It’s a very good wish. Mostly (at least in Germany) the paper size has to be shown in drawing head for accounting copy costs, scaling, etc.
So an AutoText would be the best way to avoid change-mistakes by using a client predefined template. Mostly clients send only one paper size. The others will be made similar by engineering office. One template, one AutoText – job done.
Bumping this thread - is there a reasonable workaround for this problem? I need to show the layout size for each layout, and I can only schedule them (AC24). I cannot seem to access the master layout name either. Putting these values into a custom layout book field seems tedious and are easily mistaken, especially with more complex hotlinked projects among multiple firms.
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Close. Unfortunately they gave us height & width but didn't think to consider that most practices work with predefined paper sizes e.g. A3, A2 and generally pick their paper size from the list in Master Layout Setting. So, why didn't they give us those sizes in compact form as an option in Autotext? At present I have multiple A3 configurations, so in my drawing list I end up with A3-XX, A3-YY etc 🙄
It was mentioned at Beta but is now on "Backlog".
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I´m just happy they finally got the master layout names. We only use a few configurations of each predefined paper size, so I´m not too worried. We also made our titleblocks as GDL-objects (we use two different ones), so it is easy to use (e.g) a blank A3 master layout and put the title block on the actual layout. I think at least this gives an opportunity to find some workarounds..
regards David G
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