coding for material takeoffs

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    • #3568
      Yafim Simanovsky
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      Hello,

      I am not sure if GDL is strictly for 2D/3D component creation.
      I am trying to figure out the best way to write code for material takeoff in order to automate some processes.

      Is it possible to write code for this purpose, similar to Macros in simpler programs like excel?
      Which programming language is the best fit?

      Thank you

    • #3573
      Gergely Fehér
      Keymaster

      You can create listis with the “old” listing feature of ARCHICAD. You can calculate nearly anything for that with the property scripts: http://gdl.graphisoft.com/reference-guide/the-properties-script

      Gergely Fehér
      Team Leader, Library Team
      GRAPHISOFT SE

    • #3574
      Yafim Simanovsky
      Participant

      Hi Gergely,

      Thanks for the reply.
      I think what you send can be applied to extract properties from specific instances.

      My question is more about how to for example extract a specific material takeoff of the entire model, let’s say to automate the process of “take all walls, extract their height length and U-value, put it in a table”.

      What do you think?

    • #3604
      Gergely Fehér
      Keymaster

      I think that’s not a GDL related problem… GDL elements can not “take all walls”… At least you need an addon for that, you can start here: http://archicadapi.graphisoft.com/

      Gergely Fehér
      Team Leader, Library Team
      GRAPHISOFT SE

    • #3606
      Yafim Simanovsky
      Participant

      Thanks Gergely 🙂

      I am in the process of learning C++ now so that I can build an add-on myself that will do exactly what I want in Archicad.

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