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Creating installation file for Attributes, Favourites and Keynotes

tonyfitz
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I have developed a range of favourites for a balustrade company to distribute to ArchiCAD users which comprises the following components which need to be installed into users system to work optimally;

  • 1 building material
  • 1 Surface Material
  • About 10 Complex profiles
  • 1 Favourites file (prf format)
  • 1 Keynotes file for CI Keynotes tool

Would there be a way using the ArchiCAD API or other language that would allow the installation of these as a single operation rather than the 3 step process it is at present ?

 

All attributes have been indexed from 500 to hopefully avoid any material clashes on import.

 

It would be great if we could just wrap everything in to a single file and have users download that, click run and have everything go to the right place.  (Everything has been set up for ArchiCAD 26)

 

Thanks in advance.

Tony Fitzpatrick
Head of BIM
www.aw2.fi

Co-Founder / CEO
www.the bimcrowd.com
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merging takes care of all you have to do  in the attribute manager, less error prone and just one click to import all.

then all you have to do  is import the favorite file.

 

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julienK
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building materials, surfaces,properties and complex profiles can be imported in one step with the file>interoperability>merge feature.

Favorites have to be imported separately

A custom installer could add favorites but wouldn't be able to modify the archicad library to add surfaces and materials

So to do this I would just save a pln and merge rather than exporting the xml files through the attributes manager ?

Still if that doesn't import favourites still might be just as easy to have them import the attributes through the attribute manager.

 

Just trying to find the most foolproof way of getting the right attributes in the right places so that the favourites will actually work as intended.

Tony Fitzpatrick
Head of BIM
www.aw2.fi

Co-Founder / CEO
www.the bimcrowd.com
Solution

merging takes care of all you have to do  in the attribute manager, less error prone and just one click to import all.

then all you have to do  is import the favorite file.

 

OK cool, will give it a crack then.

 

Thanks for your feedback

Tony Fitzpatrick
Head of BIM
www.aw2.fi

Co-Founder / CEO
www.the bimcrowd.com
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