Use Auto Naming and Auto Counters

The Auto Element Naming dialog enables you to configure automatic naming for any element type. Each element type can have separately configured automatic names and aliases.

Access    Settings | Auto Names and Counters

Reference

Use the Auto Name Counters dialog to set up auto naming:

Field/Option

Action

See also

Type

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the element type to which to apply auto naming/auto numbering.

 

 

Name

 

Prefix

Type a prefix for the new name (optional).

 

 

Counter

Type the counter value; use as many 0's as required to pad the name.

 

 

Suffix

Type a suffix for the new name (optional).

 

 

Active

If required, click on the checkbox to turn auto naming on for the element type.

 

 

Alias

 

Prefix

Type a prefix for the new alias (optional).

 

 

Counter

Type the counter value; use as many 0's as required to pad the alias.

 

 

Suffix

Type a suffix for the new alias (optional).

 

 

Active

If required, click on the checkbox to turn alias auto naming on for this element type.

 

 

Save

Click on the Save button.

New elements of this type now have an automatically-generated name and/or alias with an incrementing counter value.

If the user creates an element on a diagram, such as from the Diagram Toolbox or Quicklinker, the element is automatically assigned the defined name and/or alias
If the user creates an element outside a diagram (such as in the Project Browser) using the New Element dialog, they must  click on the Auto button next to the Name and/or Alias field on the appropriate dialog to apply the auto-generated text
If the user already has some text in the Name or Alias field, it is over-written by the auto-counter text
 

If an Alias is active, to view the Alias in a diagram requires that the option Use Alias if Available is selected in Diagram Properties.

 

 

 

 

 

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