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David Bearss
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Am dabbling with a materials take off. Am wondering how to get sub totals based on exterior material surface. I have a basic test set up with two wall surfaces. Easy enough to get a total but how to get sub totals on each material?
David Bearss



Archicad 18/Windows 10

Alienware 17 R5
i7 2.4 GHz / 16 GB ram
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
In the scheme settings add a flag next to the outside surface.

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David Bearss
Participant
Seriously that was crazy simple. Thanks so much Barry.

Soooo, have to say though, why a cryptic flag symbol? Why not a button that says something logical like; Sum.
David Bearss



Archicad 18/Windows 10

Alienware 17 R5
i7 2.4 GHz / 16 GB ram

Barry Kelly
Moderator
Even in the help files it doesn't really have a name - they just refer to it as the flag icon ...
• Display the flag icon next to the one schedule field for which you want to display subtotal cells in the schedule, as well as sum/quantity cells.


Actually you should place it next to the are field rather than the surface field - although in this case it makes no difference.
And it will only work so long as you have the sum/count active (middle button) on the area field.

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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It may have something to do with the fact that "Flag" is a computing term indicating an ON/OFF, True/False state:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_field

In this case the "Flag" means the item based on which Sums need to be calculated.
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David Bearss
Participant
Laszlo,
The IS is a wonderful powerful tool but it seems this little example of a cryptic user interface could be improved to make it more intuitive and user friendly. Interesting that the help files vague about it.
Thanks for help and info.
David Bearss



Archicad 18/Windows 10

Alienware 17 R5
i7 2.4 GHz / 16 GB ram

David wrote:
The IS is a wonderful powerful tool but it seems this little example of a cryptic user interface could be improved to make it more intuitive and user friendly.
Help Tags for these items would be a plus.

David
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Erika Epstein
Contributor
Help tags would be good. There is documentation is in the Archicad Reference Guide
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David Bearss
Participant
Thanks Erika,
That is the all explaining simple paragraph that I was not able to be lucky enough to find.
David Bearss



Archicad 18/Windows 10

Alienware 17 R5
i7 2.4 GHz / 16 GB ram

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