So far in Archicad 25 the only components that I can get to show up in the lumber pack (under lists/components/lumber pack) are roof elements IF they are made via the Roof Wizard (via roof maker). If I make the same components using the beam command, it will not show up. I make all floor joists / LVLs with beams and would love if I could have a list of quantities / lengths of beams.
Has anyone had any luck with quantifying joists / beams / etc components in their program in the last few updates ? Every forum I search shows issues dating back to Archicad 9.
I do, more or less. Years ago, before the beam tool was around, I "made" joist from a standard AC object and gave each an id such as 2x10x16. I then added these to the data base, one by one to pull into a list. I list and sort by layer and Id, so I get totals per floor, ceiling etc. The rafters from the Wizard also list. This was all a struggle for me to figure out as the instructions were very unclear. The irony here is now AC provided a PDF instruction for making property objects and pulling list in the Help Menu.
Now that GS has shifted from Listing to scheduling I would not recommend trying to set up listing as it is a legacy product and is not being kept healthy. 25 has a very bad bug and you can no longer link a property object to a composite. I am not skilled with scheduling, but what you seem to want should be easily produced that way. However, scheduling is a bigger mystery to generate things like number of studs, plate material etc. Supposedly it can, but I have yet to find sufficient guidance for this. Basically I think we are between a rock and a hard place for replacing Listing to generate a good material list. Hopefully GS will provide more functionality and guidance for full listing via scheduling/classifications etc coming up. But now, we're a bit screwed since Listing is broken, and scheduling will not meet my needs as such. Sorry, I know this doesn't really help, but to answer your question.. yes, I do get full list of joist, LVL's, rafters plus a whole lot more. But, it's a dying function and in transition.