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#302989
Hi all,

I am creating a WALL CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE and want to manually type the descriptions in the attached image. But it does not let me do so. I don't know how to overcome this. Please help

Thank you
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#302993
Hello tranthainguyen,

If you want to write what you want into your schedule you have to create your own property
I see you use AC18 or AC19
You can create your own property since AC20 :roll:

With AC18 or 19 you can rename your composite structures name and call them into your schedule
#303006
Hi Barry,

One more thing I just checked, My project has hotlink modules. Schedule of Walls belong to Hotlink cannot be manually input in the master file. Schedule of Walls that part of the master file can be manually input.

Do you happen to know how? and How to fix it?

Thank you
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:59 am
It could be the the element or layer it is on is locked or hidden.
See this post ...


viewtopic.php?f=34&t=67910


Barry.
#303140
My project has hotlink modules. Schedule of Walls belong to Hotlink cannot be manually input in the master file. Schedule of Walls that part of the master file can be manually input.

Do you happen to know how? and How to fix it.

If you edit a Schedule cell, you are actually editing the Element. You just do not go to its Settings Dialog. Instead you do it in the Schedule cell.
Elements coming from Hotlinked Modules cannot be edited in the file they are placed, only it their source file.
(Think about it, in order to be able to do that, ARCHICAD would have to open the source file in the background, modify the element in it, then save changes and close the file. If you have many Hotlinked Modules, all those files would have to be open. So I think this would be pretty complicated to achieve.)
#303145
LaszloNagy wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:48 pm
My project has hotlink modules. Schedule of Walls belong to Hotlink cannot be manually input in the master file. Schedule of Walls that part of the master file can be manually input.

Do you happen to know how? and How to fix it.

If you edit a Schedule cell, you are actually editing the Element. You just do not go to its Settings Dialog. Instead you do it in the Schedule cell.
Elements coming from Hotlinked Modules cannot be edited in the file they are placed, only it their source file.
(Think about it, in order to be able to do that, ARCHICAD would have to open the source file in the background, modify the element in it, then save changes and close the file. If you have many Hotlinked Modules, all those files would have to be open. So I think this would be pretty complicated to achieve.)

Hi Laszlo,

Thanks for your reply.

So there is no way I can just add a custom text next to each element in the schedule? I am not talking about just adding a column of custom text but actually talking about typing extra text into it

Thank you
#303148
In case of elements located in your project, it is possible. You can define a Property with a "Text" Data Type, schedule it and then you can input it or modify it in the schedule cell.
But, if the element is coming from another file placed as a Hotlinked Module, the answer is no. You can of course define the same Property for it, but you still have to open the source file of that element and input the necessary data there.