To Discuss various Format specifier to be used in OpenPlant Isometrics Manager.
In OpenPlant Isometrics Manager, various properties/attributes requires a unique format to display in isometrics drawing. Below are few case which help user to assign properties with specific format. It can be experienced using both OpenPlant modeler and AutoPlant Modeler. This has been shown in context with OpenPlant Modeler and OpenPlant Isometrics Manager. However similar approach could be utilized for AutoPLANT modeler and OpenPlant Isometrics Manager, with checking the style folder with different storage paths. Many values are specified in decimal inches, that are required to display it in Feet-Inch-Fraction format. Below example will show it for Olets here.
The different display output formats for a single property make it difficult to use a global format configuration. Therefore a method has been designed to directly specify the display format when the property in question is referenced. In OpenPlant Isometrics Manager a component property is referenced in one of two ways depending on the use scenario
Internally each property is stored as a string and with the above references a trimmed string is output. A format specifier can be added to the property name separated by a colon.
<property name>:<format specifier>
The specifier character defines how the property is interpreted;
The sub specifier flags, width and precision are optional and follow these conventions.
See Examples below
Example: the property SHEETNO = 2 can be formatted as integer
Example: the property angle = 89.250089 can be output as
Example: the property LENGTH = 31.675 can be output as
Example: the property CM1 = BW can be formatted as string
User can also check Display Format Specifier topic from help file menu.
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