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Smartest way to avoid sub elements in schedules?

Mats Knutsson
Enthusiast

Hi,

I'm cleaning lots of models and I'd like a quick way to get rid of all sub elements in my schedules if there is one :). I don't want to choose exactly which element types I want to check because I don't know how the models are made. What I want is to check everything but the sub element types.

/Mats

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Barry Kelly
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Can you give an example of what you mean by 'sub elements'?

 

Barry.

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Sure. These guys:

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Unfortunately as far as I know, you have to explicitly exclude those sub elements if you have criteria that looks for 'All Types'.

 

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Otherwise you can just include only those main elements that you want.

 

Barry.

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Thats what I do in lack of a smarter way...opportunity for GS to add sub-elements choice. I'll add it to the wish list,

kmitotk
Advocate

Create a property called "is sub-element (Y/N)", or whatever, and add this expression:

 

IF ( OR ( CONTAINS ( "Segment", Element Type ), CONTAINS ( "(Railing)", Element Type), CONTAINS ( "(Stair)", Element Type ) ), "Y", "N" )

 

In the schedule scheme settings, add this property in the criteria and set its value as N. should work🙂

Kei Mito

Architect | Graphisoft Certified BIM Manager
ArchiCAD 26 & 27 JPN USA & INT | Windows 10

Barry,
What we have found is that they tend to sneak in even though explicitly excluded.
Some of them can be really tricky to get rid of unless you go into (for example) the tool settings and de-classify all sub-elements.

Railing parts tend to show up whether excluded or not.

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