IFC Writer Global ID and GUID

When 12d exports an IFC file each object is given a unique GUID.  If you export the same data again, the new IFC is created at a different point in time so each object is given a new and unique GUID. This can create problems for other software, such as Navisworks, as the GUID is [...]
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Webinar – Attributes – What They Are and How to Use Them

This 12d Model Webinar video below will show details about Attributes, what they are and how to use them. Detailed in the webinar are Project attributes and String attributes. Super Strings in 12d aren't limited to Attributes for the entire string. Each Segment and Vertex can also have individual Attributes. Project Attributes can be used [...]
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Attribute Manipulator – Concatenate Attributes

Major projects tend to favour long string/object names that define things like type, location, discipline, stage, etc.  Normally this information would be stored as attributes (metadata) on the object. The 'Attribute Manipulator' (AttMF) allows users to concatenate these attributes into single value.  Concatenating allows complex, project specific, string names to be built up from existing [...]
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Write DWG – Export 12d Model Attributes

Symbols & Attributes in 12d Model have been around for a long time.  But did you know that Vertex Attributes can also be export as DWG - Block Attributes? This is useful for something as simple as setout points, or drainage/utility information. During the export process, 12d Model will automatically convert Symbols to Blocks, along [...]
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Create/Edit Attribute Manipulator File

This option is a file that allows the user to set up a file that manipulate attributes on data. Use: Utilities => Attributes => Create/Edit Attribute Manipulator File You can do basic math functions in the Attribute Manipulator. For example, add two attribute values together. You capture the attributes as "values", and then use those [...]
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