Description of Issues/Problem to Solve: I use SU to perform detailed design for structural steel and LO to create fabrication drawings. I LOVE components because I use a lot of common connection plates and other repetitive items. In creating my fabrication drawings, I always have to check my model for the number of instances of the components and that number is hard coded into my LO label. This is not a problem until I have to go back and make tweaks to my SU model based on customer feedback which results in a quantity change (this happens a lot). If I don’t remember to go back and find that plate in my fab drawings I end up with too many or too few plates. This is the problem. I have checked out dynamic components, but that doesn’t have a “Count” attribute or similar capability. Maybe I am missing something obvious, but I can’t find any way to integrate components quantity into a Layout label automatically. Reports are a great way to get a macro summary, but our organization does everything (procurement, production planning, etc.) off issued shop drawings. Please help!
Feature Request: Add a “count” or #ofInstances" attribute to components that can be easily referenced in Layout for use in labels in fabrication drawings.