I want the regular table of doors / windows to look more or less this way:
On regular basis I cannot get such a table, so I have written a GH definition, like this:
The first picture is the result of the definition. It takes all doors / windows, reads their parameters, gets elevation drawing, calculates widths and heights of the table, puts info in it and that’s all. I wanted to show you how it works, but I see that with updated VA there is a new error, i think. The table itself is being drawn, except any text:
Anyway, I need elevation drawings of doors / windows. As long as I cannot get them straight from a model, I use such a method - with the regular Rhino command “save with origin” I export door / windows elevation drawings to external files, explode the entitites it these files, and finally I use Human to get them back to the GH definition:
Importing file with opening elevation gives an error - simply, the Human plugin doesn’t support VA entities… Having a pipeline with opening elevations would make it much simplier.
I would send you my definition, but it is written strictly to my model, in polish, so I would have to send you also all the design files - lots of them, some 300 MB. The worse, I would have to translate some comments, but it takes time…
EDIT: The external files for opening elevations are quite convenient, as I can edit them any way I like - to add some extra dimensions, descriptions, etc. And this method is fine as it is an extension of my definitions of doors / windows: I have files for 2D / 3D representations of these openings, and I use them as embedded and linked blocks to define VA objects. Maybe you could consider adding another option for elevations of such objects? To add a block as an elevation?
2ND EDIT: In this way you could also solve the problem of LODs: you could have different folders with elements prepared with different detalizations. A simple change of access to such folders gives instant change of level of display. I haven’t tried the method, but my observation is quite good, I think. With a good organization of design files replacing 2D models gives a good result.