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Christiaan

Custom ID tags for windows and doors

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We'd like custom ID tags for windows and doors.

 

One of the main reasons we need them is to display the fire-rating of doors on floor plans for instance.  

 

We used to use symbols for doors, including our own custom ID tag (linked to a record format), and this included a fire-rating field. But now that we're using the Door Object we don't have this capability. The fire-rating is there in the door data but we're unable to display it as part of the ID tag, because ID tags are limited to ID Prefix, ID Label and ID Suffix.

 

You might say that we could use the ID Suffix field to show the fire-rating but we already use this field to identify a door type (and the fire-rating is already has its own field). So a typical door number for us would look like this: D-09-B (D=door, 09=door number, and B=type)

 

WinDoor, for instance, has custom ID tags, which are symbols the user can edit. They also have a second field that you can use for any piece of data you like, such as the fire-rating.

 

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I agree!

 

Door tag is a very important, fundamental tool for an architect!

 

The local standard over here is to show the following information in the door tag:

-Door ID number

-Door size in 10cm modules, eg. 9x21M

-handedness indicator

-Door type descriptor (steel door, glass door, sliding door etc)

-Fire rating

-Acoustic rating

 

Trying to display these in one line that the standard door tag allows becomes a mess.

 

I've tried to make a custom ID tag a couple of times, but these attempts were unsuccessful. I've thought I've followed the instructions but I can't get it to work.

 

As I wrote somewhere earlier, all door data is there, any custom record data is there, one would think it's easy to connect these with a customized tag.

 

 

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BTW, is there a reason why Windoor is not sold in Europe? or NA?

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14 hours ago, JMR said:

BTW, is there a reason why Windoor is not sold in Europe? or NA?

 

OzCAD is a small company that just wants to concentrate on making a good product for Aus/NZ I think.

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On 10/1/2017 at 9:10 PM, JMR said:

I agree!

 

Door tag is a very important, fundamental tool for an architect!

 

The local standard over here is to show the following information in the door tag:

In my country pretty much the same so VW's door object is totally useless as are most of the objects. I wonder why any architect would buy VW here and actually almost no-one does. 

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Well I'm very happy with VW, just not the doors and windows. I like the freedom and the plentiful controls VW provides.

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