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Audience Seating 24 issues

LM19
Newcomer
Does anyone know of a better way to do seating layouts in AC?
My firm does mainly churches, so a lot of seating layouts. The Audience Seating 24 object is the only one I've found that will lay out chairs in a curve. The problems are:
-We cannot change the chair to individual (moveable) seats, or any other style.
-We cannot conform the layout to a trapezoid or pie shape
-We cannot get a seat count?
-We cannot delete individual seats to get a broad layout to conform to the trapezoidal layout.
To get the results we've needed I've had to layout guide line curves, then set individual rows of seats. A layout of 200 seats has taken at least an hour.
Is there a better way to do this? This is a major issue for our firm, as 95% of our projects involve 100-600 curved seat layouts.

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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
It sounds like you might be better off multiplying individual seats to get the flexibility and data that you want?

If you weren't aware, when you multiply any object, you can have the object placed on a pre-drawn path (selected after the multiply command) and have the objects rotated along the path. See screenshot

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One of the forum moderators   •   AC 25 USA and earlier   •   MacOS 11.6, iMac Pro

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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
It sounds like you might be better off multiplying individual seats to get the flexibility and data that you want?

If you weren't aware, when you multiply any object, you can have the object placed on a pre-drawn path (selected after the multiply command) and have the objects rotated along the path. See screenshot

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One of the forum moderators   •   AC 25 USA and earlier   •   MacOS 11.6, iMac Pro

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LM19
Newcomer
Thanks Karl. That sounds better than the seating layout object, but will still require a lot of setup. Where would we get a seat count with this method?

Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
LM19 wrote:
Thanks Karl. That sounds better than the seating layout object, but will still require a lot of setup. Where would we get a seat count with this method?
Seat count would just be an element schedule filtered by any of ID, object name, etc or even just all objects on a dedicated seating layer, etc. If you have different seat styles to report, same kind of thing for filtering and subtotals. If you have handicap 'landing pads' for wheelchairs to include in the same schedule, you'll need to use a simple object to represent them so they show up in the same schedule subject to the grand total.
One of the forum moderators   •   AC 25 USA and earlier   •   MacOS 11.6, iMac Pro

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Python may also be used to do the Chair renumbering.
On this download page, you will find a free downloadable Python script called "Chair Renumbering":

https://graphisoft.com/downloads/python

If you need help with the Python Connection, you can find info here:

https://archicadapi.graphisoft.com/getting-started-with-archicad-python-connection
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