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By Podolsky
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We need nested objects inside of GDL script. New command in GDL like "CALL", but something like "CALL_NESTED". This command would insert to Master Object additional object, but it would be a separate element in building hierarchy. A similar way how "CALL" transfers parameters to macro, "CALL_NESTED" would transfer parameters into the nested object. XYZ coordinates are defined by Master Object and cannot be manually modified, the nested object cannot be deleted without Master Object, but IFC parameters can be modified independently (by the way when we will get full control over IFC and ArchiCAD Parameters by GDL script?). The nested object could be selected in the model independently. It could be scheduled as a separate object and exported as a separate object. This way it is possible to separate and easily quantify door handle and other ironmongery from a door, cistern from a toilet pan, make furniture layouts with separate elements in it (table and chairs, kitchen unit) and similar.

Structural elements as slab, roof and wall also could have nested GSM objects - to replace Accessories tools that are very old (since ArchiCAD 7!). Then, for example, a slab could automatically get rebars, a wall can contain studs structure or prefabricated panels as SIPs or CLT.