Browse to .sp Fioles folder and open User Field Formula - Start.sp. In this model, the resources are built when we import the 3D model. This is because the IFC elements in IFC models are imported by Synchro directly as a resource element (with the 3D representation assigned to it) when these options are set to Import.
Please note that all metadata (parameters, user-defined fields, etc.) are imported directly as Resource User Fields (NOT 3D User Fields).
This is by design of the software.
For any selected 3D Resource, we can observe that there are two Resource User Fields “[SYNCHRO] SECTION” and “[SYNCHRO] TIER” which may be useful later.
The schedule hierarchy is Erection/ Welding, Stage, and Tier. Child tasks have Section in the names.
In this part we interrogated the 3D model / Resources and schedule. Now we have a basic understanding of both. Next, we will learn about how to create our own user fields based on the information in 3D model / Resources and schedules.
3D Filter is used to hide/show elements in the 3D View based on user-defined criteria or saved selection (of previously selected 3D objects).
In 4D Pro Fundamental training, we already learned some of the basic 3D Filters, such as 3D by Selection [User]. When there are 3D objects selected in 3D View, we can right click in 3D View > Filters > Isolate Selected or Hide Selected, to isolate selected 3D objects or hide selected 3D objects.
Now we will learn how to create our own 3D Filters based on the user fields of 3D objects.
Now you can see the filter that is applied to the 3D window will be displayed in the window title as well as the objects in “Section A” are isolated in the 3D window. This can also verify the value of “Section” for 3D objects in section A is correct. We can use similar methods to verify 3D Objects in other sections.
In 3D View Properties window, you can operate set logic and priority of the filters.
Note: When AND is selected for the Operation in the Filters tab: only objects that meet the criteria of all Active Filters will be included. The colour scheme of the 3D Filter at the top of the Active Filters list will be applied to all visible objects.
From the previous practice, we learned that all 3D objects contain both Tier and Section info. We will further prepare the schedule to learn how Tier and Section info can be extracted to build text type user fields with formula, in order to facilitate auto matching.
Create Resource User Field “Tier+Section”
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