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Custom text for objects in schedules

Strawbale23
Expert

What is the easiest way to add custom text to a window and door schedule for individual  objects?

thanks


AC26
https://www.zendsign.fr/
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator

The easiest is to use the Remarks field, available for all openings - at least with the Properties available in the USA library.  Presumably the FR version is similar.

 

The out-of-the-box USA 26 template (sample) schedules for Windows and Doors already includes the Remarks field.  Here is where one would fill in the custom text in the WIndow/Door Settings dialog... and the next screenshot shows where you would select it as a scheduled field in the schedule customization dialog.

 

Screen Shot 2023-01-15 at 3.34.39 PM.jpg

 

 

Screen Shot 2023-01-15 at 3.36.25 PM.jpg

 

Note, the fields used in the "old days" - Custom 1, Custom 2, etc or User Def 1, User Def 2, etc are no longer part of the objects - gone since Properties were introduced some years ago (in case anyone searches the forums and finds old posts referring to them).  The window/door objects themselves, at least in the USA library, do have a "Notes" field - available in the settings dialog  - and to schedule by going to the library parameter section of the parameter selection list.  But, I think the Remarks Property would be an easier choice...and of course, it is easy to add more properties if you need more than one custom field.

 

 

 

One of the forum moderators
AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.7, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB

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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator

The easiest is to use the Remarks field, available for all openings - at least with the Properties available in the USA library.  Presumably the FR version is similar.

 

The out-of-the-box USA 26 template (sample) schedules for Windows and Doors already includes the Remarks field.  Here is where one would fill in the custom text in the WIndow/Door Settings dialog... and the next screenshot shows where you would select it as a scheduled field in the schedule customization dialog.

 

Screen Shot 2023-01-15 at 3.34.39 PM.jpg

 

 

Screen Shot 2023-01-15 at 3.36.25 PM.jpg

 

Note, the fields used in the "old days" - Custom 1, Custom 2, etc or User Def 1, User Def 2, etc are no longer part of the objects - gone since Properties were introduced some years ago (in case anyone searches the forums and finds old posts referring to them).  The window/door objects themselves, at least in the USA library, do have a "Notes" field - available in the settings dialog  - and to schedule by going to the library parameter section of the parameter selection list.  But, I think the Remarks Property would be an easier choice...and of course, it is easy to add more properties if you need more than one custom field.

 

 

 

One of the forum moderators
AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.7, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB

Thank you Karl , appreciated.

 

I found it with your detailed description!

 

 Honestly GS, if this is what you have to do just to be able to add notes and remarks....

 

I really feel that GS needs some help on a lot of this basic UI stuff. Somehow that ware not getting it it seems.

 

 


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https://www.zendsign.fr/