Plan View Elevation Markers


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I know this has been discussed a lot, but I'm wondering if there's a simple method to get an elevation marker in plan view to display a room's floor elevation in the format shown in the image? I can figure out a bit of the number formatter thing, but I can't get it to return a floor or ceiling elevation. The automatic macro returns this value in inches and the same thing is true for the data in a schedule.

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Just to frustrate you Chief does this for some strange reason.

 

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But I think you will actually need to write a proper macro to do that using the Measurement Class.

 

Shoot me a PM if you get stuck.

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The line NF.unit = '\'-"' expanded is

 

= single quote, back slash, single quote, dash, double quote, single quote.

 

The outer single quotes contain a string.

 

The backslash is the "escape" character and tells Ruby not to interpret the following character, just include it as part of the string.

 

The '-" somehow indicates formatting. This could be, for example, ft-in, and the output would be

1 ft-1 1/4 in

 

Or for you metric users, 

 

NF.unit = 'cm'

NF.use_fractions = false

 

would give you -33.655 cm

 

 

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9 hours ago, solver said:

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Thank-you Eric! I've watched your video, but seeing this (combined with the info in your video) is helping to make sense of how the NF works. I had something very similar but was getting an eval.. error and that's because I was inserting the room macro in those brackets. I appreciate your help.

What NOT to use:

%room.elevation.ceiling%

%room.elevation.floor%

 

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10 hours ago, Chopsaw said:

Just to frustrate you Chief does this for some strange reason.

 

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But I think you will actually need to write a proper macro to do that using the Measurement Class.

 

Shoot me a PM if you get stuck.

Can't say it would have occurred to me to use the %height% macro in plan view.

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Thanks Eric,   That seems to be a big step in the right direction that appears to work rather than chiefs teaser %heightf%

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