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Is <drawingscale> value a number or a string? [Drawing title with scale symbol based drawing scale]

adura
Booster

Hi to everyone,

I am designing a title object with "scale symbol" for drawings. I need <drawingscale> value for make this "scale symbol".

<drawingscale> is one of autotext. So, are autotexts number or string? Or not both?

If I can use <drawingscale> value as a number (or string) I can draw scale symbol. But I couldn't do that because -I guess- autotexts are not return a number or a string.

 

What can I do?

 

2022-09-15 Drawing Title with Scale Symbol Based Drawing Scale.png

a - d - u - r - a

Akif Duran / Architect
http://www.mimadu.com
AC21 INT, Win10 64Bit Asus N751JW
1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Solution
Yves
Enthusiast

Hi,

It is possible by creating two variables :

AC_OriginalDrawingScale (Text) and AC_Magnification (Real number)

 

Here is the script of my object

 

!!!!!!!!Master script
EPS = 0.0001
unID = 1

ech_pla = SPLIT (AC_OriginalDrawingScale, "%n:%n", num1,sep,val_ech_orig)

dim_ech = 1

IF AC_Magnification > EPS THEN
dim_ech = val_ech_orig / (AC_Magnification/100)
ENDIF


!!!!!!!!!!Script 2D

long_esp = 1.00 
nb_div = 5
ep_ech_plan = 0.002
hach_symb = 64



PEN SYMB_VIEW_PEN


LINE2 0,0,(long_esp/dim_ech)* nb_div,0
HOTLINE2 0,0,(long_esp/dim_ech)* nb_div,0

LINE2 0, ep_ech_plan,(long_esp/dim_ech)* nb_div, ep_ech_plan
LINE2 0, -ep_ech_plan,(long_esp/dim_ech)* nb_div, -ep_ech_plan

HOTLINE2 0, ep_ech_plan,(long_esp/dim_ech)* nb_div, ep_ech_plan
HOTLINE2 0, -ep_ech_plan,(long_esp/dim_ech)* nb_div, -ep_ech_plan



FOR i=1 TO nb_div +1

LINE2 (long_esp/dim_ech)*(i-1), ep_ech_plan,(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i-1),-ep_ech_plan
HOTLINE2 (long_esp/dim_ech)*(i-1), ep_ech_plan/dim_ech,(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i-1),-ep_ech_plan/dim_ech


TEXT2 (long_esp/dim_ech)*(i-1),-ep_ech_plan, STR(long_esp*(i-1),1,0)


dist_der_num = (STW(STR(long_esp*nb_div,1,0))* GLOB_SCALE/1000)/2

IF i = nb_div +1 THEN
DEFINE STYLE "bb" pol_text,ht_text_symb,1,styl_text
SET STYLE "bb"
TEXT2 (long_esp/dim_ech)*(i-1)+dist_der_num,-ep_ech_plan, "m"

ENDIF


NEXT i

SET FILL hach_symb

FOR i=1 TO nb_div-1 STEP 2

POLY2 4, 2+4,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i),0,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i),ep_ech_plan,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i+1),ep_ech_plan,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i+1),0


NEXT i

FOR i=2 TO nb_div-1 STEP 2

POLY2 4, 2+4,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i),0,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i),-ep_ech_plan,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i+1),-ep_ech_plan,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i+1),0


NEXT i


FOR i=1 TO 10 STEP 2

POLY2 4, 2+4,
((long_esp/dim_ech)/10)*(i),0,
((long_esp/dim_ech)/10)*(i),-ep_ech_plan,
((long_esp/dim_ech)/10)*(i+1),-ep_ech_plan,
((long_esp/dim_ech)/10)*(i+1),0


NEXT i

 

Yves Houssier
Belgium
Archicad 19 -> 24
iMac - Mac Os 10,13

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

I am not sure how to explain this properly, but here goes.

Autotext values are nothing - neither string or number.

The <autotext> is just some kind of place-holder that can display the value of the autotext field, but does not actually convert the value into a usable string or number.

So you can display the value, but you can not use it.

 

Barry.


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Solution
Yves
Enthusiast

Hi,

It is possible by creating two variables :

AC_OriginalDrawingScale (Text) and AC_Magnification (Real number)

 

Here is the script of my object

 

!!!!!!!!Master script
EPS = 0.0001
unID = 1

ech_pla = SPLIT (AC_OriginalDrawingScale, "%n:%n", num1,sep,val_ech_orig)

dim_ech = 1

IF AC_Magnification > EPS THEN
dim_ech = val_ech_orig / (AC_Magnification/100)
ENDIF


!!!!!!!!!!Script 2D

long_esp = 1.00 
nb_div = 5
ep_ech_plan = 0.002
hach_symb = 64



PEN SYMB_VIEW_PEN


LINE2 0,0,(long_esp/dim_ech)* nb_div,0
HOTLINE2 0,0,(long_esp/dim_ech)* nb_div,0

LINE2 0, ep_ech_plan,(long_esp/dim_ech)* nb_div, ep_ech_plan
LINE2 0, -ep_ech_plan,(long_esp/dim_ech)* nb_div, -ep_ech_plan

HOTLINE2 0, ep_ech_plan,(long_esp/dim_ech)* nb_div, ep_ech_plan
HOTLINE2 0, -ep_ech_plan,(long_esp/dim_ech)* nb_div, -ep_ech_plan



FOR i=1 TO nb_div +1

LINE2 (long_esp/dim_ech)*(i-1), ep_ech_plan,(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i-1),-ep_ech_plan
HOTLINE2 (long_esp/dim_ech)*(i-1), ep_ech_plan/dim_ech,(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i-1),-ep_ech_plan/dim_ech


TEXT2 (long_esp/dim_ech)*(i-1),-ep_ech_plan, STR(long_esp*(i-1),1,0)


dist_der_num = (STW(STR(long_esp*nb_div,1,0))* GLOB_SCALE/1000)/2

IF i = nb_div +1 THEN
DEFINE STYLE "bb" pol_text,ht_text_symb,1,styl_text
SET STYLE "bb"
TEXT2 (long_esp/dim_ech)*(i-1)+dist_der_num,-ep_ech_plan, "m"

ENDIF


NEXT i

SET FILL hach_symb

FOR i=1 TO nb_div-1 STEP 2

POLY2 4, 2+4,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i),0,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i),ep_ech_plan,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i+1),ep_ech_plan,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i+1),0


NEXT i

FOR i=2 TO nb_div-1 STEP 2

POLY2 4, 2+4,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i),0,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i),-ep_ech_plan,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i+1),-ep_ech_plan,
(long_esp/dim_ech)*(i+1),0


NEXT i


FOR i=1 TO 10 STEP 2

POLY2 4, 2+4,
((long_esp/dim_ech)/10)*(i),0,
((long_esp/dim_ech)/10)*(i),-ep_ech_plan,
((long_esp/dim_ech)/10)*(i+1),-ep_ech_plan,
((long_esp/dim_ech)/10)*(i+1),0


NEXT i

 

Yves Houssier
Belgium
Archicad 19 -> 24
iMac - Mac Os 10,13

Thanks a lot for your reply/solution @Yves ... I will adapt your code to my own.

a - d - u - r - a

Akif Duran / Architect
http://www.mimadu.com
AC21 INT, Win10 64Bit Asus N751JW

DGSketcher
Champion

@adura It looks like @Yves has probably given you a solution, but for reference there is also GLOB_SCALE which can be used in the drawing space to set the size of text and other objects to paper space sizes. It wouldn't be suitable for a title block referencing the drawing.

Apple iMac macOS Monterey / AC26UKI (most recent builds)

Thanks for your reply @DGSketcher.
I think GLOB_SCALE will not work here because the object will play on the layout.

a - d - u - r - a

Akif Duran / Architect
http://www.mimadu.com
AC21 INT, Win10 64Bit Asus N751JW

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