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Discussion of non-graphical data: Properties, Property Expressions, Classifications, Interactive Schedules

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#301338
Hi,

I'm looking for a way to schedule how many hotlinks I have in my main file and on which stories they are placed. I can schedule Hotlink Master ID but I want the quantity to show number of hotlinks instead of number of elements in the hotlinks.

/Mats
#301342
A hotline is not a single element that you can schedule, it is a group of elements that will all list individually in the schedule.

The only way I can think that you can do it is to add a unique object or element in each module.
Create a special ‘module’ object or add an element with an ID of ‘module’ or maybe a property if you want to set one up.
Then schedule for that unique criteria (module object or element with ‘module’ ID).
You will get one for each module placed and you can get the master ID and a count.

Barry.
#301557
You can schedule Hotlink Master ID, if these are unique (which they ussually are), you can create an Element Schedule that contains all elements as criteria and add Hotlink Master ID as Field and then sum the total.

Not sure if that works for nested modules.
#301571
Erwin Edel wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:08 pm
You can schedule Hotlink Master ID, if these are unique (which they ussually are), you can create an Element Schedule that contains all elements as criteria and add Hotlink Master ID as Field and then sum the total.
I think the problem with this is you will get a total count of all the master ID's (i.e. all elements with the same master ID) and not a total count of the unique master IDs.
I don't know for sure as I haven't tested it, so if I am wrong then yes this method will work.

Otherwise, that is why I suggested adding a unique object to each module, so in effect you are counting how many times that object has been placed (once for each module).

Barry.
#301607
Barry Kelly wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:07 am
Erwin Edel wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:08 pm
You can schedule Hotlink Master ID, if these are unique (which they ussually are), you can create an Element Schedule that contains all elements as criteria and add Hotlink Master ID as Field and then sum the total.
I think the problem with this is you will get a total count of all the master ID's (i.e. all elements with the same master ID) and not a total count of the unique master IDs.
I don't know for sure as I haven't tested it, so if I am wrong then yes this method will work.

Otherwise, that is why I suggested adding a unique object to each module, so in effect you are counting how many times that object has been placed (once for each module).

Barry.
Yup. This is my problem. I just want to know how many instances of each module I have placed and where.
Not at all interested in how many elements there are in the module of a specific master ID...
#301644
Mats,

I have done something like this before where I created a new layer that was just for a GFA zone for each apartment type. We could then schedule the number of apartment types and the floors on which they are placed, just had to setup schedule criteria to to only schedule that layer so was really quick to update

Regards
Scott
#301691
sboydturner wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Mats,

I have done something like this before where I created a new layer that was just for a GFA zone for each apartment type. We could then schedule the number of apartment types and the floors on which they are placed, just had to setup schedule criteria to to only schedule that layer so was really quick to update

Regards
Scott
I've just prepared a type room file with 125 rooms (=stories) with sufficient emty buffer stories in between. To every story we copy the room outline from the main model and we create a "module identifier slab" with the ID set to the type room name (story name). This is pretty quick and also it gives us an easy way to check the correctness of the type room outline with the main model. The main model has 1200+ rooms so there will be human errors while modelling :). A quick run through Solibri and we can find any discrepancies regarding the room shape (room type identifier colliding with walls).
For now I'm happy that we can make good use of the work around with the modules.

/Mats