I’m trying to calculate areas of walls and windows for window to wall ratio calculations. I’d like it based on the visible faces of an elevation view. Attached is the Dynamo script I have setup. It’s messy at the moment, but currently, when running the script, it calculates area of walls and windows, but includes the calculation of the face depth of the wall (the portion not visible in elevation view). I’d like to only calculate the visible faces shown in elevation view. I’ve pasted a screenshot that shows the 3D view and elevation view. The portion boxed in yellow contains the area that I want calculated only. Is there a way to “flatten” an elevation view? Maybe I need to outline the walls and windows in the elevation view and calculate the area that way?
A couple other workflows we thought of:
- Paint the faces that need to be calculated and calculate area that way
- Calculate area based on selecting faces
If there is a better workflow, I’m open to it as well. Thanks.