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*Popiel, Slawomir
Message 1 of 5 (98 Views)

custom tags

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11-25-2003 02:09 PM
Hi
I would love to have a diffuser tag that would pick up not only flow info,
but also neck diameter or width x height. I've tried to look for some info
on creating custom tags but nothing seems available in the help files nor on
the web. Matt Dillon's article seems outdated, too. Can anybody help?
thanks
sp
*[Autodesk], Hakan Wikemar
Message 2 of 5 (98 Views)

Re: custom tags

11-25-2003 08:37 PM in reply to: *Popiel, Slawomir
Hi Slawomir!

The best way to learn how to create tags is in my opinion to look on the
already created tags and see how they are built up. I'll try a short
description here and please post back if/when you get stuck.

1. Create a propset definition with the info you want to display on the tag,
_aecpropertysetdefine
2. Create attributes where you define which propset and which property to
display, att
In the Tag prompt write: "PROPSETNAME:smileytongue:ROPERTYNAME" (substitute with
your properties)
3. Block the attributes, block
4. Create MVBlocks of your block, _aecStylemanager
5. Create your tag using the, createcontent, command (here it's very useful
to look at the existing tags)
Use Custom command and your MvBlock, Anchor type: Tag, use an old tags
commandline and change it to reflect your specifications, save to your
current dwg
6. Copy your dwg to somewhere in the AEC content search path (Default
somewhere in: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
Data\Autodesk\Autodesk Building Systems 2004\R16.0\enu\AEC Content\)

then the tag should be available in the Design Center

However we still have one problem here, the neck size for diffusers,
unfortunately, isn't available to the propsets.
However, I've created a "strange" propset where I try to analyze the Style
String on the Device style (using formulas) and sort out the neck size where
available. I've also created a tag in this dwg so just save it in the aec
content and try it out, and take a look at how I've created it. I'm Posting
it under the same header as this in the customer files area.
hth

Thanks
/Hakan

"Slawomir Popiel" wrote in message
news:B3B6A69957B81C20CF36F118D5F9C148@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hi
> I would love to have a diffuser tag that would pick up not only flow info,
> but also neck diameter or width x height. I've tried to look for some info
> on creating custom tags but nothing seems available in the help files nor
on
> the web. Matt Dillon's article seems outdated, too. Can anybody help?
> thanks
> sp
>
>
>
*Popiel, Slawomir
Message 3 of 5 (98 Views)

Re:

11-26-2003 12:29 AM in reply to: *Popiel, Slawomir
Thanka Hakan. Will try it.
sp


"Hakan Wikemar [Autodesk]" wrote in message
news:54477EB6A5CEB4D89005C41636BE1D5A@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Hi Slawomir!
>
> The best way to learn how to create tags is in my opinion to look on the
> already created tags and see how they are built up. I'll try a short
> description here and please post back if/when you get stuck.
>
> 1. Create a propset definition with the info you want to display on the
tag,
> _aecpropertysetdefine
> 2. Create attributes where you define which propset and which property to
> display, att
> In the Tag prompt write: "PROPSETNAME:smileytongue:ROPERTYNAME" (substitute with
> your properties)
> 3. Block the attributes, block
> 4. Create MVBlocks of your block, _aecStylemanager
> 5. Create your tag using the, createcontent, command (here it's very
useful
> to look at the existing tags)
> Use Custom command and your MvBlock, Anchor type: Tag, use an old tags
> commandline and change it to reflect your specifications, save to your
> current dwg
> 6. Copy your dwg to somewhere in the AEC content search path (Default
> somewhere in: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
> Data\Autodesk\Autodesk Building Systems 2004\R16.0\enu\AEC Content\)
>
> then the tag should be available in the Design Center
>
> However we still have one problem here, the neck size for diffusers,
> unfortunately, isn't available to the propsets.
> However, I've created a "strange" propset where I try to analyze the
Style
> String on the Device style (using formulas) and sort out the neck size
where
> available. I've also created a tag in this dwg so just save it in the aec
> content and try it out, and take a look at how I've created it. I'm
Posting
> it under the same header as this in the customer files area.
> hth
>
> Thanks
> /Hakan
>
> "Slawomir Popiel" wrote in message
> news:B3B6A69957B81C20CF36F118D5F9C148@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Hi
> > I would love to have a diffuser tag that would pick up not only flow
info,
> > but also neck diameter or width x height. I've tried to look for some
info
> > on creating custom tags but nothing seems available in the help files
nor
> on
> > the web. Matt Dillon's article seems outdated, too. Can anybody help?
> > thanks
> > sp
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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jayportland
Posts: 139
Registered: ‎03-08-2005
Message 4 of 5 (98 Views)

Re:

05-04-2005 01:27 PM in reply to: *Popiel, Slawomir
Popiel,

Did you ever get this nailed down? I'm creating a slew of custom tags and I'm stuck.
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jayportland
Posts: 139
Registered: ‎03-08-2005
Message 5 of 5 (98 Views)

Re:

05-04-2005 05:08 PM in reply to: *Popiel, Slawomir
Well, I'm not stuck anymore. I'll have to formally type something up and post back here with my thoughst.

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