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LABEL: Access Complex Profile Offset Modifier Params (Beam)

Aurasphere
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Hi All

My first post here 🙂

Im wondering if anyone has been able to do the above...?

I use complex profile beam tool to create a dropped edge beam (Australian Resi Housing) and simply want to report the offset modifier value

Cheers

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Barry Kelly
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Simply place some autotext for the profile modifier you want.

Select that text and then 'save as a library part > label'.

It will create a label for you and if you open the script, you will see the code for the text.

It seems it refers to the modifiers by a GUID rather than a name.

 

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Barry.

 


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I should have elaborated

I need more than just autotext access. I need to have conditional gdl code that does quite a bit and last time i tried, autotext is not available as a variable ie its an output string only...you cant use in gdl as such...

Thanks for the reply Barry! 

If you just need to show the modifier value, you can just use an autotext label and call up the modifier you want.

Add extra descriptive text and save as a favourite for future use.

Saves you having to create your own label.

 

But if you are creating your own label and need to use the value from the modifiers, maybe you need to look at some of these requests?

 

n = REQUEST ("Properties_Of_Parent", propertyType, parentProperties)

n = REQUEST ("Property_Value_Of_Parent", "id", type, dim1, dim2, propertyValues)

n = REQUEST ("Property_Name", "id", typeName, groupName, propertyName)

 

I have not really looked into these, but maybe one of those (or some other request) will allow you to find the modifier properties?

 

Whether you can use the values of these modifier properties, I am not sure, or maybe you can still only just output their value.

 

Barry.


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Thanks again
Great tip
 
Ive used those request statements quite a bit lately but unfortunately does not seem to have any access to the modifiers
 
Ive been freelancing gdl since version 7...really excited to see python now available but havent had a good look at the schema but this task should be easy and best done as simple label
 
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