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Dominika Bobály

To have paper scale editable hotspots (which show mm in the tracker), you have to do the following:

  • add a real type parameter to use as meter in GDL script (“paperSize_M”)
  • add a real type parameter to use as millimeter for paper scale display (“paperSize_Mm”)
  • connect the two parameters in parameter script (with GLOB_MODPAR_NAME, using a *1000 multiplier or divider)
  • write an editable hotspot trio for the meter-substitute parameter in 2D, use the 1024 flag
  • the hotspot’s displayparam should be the millimeter-representative
  • for the actual drawing, use a variable in 2D, which you calculate from the parameter “paperSize_Mm” using GLOB_SCALE (paperToModel in our scripts)

If you use the 1024 flag, the edited hotspot will be calculated by ARCHICAD to meters in paper space, according to GLOB_SCALE automatically, so you do not need to use GLOB_SCALE in parameter script to connect the model-size and paper-size parameter.
Check out the Multileader Label object in the official library, it has this functionality implemented.
The flag 1024 can be checked out here.

Dominika Bobály
Library Developer, Library Team