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Graphic Overrides based on Expressions of area

Josh Verran
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We are frequently getting feedback that recipients are having trouble open PDF plans due to the vectorial hatches.
One of the main culprits on our end is paved surfaces (driveways).
I have set up an expression [string] (IF ( {Property:General Parameters/Area} > 50 m2, "Yes", "No" )).

With the hope that I could graphic override those elements whose value read as "Yes", to simple background fill.

However, this property does not show in the available criteria of Graphic Overrides.
I also tried a variation as a True/False this also did not show.

 

Any idea why this is happening?

 

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Josh Verran
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Also tried to concatenate data but still doesn't show.

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Laszlo Nagy
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Certain parameters and properties are not available as Graphic Override criteria. Here is the reason why:

 

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Document-Visualize-forum/Expressions-Property-Value-type-dont-sh...

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Josh Verran
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Thanks Laszlo, although I can't achieve what I'm after, nice to know it wasn't user error.

 

I don't suppose anyone could suggest an alternative method to GO these fills based on size?

 

We have a reasonably concise list of building materials with corresponding fills and surfaces.

I have tried my utmost to avoid duplicating building materials (conc-1, conc -2 etc) for the purpose of workarounds like the above.

 

We have a concrete material which looks like a concrete fill should look, I want to avoid creating another concrete just so we can improve PDF reading, if that makes sense.

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DGSketcher
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@Josh Verran Shot in the dark, could you simply assign a GO in your view settings relevant to the drawing scale. So if you have 1:50 drawings the GO changes all fills to "Background" pattern and at say 1:10 there is no GO assigned to the view?  

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With a 2 step progress to avoid this limitation, you can get this to work.

 

Have a 2nd property that you have to manually flag and use Find & Select criteria to find your first property.

 

You can save the find & select search to use it each time.

 

To make it a bit easier you could just convert the area to a number with STRTONUM ( STRCALCUNIT ( {Property:General Parameters/Area} ) ) and use find & select to determine if it larger than x amount.

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Josh Verran
Advocate

Thanks Laszlo, although I can achieve what I'm after, nice to know it wasn't user error.

 

I don't suppose anyone could suggest an alternative method to GO these fills based on size?

 

We have a reasonably concise list of building materials with corresponding fills and surfaces.

I have tried my utmost to avoid duplicating building materials (conc-1, conc -2 etc) for the purpose of workarounds like the above.

 

We have a concrete material which looks like a concrete fill should look, I want to avoid creating another concrete just so we can improve PDF reading, if that makes sense.

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