How to get coordinates of the section/elevation story line?

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  • #3233

    Maciek Bajor
    Participant

    Hi,

    I want to script new Story Marker with additional line parallel to the default story level line. But I have no clue where can I get length or coordinates of the start and end of section/elevation story line.

    I have created new object of subtype Story Marker and don’t see any parameters I could use there. I thought of using command LIBRARYGLOBAL (from page 291 in 05 GDL Reference Guide) to access parameters from other macro that contains this information.

    Probably this information could be storied in Section-Elevation Marker Macro but I have no clue how to access it. I saw some people suggested in related topics that such build-in macros could be found in

    Graphisoft/Archicad/Support/ARCHICADResources.framework/rfs/

    but I don’t see rsf folder on my Mac. I turned on option to see hidden files.

    So do you know how can I get to know what parameters are in Section-Elevation Marker Macro or how to find this macro?

    Or maybe there is other way around it?

    Thank you,

    Maciek

  • #3236

    Gergely Fehér
    Keymaster

    You can simply open the section or elevation marker from a floorplan to GDL editor, then search for the name of the macro, and open it. You don’t need to search for it in the program folder, you won’t find it.

    Gergely Fehér
    Team Leader, Library Team
    GRAPHISOFT SE

    • #3245

      Maciek Bajor
      Participant

      How can I open this macro? Barry’s suggestion below doesn’t work, is there any alternative?

      • #3249

        Maciek Bajor
        Participant

        Sorry, it does work. I didn’t know how to open macro.

  • #3237

    Gergely Fehér
    Keymaster

    By the way, with the libraryglobal function you can only reach the MVO settings.

    Gergely Fehér
    Team Leader, Library Team
    GRAPHISOFT SE

  • #3238

    Maciek Bajor
    Participant

    Thank you for your answer.

    I did open Section or Elevation in the floor plan but I don’t know how to open macro this Section or Elevation calls so I can read it’s parameters. Please see screenshot below.

    Also I am not sure if I’ll find what I am looking for there. The parameters from Build-in Section Marker are not the one I am looking for.

    The parameters I am looking for are
    – length of the section in the floor plan
    or
    – coordinates of the start and end of section
    or even
    – information if it’s mirrored (like ~V in previous globals)

    Or course all would be perfect. Is there a way to read any of these parameters? Where should I look for it?

    • #3243

      Barry Kelly
      Participant

      Select just the macro name inside the quotes and the OPEN the library part (CTRL+SHIFT+O on Windows machine).

      Barry.

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      • #3244

        Maciek Bajor
        Participant

        Thank you for your reply.

        Unfortunetly nothing happenes when I select Section-Elevation Marker Macro or “Section-Elevation Marker Macro” and go CMD + SHIFT + O. This command normally openes object’s gdl editor when I do it on plan etc so I belive it’s the same function. I am on OSX.

      • #3246

        Barry Kelly
        Participant

        That should be the correct shortcut (works for me).
        Make sure you are only selecting the name inside the quotes and not the quotes as well.
        If the shortcut doesn’t work you can use the ‘Edit GDL Library Parts’ toolbar.

        Barry.

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      • #3248

        Maciek Bajor
        Participant

        Wow that works! Thank you Barry!

        I pulled out toolbar you suggested. Thanks, a lot. Have a nice day 😉

  • #3241

    Maciek Bajor
    Participant

    There is also one more thing I wonder about. Is there a way to add hotspot/hotline that works in the Story Level Marker script? It seams like Build-in have one. Hotspot2, or hotline2 command obviously doesn’t work.

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