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#301425
Or create a Property for finish and then associate that with your elements.

You can then set up a schedule to list the surfaces of your elements or the finish property, so you can see those that are "TBC".
Or you could set up a Graphich Override to find them and highlight (override) them in a bright colour or surface material so you can see them in the model and know that they don't yet have the correct finish.

Barry.
By A.Nav
#328603
This process of keynote does not work inside Details where Archicad explodes the objects creating 2d fills and lines. Does anyone have a solution that can work on details as well?
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By gdford
#328689
What is "This process of Keynote"?
By A.Nav
#328715
Sorry, I was writing my comment coming from a Revit background. With Revit it is possible to automate all labels which would be coming from a masterlist. This is what I called the keynote process. The Keynote Masterlist would enable you to update the list once and all drawings with labels using that list would be updated. Keynote is list/label dependent. On the other hand, Archicad has it object dependent where it is un-usable inside details.
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By gdford
#328789
Yep - for some reason beyond understanding Graphisoft has never been concerned with Keynotes.
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gdford wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:41 pm Yep - for some reason beyond understanding Graphisoft has never been concerned with Keynotes.
Just because there isn't a tool called "Keynotes" doesn't mean that you don't have them. Using the Property Manager, you can easily add keynotes. One of the early masters of this workflow wasTim Ball. Here's a YouTube video showing how he was doing it a few years ago.


Regarding how to use these in details (@a.nav), it helps to keep details "live" and just add 2D information where needed.
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By gdford
#328843
Yes we can devise many work arounds for Keynotes, but the backhanded intent of my keynotes comment was that it is about time archicad comes bundled with a world class keynote system that is fully integrated into the BIM. For large commercial projects in the US this is simply a "must have" feature. For small commercial projects there are many keynote hacks using properties and or classifications that one can devise that will work well up to a point. If this is good enough, or is seriously lacking, is a matter determined by the project and the client. In my experience many keynote hacks can work very well for small projects that do not really need keynotes, and all of the keynote hacks fall on their face in big projects where managing the hack becomes too much effort and gets too difficult to use. In my opinion the keynote solution should come from the cloud where all participants have access to them. Then the keynote in the cloud should be associated to objects in the model. Modeling software has no business maintaining the database for keynotes and specifications.