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  1. This was going to be my next question. If I interpret this correctly, in the future it will be possible, in principle, to use any worksheet function with data tag? Including the "IsFlipped" function.
  2. Currenty I'm using =IF((C2=1); '-L'; '-R') This refers to IsFlipped column. For simple door, IsFlipped returns 0 if the door is not flipped (right-handed) and 1 if it's flipped (left-handed). BTW I just realized why "IsFlipped" works on a swing simple but not always on a swing bi-part door. When drawing a double leaf door, if the door is flipped in plan and the larger, active leaf is "leaf 2", then the "IsFlipped" value will be misleading. If the active, larger leaf is "leaf1", then it works properly. Below is an example: The door is not flipped, even though it is "left" handed. Leaf 1 is the smaller leaf, thus creating confusion. The correct way to draw this would be to flip the door (IsFlipped=1=left) and give the active leaf the larger width. Am I missing something...or can one use the "IsFlipped" to indicate handedness automatically, if one is careful with double doors...?
  3. BTW this has to do with the handedness of the door, too. If a solution were found, perhaps it would enable us to determine the handedness as well? Currently automatic handedness detection is not possible, if I'm correct. There is the "IsFlipped" variable but that does not tell the whole story.
  4. Now I have a nice data tag displaying the door size automatically, thank you all! The only thing missing is: How to read the handedness of the door automatically? Anyone know if this is possible? With worksheets I've looked into a combination of IsFlipped and rotation and IF formulas, but so far no solution for all situations. If we could solve this last bit, then there would be no need for manual size and handedness input any longer, eliminating the possibility of errors.
  5. If I recall correctly, this bug was already fixed once...seems it has crept back, unfortunately.
  6. I correct myself. With 2020 tiles did export to DWG.
  7. I am able to get the worksheet criteria to find the arc of the door, but unfortunately nothing is listed in the worksheet: I guess the GetSpaceNameForObj function can't directly read the location of the door arc, since it is in the plug-in object...?
  8. As to which room the door opens to, I haven't found an automatic way to do this, unfortunately. What we do instead is that we a have data tag displaying a door serial number, which is formed from the room number and a running number. For example, if there are three doors opening to room number 118, the door numbers for the tag would be 118-1 118-2 118-3 This requires manual input and a custom data field.
  9. We do use this function for furniture, equipment and door location listings and it works quite well. One has to pay careful attention to elevations though, spaces can have height and if an object is 1mm below the bottom of the space, it won't be listed.
  10. I think this has to do with your design layer elevations. Check the attached screen capture: If I change all design layers elevations so that they are 1m separate, the list for the rectangles is correct. However, the doors "pass" through multiple spaces (a door is taller than 1 meter), therefore more than one space is listed for them. If you must have your design layers at the same elevation, then some kind of additional class criteria could be used to separate the objects on different design layers. The "GetSpaceNumForObj" function works so that it lists all those spaces an object is "touching", therefore you see more than one space listed for each object, since the spaces are at the same elevation.
  11. Excellent, thank you! This is very good news indeed. In this case it's about the local door size denotation standards, the so called "modules" =M =100mm.
  12. Is it possible to do math with data tags? Example: A Data tag reads the door rough opening width 1100. The number 1100 is divided by 100, leaving 11. Letter M is added, thus final text on the tag would be "11M“. This is just one example, I can think of many others uses as well.
  13. A worksheet method: Create a door report with a column for "On Schedule", select the doors you want, and right-click and "Pick value from list"
  14. I agree. The surface hatch controls are mentally complicated and simply do not work properly. Impossible to get hatches to align with others.
  15. This method can be used to create walls of eg. historical buildings so that they remain editable, btw.


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