"It's easier than typing in "EXIT" 500 times, right?" - Jesse Hook
Adding Default Values to your sign type's fields means that any time you add a new sign of that type, it will already have those default values automatically assigned. It will also add these values if any of your signs of that type are blank.
If you need to adjust an individual sign later, you can do that by editing each sign as you need to.
Some examples where you might use Default Values include:
- Regulatory signs, where the message never changes (long text)
- Amenity signs, where a pictogram will be the same for most of the signs across the project (visual field)
- Exit signs, restroom signs, mechanical room signs, etc. where the message never changes and there are lots of signs.
How to Set up Default Values for Fields
Note that you should set up your sign type's fields before assigning Default Values. You can see more info on how to do that here: Customizing Fields in Sign Types
- Edit the Sign Type by right-clicking on it in the left-hand sidebar, and choosing Edit
- Choose the Defaults tab
- Add the default values that you'd like for each field. Note that you can add defaults for any field type, including both Message and Detail fields.
- Make sure to save when you're done!
Note that, right now, you can't add default values to signs with repeating messages.
Success! You'll notice that, any time a sign is using a default value, it will note that by saying "Inherited from SIGN TYPE"