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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
Enthusiast
there is , sadly, no such option in ArchiCAD ,
It would be a very helpful feature ; (to add to the wishlist)
AC12_20 |Win10_64bit|
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.
Barry.
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KeesW
Advocate
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.
Cornelis (Kees) Wegman

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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

PS Why I seem to have no time when I have no work, and lots of time when I'm working is one of those great mysteries of life... 😉
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TMA_80
Enthusiast
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|