Wall Schedule Label

Andrew Kim
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Over the years through ArchiCAD’s development, there have been a number of solutions for the production of wall schedules.
In the earlier stages of CAD software, wall schedules were typically created manually, requiring meticulous attention to detail and extensive time investment. ArchiCAD introduced a paradigm shift by enabling architects to generate dynamic and data-rich wall schedules directly from the 3D model.
Thus, any modification to the wall geometry or properties is automatically reflected in the associated schedules. This not only streamlines the design process but also promotes accuracy and consistency across project documentation.
Our new Smart Wall Schedule Label offers a new documentation workflow that utilises GDL scripting to automate the display of key data. This minimises the amount of manual input into drawings and establishes a workflow that is determined by the association between the 2D and 3D formats.


1. Construct the Composites

Prepare the composite attributes for relevant wall types. These composite attributes will be the basis for the label’s data.

Unlike other wall schedules, it is critical to use the correct materials for the skin structure as it will be displayed as the exact building material name.

2. Feature a Floor

The label is designed to be associated to a physical wall element and as such it is necessary to have the schedule live on a separate, nominated floor. 

Unique wall types can be drawn on this floor.

3. Link the Label

Once the walls are drawn, it is a simple matter of placing the label associated to the wall. This will ensure any changes to the composite will carry through automatically on the schedule. 

Initially, the label will be very basic with little information provided. From the label’s settings, relevant information fields can be added.

4. Guide the Graphics

Once the relevant fields populated on the label, it is ready to be organised into a schedule. 

The label’s individual rows and columns can be resized with the purple object handles to suit the size of wall and amount of information showing. 

5. Sheeting the Schedule

Once the labels have been placed and the graphics adjusted as desired, it is ready to be organised into a matrix and placed on the layout sheet. 

The label supports both vertical and horizontal configurations.

Also included with our SMART Template
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