I would like to see if there is a way to renumber multiple dgn files in the title block region where we have the drawing number. There should be a way to change and renumber these in multiple dgn files in case we have to renumber a 300-400 page document for engineering. I am unsure on how to do so. I have an excel macro that already renumbers the "file name" for me in the folder location, but as far as renumbering the dwg number in each individual dgn file, I have no clue where to do so. Reference image attached below. I am using V8i series 10 version.
The easiest way (IMO) to do this is to have MS Connect installed to just handle the sheet numbering. That way you can utilize the built-in Sheet Indexer which actually does this sort of thing. If you are hard pressed on staying with MSv8 for this process, off the top of my head (never actually attempted to do this) will require the following things:
As for the first comment...the Sheet Number inside of MSv8 is really a Sheet Sequence number instead of a sheet number. The difference between the fields? The Sheet Name can be alphanumeric whereas the Sheet Number/Sequence is an integer...no letters allowed. This may not really be a factor with your organization, but at some point you will need to move to MSCE (like everyone else) and they actually fixed the name of these entries inside of MSCE.
For bullet #2:
When creating the cell, you need to change the cell/model to a sheet model. Then use the Place Text command...
Once you hit OK, this allows you to place the field in the cell model.
Now, wherever you place this cell inside of a sheet model, it will update (based on your field update settings) to match whatever the sheet model's Sheet Name is set to.
But it looks like he is using model space and title block cell or title block ref file not sheet model...
Christian the way I do it in V8i is through tags copied into the active file from the ref file title block second model at time of placement, then I have custom built vba's to import and export from excel to dgn and from dgn to excel... I paid for these from Caddpro by Adam Lambert in Australia very inexpensive and even works with acad files in a msnt session my acad colleagues at work use it in msnt to do all their acad title blocks... I'm not good at vba so it paid for itself first project 300 plus drgs... you can google Caddpro in youtube to see demos.. it works in non graphic mode so its extremely faster than manually opening each file and making the changes, plus with excel you get to use series fills and equations etc much easier than typing...
other companies make similar products like Flexitable by La Solutions UK and
Axiom tools title block tool or manager ( this one was very expensive compared to Caddpro)
It very much depends on how your title block is added to your drg files...
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