Dynamic Drop Down Menus !?

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#1

Dear All,

Today’s problem courtesy of AutoArt comes in the form of having to many materials in a DC!

Example:

You have 6 Doors each with 6 Unique Materials.

-You could create a menu with 36 different materials each with the door name next to it… but this leads to the possibility of incorrectly applying a material from a different door.

-Better would be… select the door style you want and have the material ‘DropDown’ automatically update with only the materials you specify for that door.

As far as I can see it could be done in one of 2 ways… the materials ‘DropDown’ is dynamic or a new one appears when selecting the doorstyle.

First, has anyone got the foggiest what i’m talking about? Second, anyone got any idea how to make a dropdown menu dynamically load or a new one appear?


#2

You should examine some of the Marvin DC components on the 3DW.
They have dialogs that react to changes in the first few controls.


#3

Thanks Dan! I’ll take a look!


#4

you cant hide a drop down, however you can insert formulas in the value part of the drop down, so for types of doors you can have different materials / colors (five in the example) matched to the (three) type choice

color choices.skp (25.7 KB)


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#5

Hi Phil, sorry for the delay in the reply… I have been off project for a few weeks! That looks really good what you sent but ultimately doesn’t achieve what I need :frowning: Hope you’re keeping well down there!