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Josh Verran
Advisor

In the Project Info you have the ability to create new fields, however, you have one option for the data type of the field and it's effectively a string.

 

It would be good if you could choose what sort of data type it was, eg String, Integer, Option Set.

 

Under the Site Details of the Project Info we have a field which is titled Liquefaction, the options are "Undetermined, Unlikely, Possible, High, Medium, Low, Very Low".

Ideally this would be an "option set" dropdown list that staff could choose from but at the moment they manually delete text to suit.

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Jan Vlach
Advocate

I can see this being very usefull.

Eugene
Contributor

We are looking at doing this through Properties with a separate Autotext classification system (distinct from the default Archicad 22 classification system). If you place a dummy object on the relevant worksheet with an initial label associated to it, any drag-copies of the label will maintain the association allowing you to include any Autotext properties within the label. You could make your Liquefaction selection in the Properties pallet by making it the default value from an option set. Fair enough it's not elegant but it should work for boilerplate notes with the option to extend it for use with typical details.

Josh Verran
Advisor

Another data type/field would be some kind of robust method for entering contacts like consultants. something similar to how the "client full name" field works.

 

Imagine you want to include and coordinate the info for the Structural Engineer, the Topographic Surveyor and the Quantity Surveyor, in order to show the Names, phone numbers, Title, email address etc you're going to need 20 plus separate fields.

 

Something like the below with relevant headings and options mentioned above would be ideal.

 

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Jan Vlach
Advocate

But at this point it would be very helpful to be able to import those contacts from external database, for example contact list on ones mac/pc.

aarkell
Enthusiast

It would be great to also be able schedule any of the fields under Project Info as well. Additionally, being able to reorganize all fields, as opposed to having new fields automatically appear at bottom of the list, would be useful.

Richard Spracklen
Participant

I made an addon that does that sort of thing but it is it's own palette and it also does keynotes that are properties based. It still needs some beta testing. Would you be interested in a free trial?

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