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  1. If you have the x, y and z values in a list then you shld be able to import the list if it’s formatted correctly to setstakes or 3D locii.
  2. As a workaround the stake tool can be used to show ceiling heights in plan views and the benchmark tool in section views. They don’t link to the ceiling object however so need to be manually placed at the correct height.
  3. Glad this looks like it's sorted 😉
  4. Can you post the file? Happy to have a look to see what’s going on.
  5. You have likely drawn all your 2d on the screen plane. If you change it to layer plane then you should see it in a 3d view.
  6. I had pretty much the same problem a week or two ago and it was my model had geometry to far from the drawing origin. I.e. what @twksaid.
  7. I made some basic try out data sheets for Framing objects and a couple of other things and it is pretty cool how you can filter out what fields you want to see in the OIP data pane and edit the objects from there rather than from the shape pane. It's a bit hit and miss though as it looks like not all types of parametric objects can have data sheets (Title Blocks for example don't appear in the available list of built-in plug-in objects list in the data manager) and not all the settings via the data pane work like their equivalents do in the shape pane or settings dialogues - e.g. to enter a colour in the data pane you need to know the colour number. Mapping data sets by class is pretty slick though. That, I think, will be a useful tool as our office gets better at using records, data tags, worksheets etc. Interesting that mapping a data set to a symbol definition via the data manager doesn't seem to add it to the symbols definition itself rather, from what I seen, adds it to the symbol instances as they are inserted. I.e. after mapping a data set to a symbol definition you can't see the "added" data in the data pane of the RM but when you drag the symbol into the drawing the data is indeed attached to the symbol instance.
  8. Could it be that you are creating page based rather than world based symbols?
  9. Thanks again @Tom W.. So the tip I picked up going through those posts is to experiment with data sheets. I’m thinking of setting them up to quickly edit commonly changed settings of parametric plugins without having to go into often clunky and overly complicated settings dialogues.
  10. Thanks @Tom W.. That was a good tip. I ripped through that course in 15min. The data manager is really powerful but, as the course says itself, is most useful for large collaborative projects using Bim /ifc. We aren’t a big office and whilst we do use ifc the scale of our projects is relatively small so “data management” isn’t really an issue. That said I do like how with the data manager classes can be mapped so that records can automatically be associated to objects placed in classes. How I can use that? I’m not sure... I like to set my object attributes to “by-class” and have a whole range of classes set up specifically to make objects display certain graphic attributes. It seems that data mapping by class could be like an extension of that. The other useful-to-me aspect of the data manager perhaps is the ability to attach records to symbol definitions.
  11. @Pat Stanford can you recommend any good tutorials or videos demonstrating how the data manager works? I have looked and can’t seem to find anything for a data noob like myself.
  12. Yes or change the dl names in your template. Just as long as the names are not exactly the same. You can just add a dash or full stop to the name. Once imported you can easily move objects from one dl to another. If you’ve done any edits to the dls in your original file like scale, elevation, height etc, you probably want to use those layers rather than the template one anyway.
  13. Yes if you duplicate an extg legend you can assign callouts to either one. Do this via the oip. Just to say you will have to be careful with your classing to make sure keynotes are assigned correctly to the same class.as their legend. Slightly risky in my view. Can you put the different phases on different sheets?
  14. You classes shouldn’t change. For objects on design layers it is better to import the design layers.. When you import DLs there is an option to import layer objects. Jut make sure the DLS have different names than those already in the file.

 

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