I am trying to work through what appears to be a bug in the Sheet Index. I set up the index with various folders so I could have series of sheet numbers such as C1.x, C2.x, etc. as shown in this screen shot.
This method works well for sheet numbering and I thought it would be a good way of tracking "sheet #" of "total sheets". The problem I'm having is that the sequence number of the models do not seem to be updating so the "sheet #" isn't updating correctly when I add or remove sheets. For instance, the sheet index shows sheet C3.1 to have a sequence number of "5". The "Place Sheet Index as Table" tool also shows a sequence number of "5" for the same sheet.
But the "Sheet #" on the actual page shows an incorrect sequence number of "3".
I did notice that even though the sheet index shows a sequence number of "5" the model properties show a sequence number of "3".
Is there a way to update the Model sequence number so it matches the sheet index sequence number?
In 20R2, I had this problem and my solution was to turn off "Inherit From Parent" in the Sheet Index for the first sheet in every folder and change it manually.
I believe it is due to this known Defect 763681:[Sheeting] Sheet Number Model Property Text Field not updating when sheet index changes.
To update the Text field, have you tried to right-click on the sheet from sheet index in the explorer pane and click 'Update Sheet Model properties'? This should update Text Field.
I had to do this in addition to my post above. In 20R2, I was unable to do this in ORD, but the option was available in MicroStation Update 13. So I built all of the fields and the Sheet Index in ORD, and then loaded up MicroStation to Update the Sheet Model Properties.
I can't find the option to "Update Sheet Model Properties" when I right click. This is all I get:
Is there another way to get to "Update Model Properties" ?
This is the same observation that I had. I had to use MicroStation to get that option to appear in the Right-Click Menu.