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Auto elevation naming relating to orientation

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Is there a way to name external elevations based upon their orientation?



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Possibly with a deep dig in GDL, but it could be problematic at a practical level e.g. do you want your elevation views all the same name. You would need to manage tolerance on rotation e.g. is it just West or South West or West South West. You need to think about format too, is WSW sufficient or should it be West. South West.


 Its not a bad idea, I just think it may complicate the simple act of typing in an appropriate name.

Apple iMac Intel i9 / macOS Sonoma / AC27UKI (most recent builds.. if they work)


For internal elevations


gives you North, North East, East


gives you N, NE, E


But I don't think it works for normal elevations.


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@Barry Kelly I think this should be moved to wishes.


The more I think about it, the suggested option of Long/Short Autotext would make it viable, particularly with the recent changes to Location settings. Much like all the other view marker reference settings it would just be a case of adding an option to prefix the name with the Orientation Autotext. It should be possible for AC to consider a marker in context with its global orientation.

Apple iMac Intel i9 / macOS Sonoma / AC27UKI (most recent builds.. if they work)

I agree this should be a wish.

If it can be done for internal elevations, why can't it be done for standard elevations?

But I won't move this particular post as it was just asking the question.


I will how ever create the wish.





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