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By gdford
#323893
There are times when grid element label heads do not fit on the drawings and thus get trimmed off... I know we can create additional drawings on the layout that only show the grid element heads that we need and then align it manually with the drawing on the layout that has the grid element heads trimmed off...... but it would be nice is we could drill down to the grid element name and display it using autotext in the model and not have to worry about coordinating the grid line names on the layout..... the same is true for story id, names and elevations.

Personally i think that all information in any object should be available using autotext... Story markers are a good example of this... Instead of increasing the flexibility of what the story marker can display, just give me access to the marker data so i can display it how i want.... where's the bim?

Thanks,
GaryF
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By Podolsky
#324434
The problem with grid element is solvable. I have created label element on GDL that reads gridline name and shows it. The label element can also read and represent all parameters of Gridline head - colour, shape, size, background pen.

Almost all information of elements is available via GDL.

As about story markers - I have created separate GDL element (object), that has much more functions. If you are interested I can share it with you.
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By gdford
#324586
Yes I would love for you to share - I would like very much to see how those work...
Even though back in the day I was a database programmer I have resisted digging into GDL as there doesn't seem to be a decent development kit for GDL. I lived working with just the raw language and a text editor that back in the early 80's and I refuse now to use a language that doesn't have a decent development tool. It is hard for me to come up with an excuse for Graphisoft for not building at least a simple development tool for GDL. I am glad some folks persevere and build some code anyway.
Gary
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By vdentello
#324690
gdford wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:36 pm Yes I would love for you to share - I would like very much to see how those work...
Even though back in the day I was a database programmer I have resisted digging into GDL as there doesn't seem to be a decent development kit for GDL. I lived working with just the raw language and a text editor that back in the early 80's and I refuse now to use a language that doesn't have a decent development tool. It is hard for me to come up with an excuse for Graphisoft for not building at least a simple development tool for GDL. I am glad some folks persevere and build some code anyway.
Gary
Got to agree with you, Gary. I'm one of the persistent GDL users. It annoys me that the interface is such a bad black and white text editor. Param-o won't solve more complex/ interface issues. GDL syntax for VSCode is great but it's no practical as the internal editor (what i use most of the time).