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Re: Idiot Architects and Custom Tags
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2014, 09:36:07 AM »
Change your space tag to read his parameters.

...Why are you using the space naming utility in the first place? You should have a space tag that reads the ROOM NAME and ROOM NUMBER parameter.

How would I do that, I exported his shared parameter file, imported the Room Description to my space tag, then added it to my space, added it to the project parameters, set it to room and space categories, and all i get is a "?".

What have i missed?
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Re: Idiot Architects and Custom Tags
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2014, 09:42:44 AM »
You should be fine.

Thank you but we won't be switching as we "plan" on using that stuff and are setting up our standards in anticipation of when we get to that point, years from now.

Then my advice would be to plan on using the built in calc engine or Carrier HAP.
  • HAP has better gbXML support.
  • The built in calc engine is very good (the only problems I had with it are because of the built in wall and window types really).
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Re: Idiot Architects and Custom Tags
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2014, 09:42:52 AM »

How would I do that, I exported his shared parameter file, imported the Room Description to my space tag, then added it to my space, added it to the project parameters, set it to room and space categories, and all i get is a "?".

What have i missed?



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Re: Idiot Architects and Custom Tags
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2014, 09:45:35 AM »
Change your space tag to read his parameters.

...Why are you using the space naming utility in the first place? You should have a space tag that reads the ROOM NAME and ROOM NUMBER parameter.

How would I do that, I exported his shared parameter file, imported the Room Description to my space tag, then added it to my space, added it to the project parameters, set it to room and space categories, and all i get is a "?".

What have i missed?

Is his parameter a project parameter attached to the ROOMs or is it a shared parameter attached to the TAG family?
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Re: Idiot Architects and Custom Tags
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2014, 09:46:40 AM »
Got it, i was still adding it as a space tag, when i added a room tag it got it right.

It'll be good enough for sheets, no good for the gbxml though  :-(
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Re: Idiot Architects and Custom Tags
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2014, 10:11:37 AM »
Got it, i was still adding it as a space tag, when i added a room tag it got it right.

It'll be good enough for sheets, no good for the gbxml though  :-(

Nope, it won't. You will have to retype them.
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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2014, 10:14:14 AM »
Yeah, I'm just realising that.

I can tag individual rooms, but I can't "tag all untagged". and its useless for the GBMXL.
I hate "some" architects :knuppel2:
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Re: Idiot Architects and Custom Tags
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2014, 10:14:55 AM »
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Video does it better.
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lol ...I miss those cartoons.

BTW, that vid can be re-titled as the plight of Revit MEP.
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Re: Idiot Architects and Custom Tags
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2014, 10:17:48 AM »
Yeah, I'm just realising that.

I can tag individual rooms, but I can't "tag all untagged". and its useless for the GBMXL.
I hate "some" architects :knuppel2:

I hear that! I have an Arch right now using Generic model, Specialty Equipment, Lines, and Plumbing fixture for all the plumbing fixtures (and CAD too). *sigh*
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Re: Idiot Architects and Custom Tags
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2014, 10:27:00 AM »
I think this might be the same Architects.
His RWPs are plumbing fixtures, but so are his toilets, although some of them are line work, in plan and elevation so a lovely line appears down the centre of all toilets in plan view, SO if you want to turn off the RWPs you lose the toilets, meaning I need to turn off the RWPs individually in the plan.
Wanna get rid of that mahoosive reference plane in the centre of the plan, don't worry there are another 20 or so others in exactly the same place.
The walls don't have to meet do they? its ok to have a 200mm plus gap at the corners, its natural vent.

Oh, and the ground floor level i'm using isn't, the building slopes but still only has one level, so something offset to be above the ceiling in the bottom of the plan, is only about 250mm above the floor in the top part.
So i needed to make my own levels up.
I'm so glad we are only doing above ceiling co-ordination on this one, I'd end up doing time for murder if I needed to work on this full time.
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Re: Idiot Architects and Custom Tags
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2014, 10:44:39 AM »
lol

I had an arch that only drew walls 1' high. :)  I had another that drew everything with detail lines. I also had another that refused to let us (MEP) coordinate with Struct and instead re-drew all structural in their model. :-/
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« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2014, 10:47:48 AM »
On this one I'm working on the Structures guy did his model in 2015, all the rest of us are using 2014. He's pissed because we won't upgrade the model and he has to do it again
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Re: Idiot Architects and Custom Tags
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2014, 10:57:15 AM »
lol Why won't you guys upgrade? ...just use an IFC of his model.
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Re: Idiot Architects and Custom Tags
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2014, 12:14:02 PM »
woo hoo, I found a solution.

Our document management system, newforma, allows us to export and import room and space information to excel sheets, and it does custom parameters, so I can export the room info with its custom parameter, copy the offending column, paste it into the Room name Column, and re-import.

Job Done.
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Re: Idiot Architects and Custom Tags
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2014, 12:52:52 PM »
Cool.  Glad you found a work around!
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