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Is a Polyline table possible for its labels?

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I know this has been discussed before, but is there an easy way to make a table or schedule populated by the labels of a selection of polyslines?

All I want are the polyline labels in list form, preferably with the various values separated. 
 

ex.

name, area, length, width. 


For some reason I thought there was a schedule for polylines labels, I guess I was dreaming. 

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Were you thinking area analysis or something else altogether ?  Can you provide an example.

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1 hour ago, Chopsaw said:

Were you thinking area analysis or something else altogether ?  Can you provide an example.


I use polylines to keep track of lots in a development. 
Each polyline represents a lot with a lot number, square footage, length and width in the label, which is easy enough. 
There could be a few hundred lots in a development, so I would like it if Chief could automatically produce a table or schedule of these values so I could export them to Excel. 
 

 

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The area and label are not a big issue but length and width bring in another level of complexity.  Are all the lots consistently rectangular with 90 deg  corners ?

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14 minutes ago, Chopsaw said:

The area and label are not a big issue but length and width bring in another level of complexity.  Are all the lots consistently rectangular with 90 deg  corners ?

Yes, all the lots are rectangular. 
 

Even just the lot number and area would be amazing to have in table form. 

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It could be done with a note schedule and manual entries into custom fields or for a fee I think I could make it a little more user friendly and automated with my ruby skills if you are interested, providing the lots are true rectangles and drawn in 2D.

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5 minutes ago, Chopsaw said:

It could be done with a note schedule and manual entries into custom fields or for a fee

That’d be great. I just messaged you. 
 

thanks 

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Looks like you might have it under control, but a few hints and pieces of quick advice on the house for you guys:

  1. Use boxes and you have a height and width attribute to work with (no impossible scripting to deal with).
  2. Use a 3D object like a soffit and you not only get a height and width but you get a schedule without needing to use notes.

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Thanks Michael,

 

The soffit and chief schedule almost works and I had not thought of it.  We were hoping to get an area total without having to use Excel.

 

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Is there a way to do that without a whole lot of ruby ?

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13 minutes ago, Chopsaw said:

Thanks Michael,

 

The soffit and chief schedule almost works and I had not thought of it.  We were hoping to get an area total without having to use Excel.

 

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Is there a way to do that without a whole lot of ruby ?


Nope.

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Never thought of using soffits. How clever. 
Exporting to excel is no big deal. 
 

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