Structural Concrete Lintel ?


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I use a table with call out for labeling lintels in my framing plan.
As you know most are basic 8x8x? lintels & the label is based on the length.
In AutoCAD I created a LISP routine that allows me to click on the end points of the window measuring its width.
The routine then places a label like L-5 etc. to reference a chart.
So is there any way to facilitate this labeling in Chief?

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Looking at the Object Information looks like you could use a custom field.
So with Ruby you need to process the following:
Is the window or door in a Masonry wall?
What is the width of the window
Use a table to determine the Label text
Create a custom field with the appropriate width

You may need to create a layer for the new label, not sure how placement in the plan would work
You would need a way to update the label if the window width was changed

Is that something Ruby could do?

 

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2 hours ago, ACADuser said:

Looking at the Object Information looks like you could use a custom field.
So with Ruby you need to process the following:
Is the window or door in a Masonry wall?
What is the width of the window
Use a table to determine the Label text
Create a custom field with the appropriate width

You may need to create a layer for the new label, not sure how placement in the plan would work
You would need a way to update the label if the window width was changed

Is that something Ruby could do?

 

 

That would all be relatively easy to do with the exception of knowing its in a masonry wall.  I think that part would need some manual intervention. 

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26 minutes ago, ACADuser said:

What if you knew the wall type names?

 

 

Then no problem...as long as you name your walls in a consistent manner.  We would really want to access that info through the window/door or header though.  I’m away from my computer now so I can’t verify but I don’t think that information is available to windows, doors, or headers though or is it?   Even so, that would be easy enough to handle using one of the OIP fields to basically create a custom checkbox of sorts.  I’ve set up similar systems in the past for some other users albeit for different purposes.  

 

You can ask Scott how his window and door header labels are working for him.  I included quite a few Custom OIP “text fields” and “checkboxes” for him as I recall.  

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