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liemttran
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Using wildcards in Search Takeoff

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07-19-2012 04:23 PM

Does anybody know if it is possible to use a wildcard (*) in the value parameter of properties in the search take-off dialog box?

 

Here is my scenario, I have a building with concrete walls that are labeled "CON XX" where XX is the thickness of the wall.  I need to take-off all of the concrete walls by floor level.  There are about 6 thicknessess of concete walls on each floor (ex: CON 150, CON 238, etc.).

 

My approach thus far has been to do a search take-off and use the "base constraint" property (ex: floor 1) and "type name" property (ex: CON 150) to catalog items.  However, this approach makes it time consuming because I have to repeat this process for each type of concrete wall on each floor.

 

What I would like to do is use the same method but for the "type name" property, use "CON*" so that it picks all of the type names with CON in them.

 

Is this possible?  If not, is there any easier way?

thanks.

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