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Override rules creation

Anonymous
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Hi,

I am digging in the Override_Test example project to see what the API lets us do in this field.
I am very surprised to realize that rules creation implies creating manually then saving their criterions as an XML string.
API_OverrideRule rule;
	rule.name = "Transparent surface for Windows and Doors";

	// NOTE: to get the proper criterion XML, go to ARCHICAD and save the wanted override rule as XML
	// Criterion XML: Element Type is Window or Door
	rule.criterionXML =
		"<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\" standalone=\"no\" ?>"
		"<CriterionExpression Mv=\"2\" Sv=\"1\">"
			"<TextMatchType>1</TextMatchType>"
			"<Size>1</Size>"
			"<ClassGuid>C6EBD1BD-7702-46FF-8ED9-9CC37648A7C7</ClassGuid>"
			"<CompositeCriterion Mv=\"2\" Sv=\"1\">"
				"<LogicalOperator>2</LogicalOperator>"
				"<CriteriaCount>1</CriteriaCount>"
				"<ClassGuid>C6EBD1BD-7702-46FF-8ED9-9CC37648A7C7</ClassGuid>"
				"<CompositeCriterion Mv=\"2\" Sv=\"1\">"
					"<LogicalOperator>1</LogicalOperator>"
					"<CriteriaCount>2</CriteriaCount>"
					"<ClassGuid>B4B7B134-EC56-4D40-8D4C-71D7C5A2493A</ClassGuid>"
					"<ElemTypeCriterion Mv=\"2\" Sv=\"3\">"
						"<VBEF::CritToolType Mv=\"1\" Sv=\"0\">"
							"<ElemRegistryRefId>1464421956</ElemRegistryRefId>"
							"<ElemCreatorToolUnID>"
								"<MainGuid>4ABD0A6E-634B-4931-B3AA-9BEE01F35CDF</MainGuid>"
								"<RevGuid>5585F21A-DE1C-164C-A64E-92CB48F79FA5</RevGuid>"
							"</ElemCreatorToolUnID>"
						"</VBEF::CritToolType>"
						"<LogicalOperator>1</LogicalOperator>"
					"</ElemTypeCriterion>"
					"<ClassGuid>B4B7B134-EC56-4D40-8D4C-71D7C5A2493A</ClassGuid>"
					"<ElemTypeCriterion Mv=\"2\" Sv=\"3\">"
						"<VBEF::CritToolType Mv=\"1\" Sv=\"0\">"
							"<ElemRegistryRefId>1146048338</ElemRegistryRefId>"
							"<ElemCreatorToolUnID>"
								"<MainGuid>11E85B84-8DD1-491B-A2FE-337454A91545</MainGuid>"
								"<RevGuid>91A61E93-32A8-BC46-A11A-5FB89256C651</RevGuid>"
							"</ElemCreatorToolUnID>"
						"</VBEF::CritToolType>"
						"<LogicalOperator>1</LogicalOperator>"
					"</ElemTypeCriterion>"
				"</CompositeCriterion>"
			"</CompositeCriterion>"
		"</CriterionExpression>";
I wanted to create this kind of "filters" automatically in my add-on.

Thanks for your ideas.
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Anonymous
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Hi,

I am writing to know if someone in ArchiCAD development team would be able to give us a description of how the criterionXML string used in
typedef struct {
	API_Guid						guid;
	GS::UniString					name;
	API_OverrideRuleStyle			style;
	GS::UniString					criterionXML;
} API_OverrideRule;
is computed.

I cannot imagine you don't have a document describing this. Without a mean to programmatically describe a rule criterion, I really don't see what's the point to give access to some functions like ACAPI_Override_CreateOverrideRule.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Maxime
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Anonymous
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Thank you for your observation.

So can anyone from Graphisoft, whoever he/she is, help me regarding this ?

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