what are everyones preferred attribute naming conventions? I currently organize all my attributes by CSI division and/or drawing function (based on primary contribution to drawing set - as in layer/layer combo).
I would love to get my attributes more dynamically involved, but don't want to deal with the hassle of searching for jumbled surfaces, building materials, etc...
I know expressions can be used to drop the first x digits of an attribute name, but that's a step that we just can't bake into the template and expect the average designer to stay on top of.
Maybe a thread of peoples surface/bMat/profile/composite naming conventions?
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I have just been setting up our template and have used an approach based on 3 principles;
All data should be in the model
As little manual / dumb data should be entered as possible
The model should be able to check and automate as much as possible for correctness.
So when it comes to attribute naming, I have used an approach where all necesary information should be included in the element name, separated by a ":" so for composites for example the name is CODE:Fire rating:Acoustic Rating and for surface materials it is CODE:Description:Supplier:Colour and then I use expressions (SPLIT) pull out the relevant pieces for labelling, creating checks, etc. I haven't gone too deep into Building material or profile namings as yet, but for profiles am tending down the line of Talo 2000 (Finnish standard) code followed by a description to make it easier to manage otherwise the list gets cumbersome real quick.