pretty new to SU and am just beginning to look into dynamic components.
I have tried to look all over the web first to check up on sources of information or examples and having tried the relevant ones, I am at a total loss as per the heading of the original post here.
I wish to be able to extract, areas for painting, sheet linings, cladding, roofing and whatever else I feel it worth trying to get take off information, for mid project assessment.
The documentation is clear but the language while not unfamiliar is not something I usually deal with so all of it and syntax is beyond my grasp right now.
I grabbed a couple of screen dumps from my setup to illustrate the precise order but cannot yet see how to add attachments here so sorry about that.
I have tried : =FACEAREA(“MaterialName”) =FACEAREA(“Material Name”) FACEAREA(“MaterialName”) =(FACEAREA()/2(“MaterialName”) and a range of other options to try and make sure i have the order correct and no spaces where there should not be any and tried some with spaces.
A couple of times I have been able to get an output, and I am aware generally about painted faces vs unpainted faces, and SU taking both sides, of all faces in the component and the numbers I have been getting out are wrong relative to the various components I have tried, such as making an 8’ x 4’ sheet x 3/4" thick, or a single polygon/face.
Tried painting one side or both.
tried adding the OnClick function with a REDRAW() in case that changed anything but no luck there.
Have tried adding a custom Material parameter in case SU requires this to be in the Attributes applet for reference (no documentation describing much of this stuff ), however that produced no change.
Have also tried using the FACES() function with equal lack of anything more than a 0 or 0cm.
Have tried all combinations of Details options for the attribute with similar frustration.
Similarly, when Generate Report is used it is reading with the Attribute dialogue to saying…nothin going on.
My copy is a clean install, of a new license in 2017 and copy this year and I have only had a couple of crashes since installing the software. It is pretty stable.
I appreciate that there is huge wisdom and knowledge in the community and for the range of functions and language uses, there seems a lack of useful tutorials and tips for these functions relative to beginners or those with less language savvy experience. I am extremely frustrated now as I have spent days trying to locate relative information and get no joy so here is hoping someone out there has gone through this and has some solid step by step type information or can direct me to where to access that in depth but pitched at beginner level articles, tutorials or experienced wisdom .