System Template Variables

There are several template variables that are always available in the  design template language.  This page documents all of them. All system variables start with $_. and end with their name. 

$_.width The width of the component you are working on. For example, a Poker Deck would have a width of 825 pixels.
$_.height The height of the component you're working on. For example, a Poker Deck would have a height of 1125 pixels.
$_.mywidth The width of the current step being rendered. So if you've defined a box that was 200 pixels wide, this would show 200.
$_.myheight The height of the current step being rendered. So if you've defined a box that was 200 pixels tall, this would show 200.
$_.centermex The number of pixels you would need to assign to a step's X position to have it centered along the X axis. You could get the same result with { ( $_.width - $_.mywidth ) / 2 }
$_.centermey The number of pixels you would need to assign to a step's Y position to have it centered along the Y axis. You could get the same result with { ( $_.height - $_.myheight ) / 2 }
$_.prevx The number of pixels from the left of the component to the right of the previous step.  Example
$_.prevy The number of pixels from the top of the component to the bottom of the previous step.  Example
$_.count The total number of component records in the data set for this design.
$_.counter A tally of the the number of component records thus far in the data set. Can be used with $_.count to to create a fraction of the total components.

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