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keynote scheduling

jkershaw
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hi all -

After working in AC for nearly 20 years, I decided to make my first foray into keynote scheduling. I spent 30 minutes and built a schedule that reads two Property Values that I created ("keynote" and "keynote number").

To test, I assigned values to three elements - a column, a slab, and a wall. I labeled two of these elements on the plan, but did not label the third.

First question:
Can I set up the schedule so that IF an element does NOT have a label associated to it, THEN it will not show in the schedule? Many elements show in various views, but I do not want the keynote to be listed just because the element is in the view.

Second question:
Is there no way to "top justify" the cells in the schedule?? We often have very long notes, and "center-justification" is not only graphically inferior but also less clear.

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jkershaw
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example of poor justification behavior (question two)
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vfrontiers
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I feel your pain, brother!

The way I would have gone about it is this...
Use ELEMENT ID for the KEYNOTE NUMBER (with the ability to override)
Place an AUTO LABEL that reads the keynote number

In the script of the note, have an external file that lists all the notes and numbers and have it perform a simple lookup to extract the note..
(Bonus, you could have a 2nd set of notes for the same number so one could be long and the other short and you could read either one by a switch)

So what happens is the NOTE LABEL itself gets injected with the actual notes.

The bitch is that ArchiCAD (after 33 years) CANNOT SCHEDULE LABELS!!!!

In essence, you could do the same thing by making the LABEL an OBJECT and read those... It just can't ASSOCIATE itself to the thing your pointing at.

I had just posted the sentiment elsewhere on this forum... (and I also posted it 3 years ago and 5 years ago...).
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vfrontiers
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Guess it's time to look into CadIMAGE Keynotes!

Not sure I like the monthly fee idea though...
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jkershaw
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Thanks, Duane -

I knew when I posted that it was an issue of AC being able to get 95% of the way there.... only to have it fail at the last 5% making it useless.

So close, yet so far.
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vfrontiers
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maybe AC45?
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DGSketcher
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vfrontiers wrote:
In the script of the note, have an external file that lists all the notes and numbers and have it perform a simple lookup to extract the note..
Duane, you make that sound easy! Care to elaborate? I have an excel file I would love to link with a simple look up.

Thanks
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vfrontiers
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Because I have stopped at the "Can't schedule labels", I guess I've never had hands on experience here.

Page 560 in the current(AC21) GDL manual is where I'd start. The section called TEXT I/O... and in this case the subheading READING VALUES...
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DGSketcher
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Ahh. Guess I misread read your post Duane, I thought you had this working. Thanks for the GDL pointers though, I will have a look and see if I can get it to work with my own labels.
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