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pull textures and finishes from class settings or texture assignments in data tags

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Quoting a conversation I had w/ @Boh

I am however looking for an automated system where the tag is pulling data so whereever it is placed it will self update to display the correct info. The reason is that we are working in teams and having a simple bullet proof system is less prone to errors creeping in whenever something needs revising.

 

I still like my idea of using classes and class descriptions however it falls down as I don't know a way to list in a worksheet the class description of a class of an object. Is this because the worksheet will only list record info of the object not the class of the object?

 

Perhaps there is another way? I already use space  objects for finishes and have an extensive set of codes for floor, wall, ceiling finishes etc. It would be great to be able to use this info but not be tied to using the limited finishes functionality of space objects.

 

This must be a very common issue so I'm sure there are lots of systems people use...

 

Can we please have the ability to get texture assignments listed in a worksheet via a data tag?  I know of no good way to get a material schedule going in this manner.

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Hi Grant,

 

This might do the trick for now:

Here's a simple file containing a worksheet that uses a script to get the Description of the object class.  While this file uses a script within the document, you can run an external script from a worksheet as well.

 

-Matt

Get Class Description in Worksheet.vwx

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Thats great @Matt Panzer! Thanks for sharing.

Is there then similar way to call up class fill style image? ...as you can see on attachment.

I would like to make automated way to create material key for materials that are present within individual sheet layer page.

 

I might try to tweak script for class description...but I am not familiar with scripting.

Thanks for directing me bit.

Snímka obrazovky 2019-12-21 o 17.43.08.png

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22 hours ago, drelARCH said:

Thats great @Matt Panzer! Thanks for sharing.

Is there then similar way to call up class fill style image? ...as you can see on attachment.

I would like to make automated way to create material key for materials that are present within individual sheet layer page.

 

I might try to tweak script for class description...but I am not familiar with scripting.

Thanks for directing me bit.

 

You mean like this?:

Screen Shot 2019-12-22 at 10.20.03 AM.png

 

No script needed for that.  See attached VWX file.  🙂

 

Get Class Description in Worksheet.vwx

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Thanks Matt,

Your file is almost there.

What I am after though is bit more complicated. I wish to extract individual components of walls/slabs/roofs objects present in file ...ideally to narrow down to only ones that are seen (on section viewports) on particular sheet.

Anyway, but to be able at least call out every single component in drawing would be of huge benefit to me. I just can't to seem find way how point report criteria to select components and show their class attributes (hatch, tile...and class description).

 

Any thought how to dig out these informations?

Thanks again.

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On 1/22/2020 at 2:46 AM, drelARCH said:

Thanks Matt,

Your file is almost there.

What I am after though is bit more complicated. I wish to extract individual components of walls/slabs/roofs objects present in file ...ideally to narrow down to only ones that are seen (on section viewports) on particular sheet.

Anyway, but to be able at least call out every single component in drawing would be of huge benefit to me. I just can't to seem find way how point report criteria to select components and show their class attributes (hatch, tile...and class description).

 

Any thought how to dig out these informations?

Thanks again.

 

Unfortunately, I don't think that is possible.

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