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I’m now running into the same problem with trying to intelligently produce door schedules with leaf & frame finish fields. I want the schedule to read the finish surface of the leaf or frame, and run a SPLIT or STRSTR command to extract the finish code from the description.
The problems I’m encountering:
1. I can’t run a REQUEST (“Name_of_material”,…) command from the parameter script – for the above mentioned reasons I’m presuming.
2. I can’t run a SPLIT command in the properties, as I can’t reach object parameters from properties
3. I can’t shorten the schedule column to obscure the description of the surface, as it adds a ‘…’ to indicate there is more information.
This is resulting in three separate entries for the same data – not a good practice: 1. User selects the right surface inside the object. 2. User selects the finish code from a properties-specific options list for the leaf. 3. User selects the finish code from a different (but containing multiple duplicate values) properties-specific options list for the frame.
This is bad!
An example of a surface name would be “TM-104: Timber veneer” – and I just want the “TM-104” part.