Column, Beam and Slab Parameters

Column parameters – available for listing and labels only

COLU_CORE core/veneer properties
serves compatibility: it is only effective in the properties script of .CPS (Column.Properties) files
COLU_HEIGHT height of the column
COLU_MIN_HEIGHT Minimum height of the column
COLU_MAX_HEIGHT Maximum height of the column
COLU_VENEER_WIDTH thickness of the column veneer
COLU_CORE_X Width of the core
COLU_CORE_Y Depth of the core
COLU_DIM1 1st dimension of the column
COLU_DIM2 2nd dimension of the column
COLU_MAT surface attribute index of the column
Wall wrapping will replace column surface with the surfaces of the connecting walls
COLU_LINETYPE line type of the column
applied on the contours only in the floor plan window
COLU_CORE_FILL fill of the column core
COLU_CORE_BMAT_NAME building material name of the column core
COLU_CORE_BMAT building material index of the column core
Compatibility: introduced in ARCHICAD 21.
COLU_VENEER_FILL fill of the column veneer
COLU_VENEER_BMAT_NAME building material name of the column veneer
COLU_VENEER_BMAT building material index of the column veneer
Compatibility: introduced in ARCHICAD 21.
COLU_SECT_PEN pen of the contours of the column cut surfaces
applied on contours of cut surfaces in both floor plan and section/elevation windows
COLU_VIEW_PEN pen of the column on view
applied on all edges in 3D window and on outline edges (edges on view below cutting plane) in floor plan and section/elevation windows
COLU_CORE_FILL_PEN pen of the fill of the column core
COLU_CORE_FBGD_PEN pen of the background of the fill of the column core
COLU_VENEER_FILL_PEN pen of the fill of the column veneer
COLU_VENEER_FBGD_PEN pen of the background of the fill of the column veneer
COLU_PERIMETER Perimeter of the column
COLU_AREA Area of the column
COLU_VOLUME Volume of the column
COLU_GROSS_VOLUME Gross volume of the column
COLU_CORE_SURF surface area of the column core
COLU_CORE_GROSS_SURF Gross surface area of the column
COLU_CORE_VOL volume of the column core
COLU_CORE_GROSS_VOL Gross volume of the core
COLU_VENEER_SURF surface area of the column veneer
COLU_VENEER_GROSS_SURF Gross surface area of the veneer
COLU_VENEER_VOL volume of the column veneer
COLU_VENEER_GROSS_VOL Gross volume of the veneer
COLU_CORE_TOP_SURF Surface area of the core top
COLU_CORE_BOT_SURF Surface area of the core bottom
COLU_VENEER_TOP_SURF Surface area of the veneer top
COLU_VENEER_BOT_SURF Surface area of the veneer bottom
COLU_CORE_GROSS_TOPBOT_SURF Gross surface area of the core top and bottom
COLU_VENEER_GROSS_TOPBOT_SURF Gross surface area of the veneer top and bottom
COLU_CROSSSECTION_TYPE cross-section type of the column
0 – complex profiled, 1 – rectangular, 4 – round
COLU_PROFILE_NAME name of the profile of the column, if complex

Beam parameters – available for listing and labels only

BEAM_THICKNESS thickness of the beam
BEAM_HEIGHT height of the beam
BEAM_REFLINE_OFFSET offset of the reference line relative to the axes of the beam
BEAM_PRIORITY 3D intersection priority index number
BEAM_MAT_RIGHT surface attribute index of the beam on the right side of the reference line
BEAM_MAT_LEFT surface attribute index of the beam on the left side of the reference line
BEAM_MAT_TOP surface attribute index of the beam on the top
BEAM_MAT_BOTTOM surface attribute index of the beam at the bottom
BEAM_MAT_END surface attribute index of the beam at both ends
BEAM_OUTLINE_LINETYPE line type of the beam outline
BEAM_AXES_LINETYPE line type of the beam axes
BEAM_FILL fill type of the beam
BEAM_BMAT_NAME building material name of the beam
BEAM_BMAT building material index of the beam
Compatibility: introduced in ARCHICAD 21.
BEAM_FILL_PEN pen of the beam fill
BEAM_SECT_PEN pen of the contours of the beam cut surfaces
BEAM_FBGD_PEN pen of the background of the fill of the beam
BEAM_DIRECTION the direction of the beam reference line
BEAM_POSITION absolute coordinates of the beam axis starting point
BEAM_LENGTH_RIGHT length of the beam on the right side of the reference line
BEAM_LENGTH_LEFT length of the beam on the left side of the reference line
BEAM_RIGHT_SURF surface area of the beam on the right side of the reference line
BEAM_LEFT_SURF surface area of the beam on the left side of the reference line
BEAM_TOP_SURF surface area of the top of the beam
BEAM_BOTTOM_SURF surface area of the bottom of the beam
BEAM_END_SURF surface area of both ends of the beam
BEAM_VOLUME volume of the beam
BEAM_VOLUME_CON conditional volume of the beam
BEAM_HOLES_NR number of holes in the beam
BEAM_HOLES_SURF total surface area of holes in the beam
BEAM_HOLE_EDGE_SURF total surface area of hole edges in the beam
BEAM_HOLES_VOLUME total volume of holes in the beam
BEAM_CROSSSECTION_TYPE cross-section type of the beam
0 – complex profiled, 1 – rectangular
BEAM_PROFILE_NAME name of the profile of the beam, if complex

Slab parameters – available for listing and labels only

SLAB_THICKNESS thickness of the slab
SLAB_ELEVATION_TOP top elevation of the slab
SLAB_ELEVATION_BOTTOM bottom elevation of the slab
SLAB_MAT_TOP surface attribute index of the top surface of the slab
SLAB_MAT_EDGE surface attribute index of the edges of the slab
SLAB_MAT_BOTT surface attribute index of the bottom surface of the slab
SLAB_LINETYPE line type of the slab
SLAB_FILL fill of the slab
fill index – its value is negative in case of a composite structure
SLAB_FILL_PEN pen of the fill of the slab
SLAB_FBGD_PEN pen of the background of the fill of the slab
SLAB_COMPS_NAME name of the composite structure of the slab
SLAB_BMAT_NAME building material name of the slab, empty string for composite slabs
SLAB_BMAT building material index of the slab, 0 for composite slabs
Compatibility: introduced in ARCHICAD 21.
SLAB_SKINS_NUMBER number of composite slab skins
range of 1 to 8, 0 if single fill applied
SLAB_SKINS_PARAMS parameters of the composite slab skins
array with 18 columns with arbitrary number of rows:

  • [1] fill
  • [2] thickness
  • [3] (old contour pen)
  • [4] pen of fill
  • [5] pen of fill background
  • [6] core status
  • [7] upper line pen
  • [8] upper line type
  • [9] lower line pen
  • [10] lower line type
  • [11] end face pen
  • [12] fill orientation
  • [13] skin type
  • [14] end face line type
  • [15] finish skin status
  • [16] oriented fill status
  • [17] core skin status (if no core skin exists, the thickest skin)
  • [18] building material index

core status: 0 – not part, 1 – part, 3 – last skin of core, fill orientation: 0 – global, 1 – local;
skin type: in the current always 0 – cut, it can be used as in walls later; finish skin status: 0 not finish skin, 1: finish skin

SLAB_SKINS_BMAT_NAMES building material names of the composite slab skins
array with 1 column: building material name of the skin and with arbitrary number of rows.
SLAB_SECT_PEN pen of the contours of the slab in section
applied on contours of cut surfaces in both floor plan and section/elevation windows
SLAB_VIEW_PEN pen of the slab
applied on all edges in 3D window and on visible edges in section/elevation windows
SLAB_TOP_SURF top surface area of the slab
not reduced by the surface area of holes
SLAB_GROSS_TOP_SURF gross surface area of the slab top without hole
reduced by the surface area of holes
SLAB_TOP_SURF_CON conditional top surface area of the slab
reduced by the surface area of holes, which are bigger than the given value
SLAB_BOT_SURF bottom surface area of the slab without hole
not reduced by the surface area of holes
SLAB_GROSS_BOT_SURF gross surface area of the slab bottom
reduced by the surface area of holes
SLAB_BOT_SURF_CON conditional bottom surface area of the slab
reduced by the surface area of holes, which are bigger than the given value
SLAB_EDGE_SURF surface area of the edges of the slab
not reduced by the surface area of holes
SLAB_GROSS_EDGE_SURF gross surface area of the slab edges without hole
reduced by the surface area of holes
SLAB_PERIMETER perimeter of the slab
SLAB_VOLUME volume of the slab
not reduced by the volume of holes
SLAB_GROSS_VOLUME gross volume of the slab without hole
reduced by the volume of holes
SLAB_VOLUME_CON conditional volume of the slab
reduced by the volume of holes, which are bigger than the given value
SLAB_SEGMENTS_NR number of segments of the slab
SLAB_HOLES_NR number of holes in the slab
SLAB_HOLES_AREA area of holes in the slab
SLAB_HOLES_PRM perimeter of holes in the slab
SLAB_GROSS_TOP_SURF_WITH_HOLES gross surface area of the slab top
SLAB_GROSS_BOT_SURF_WITH_HOLES gross surface area of the slab bottom
SLAB_GROSS_EDGE_SURF_WITH_HOLES gross surface area of the slab edges
SLAB_GROSS_VOLUME_WITH_HOLES gross volume of the slab