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  1. 1 hour ago, Matt Panzer said:

    Have you tried using Data Visualization in a viewport?  In the attached file, I did the following:

    1. In the Resource Manager, create a "Scope" Record with a "Scope Index" field.
    2. Use the Select Similar tool to select all walls of a particular style.
    3. Attach the Scope record and type an appropriate "Scope Index" value. Repeat this for other walls.
      This part is not exactly what you're looking for since you want the record and value to be attached to the wall style definition but it might suffice.
    4. Create a viewport and use the Data Visualization feature to display different Scope Index values with different colors.

    DataVis on Walls.vwx


    Seems like an interesting approach. 


    How do you set up the Record in the Resource Manager?



  2. 1 hour ago, Urbanist said:

    Good question, a useful approach for certain purposes. I remember a project long time ago (manual drafting days) where the client's cost consultant complained about the cost of a particular wall type. Surely it was expensive, but there was perhaps 100 sqm of it in a large project and it did not require a separate contractor or anything like that. 


    Fortunately I knew the project by heart to the smallest detail so was able to quickly quantify the problem and show it in proportion with a red Textmark. End of discussion.  


    I take you have tried using classes and viewport class overrides? 


    I have tried class overrides but it does not seem to work.


    It is for a large project with over 30 wall types covering 1000s of linear meters so we really need a systematic parametric approach. 

  3. Is it possible to generate scope drawings from wall styles?


    For instance make 'wall type 1' solid green and 'wall type 2' solid purple  in a plot file viewport, rather than showing either the whole wall detail or using the hide details function in black or white?



  4. How do we make the window hinge markers visible in section viewports i.e. elevation, to show that they are side-hung or top-hung etc?


    We have converted our windows to symbols and have ticked Show Interior and Exterior Hinge Markers in the object settings. The hinge marker class is also turned on in the viewports. Do we need to do anything else?


    Surely they should be automatically visible.






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  5. Thanks Christiaan. I have tried your suggestion and the problem still persists. 


    If I duplicate the thinner layer of insulation which is joined correctly and use it to replace the thicker layer, the problem is transferred to the new insulation layer, as attached. Strange.



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  6. I have created an external metal rain screen wall style for a faceted wall however the insulation element extends beyond the join for each segment of wall in plan, as attached.


    I would be happy to ignore this but there are also windows close to the joins in these walls and the insulation is extending over them.


    Any ideas how to fix this?



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  7. What is the best way to show information such as floor heights and gridlines within section viewports?


    I could just draw it in the annotation layer but would prefer if it was referenced so I can transfer it across multiple sections and elevations.


    Can you add referenced design layers into section viewports?




  8. Does anyone experience problems with symbols within symbols, e.g. a flat type symbol within a floor plate symbol referenced into a sheet file, where some of the elements such as doors are not visible in the plot viewport despite all classes being turned on?

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