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    By Miles Nicholson 

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    There are two type of revision attributes in elecworks™. Absolute and Relative.

    Absolute revision indexing means that if you have 3 revision attributes you can only show the first 3 revisions. A fourth revision would not be shown in this instance.

    Relative means you have a scrolling revision system. If you have 3 revision attributes, elecworks™ will show the last 3 revisions.

    Absolute Attributes:

    With a title border which has Absolute attributes (e.g. #REV_NO_2) shown in the following order of:

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    The 1st revision will be populated in the lowest index value #REV_NO_0.

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    The 2nd revision will be populated into index value #REV_NO_1, the 3rd into #REV_NO_2 and the 4th revision will not be shown.

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    Basically absolute revision numbering is only suitable where your number of revision attributes shown in the title border equals the maximum number of revisions likely to be created.

    Relative Attributes:

    With relative numbering you have a further two options within the Project configuration >

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    With a title border which has Relative attributes (e.g. #REV_NO_-2) shown in the following order of:

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    ¤ Always fill lower index attributes

    This option is only applicable with revision attributes with a negative index (e.g. #REV_NO_-2).

    The 1st revision will be populated in the lowest index value. Subsequent new revisions will be populated in the next lowest indexed value. If no. of revisions is > # revision attributes, then # latest revisions will be displayed.The 1st revision will be populated in the lowest index value. In this case #REV_NO_-2.

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    However when a 2nd revision is assigned, the 1st revision will move down to #REV_NO_-1 & 2nd revision will be populated in #REV_NO_-0. When a 4th revision is created, the 4th will populate #REV_NO_-0, the 3rd #REV_NO_-1 and the 2nd #REV_NO_-2 with the 1st revision not being shown.

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    Basically the benefit of the switch between lower and higher means that elecworks will show the 1st revision starting at either the top or the bottom of the available attributes.

     

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