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Customizing Fields in Sign Types

You can customize the fields that show up in each sign type. To do this, right-click the sign type that you'd like to change in the left sidebar, and choose Edit.

In the Type Details screen, select the Fields tab.

From here, you can customize the types of fields that will appear in your sign dialog. There are a few different types:

Message Fields

Message fields typically represent content that will appear on a sign's face. This may include things like Room Name, Room Number, Braille, Symbol, Colour, Elevator Number, Building Name, or many others.

All new fields, by default, are short text fields. If you need a different format, like colour, visual, long text field, or others, you can change that by going to Manage Fields.

To add a field, simply click a blank entry in the list, and choose a label from the drop-down list. If your desired label doesn't exist, type it in.

If your drop-down list has a lot of options, you can search through them by starting to type into the field here.

Note also that if you need to add more fields than are available in this Type, just save the Sign Type and come back to the Fields tab. There should now be more spaces to add fields.

To delete a field, select the entry in the list, scroll to the top of the drop-down list, and select the blank entry.

Number of Sides

If your sign has more than 1 face, you can specify that here.  This will also adjust the icon on your location plans.

If you are using a multi-sided sign, this qualifies as repeating messages (as the messages are repeated on different faces), and should be specified as such.

Repeating Messages

When you have a sign with many similar messages, or messages that fall within the same category and style, you can use repeating messages. Signs where you would use this may include large directional signs, directories, or multi-sided signs.

In the above example, there are 2 sides, with 2 repeats each, of the fields Arrow, Destination, and Symbol

Detail Fields

Detail fields are places to put information about the sign that doesn't necessarily affect its content. This could include notes fields, dimensions, recommendations, defects, or more.

Don't forget to Save when you're done making changes!


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