PropertyWizard – New Version 1-5-0

PropertyWizard 1-5-0 is now live on the Autodesk App Store!

Download from here – with free trial

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I’ve added four new features in this version. You can now:

  1. Add formulas to Title Blocks to control Key Plans, etc.
  2. Access built-in parameters using their BuiltInParameter Enum name
  3. Access shared parameters using their Guid (unique Id) value
  4. Skip the Result Check dialogs and go straight to the overall result

1. Add formulas to Title Blocks to control Key Plans, etc.

You’ll now find ‘Title Blocks’ in the Category list, so you can write formulas to control your Key Plans, Scale Bars, and other title block features.

This example is driven by the following formula, which uses the value of each sheet’s Zone/Volume parameter to control a parameter on the title block, which in turn drives the visibility of the red lines on the key plan.

2. Access built-in parameters using their BuiltInParameter value

It’s possible for an element to have multiple parameters with the same name. This is a problem – if you use that parameter name in your formula, how do you know which parameter it’s referring to?

Now in PropertyWizard 1-5-0, you can specify exactly which built-in parameter you want by using its BuiltInParameter value. The BuiltInParameter value is unique so it’s a good way to be sure you’re always referring to the same parameter.

3. Access shared parameters using their Guid (Unique Id) value

Similarly for shared parameters: in 1-5-0 you can avoid ambiguity by using the shared parameter Guid value. This will mainly be useful when you have duplicate parameter names, because the Guid value does not make your formula very readable.

4. Skip the Result Check dialogs and go straight to the overall result

If your model has a lot of formulas that show Result Check dialogs, perhaps because they all fail on just a few elements, you might be tired of clicking ‘Continue processing this formula, and ignore errors’ for every one. New in 1-5-0, the ‘Process all formulas and ignore all errors’ option will run all the formulas and take you straight to the overall result.