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Paper Size as Autotext

philips
Newcomer
Small sweet wish:
I wish to have an Autotext showing the print size of the Master Layout its placed on.

When there are 3 Master Layout its not a big deal to write the paper size by hand, but when it comes to 25 different paper sizes it becomes an issue.

Its propably very simple to code.
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arqrivas
Newcomer
Where exactly do you want to see the paper size?
Can you explain a little more, I don't understand.
Thanks!
Please report back if the answer help you, this will help others with the same problem. Thanks!
AC 21 INT, Windows 7 / Cinema 4D R17 and Blender
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s2art
Newcomer
philips wrote:
Small sweet wish:
When there are 3 Master Layout its not a big deal to write the paper size by hand, but when it comes to 25 different paper sizes it becomes an issue.
You only have to do it once in your template.
S t u a r t . R o s e
PAUA Architects
AC22 6025 NZE
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DGSketcher
Virtuoso
I would find it handy in Publisher PDF file names when sorting for hardcopy to ensure I don't send mis-named A1 prints to the A2 printer.
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Ma_Scht
Newcomer
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.
best regards
Mario
With best regards
Mario

furtonb
Enthusiast
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.
actively using: AC22-25 INT | Rhino6-7 | macOS / win10

David Gulbrandsen
Contributor

I wrote about the same problem in a different section of this forum: https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Collaborate-forum/How-to-get-Master-Layout-name-as-autotext/m-p/...

Nice to see more people having the same issues, maybe the developers would recognize this as a nice thing to add...

 

regards
David G

ArchiCad since 8.1

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