Usage of New Line (\n) in Zone Names + Usage of IFC Parameter and IFC Mapping

If you enter \n after the first word in the zone name the zone name will be displayed in two lines (Ex. Meeting\nRoom). But this will cause an issue while creating schedule of zones. This can be managed with IFC Parameter and IFC Mapping. Let us see how to do it.

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IFC Parameter & IFC Mapping

Go to File/File Special/IFC 2×3/IFC Scheme Setup…

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  1. Choose IfcSpace in the tree
  2. Click New Property / Classification… in Scheme Properties:

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  1. Choose Pset_Draughting and enter ZoneNameforListing for Property name: in the Create New IFC Property / Classification dialog
  2. Click OK

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  1. Click New Rule in Mapping Rules in Order of Priority
  2. Click Add Parameters… in Rule Content:
  3. Choose Zone in Parameters dialog
  4. Choose Zone Name
  5. Click >>Add>>
  6. Click OK

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  1. In Rule Content: click on the arrow next to Zone Name and choose Apply Splitting Rule…

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In the Splitting Rule dialog box

  1. Enter \n for Define string separator (e.g. spacebar):
  2. Choose Beginning for Define which end of the string to begin numbering from:
  3. Enter 1 for Define where to split (enter fragment number):
  4. Choose From Start to Fragment for Define resulting fragment:
  5. Click OK

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Click on the down arrow next to Add Parameters… and choose Insert Static Text

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Enter a space for the static text which will be in between two words in the name.

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Repeat Steps 4.1 to 4.6 and 5 to add the Zone Name one more time and add another Splitting Rule.

  1. Enter \n for Define string separator (e.g. spacebar):
  2. Choose End for Define which end of the string to begin numbering from:
  3. Enter 1 for Define where to split (enter fragment number):
  4. Choose From Fragment to End for Define resulting fragment:
  5. Click OK

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  1. Click OK to complete the mapping

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Note: In order to avoid having repeated zone names for those with single word please make sure you enter \n at the end.

Now ZoneNameforListing shall be used for listing in schedules. See you with another blog soon.

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