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    • #1456
      Shaun Coomber
      Participant

      Hi

      I think it would be useful to have a single resource / section on all options that GDL offers in accessing global and system values:

      – Global variables
      – REQUESTs
      – Fixed name optional parameters
      – Existing “Master GDL” parameters

      It can be painful looking through separate documentation for each of the above, trying to find the relevant commands.

    • #1459
      Csilla Mai
      Keymaster

      Hi,

      At the moment all these sections are available from the Information from the environment tutorial.
      A separate chapter will be created soon in GDL Reference Guide for accessing global and system values.

      Csilla Mai
      Library Developer, Library Team
      GRAPHISOFT SE

    • #1514
      Kristian Bursell
      Participant

      I second this request and will eagerly await the new chapter in the GDL reference guide.

      CADSWIFT
      Australia

      • #1570
        Gergely Fehér
        Keymaster

        Kristian, Shaun,

        Could you please describe a bit more details about what would you like to read in this new chapter? I think everything is written in the reference guide, so we only wanted to change the structure of the “miscellaneous” chapter, but if there is something really missing, then we should reconsider this.

        Gergely Fehér
        Team Leader, Library Team
        GRAPHISOFT SE

      • #1990
        Geoff Briggs
        Participant

        Please add a tip/trick describing the (new) preferred method for offering a font selector within an object’s parameters. Thanks

        Geoff Briggs
        DeForest Architects
        Seattle, USA

        • #2005
          Gergely Fehér
          Keymaster

          Geoff, I’m not sure it needs a complete post, I’ll try to answer it shortly here. From AC19 we use font types value lists from the “Archicad_library_master”. If you open it from the editor, you’ll see how we add value lists to all the loaded library parts. You can do the same, add your own “master” libpart to your package, and create value list for your own libparts. This master libpart should be under the “Library Master” subtype. Maybe later we can describe it with more details, for now, feel free to ask more questions if needed.

          Gergely Fehér
          Team Leader, Library Team
          GRAPHISOFT SE

        • #2007
          Geoff Briggs
          Participant

          Thanks. Specific to fonts, can my parts use the list from Archicad_library_master? I don’t want to deploy masters if the values are already available. If that is possible, please post code examples.

          Cheers,

          Geoff Briggs
          DeForest Architects
          Seattle, USA

        • #2008
          Gergely Fehér
          Keymaster

          You can use the font names from our master file, but there can be problems:

          • you can’t use those objects without the standard ARCHICAD library
          • if we change our master file, then there is no guarantee that your object will work with an upcoming version

          If you decide to use our file, you don’t need to script anything, just add one of the font parameters from the master file to your object, and it will work.

          Gergely Fehér
          Team Leader, Library Team
          GRAPHISOFT SE

        • #2009
          Geoff Briggs
          Participant

          That makes sense, thanks for the warning.

          Related question: I have some customized markers (one detail and one S/E) and use the built-in parameter AC_TextFont_1 to set the marker head text style. Will that continue to work in the future. Thanks.

          Geoff Briggs
          DeForest Architects
          Seattle, USA

        • #2010
          Gergely Fehér
          Keymaster

          Geoff, as I said before, there is no guarantee for the upcoming versions. I can’t promise you anything about that.

          Gergely Fehér
          Team Leader, Library Team
          GRAPHISOFT SE

        • #2023
          Geoff Briggs
          Participant

          OK, thanks.

          Geoff Briggs
          DeForest Architects
          Seattle, USA

    • #1649
      Laszlo Nagy
      Participant

      Around 2000 I have created an illustrated list of Global GDL parameters and Zone Fix Parameters for Graphisoft. These are still available on the old ArchiCADWiki site:

      http://195.144.20.131/Global%20GDL%20Parameters

      http://195.144.20.131/Zone%20Fix%20Parameters

      I would love to see something similar (detailed info with illustrations) and updated for the latest versions. When these were first created the latest version was 6.5.

      Laszlo Nagy
      ARCHICAD-TALK Moderator, Site Admin

      • #1686
        carlos lopez
        Participant

        That would be really productive, a illustration says more than words.

      • #3784
        Balázs Fürtön
        Participant

        The links are no longer alive, it seems.

        Balazs Furton

        Student of architecture @ Budapest University of Technology and Economics

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