What features would you like to see added to a future version of DataCAD?
#71633 by Mark Bell
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:47 pm
For those using smart entities there's a lot of information tied up in a drawing which currently isn't accessible.

Wishlist - take the Tools/Extract 2D/3D a step further and add the ability to output the sum total of each door and window type as a simple itemised schedule:
The screen shot below shows one option where the plan drawing of the wall would generate an elevation view (in plan) of each door type along with the door tag (smart entity name) and a total of each door. The same for windows.
The example is generated on a per layer basis so the total number of doors and windows generated would be from the active or highlighted layer allowing direct placement once generated.
A more advanced option would generate each door and window total on a unique version of the source layer as per the current Extract 2D/3D which appends the layername_3d_01 etc.
All that's being asked for is a copy of the symbol's elevation view of the smart entity placed in plan with a sum total it has been used based on the number of layers highlighted to extract. This then allows a user to move up a building, storey by storey, generating unique door and window "schedules" relative to each floor which can then be edited to create a fully documented door and window schedule. This would save a lot of time and reduce human error in creating these required schedules using information that has already been entered but not currently accessible.
Future development in the smart entities could include reference tags (D1), <W20> etc. which are used on the plan drawings but linked to the smart door/window allowing active tracking and scheduling of these entities.

#71634 by Dave
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:22 am
Yes, I like that.


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