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Window orientation parameter (N/S/E/W)


Hello, I wonder if there is a way to get information about window orientation (I can't find a parameter that has a value depending on its orientation to north, south, west or east (or an angle, from which I achieve this using the custom property with an expression))? I need to get this value into Archicad property (for scheduling and IFC export) without setting it manually if possible.

GRAPHISOFT Certified Archicad BIM Manager, 2021

AC 25 CZ @ macOS

Hello Matin,


I have already had this type of discussion with a thermal design office. In reality the orientation of windows and exterior doors depends more on the overall orientation of the facade. The architecture of a facade can generate hollows and thus orient windows and doors in a different direction.
For this reason, I doubt that it makes sense to define orientation mathematically. I tend to define the orientation of a set of walls on a facade and then list the openings placed in these walls.

Christophe - FRANCE
Archicad Designer and Teacher
Archicad 15 to 26 FRA FULL

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