2022-01-05 07:49 AM - last edited on 2023-05-17 03:41 PM by Gordana Radonic
Hi guys! How's 2022?
A discussion elsewhere prompted me to check if there is a label reading the lenght of a line or a polyline. And it looks like it is not, and on top of that, you cannot ID or label a line or polyline.
Yes, there is a Travel Distance object that can be nicely reshaped and that shows its length in Imperial and metric, and can be tweaked... but that is thanks to the good will of the author of the Travel Distance object. There is also an addon at http://simpleaddon.com/Eng/td_product.html
So... more properties for the 2D elements? Lines, polylines, fills? Hm?
2022-01-05 10:14 AM
I have used morphs as lines which you can then read the length from. Useful for say travel distances in fire engineering diagrams
2022-01-05 01:46 PM
In one of the videos of KUBUS (dutch reseller) I once saw that they suggested using a railing for that. They used it for showing the direction and length of escape paths.
2022-01-05 02:30 PM
That would work too, but for me the morph is simpler. You can also add properties to a morph
2022-01-05 04:55 PM
Well, properties can also be added to a railing.
Morphlines are indeed a nice and somewhat easy option.
I think the greatest advantage of the railing is the fact that you can alter its look more flexible, since its parts are GDL. This opens up A LOT of possibilites....
2022-01-05 05:05 PM
What parameter/property do you use to read the length of the morph line? I can't find any that would show me that in autotext.
2022-01-06 02:26 AM
Or....GS could provide a polyline tool that will calculate segment lengths and overall lengths. Colleagues in the US doing commercial work need to calculate egress path lengths for most building permit submittals, along with building perimeters. I believe AutoDesk has provided this capability within their software. I'm by no stretch a software programmer, but it seems this would be low hanging fruit to add into Archicad - hopefully in AC26.
2022-01-06 09:59 AM
I’ve often thought the railing tool could be seen as a 3D polyline. I use the railing tool for instance to create drainage runs.
Maybe a cut down railing tool with just one element would be a useful addition to our toolkit
2023-02-17 02:55 PM - edited 2023-02-17 03:19 PM
As you mention..
free product illustrates the shortcoming of GS's Archicad development priorities ..:
Hope it works..but i don't like to download and install in my add on folder from so many insecure sources...
2023-02-17 03:19 PM
Oh.. and I see now that it is not for free...