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Data Tag - Display angle of roof

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I am able to get the angle of a roof using a worksheet but I cannot figure out how to get a data tag to display the angle of a roof.  

Worksheet field is =ANGLE

Data tag #ANGLE# & #=ANGLE# does not work. 


Anyone know what the call would be?

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Currently, there is no way to do that. Please submit a bug or an enhancement request.

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I requested the feature be added to Vectorworks but I have also created a script, record and data tag workaround.  I have attached the sample vectorworks file.


Only works or roof faces so you have to ungroup your roof to use this. 

Next you need to run the script included to assign the pitch to a record that is attached to each face.  

Then you can use the tag to tag the roof faces in plan.  


Note: this is been customized for inch pitches on a 12" run.  The script would have to be modified if you want to use it for a different run dimension. 





Roof Pitches on Plan.vwx

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Your workaround looks good but sadly you have to ungroup the roof. I'll see what I can do when I have enough time away from other tasks.

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I typically have to ungroup a roof because it is rare that I can make to roof tool work without ungrouping it.  Many times I have multiple pitches that the roof tool does not join correctly. 

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