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Dynamic Tables

Creating a Dynamic Table

This video walks you through creating a dynamic table.

In the video:

A dynamic table references a .dci item and the parts inside it. It also references an .svg item created in Adobe Illustrator.

To create a dynamic table:

1.   In the right dock, click the Dynamic Table icon and draw a table on the workspace.
2.   In the right dock, click the Dynamic toggle.
3.   Click and hold the Drag to pick button and drag to the required item.

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At the top-right corner of the table, click and hold the Dynamic Table icon and drag to the required item.

To change the preferences of the text in the Dynamic table:

1.   In the right dock, click the Text tab (Aa button).
2.   Edit the Font, Min and Max Sizes, Spacing, Wrap, LineLimit, and Ellipsis.
3.   In the right dock, click the Dynamic Table tab.

You can change the Layout to a flipped table or a grid.

4.   Select the columns you want to display in the Dynamic table.
5.   Resize and rotate the Dynamic table using its bounding box handles.

To add metadata to the .dci item:

1.   In the Dynamic table, click on a part. The Metadata icon appears in the right dock menu.
2.   Click the Metadata tab.
3.   Enter some information in the header; the first input field.
4.   Enter some information in the second input field. The information is added to the Dynamic table.
5.   Press Enter to save the information to the .dci item and the Dynamic table.

Working with Dynamic Tables

This video shows you how to change the dynamic tables' display.

In the video:

To apply color to items using the table, in the Palettes tab, drag a color directly on the dynamic table. The item part's color is updated instantly in the table and on the item.

To change the table's border color:

1.   In the right dock, in the Dynamic table, change the border color.
2.   In the Item Tree, the border color is represented by a little colored dot.
3.   In the Palettes tab, you can also drag a color directly on the colored dot in the Item Tree.

To change the table's background color:

1.   In the right dock, in the Dynamic table, change the background color.

In the Item Tree, the background color is represented by a little colored dot.

2.   In the Palettes tab, you can also drag a color directly on the colored dot in the Item Tree.

Note:  Changing the background color improves the visibility when there are items behind the table.

Dynamic Icon

This video describes the use of the Dynamic icon.

In the video:

At the top-right corner of the Dynamic item's bounding box, click the Dynamic icon and drag it to the item you want to reference.