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This is the current state of element schedules. All projects will have schedules for windows, interior doors, and exterior doors. Many projects will have finish schedules, which are schedules of zones. Let's quickly review the basics of interactive schedules. In the scheme settings, there are criteria, which determine what elements will be listed, and fields, which are the information to
This clever trick from Patrick May at 4dProof about labeling zones in section has two parts. The clever part is the lateral thinking of labeling things in the zones rather than the zone itself. The other part is the introduction of autotexts in labels in Archicad 21. The lateral thinking part could have been discovered versions ago, you just needed
So that a zone can be shown with an abbreviation in the plan where there's not enough space, and with the full name in schedules where abbreviations look awkward. Put the abbreviation in the Short Name parameter. If the parameter is empty, the full name is used in plan. Another idea would be to hard-code standard abbreviations for typical
The finish schedule is an element schedule of zones. You need to read that link if you haven't already.
Location: Doesn't matter. This is our main (only) zone stamp. A zone stamp is a special object associated with a zone. If you use zones, the stamp takes the place of 'dumber' room name objects or texts. I always use zones instead of room name objects. Unlike the room name object, the name and number are not parameters. They are
Zones are information elements. They represent rooms and other definable areas and volumes in the project. You don't need them to build a good model, and you don't need them to create good drawings. They make the project smarter by letting you treat a space as a thing, so you can keep track of information associated with rooms as opposed
The interior elevation tool is like a compound elevation tool geared towards presenting rooms rather than whole buildings. It creates a group of sub-viewpoints within a header viewpoint. The header viewpoint is a polygon, which is, in turn, generally associated with a room. Each edge of the polygon shows one wall of the room, in its own window. IEs can
The layer +Z Room Name is no longer with us. Dust to dust. Polvo a polvo. Room name objects in plan should go on the layer +Z Zones. This is the layer for zones of rooms. If you use zones, the stamp becomes the room name. If you don't, you can still use that layer for the object. In passing,
You can magic-wand a zone stamp to place a polygon using the geometry of the zone itself. It works even if the zone polygon is hidden, and saves you the trouble of finding an edge, since zone edges tend to coincide with lots of other stuff. Magic-wanding the middle of a room is often impractical due to interference of other
Location: 01 General / 6 Zone Stamps This is a lot like the JAM8 zone stamp, which was a lot like the room name object. You can select the room name and the floor finish. The font of the room name comes from the main settings of the stamp. The font of the material has its own setting. One new
[Note: This object has been superseded.] This is the stamp you will use most of the time. Right now it's the only one we have. It's pretty hard to tell it apart from the Room Name object. There are some differences. The name list is hooked up to the Room Name parameter of the zone tool, which lets you select