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Labelling Complex Profile Walls

BenATA
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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. 
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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. 

 

Any suggestion would be much appreciated, 

 

Thanks in advance

 

Ben 

AC23-25

MacOS BigSur

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Hi Ben,

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.

Nathan Hildebrandt
Director | Skewed
www.skewed.com.au

Hi Nathan, 

Yes this was the answer I was expecting but hoped not to get! Thanks very much for your reply - I will watch your presentation later this week. 

Cheers,

Ben 

AC23-25

MacOS BigSur

You can do an auto-text label and insert auto-text for 'Surfaces (All)'.

But this will give you all surfaces in the complex profile - not just the outside ones.

I don't know any way to just get the surface you point to in a complex profile.

 

Barry.


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