View Full Version : partition tags using wall styles
2005-03-29, 05:30 PM
Does anyone use their wall styles with an AEC partition tag for reading the partition type (ie, P1, W1, etc) from the wall style?
2005-03-29, 10:04 PM
Yes, reading the partition type from a manual property in a style-based Property Set Defintion attached to each wall style.
2005-03-30, 04:53 PM
A request in our office came up to catalog partition types so each partition type maintains the same number on every project in our office. Someone asked if the partition type could be read from the wall style automatically. The counter argument was that it would require too many wall styles to do it this way. But it looks like you are doing something in the middle by using an AEC tag (we currently use an attribute block). If you are using manual properties then could you have two different partition tags (say P1 and P2) on the same wall style? What is the benefit? Are you generating schedules for partition types?
2005-03-31, 01:31 PM
We also use the default wall tag in ADT. Yes, it is style dependent. Since I never use adjustable base width for any of my walls, I have as many wall styles as there are wall types. I don't see the issue there, as it takes what it takes. For the objector who declared that there would be too many wall styles, I would push back by asking for the perfect number of wall styles.
I do realize that the number of styles could get unwieldy. In another office I created a wall style for each type of fire resistive shaft wall and metal stud/gyp bd wall we would expect on a project, complete with the UL listing.
2005-04-01, 02:23 AM
It is a manual property, but we have it in a style-based Property Set, so it gets attached to the wall style and the value added when the style is created. We have a separate wall style for each wall type - and use all fixed width styles for new work, so the same "base" wall type has variants for each metal stud width used.
The tag is based on our old attributed block "tag" that had to be filled out manually each time. The "base" partition type is shown inside a rectangle; non-standard stud sizes are stored in another manual property in the same style-based Property Set, and displayed in the tag, outside the rectangle.
We do not generate a schedule of partitions, we have standard details that explain the construction of each type. We use the property data solely to fill in the tags "automatically". The cool part is when you decide to change a partition type after the tags are placed. Change the wall style to another office-standard style [or a custom style that has the Property Set attached and the properties filled in] and the tags update automatically.
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