Hi all, we have a school project with most exterior walls built using complex profiles. As far as the 3D model is concerned complex profiles have been really helpful as the walls are constructed of a brick-veneer footing (that changes its height regularly) with the rest of the wall consisting of sheet metal cladding, that varies in colour regularly. See the attached image, which has a single complex profile wall element is highlighted in red to show how we are using the wall elements. The issue that we have is that we cannot live label the materials/surfaces of the complex profile walls in elevation. Does anyone have have a good solution for labelling the multiple surfaces that appear on on a complex profile like we have in our model.
What you are experiencing is something that I have worked around for years. I sadly model each part of the wall separately. I essentially stack composite walls on top of each other. Then I have a custom label that reads the outside / inside Building Material of the Composite and the outside / inside Surface. Here is a presentation I did back in 2014 on the topic. https://www.skewed.com.au/media/webinars/webinar-putting-i-your-bim-documentation
Sadly I don't think there is a way in which you can label a complex profile the way you want to. I only create complex profiles with a single Building Material to represent construction for this reason. Sorry, I don't have an answer, I have a workaround.