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The new variable dialog options in PYTHA V23 allow you to define variable data and blitz through repetitive actions or entries when preparing your working drawings. The function will save you time and give you greater confidence in knowing that changes instigated at any stage of the project will be consistently reflected across all drawings by simply redefining the original variable.

The variable dialog is located in the Environment Menu. Dialog can be numeric or alphabetic depending on the required outcome.

For instance, you’ll note in this table that the Variable F1 is defined as ‘Native Zebrano Polytec’. This data can be inserted in a text field wherever required in the drawing space simply by typing ‘$F1’. If the specification is changed – for example, changing the variable to ‘Ash Zebrano Polytec’ – redefining the variable F1 will change the text fields throughout the entire project.

The variable can also be numerical, as indicated in the following table. Where d=19, a block drawn with ‘d,400,700’ will be 19 x 400 x 700. If this particular dimension is adjusted down the track, the change will be implemented across the drawing suite.

 

The variable can also be numerical, as indicated in the following table. Where d=19, a block drawn with ‘d,400,700’ will be 19 x 400 x 700. If this particular dimension is adjusted down the track, the change will be implemented across the drawing suite.