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Ztech,

Can you plesse look into permitting users to embed custom attributes into objects for reporting using the information manager tool?

 

The current implementation is limited. It only supports basic geometric properties.

 

Being able to add cost,supplier, hyper link to a webpage, repait dates , etc would add real value to the information manager tool.

 

The only work around I can think of is using the object name field as an information field, but this is not a scalable solution.

 

thanks,

maher

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Hi Maher,

 

Are you aware that you can create Custom Attributes with multiple fields via the Palettes Menu: Attributes Palette?

 

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(These Attributes can then be assigned to any objects you like...)

 

Does that help?

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Thanks ZTech!

Yes, this is exactly what I am looking for. 

 

When was this added? (I need to refamiliarize myself with formZ I guess)

 

It certainly deserves a spot on the 'Tips' page.

Thanks,

Maher

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Hi Ztech,

I read the post you reference.

 

Is there a way to control assigning attributes to objects? I would like select which attributes an object can inherit. Currently, it seems all attributes are attached to all objects by default.

 

Best,

maher

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Hi Maher,

 

Yes, all Attributes are applied to all Objects, but you can have "zero values" for attributes on any object you want.

 

Or you can use the Select By Palette to select only the objects whose values you want to be included in the Information Management.

 

Does that help?

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hmm, kind of.

 

It would be great if attributes are attached to objects by choice. for example, using a check box-- like the current functionality in Analysis display. It is only shown when checked(activated). so an object would only inherit an attribute-set if it is checked.

 

this would enable a more streamlined and accurate data model--A door will only inherit "door attributes" and not also "walls". this will also eliminate selection filters and post processing of the CSV file.

 

Is this something that can be baked in the next patch?

 

Thanks,

maher

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Hi Maher,

 

Thanks for the suggestion, we will consider this for the future.  However, that is a little beyond the scope of a patch, but maybe for the next upgrade.  ;)

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