I have the need to add a parameter for Text Rotation to the Standard Grid Element object. I placed a grid line on the plan and selected and opened it for editing the object script. I added the needed code and wanted to save this as a new marker type. I quickly discovered that you cannot even select another grid marker type anyway.
So I thought I would just overwrite this grid maker, but Save just prompts me to rename it. I can not even find the original marker in the library LCF and suspect it might be a hidden object somewhere. In any case, I just need to replace this object and con not figure out how using the normal process. The file when opened as a library part is named Standard Grid Marker. But a search on my hard drive won't find it. Even after extracting the AC12 Library LCF.
The grid marker appears to be hard-coded into the application, so there's not much you can do.
Whenever you're not sure where an object might be coming from, use the Open by Subtype to browse for it. Then, you'll see if it is part of a library container, folder, or is embedded inside the application or an add-on. In this case, the grid object is embedded:
Macintosh HD:Applications:Graphisoft:ArchiCAD 12:Support:ArchiCADResources.framework:rfs:Structural Grid Object.gsm
It is interesting that in 3D perspective view, there is the option to have the text face the camera (kind of cool, actually), but that you cannot rotate text in 2D.
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Karl wrote: The grid marker appears to be hard-coded into the application, so there's not much you can do.
Yes, after the introduction of the Grid Tool in AC10, they took the ability to create and specify a customized Grid Element away in AC11. Supposedly, GS decided that the GDL code was too complex for us mere mortals to handle...
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Working in Archicad15 here and hoping that this issue has been addressed and I am just not seeing it...? Please help. My project is on an angle, but our documentation is squared to the page and I need the text within the grid markers to be straight relative to this rotated view. Any way to do this?
Hello experts. I happened to find one solution by change:
1) open the program of the standard grid marker
2) "save as" it by some other name
3) change the category of the object to something else
4) now You can place the object to the floor plan "normally"
5) change the category of the object back to the original one
6) copy the object to necessary positions.
...and now You can change the program if needeed.
This solution is not tested thoroughly and there can be bugs.
I recommend not to change the object´s library position.
You can only copy the object, not to place it.
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