WALLHOLE ID Failing when saving window

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  • #18191

    James Murray
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    I suppose this isn’t technically a GDL question, but hopefully this is the best place anyway. I am trying to save an irregularly shaped window via Save as Window. As we know, the method for this is to make a slab the shape of the opening and give it the ID “WALLHOLE”. Then in the finished window’s script, there is a WALLHOLE statement with that geometry. This has suddenly stopped working; the WALLHOLE slab is created as a normal CPRISM_, and the WALLHOLE statement is missing. This results in a rectangular hole around the irregular shape.

  • #18192

    David Maudlin
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    James:

    I just tried this in AC22 and AC23 and it works as expected. I selected the slabs in the 3D Window and used the Window… command to save the slabs as a window library part.

    David

    David Maudlin / Architect
    Washington, D.C.
    AC 22 - Mac OS

  • #18193

    James Murray
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    Yes, it seems to be inconsistent. I haven’t discovered a pattern yet. I suspect the library part maker add-on, but I don’t have proof.

  • #18194

    Barry Kelly
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    Could it be an accidental space before the WALLHOLE ID?

    It will show up as a GROUP in the script like this…

    !! WALLHOLE 11C568E9-A66C-4F8B-A726-256092BDAB31
    group 	"group_CBE05540_454F_457B_8D5A_AF754CE73274"
        placegroup (result_D3A02F46_3F08_4F13_95C0_304B00794714)
    endgroup

    Barry.

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  • #18213

    James Murray
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    That was it. Thanks Barry. Since then I’ve had failures due to multiple spaces after the WALLHOLE. Not sure where the file got the idea it should have a bunch of spaces in a seemingly blank ID.

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