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    Space Naming Utility - subsequent updates

    How does the Space Naming Utility handle changes after the initial run?
    The problem I'm having is that after we've done the initial creation of the Spaces based off the Architect's Rooms, they have made changes, including adding some Rooms, deleting others, and changing some Names/Numbers.

    If I run the SNU after I reload their model, I'm not seeing the new Spaces get created.
    I'm also wondering what happens to Rooms that they have deleted. Are those matching Spaces supposed to get deleted?
    Dave Plumb
    BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

    CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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    SNU only changes the name and number of the space to match the linked rooms.

    Whereas actually what you need is a kind of 'Coordination Review' for rooms and spaces to see what is deleted, what is new, what has been moved etc...
    I also dont yet have a good method for this, but you can try writing the Space Name and Space Number into two other parameters so that you can see what changes. Or, before you run SNU you can schedule Space Name/Number and Room Name/Number to see where there are differences.

    You can make new spaces with 'create spaces automatically', to fill in empty rooms. But watch out for spaces in columns, wall voids, courtyards and other stupid sh*t...

    Or try this dynamo script, it makes a space wherever there is a room, with the same names.


    (In other words... you thought this would be done for you in a smart logical way? Ha! How long have you been using this program?)
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      #3
      I always ran the Place Spaces Automatically tool, level by level, after each Arch link update and then ran the SNU to ensure I got their latest and greatest info. Often a room gets deleted and recreated in the same spot, so running the tool picked up those changes.

      Creating a schedule that listed the linked Arch room names/numbers with associated space name/number columns was an easy way to visually check what was missing. Added shading to the linked file columns helped a bit to separate whose information I was looking at quickly.

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        #4
        I think the Place Spaces was my biggest problem. I had forgotten to run that to create the new Spaces. Was thinking that happened inside the SNU.

        chomp, how did you make a schedule that shows both Room and Spaces? I tried a Multi-Category, but it didn't let me pick Name or Number
        Dave Plumb
        BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

        CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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          #5
          Late response, but by using the Multi-Category you should be able to extract the room data along with your space data.



          It was also helpful to schedule out areas and such to QA/QC across the models anything we were pulling data for.
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