Most efficient way to accessorize an item such as an AVR or display

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    Joe Tooley
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    I am curious if there is a better way to build out the accessories to a device other than just adding them one at a time. For example, a display may have a bunch of different mount/power/back box accessory options that are basically the same across multiple models. In the past, I have just cloned a display that I have already accessorized and changed the model #. However, doing it that way causes the I/O and shape data to not be true to the actual display as if it were downloaded from the D-Tools database. So, is the only option to accessorize one at a time manually, or is there another, more efficient way?
    Thanks,
    Joe

    #12418 Reply

    Naresh
    Moderator

    Hi,

    SI has a way to “mass update” accessories for multiple items. Check this link –

    http://support.d-tools.com/010_SI_2016/User_Guide/03_Catalog/01_Product_Explorer/03_Editing_Products/Accessories

    Regards,

    Naresh

    #12426 Reply

    Joe Tooley
    Participant

    Thanks, I didn’t realize that was possible.

    #12427 Reply

    Joe Tooley
    Participant

    I just tried this and there does not appear to be a way to copy accessories from one item and then paste them into another. For example, select and copy all of the accessories on an existing AVR and then paste them onto/into a different AVR. The FAQ linked to above only seems to offer a way to accessorize multiple items at once. Am I missing something?
    Thanks,
    Joe

    #12433 Reply

    Naresh
    Moderator

    Hi,

    This is not possible yet. You have to add them to all products again with the “Mass Update” way for now.

    Regards,

    Naresh

    #12625 Reply

    Tristan P
    Participant

    This might save you a little bit of time…
    Drag the fully accessorised item and the new item into the project editor window. Select all of the accessories, right click and select “Convert” then “accessories to items”. N.B. do not update this change to the catalogue! Highlight all of the accessories again, right click and select “convert” then “items to accessories”. A window will appear asking you which item you want to assign them to – select the item. These will now be accessories to the item you just selected. Now update that item to the catalogue (right click, then “update to catalogue” -> “products”) and make sure the “Accessories” dropdown list is saying “Append new accessories”.
    You’ll be good to go. It’s a round about way, but once you’ve done it a couple of times it becomes relatively quick.

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