Identifying Duplicate Panel Names (+Video Demo)

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How are you going to identify one duplicate in a sea where everything looks the same?
How are you going to identify one duplicate in a sea where everything looks the same?

Duplicates are a problem – an expensive problem, especially if you are dealing with hundreds and perhaps even over a thousand panels. Somebody cocks up – usually on the client side – but how are you meant to identify it?

You could manually do it, but then that will more than likely take a long time. Or you could just employ Tek1 to do that sort of thing for you. Here is a video demonstration:

Identify Duplicate Panel Names In Precast Panel Detailing from Tek1 on Vimeo.

Features:

  • It can work for all clients with only very minor modifications. Very well abstracted out in the code.
  • It is super fast. Comparing the thousands of elements in each drawing takes a bit of computing power – but with smart algorithms, you can cut down the time.
  • It can work in the marking plan and elevation or layout. The same code, the same command, but x3 the power.

 

Example of Well Abstracted Code:

 

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