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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).
By Bambooqn
#328868
Podolsky wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:41 pm 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.
Please sharing your object. Thank you
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By Podolsky
#328919
This is the label, that I mentioned before. If you place it on the gridline - it will show additional gridline marker. The GDL code is really simple.

As about storey level markers - there are two versions - one on UK and another in Hebrew libraries I shared on this forum before. Here are the links:
https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=72947
https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=73001
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By ejrolon
#329023
Excelent.
Only wish if possible is to have different line types for the Bubble and the Pointer and to have Text always be horizontal.
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By Braza
#329026
Thanks Podolsky. :D
I did a minor fix on the Text Pen.

@ejrolon
I also included your wishes. Is it ok?

Cheers,
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By ejrolon
#329031
Braza wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:32 pm Thanks Podolsky. :D
I did a minor fix on the Text Pen.

@ejrolon
I also included your wishes. Is it ok?

Cheers,
THX.
No more duplicate Grids.
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By Podolsky
#329034
Braza wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:32 pm Thanks Podolsky. :D
I did a minor fix on the Text Pen.

@ejrolon
I also included your wishes. Is it ok?

Cheers,
I'm not sure this is OK. You fixed an error in the script I've done replacing one line. Was PEN AC_MarkerPen. Replaced with PEN AC_TextPen_1.
Also added SET LINE_TYPE AC_LineType. From where AC_LineType is coming from? It's not in the list of variables and it's not extracted from linked object via REQUEST.
And what else? Original file was created in GDL version 37 (ArchiCAD 21). You saved in version 41.

Where support for square, pentagon and another shapes, as soon as you state you included another wishes?
Something I do not understand here.