by the way.

 

You do see the name you end up publishing in the publisher set, not sure what you mean by not seeing the name.

Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

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ChrisStow
Contributor

Perfect this is briliant, many thanks Erwin

Many thanks for reading.

Regards,

Chris S
Version: Archicad 25 (4013 UKI FULL)
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Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz 4.00 GHz
RAM: 32.0 GB
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

The following article contains all the keywords for the various Project Info Dialog fields:

 

https://help.graphisoft.com/AC/25/INT/#t=_AC25_Help%2F070_Documentation%2F070_Documentation-73.htm%2...

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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
Get Archicad Tips at https://twitter.com/laszlonagy
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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That's perfect - just what we need.

 

Many thanks Laszio, really helpful. 

Many thanks for reading.

Regards,

Chris S
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Hi @Laszlo Nagy

 

Thanks for sharing, it is very helpful but I do not know why these codes are not explicitly shown somewhere in Archicad rather than Archicad help or at least added in the pop-up list that comes up when inputing the codes.... 

You can make a wish for this feature, we can vote on it (with only Likes for now), and if it gets enough support, we can submit it to GRAPHISOFT for consideration.

If you do make a wish, please post its link in this thread.

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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
Get Archicad Tips at https://twitter.com/laszlonagy
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

ChrisStow
Contributor

 

@Erwin Edel @Laszlo Nagy  

Thanks both for your responses. 

 

The rename works great for shortcut folders. Is there any method of renaming manually created folders in the publisher? 

 

For example I have just added <PROJECT_ID> into a manually created folder in the publisher but it remains <PROJECT_ID> and doesn't change. 

 


Manual folder rname in publisher.jpg
Many thanks for reading.

Regards,

Chris S
Version: Archicad 25 (4013 UKI FULL)
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Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz 4.00 GHz
RAM: 32.0 GB
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CSP Architects
www.csparchitects.co.uk

We don't use custom folders, so never ran in to this problem. I tested it here in AC23, doesn't work either. Folders directly lifted through the 'shortcut' from Layoutbook work fine though.

Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

Chris,

You used the "Rename Folders" command on the folder, and not the "Rename Items" command. The "Insert Autotext" field must be present in the Dialog for you to be able to specify Autotext fields like <PROJECT_ID>, which is present in the "Rename Items" Dialog, and not present in the "Rename Folder" Dialog.

However, as the others mentioned, this does not seem to be implemented the way one would expect. I tried this and for me, it renamed all items within the Folder, not the Folder itself. So, using the "Rename Items" command on a folder is recommended when you want to specify the same code for all items within the Folder. 

As far as I see, it is currently not possible to define a Autotext code for just a folder without affecting all items within that folder.

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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
Get Archicad Tips at https://twitter.com/laszlonagy
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

DGSketcher
Virtuoso

Publisher folder naming with Autotext / keywords is best considered a work in progress. File naming seems to be ok, folder names not so much.

Apple iMac macOS Big Sur / AC24UKI (most recent builds)

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