The goal for this tool is simple: connect external specification data into the ARCHICAD documentation processes.
The response from our BimBakery® development team was to investigate the revit keynote data structure (via TXT) and explore the potential of creating a similar tool through ARCHICAD’s GDL functionality.
Once we had sufficiently connected the data via a customized label and schedule object through embedding a TXT file into our project libraries, we realized the need for a more integrated approach that would offer an automated updating process. The response was to tap into ARCHICAD’s attribute functionality, which offered a methodology for writing the key into any element which filters updates through all ARCHICAD views (Plan, Section, Elevation, Schedule, etc). We think that the result is exciting!
(It is important to note that while your KEY is written into your element name via attributes, the connected keynote specification remains surface data for documentation purposes).