Currently our interiors group is using bentley Architecture to add instance data to a series of 2d cells used in their furniture plans.
They are doing so they can make of the datagroup explorer reporting tools and the Space planning search tools in V8i to create FFE schedules.
This ahs been going well however the question has come up about how to delete instance data from an element.
Is there are tool for this in Bentely Architectue. I have had a look but can only find ways to edit the data not remove it.
From the main DataGroup toobar choose the Modify Instance Data tool, select the object, then right-click on the object name in the left side pane and choose Delete. That should do it.
Hi! I also encounter the same issue, I did follow the instructions but still I am unable to delete/remove the instance data. I am using ss6? is there any other method to remove the instance data say of a 'Slab' and assign a different instance data?
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You can use key-in "dgex detach data" , Then select element in DGN, It will give you following UI
Right click on catalog name and you will see 'Delete' option. This should allow you to delete the instance data.
Note - You should first use command and then select element.
Let me know this works, otherwise please share your DGN.
That keyin is only available in CONNECT Edition. In V8i you should be able to use DG Modify to do the same thing. Note in my 2019 reply to Lynn above that this is designed for objects with DataGroup data manually applied to them.
Thanks, Steve... so only objects with DataGroup data manually assigned can be edited.
Yes, that is correct. Components placed thru component specific tools such as walls, doors, slabs, etc., were not intended to have their DG data removed or replaced with a different component type. Elements that have their DG data manually applied, on the other hand, aren't "native" components and therefore can be, well, anything.