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Not All Plants in the Drawing Match the Project Data / Plant Data Mismatch / Error Adding Extended Data to Entity (Adding or Placing Plants)

Issue

You received one of the following error messages:

  • Not all plants in the drawing match the project data
  • Error adding extended data to entity

 

 

Causes/Solutions

These errors are normally caused by one of the following three situations:

 

 

1. You used the same Land F/X project with multiple designs (in different AutoCAD drawing files).

It's extremely important to start a new project for each of your site designs. Using the same project with multiple designs (clients, sites, phases) can cause a number of issues, including the above-mentioned project data error. Before getting into the deeper fixes for this error, check whether you are using one project for multiple designs in different DWG files. If so, start a new project for each design and then follow the steps below to fix the data in each project.

Rather than reusing an existing project for a new drawing, you should turn the original project into a template. You can then start new projects based on that template. Each project you base on that template will include all data (such as plants) that you've added to the original project. For more information, visit our Project Templates documentation section.

 

2. You have the incorrect project selected for this DWG.

 

To check for this issue, open the Projects tool:

 

F/X Admin ribbon, Project List button

 

F/X Admin menu, Projects option

F/X Admin toolbar

 

 

 

 

 

or type FX_ProjectFiles in the Command line

 

 

 

In the Projects dialog box, check whether you have the correct project open.

 

 

 

If not, click the correct project to select it. Then click Open.

 

 

If you find that you already have the correct project open, move on to Cause/Solution #3 below.

 

 

3. You're experiencing a data mismatch between your project and your DWG.

Solution 1:

First, our the Highlight Plant tool to find out which plants are not associated with your Land FX project.

 

 

To reassociate the plants, select the Edit Plant / Block Data tool:

 

F/X Planting ribbon, Edit Plant button

 

 

 

F/X Planting menu, Edit Plant option

Plant Label toolbar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or type FX_PlantInfo in the Command line

 

 

 

The cursor will turn into a pickbox.

 

 

Click one type of plant. The system will automatically associate the correct data to all plants of that type.

If you receive this error message when attempting to generate a Plant Schedule, you may feel tempted to address the problem by importing a plant from another project. However, keep in mind that importing a plant that does not have an assigned symbol will not fix the problem. You are likely experiencing this issue because one or more of the plants in the current project do not have symbols assigned. To address the issue, use the Highlight Plant tool and then the Edit Plant / Block Data function, as described in Solution 1 above. In this way, you can select any of the plants highlighted in magenta. You can then select a symbol, or a border and hatch, for each plant that requires a symbol. You will then see that you can access the plant information.

 

Solution 2:

You can also use our Match Properties tool, which will take the properties from a plant you specify and assign them to another plant (or plants) you select.

 

Last modified on Oct 15, 2018

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