Attaching Global Unique Identifiers (GUID) to objects

Hi

I am adding instance data to my 3d modelled objects in AECOsim Building Designer (Structural). The objects are modelled by me and are not AECOsim objects from its library.

I have a few objects in my model that are not in the instance data catalogue so I cannot pick anthing from the catalogue.

All I want to do is attach to the objects a GUID and don't really need any extra properties coming through. Just the GUID number.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks

Mark

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  • Hi Mark,

    Are you referring to the element's existing GUID and thru the DataGroup System?   Also, can you elaborate what you need to achieve by having the GUID available?



  • Hi Steve

    Firstly, apologies for my lack of knowledge on this subject, but I will try to explain a bit better. I don't know much about the data group functions.

    I need to add GUID tags to items so that a third party team can assign Product Data Templates etc in an Asset Management System (Maximo) to the GUID.

    I noticed if you use an AECOsim library object and check the properties you will get a whole host of properties of the object including a GUID tag.

    If I model objects myself, lets say a kiosk, I can add instance data to that. I would select the kiosk and then add instance data, look for the catalogue item in the catalogue group, in which there is a kiosk in the Architectural group. Now that kiosk is tagged with a GUID. 

    However lots of my items inside the kiosk I have modelled myself and are not library items from AECOsim. Also there is no match for them in the catalogue groups. I have items I need to tag like motor started control panel and incoming supply panel. We dont need all the associated properties with these items but I do need to assign a GUID to them.

    Would you know how to do that? Any help much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Mark

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  • Hi Steve

    Firstly, apologies for my lack of knowledge on this subject, but I will try to explain a bit better. I don't know much about the data group functions.

    I need to add GUID tags to items so that a third party team can assign Product Data Templates etc in an Asset Management System (Maximo) to the GUID.

    I noticed if you use an AECOsim library object and check the properties you will get a whole host of properties of the object including a GUID tag.

    If I model objects myself, lets say a kiosk, I can add instance data to that. I would select the kiosk and then add instance data, look for the catalogue item in the catalogue group, in which there is a kiosk in the Architectural group. Now that kiosk is tagged with a GUID. 

    However lots of my items inside the kiosk I have modelled myself and are not library items from AECOsim. Also there is no match for them in the catalogue groups. I have items I need to tag like motor started control panel and incoming supply panel. We dont need all the associated properties with these items but I do need to assign a GUID to them.

    Would you know how to do that? Any help much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Mark

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