Copy a Rule - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

Intergraph Smart 3D Drawings and Reports Reference Data

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3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Reference Data
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12.1(2019)

Copy a Simple Label, North Arrow, or Dimension Rule

A simple rule only has one template, and may have a single symbol file and a single report file.

  1. In the Select [Label or Dimension] Rule dialog box, select the label, north arrow, or dimension rule to copy.

  2. Click Copy.

    The Copy [Label, North Arrow, or Dimension] Rule dialog box displays.

  3. Type the name for the new rule in the Change Rule Name box.

    Rule names do not support any character not supported by your operating system.

    The software displays all affected files in the View Changes pane and dynamically updates the file names as you type.

  4. Click Copy.

    The software returns you to the Select (Label or Dimension) Rule dialog box with the newly copied rule selected.

Copy a Compound Label, Matchline, or North Arrow Rule

A compound rule can have multiple templates and can be associated with multiple symbol and report files.

  1. In the Select Label Rule dialog box, select the label, matchline, or north arrow rule to copy.

  2. Click Copy.

    The Copy [Label, Matchline, or North Arrow] Rule dialog box displays.

  3. Click Add Prefix or Add Suffix.

    —OR—

    Select both options to add a prefix and a suffix to the rule name.

    The software populates the Change Rule Name box with the existing name and positions the cursor according to your selection.

  4. Type to add the prefix or suffix to the rule name.

    Rule names do not support any character not supported by your operating system.

    The software displays all affected files in the View Changes display and dynamically updates the file names as you type.

  5. Click Copy.

    The software returns you to the Select Label Rule dialog box with the newly copied rule selected.

  • You cannot copy a template if you do not have certain permissions. For example, if you do not have write permissions to the Labels\Templates folder or the Dimensions\Templates folder, then an error message displays, and the command exits.

  • If the software cannot copy a label, matchline, north arrow, or dimension rule, an error message displays and the command exits. Copy errors can occur in the following situations:

    • The rule contains a template that is missing from disk.

    • The rule contains one or more templates with XML errors.

  • If you are copying a label associated with a formatting file (.rfm) that references a formatting parameter file (.rfp), the .rfm and .rfp file prefixes must be identical. Otherwise, the software does not copy the .rfp file, and the new label continues to reference the original .rfp file.

See Also

Label Rule Manager
Dimension Rule Manager