WALLHOLE ID Failing when saving window

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  • #18191

    James Murray

    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.

    James M

  • #18192

    David Maudlin


    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.


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  • #18193

    James Murray

    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.

    James M

  • #18194

    Barry Kelly

    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)


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  • #18213

    James Murray

    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.

    James M

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