Modifying the component "Type"

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#1

Has anyone had any luck modifying the drop down menu for “Type” in the components. I would like to use the drop down menu as a way to place components in classes but i am having no luck modifying it. Has anyone done this and how. Thank you!


#2

You need to use dynamic components, and create and load your own schema.

See the DC Resources wiki and the Sectional Outline for help on Classifications …


#3

I understand that, however i have never had to write code in my life. Is there a program which will help format the document for me. I just have a list of options i would like to add to the menu but i dont know where they should all go. Thank you!


#4

Have you taken the time to look at some of the examples? You do not have to write any code, just add a variable and let the user choose specified choises.
That is, if you have pro (your profile is a bit ambigues)
There is yet no software that can read your mind, you would still have to enter your choises.
Could you share an example of what choises/types you would like to have addedd?


#5

I solved my issue. I downloaded a schema modifier and created my own schema. The problem i was running into is that i have about 500 classes that can each represent a different component (it would have really sucked if i had to hand type all of them into every component i have, which is currently approaching four digits). Im using this for construction so a 2x4x8 Spruce Pine Fur can be used as a stud, as a bracing member or even a purlin, so i needed all those 500 classes to be available for every piece of lumber, hardware, ect.
I know this seems like a really round about way to do it, but im actually creating an extensive library of smart components so i can construct buildings in 3d space as they would be constructed in the real world, create floor plans from my model and automatically material list the whole building with a few clicks. That is the goal and im painstakingly getting there!
Thank you for the input!


#6

Also take a look at the ifc manager:


#7

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