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    Hi Everyone,

    Hope you all could help. Recently came across a project whereby I have to tag furniture objects & other objects within each room. Now there are hundreds of rooms to go through. Is there any way to do some sort of multiple tags to these rooms all at once? Or perhaps set something like a "tag template" (just made up my own terminology) that I can apply to each room?

    Thanks in advance!

    #2
    Yep. Go to "tag all not tagged" (annotation menu, tag panel. should be the first one.) When the box opens up, you will be able to choose different categories to tag. You can choose one, or all, or any combination (holding the CTRL button as you select). Then hit apply and they are all tagged.

    Keep in mind it's only by view (I'm pretty sure), so you will want to open a floor plan view and probably turn off the crop so you can see all the furniture. And then do it for every level. But it still beats doing it one by one.

    Now, if you have other furniture you don't want to tag, you can select one, then right click and choose select all instances in view. Then, you can set the tags to only tag whats selected.

    Now that I think about it, if you selected all instances in entire project, then tagged all selected, I wonder if it would do the entire project, not just the view. Hmmm..
    Last edited by dzatto; August 18, 2011, 09:47 PM.
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      #3
      Are the rooms the same? Cause you might want to rethink your setup here. Tag All is a great workflow BUT has a weakness: the Tags rarely show up where you want them too. So you would still have to rearrange them all to suit your needs.

      Now if you have one or a few basic layouts you want to Group them.
      Tag one layout completely and move the tags where you like them. Now select the furniture AND the tags and press Group. This will create a Model Group (furniture) and associated Detail Group (tags). Whenever you place the model groups in your project, you can also place the attached detail group. Big advantage: the tags come in just as you placed them in the original group...
      Martijn de Riet
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        #4
        And another POTM nomination. I like that tip. :thumbsup:
        Dan

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          #5
          You can do that with Tags, Dimensions, Text notes, keynotes, material tags... We keep entire rooms detailed and saved in a library. Awesome tip, MdR.
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            #6
            Can you explain why you would do that? I mean, it's already part of the model, so why save it out to a library? And, how does it work with dimensions and still retain the relationship? Just curious. I'm thinking I may learn something here!
            Dan

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              #7
              Well, simple:
              Cause you can...:laugh:

              No seriously, I don't know the American situation but in Holland office buildings are 9 out of 10 times designed with a Grid distance as a plural op 90cm. Out of that 90%, 90% of the offices has a standard widht of 5,6m and depth of 4,8m. So for the vast majority of all offices you can pre-setup your office layouts.

              About the constraints: don't include dimensions to stuff you're not putting into your groups.
              Rooms: the perimeter will be lost when saving out the group that's true. But that's not a problem since it will be automatically restored when placing the group in a new project surrounded by walls.
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                #8
                Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                Can you explain why you would do that? I mean, it's already part of the model, so why save it out to a library? And, how does it work with dimensions and still retain the relationship? Just curious. I'm thinking I may learn something here!
                It works because you make sure the dimensions are all to things in the model group. And why do it? Because there are a lot of items that get put in a lot of buildings, and why tag and dimension a restroom every single time i do a building? I can Load File as Group, place the restroom, drop the tags in the documentation view with the dimensions from the model group, then ungroup it, and adjust it to suit the project. Im still saving a ton of time.

                Critical Care Hospital rooms, Restrooms, Reception areas, Workspace Open Office areas, Nurses Stations, Kitchenettes, and so on and so forth.
                Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                  It works because you make sure the dimensions are all to things in the model group. And why do it? Because there are a lot of items that get put in a lot of buildings, and why tag and dimension a restroom every single time i do a building? I can Load File as Group, place the restroom, drop the tags in the documentation view with the dimensions from the model group, then ungroup it, and adjust it to suit the project. Im still saving a ton of time.

                  Critical Care Hospital rooms, Restrooms, Reception areas, Workspace Open Office areas, Nurses Stations, Kitchenettes, and so on and so forth.
                  LOL, looks like I'm not thinking big enough... :laugh:
                  Martijn de Riet
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