Automated Property Set Data - Part 3

February 23, 2021 Joe Hedrick, LS, EIT

Welcome to the final chapter of our deeper dive into automating property set data.  This will pick up where part 1 and part 2 left off, so if you have not had the opportunity to work through them, I recommend doing so first.

When I originally started thinking about this problem, I thought I was done when I figured out how to create the property set definition and utilize that data in label styles.  A couple of weeks later, a client said this was good, but they needed to also use the data in structure tables.  I thought to myself, how hard can it be?  I quickly figured out that the nice, neat “Property Sets” tab that exists in label styles, does not exist for table styles.

In my quest to build this style, it was easy to get to this point:

But how does one put the property set data in the table?  Can it be done?  The answer is YES, but it’s not obvious or intuitive.  The solution is to go back to the label style and copy the desired information from it and paste it into the table style.  Make sure to get the portion in the brackets because that is the most important part.

It looks odd, but it works!

Just like before, I added the insertion elevation of the part just to make sure and double check that calculations are happening as desired.  The sheet version of this table style would have that column removed and probably some alignment station and offset information added.

To quickly recap, this post described the process of utilizing property set information in table styles.  After completing this journey, I hope you have a much better understanding of how this powerful and flexible feature works.

 

About the Author

Joe Hedrick, LS, EIT

Infrastructure Solutions Team Manager<br><br>As a manager for IMAGINiT’s Infrastructure Solutions team, Joe manages the civil and survey application engineers across most of the US, all of Canada, and provides Autodesk civil engineering and survey implementation consulting services. <br><br> With years of experience in land surveying and civil engineering, Joe has hands-on skills with field data collection, site design and layout, residential subdivision design, secondary roadway design, and land planning.

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