I am trying to create components that describe products my cabinet shop produces.
I want to create a Master_Attributes component to use as a point of reference when developing calculations for other component attributes. For example:
Base_Cabinet_Faceframe_Height = Countertop_Height - Countertop_Thickness - Toekick_Height.
If this was a Filemaker database I would create a number field called “Countertop_Height”.
Filemaker gives me the option to stipulate a value for this field upon record creation.
I have an additional option to make this a “calculated field”.
Using these tools the Countertop_Height could be 36 inches high by default.
Because this is a “Calculated Field” I have the option to override 36 inches and make this particular record field any height I want.
This flexibility creates a lot of speed because I can launch the equation with standard parameters and only amend the parameters as necessary.
Is there a way to set up the Dynamic Components in a way that populates a default attribute value upon creation but which can be subsequently modified by a user with a Component Option Textbox?
I would like to be able to drag a component out of the component library and have default values already assigned yet still modifiable from a text box entry.
Is this do-able in Sketchup Pro?