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HI

 

I'm struggling with defining the Graphic Legend Field - (no coding knowledge)

If Mark is empty on the Wall Style Data Tab, then the Legend reads the 'Name' #AnyIFCEntity#.#Pset_WallCommon#.#Reference# (default from Vectroworks original setup)

If there is an entry in Mark, then it reads the Mark .

How to define the 'Mark' and the 'Name' from the Wall Style Data tab?

 

Thanks

 

Tali

 

(apologies - I may have posted this on a PM before)

 

 

Wall Graphic Legend Trial.pdf

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44 minutes ago, taliho said:

If Mark is empty on the Wall Style Data Tab, then the Legend reads the 'Name' #AnyIFCEntity#.#Pset_WallCommon#.#Reference# (default from Vectroworks original setup)

If there is an entry in Mark, then it reads the Mark .

 

I think you must have the 'Mark' text + the 'Name' text placed over the top of each other in the Cell Layout...

 

What you're showing here:

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Doesn't match what's showing here:

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In that the 'Mark' text is clearly not over the top of the rectangle as shown in the Cell Layout as in the legend it's displaying underneath it. So I'm guessing you must have the two bits of text on top of each other.

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Thanks Tom - 

That is exactly my problem.  It does not display in the way I would like it to - the Name definition displays either the name or the mark,   

- I am using what Vectorworks set up as a default .

#AnyIFCEntity#.#Pset_WallCommon#.#Reference#

 

 What do i use to define the Mark? the Mark is reflected in the Wall tag. How do I define it to read the wall-tag?

 

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Is this what you're after?:

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One of the Walls didn't have any data in the 'Mark' field so I put that in ('2'). And you were absolutely right: in this case, in the absence of a 'Mark' entry, the same formula was returning the name of the Wall style instead. I don't really understand why this would be as I'm not really an IFC person but I can see that for that Wall the name is being returned in the 'Reference' field in the IFC data:

 

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Perhaps this is just what happens with Wall data: in the absence of a 'Mark' entry 'reference' returns the wall style name instead? 

 

But anyway, hopefully this is what you want: 651555363_WallLegendTrial_edited.vwx

 

 

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Hi I found this topic and I am hoping you can help me.

I am trying to use the Graphic Legend tool for Walls just like you have shown here.

But I cannot for the life of me get the legend to display the Data of the wall in the "description" on the legend.

 

I must be missing something, but I just can't see it.

 

I am hoping you will see this message.

 

Thank you!

 

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13 minutes ago, mattryan said:

Hi I found this topic and I am hoping you can help me.

I am trying to use the Graphic Legend tool for Walls just like you have shown here.

But I cannot for the life of me get the legend to display the Data of the wall in the "description" on the legend.

 

I must be missing something, but I just can't see it.

 

I am hoping you will see this message.

 

Thank you!

 

Screenshot 2024-05-16 at 2.38.07 PM.png

Screenshot 2024-05-16 at 2.38.24 PM.png

Screenshot 2024-05-16 at 2.39.12 PM.png

 

In the 'Define Dynamic Text' dialog the Property Name should be 'Description' not 'GlobalId'. The field definition should be: #IfcWallStandardCase#.#IfcWallStandardCase#.#Description#

 

Remember to hit 'Replace Current Definition'

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🙂

 

It can be confusing because you can have one set of values in the drop-downs + something else in the field definition. So in your screenshot to the uninitiated 'GlobalId' is more prominent than 'Description' which might lead you to think that the former was the correct property name to use...

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