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How to get Master Layout name as autotext

Anonymous
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Hi, with every new update I look for the possibility to retrieve the name of the used master layout as autotext on different layouts. I have also asked our local support service (Norway), but no luck.
I have made our office specific title block as a gdl-object, with text (mostly autotext) and lines, and then added the block to different master layouts (A1, A2, A3, A4, landscape and portrait). When we publish PDFs, the client sometimes prints A1 or A2 as A3 or A4, and this makes the scale wrong. Thus it would be nice to include the name of the master layout as autotext in our title block-object, to avoid any confusion. Is there a code to retrieve this? Everything else seems available, so maybe it's even possible to include this in a new build?

Regards
David
www.meter-as.no
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Minh Nguyen
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni

Dear all,

 

Thank you very much for sharing your ideas regarding this wish!

 

I am happy to say we took notice of this wish and I have added it to our Wish List database (please refer to it as IDEA-4297). Hopefully, our Product Management team will adopt this one in the future.

 

Thank you all once more, and I wish you a great day!

Best regards,
Minh

Minh Nguyen
Technical Support Engineer
GRAPHISOFT

Erwin Edel
Virtuoso

The easiest fix for me would be to add the 'Layout info scheme' to the master layouts too.

 

It is very easy to add things here and they automatically get added to the autotext fields.

 

Currently we set the page size for each layout individually, since we also use this for our layout index.

 

You can sort your layout with 'tree by master' and then quickly manually set all the page sizes. It's still a hassle though. Would be much preferred to setup the 'properties' of a master instead and leave layout specific things to the layout book.

Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

YESSS!!! 😄

Thank you so much, Nguyen! This is very good news!

regards
David G

ArchiCad since 8.1

Mac Studio (2022) - Apple M1 Ultra
macOS Monterey 12.4

Hi, any updates on this? 

regards
David G

ArchiCad since 8.1

Mac Studio (2022) - Apple M1 Ultra
macOS Monterey 12.4

Seems like AC 26 has this feature, I just looked at the video on youtube:

https://youtu.be/1Atigka6-wc?t=180

I will have to wait for our local version to be downloaded, but i hope/think this was spot on!

regards
David G

ArchiCad since 8.1

Mac Studio (2022) - Apple M1 Ultra
macOS Monterey 12.4

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

Yes, it does, there are seven new Layout and Master Layout-related Autotexts in Archicad 26:

  • Master Layout Height
  • Master Layout Name
  • Master Layout Width
  • Layout Number in Current Subset
  • Layout Number in Top Subset
  • Number of Layouts in Current Subset
  • Number of Layouts in Top Subset

AC26-NewLayoutAutotexts.png

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This is a good news, Im

 

Thanks, I'm glad this one got hammered out. There are so many small improvements that could make the life so much more comfortable.

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