I have been trying to reduce the time I spend on a design, and I realized that there are a few groups of cabinets and panels that I use a lot. I would like to save these cabinets as a group and place them all at once. However, I still need them to be individual cabinets for schedule and modularity purposes. It seems like this is out of Chief's current reach. I just wanted to make sure this wasn't possible before adding it to the suggestions forum.
Oh before I forget an example of when I would want this. Almost every kitchen I design has a cabinet above a fridge supported by two full length panels on either side. I would like to place both panels and the cabinet at the same time. And even the fridge if possible.
I have returned to this forum once again in seek some help with ruby and macros.
I have been working on a macro to automate cabinet labels. So far I have a mostly working macro, but I feel like my hands are tied and my eyes are closed. First of all the documentation on chief implementation of ruby and its capabilities it really lacking. And second, I don't have the Ruby terminal. I think this is because I am running Interiors, but am not sure as all Chief says is that there is limited use of Ruby in this version.
Anyways, right now I would love to have a list of all callable object attributes. I honestly don't even know if that is the right name for what I am looking for. I am trying to find a list of what info I can scrape from a cabinet. So, what can I put after obj. (ie. obj.width, obj.type)? I think I could find this by running the selected.names command in the terminal, but I have no way of knowing.
This is my current macro. It is built from parts of a macro from @MarkMc and whatever I have been able to come up with from random trial and error. If you see something I could improve on, I am open to suggestions as long as they have a good explanation with them. Thanks in advance!
obj = owner
obj = referenced unless referenced.nil?
type = obj.type.to_s
nf = NumberFormatter.new
nf.unit = 'in'
nf.use_fractions = true
nf.show_unit = false
standard_size = 24.0 if type == 'base_cabinet'
standard_size = 12.0 if type == 'wall_cabinet'
standard_size = 24.0 if type == 'full_height_cabinet'
depth = nf.apply(obj.depth) if obj.depth.to_f != standard_size
standard_size_height = 36 if type == 'base_cabinet'
standard_size_height = 0.0 if type == 'full_height_cabinet'
height = nf.apply(obj.height) if obj.height.to_f != standard_size_height
width = nf.apply(obj.width)
nomen = 'B' if type == 'base_cabinet'
nomen = 'W' if type == 'wall_cabinet'
nomen = 'T' if type == 'full_height_cabinet'
hinging = owner.door_swing
label = ""
label << nomen << width.to_s << height.to_s << depth.to_s << hinging
I'll new to Chief and have learned that this form might be one of the best resources I have ever used. I am trying to streamline my design process and to do that I would love to be able to change cabinet ends to finished or paneled faster and easier. I tried to make a SP to do this, but I couldn't figure it out. I also thought that there might be a way to do this with macros is a SP, but I know even less about macros than I do Chief.
Any help is appreciated, and if it's not possible that's fine I'll know not to spend more time on this.
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