I recently found a post on LinkedIn discussing the possibilities of labeling an abbreviation (ID or code) of elements, mainly the Surfaces. Since there is no perfect solution, two main ideas emerged other than using external label objects: use Labels along with Properties or IFC mapping. Though the first may seem to be easy to set up with ARCHICAD 20, it has its risks when it comes to change management since the Properties are not tied to other attributes that may change (for example Composite or Surface) unless you ALWAYS use Favorites, so let’s have a look at the Label tool options and the attributes instead.
In case you missed, the first part of this post can be found here.
Continuing the previously started thread of highlighting elements with certain properties in ARCHICAD for BIM submission to BCA (Singapore), this post will present another way of showing the above mentioned using the Building Material properties and Pen Sets.
Fire resistance is in close connection with the materials so this method provides somewhat better control and automatism then using the Mark-Up Tools.
We can create a pen set that we use for representation without the highlights and a different one for the highlights. The biggest advantage of using the different Pen Sets is that we can store the chosen option in the Views.