I am trying to create some custom property in the definition editor. I am comfortable creating the properties however, I was wondering if I can get some element information (Like Area, Geometry, File Name, Element ID etc.) in my custom property. For eg., if I want to see element ID into the property "Element_ID" how can I manage to do this. Please refer to the below image for a better understanding.
DataGroup Catalog definitions do not support expressions, they are from the ECschema system (which populates the MicroStation Properties dialog). The String field that you have used in your screenshot is purely a text string.
More information on what can be included in a Catalog Definition can be found in help at Home > OpenBuildings Designer > DataGroup System > DataGroup Data Tools and Utilities > Definition Editor.
However you can report on both Catalog and ECschema properties via Reports: CONNECT Edition - Reports: EC and DataGroup in the same report
Thanks for your response.
My ultimate goal is to have custom properties attached to elements while doing IFC Export and make it visible in IFC Viewer or other CAD Applications. I guess with custom definitions I can input the values manually however, is there a way where the values can be filled from ECschema.
Or, is there a better workflow for IFC information sharing?
It would be appreciated if you could help me with my last question about the best workflow for IFC information sharing?