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HELP! I need a customized story marker for elevation and section

Dine
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I tried to create a story marker and when I load it to my elevation settings, it is not showing. 

 

This is how I created the story marker. 

1. create the shape and text I needed. 

2. Select all, then click file - libraries and objects - save selection as - drawing title - story marker. 

Please help me to create a story marker. 

 

The image below is what I need for my elevation. 

 

Screenshot 2024-01-23 174630.png

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Laszlo Nagy
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What you did resulted in the creation of a Drawing Title object, not a Story Marker object.

To create a Story Marker object, you have to know GDL scripting relatively well.

To start, you should save a copy of the only Story Marker object available by default in the Archicad Library called "Built-in Story Marker":

 

1. Activate the Window > Toolbars > Edit GDL Library Parts menu command to display the corresponding toolbar.

2. Click the Open Object by Subtype command on the toolbar. This will open the Subtype Hierarchy Dialog, where you can select the GDL Subtype you want to use as a basis for your Object.

3. Find the General GDL Object > Documentation Element > Drawing Symbol > Marker > Story Marker > Built-in Story Marker item, select it, and click the Open button to open it in the GDL Editor.

StoryMarker.jpg

4. Use the File > Save As menu command to save a copy of it in the Embedded Library of the Project.

StoryMarker-2.jpg

5. Modify the GDL of this Object however you want and save the changes.

6. The Story Marker Object will be available for use in the Section/Elevation Settings Dialog's Story Levels panel.

StoryMarker-3.jpg

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

What you did resulted in the creation of a Drawing Title object, not a Story Marker object.

To create a Story Marker object, you have to know GDL scripting relatively well.

To start, you should save a copy of the only Story Marker object available by default in the Archicad Library called "Built-in Story Marker":

 

1. Activate the Window > Toolbars > Edit GDL Library Parts menu command to display the corresponding toolbar.

2. Click the Open Object by Subtype command on the toolbar. This will open the Subtype Hierarchy Dialog, where you can select the GDL Subtype you want to use as a basis for your Object.

3. Find the General GDL Object > Documentation Element > Drawing Symbol > Marker > Story Marker > Built-in Story Marker item, select it, and click the Open button to open it in the GDL Editor.

StoryMarker.jpg

4. Use the File > Save As menu command to save a copy of it in the Embedded Library of the Project.

StoryMarker-2.jpg

5. Modify the GDL of this Object however you want and save the changes.

6. The Story Marker Object will be available for use in the Section/Elevation Settings Dialog's Story Levels panel.

StoryMarker-3.jpg

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Hi Lazlo. is there a way to edit this WITHOUT having to use too much GDL?

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

Unfortunately no, you would have to delve into its GDL script to understand what does what and modify it to your specification.

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Thank you Laszlo so much for this! But I am still lost in modifying it and creating a custom story marker head. 

Lingwisyer
Guru

Is the "custom" bit of your storey marker just the fact that you have got the storey name and the elevation listed above each other?

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Botonis
Advisor

Try the Indigo Figs Story Marker.

You can add as many stories as you want.

THIS IS A FANTASTIC TOOL.

 

https://www.indigofigs.com/story-marker/

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