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Smart Slope Label in US standard

reidweber
Enthusiast

Please create a smart symbol label for roof slopes that doesn't require writing code.  It should be available in plan view and section view and provide the roof slope as specified in the roof (e.g. in the US 4:12)  

 

Thank you

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you can do this with a property and a text label. this expresses the slope as a %

 

CONCAT ( "SLOPE ", STR ( TAN ( {Property:Roof/Pitch} ) * 100, 0 ), "% ⟶" )

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AC4.55 through 27 / USA AC27-4060 USA
Rhino 8 Mac
MacOS 12.7.2
reidweber
Enthusiast

I'd like to show it as rise over run, which is typical of builders in this region. 

ArchiCAD 24, 25 & 26 US
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take my example as a starting point. It's a great problem and a great introduction to the power of expression based properties.

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AC4.55 through 27 / USA AC27-4060 USA
Rhino 8 Mac
MacOS 12.7.2
Gerry Leonor
Advisor

so i was able to add a Slope Ratio expression, but i'm struggling abit to add a 3 one in the group that simply calls up the Pitch of the roof.

GerryLeonor_0-1676428955409.png

 

i want it to show simply as:

"pitch "

where the underlined text is the Pitch value from the roof.

 

i can't use a string because it requires 2 variables. i simply need to add the text "pitch " (with the space) and the roof angle.

 

edit: looks like i can just simply call up the Pitch in the label tool & put the text "pitch" next to it. this allows me to save the label as a favourite. this will work.

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mija
Enthusiast

I am not too familiar with US standards, but could something like this work? http://aclabels.net/index.php/products/roof-slope-arrow

 

https://bimcomponents.com/GSM/Details/8284

 

https://bimcomponents.com/GSM/Details/19977


Archicad 25, build 4013
Montenegro

Thanks for sharing. That component is the closest thing, but it's not a "smart" label and would not change if the roof slope were to adjust as well.   To vent a little bit, I'm amazed by all of the other data that you can pull from BIM, like the length of a roof's valley, but something like roof pitch in US standard isn't available. It should be as accessible as the dimension tool. 

reidweber_0-1676466857993.png

 

ArchiCAD 24, 25 & 26 US
WINDOWS PC, 16GB RAM, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.40 GHZ, NVIDIA GEForce GTX 970, ASUS, CM6870, Rev X.0x
Benjamin Dani
Graphisoft
Graphisoft

Dear All, 

 

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this topic!

I'm glad to say that we added an entry to our wishlist database about this idea.

Please refer to it as WISH-12757 in the future. 

 

Kind regards,

Dani Benjamin
Technical Support Engineer

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