SpaceDesign Filtering is used to determine which components or sub-components should be included in the report.
Components which are not visible are not included in the report.
Filter by selection
The setting Selected Entities only on the Report Setup tab will report only on entities which are selected in the SketchUp model.
Filter using Skip_If and No_Drill
If you have an component which you never want to include in a report, you can mark it as 'Skip_If.
If Skip If is set for an attribute and the attribute is true, then the component will not be included in the report.
If the Skip If attribute is calculated, then the result of the calculation will be used.
If it is Numeric, Database, or Currency, then it will be skipped if the values is non-zero.
If if is Text, then it will be skipped if it is not blank.
If you have items which you want to count when placed individually, but do not want to count when placed in a package or container, then you can mark the package containing the items as No_drill and the components within the package will not be counted.
If an attribute is marked as No_Drill and that attribute is true for a component, then that component will not be drilled into to look for other attributes.
Reversing Skip_If and No_Drill Attributes
Some time you may want to mark only those items you don't want to Skip, or mark only those items you do want to drill.
This is done by creating a second attribute, e.g. DoShow, and using it to calculate the NoShow attribute.
- DoShow is a Boolean Attribute and you set it for the items to include in the report.
- NoShow is also a Boolean Attribute. Its Calculation is set to: !%DoShow% - this will set NoShow to true when DoShow is false.
Mark NoShow as Skip_if so that items for which NoShow is true, (because DoShow is false), will not be included in the report.
Specifying Package Components
You can use similar logic to specify Package components, which should be drilled, but not shown on the report.
- Create a new attribute - Package - and set it to true for those items which should be drilled, but not reported.
- Create a new attribute - NoDrill - mark it as No_Drill, and set is to calculate as: !%Package%
(NoDrill will be true for all components for which Package is false)
- Also mark Package as Skip_If. Components with Package set to true will be drilled into, and not shown on the report.
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Filter using filter expressions
This feature lets you define phrases which will be used to select components to include in your report.
For example, to create a wall report you could:
- Define an attribute, Type, which would contain the word Wall for walls.
- Set the filter to include components only when the attribute Type contains the word Wall
For a Door and Window report, you could use similar filtering.
- Use filters to choose entities
If checked, then only component and groups whose attributes match the filter will be used for reporting.
- Ignore case in filter expressions
If checked, then the case of values is ignored, e.g. Wall, wall, and WALL would all match the filter value 'wall'.
Process Components which:
- Match all Filters
only items which match all filters will be processed.
- Match any filters
items which match any filter will be processed.
- If you need other options, then you can create dummy attributes, based n calculations, which will be can be used for more complex filtering.
Apply filter to:
- Top level components only
If a Top level component is selected, then any sub-components will be processed as well. (Assuming you are drilling into sub-components.)
- All components (including sub components)
The filter is applied to everything. If a top-level component is filtered out, then its sub-components will not be processed either.
Select one of the report attributes from the drop down list.
- ignore - do not use this filter
- contains - contains the filter phrase anywhere in the attribute value.
- does not not contain - Does not contain the phrase.
- is precisely - the filter phrase must exactly match the attribute value.
- is not precisely - the filter phrase does not exactly match the attribute value.
- is true - a Boolean attribute is true
- is false - a Boolean attribute is false
- Calculations - setting attribute values based on size of components, or other attributes.
- Area - report on the area of a face in a component.
- Number Formatting - Database and Currency formatting
- List Attributes - creating a list of sub-attributes
- Filtering - filtering which attributes to include in report.
- Auto Generate Attributes - define and edit attributes in an excel spread sheet.