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INTERACTIVE COLOUR LEGEND FROM ZONES

Anonymous
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Hi All,

How do you generate interactive colour legends from
zones in archicad?

When zones are defined on the floor flan, I would like
to auto generate a colour legend side by side with the
the floor plan. When zones are added or subtracted,
this should auto update. (AC13 , WIN XP)

Regards,

Alick
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Anonymous
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For a legend you can use the schedule and it will interactively show the used categories and total area's, but there is one downside: it cannot show its color. You can have however get the name of the fill, but I don't think that will solve the problem.

TMA_80
Booster
there is , sadly, no such option in ArchiCAD ,
It would be a very helpful feature ; (to add to the wishlist)
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Anonymous
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You can place the color swatches manually next to the schedule listings.

Anonymous
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Hi All,

I thank you all for your quick responses.
I think we can resolve this by perhaps
writing a GDL script that would perform
this task.

Regards,

Alick.

Anonymous
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Master wrote:
For a legend you can use the schedule and it will interactively show the used categories and total area's, but there is one downside: it cannot show its color. You can have however get the name of the fill, but I don't think that will solve the problem.


Hi

This sounds like a good idea. Maybe we need to explore more about
creating custom interactive schedules that would give us zonal colour
coding, areas, inventory, room data all in one schedule.

Regards,

Alick.

Barry Kelly
Moderator
It is a bit like scheduling the pitches (slopes) of roofs.
That can't be done either.
Something quite obvoiusly needed but still lacking from the schedules.
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KeesW
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There is lots missing from schedules but I don't think anything will happen. I've been on this list about 10 years, read constant complaints from users, but haven't seen any action from Graphisoft.
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Apologies for not checking as I usually do ... but wonder if a trick I did a few years ago here with Excel wouldn't work? At that time, I scheduled the RGB color values for pen tables (0-255 for each of R, G and B), exported the result to Excel - and wrote a tiny Excel VBA function to convert those values to become the background color for cells in the spreadsheet. If the zone can obtain its RGB color values so that they can be included in the schedule, this would be a workaround for now...

Karl

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TMA_80
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Karl wrote:
- and wrote a tiny Excel VBA function to convert those values to become the background color for cells in the spreadsheet. If the zone can obtain its RGB color values so that they can be included in the schedule, this would be a workaround for now...
Hi karl !

could you elaborate this part, please !

This would be a sort of helpful tutorial (if you have time of course )
AC12_20 |Win10_64bit|

Anonymous
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Hello,

I think the zone color RGB is not available in GDL with
REQUEST or any other way. In addition the color is not
using pen charts, so needs some kind of office standards
to know which zone is using which RGB.

Anonymous
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Where have they got with this request in 6 years?
Since you have colour coding of the zones to make it easier to recognise what they are on layouts, it seems a clear necessity to have the same colour coding available in the schedules of those zones.

Anonymous
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it took them 7 years! AC 21 and AC 22 have the ability to use in schedules. Within your schedule you need to add this field "Surface Color (Swatch)" the color itself is coming from the Model display of your Zone (Object settings).
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14VFyhzWcAIV-gXTNUYrDuBs70YT-3Wbt/view?usp=sharing

hello.

could you please explain more specifically how to get this surface color field. i appreciate if you could do it with screenshots.

Does this help?

 

BarryKelly_0-1654567836316.png

 

Barry.


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Thanx. This is the way out.
I somehow thought that it would be category colour. But material colour is also good though.
As I understand we get category color on a 2d plan view?

vfrontiers
Enthusiast

Don't suppose there's a way to make the GRAPHIC with a FILL schedule?

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Not that I know of.

The '2D plan preview' does not work with a fill (I don't know why not, they are 2D elements) and the surface colour swatch is only for surface schedules and 2D elements aren't allowed in surface schedules.

 

Barry.


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