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Example: Report areas based on object groups in Organizer

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Example: Report areas based on object groups in Organizer

Example: Report areas based on object groups in Organizer

In this example, you will use property categories to create a report on different area calculations for the selected object groups.

First you will create property categories to define the group of objects that need different area calculations. Then you will create formulas for the area calculations, and finally you will add the formulas to the corresponding categories to write the formularule stated in a mathematical language

Formula is part of an equation.

results to the model objects. As a result, the objects in the different categories will have different area values in the report.

  1. To open Organizer , click Manage on the ribbon and then click Organizer.
  2. Create a property category.

    Add all model objects to the property categorycategory in Organizer based on adding user-defined attributes to model objects

    Within a property category, a model object can belong to only one lowest level category at a time.

    , and create subcategories for the different area calculations you need. You can use objector assemblytype of categories according to your needs. To use assemblies, select the Include the highest assembly level in the model option in the category properties.

  3. Create a property to report the calculated areas.

    Open the Settings dialog box in Organizer ,

    and create the property using the following settings:

    • Name : Area_calculated
    • Property : Area_calculated
    • Unit type : Area
    • Data type : Number with decimals
    • Property type : UDAobject property created by the user in order to widen the range of predefined object properties

      User-defined attributes are used when the predefined object properties are not sufficient but more properties are needed. For example, comment, locked, and erection status are user-defined attributes.

  4. Add the property to the property templatedefinition of object property layout for the property table in object browser

    The property template is saved in an .xml file or in the Organizer database.

    you are using to show it as a column in Object Browser , and click Modify.

  5. Create separate formulas for the categories.

  6. Add the property and the formulas you created to the Area definition categories to write the UDA values to the model objects.
    1. Add the Area_calculated property in the category properties of the root-level Area definition category.

      Search for the property in Object properties , select it, and click Modify.

    2. Add a value to the property in the category properties of each lowest-level subcategory.

      • Type : Formula
      • Value : Select a formula you previously created.

  7. Synchronize Organizer to calculate the new UDA values and write them to the model objects.

  8. View the report in Object Browser.

    The Area_calculated column in Object Browser shows the areas of the objects according to the categories they belong to.

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