Question of the Week – DESTINI Estimator: Can I create a collection which will allow me to quantify sidewalks while using the parking?

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Can I create a collection which will allow me to quantify sidewalks while using the parking?

This question was posed recently to Support, so we decided to share the answer for all of our Profiler users.

Collections can be used for Parking Area, but name the collections “Sidewalk” , or whatever is appropriate to locate the collection for mapping (Building Type) and review (Tabular View).

The most important part is the following, divided into two secionts:

1. Create an Evaluation Formula for the Collection and test it against 2 conditions:

IF(((ActualSpaces = 0) & ( ComponentName = “Sidewalk”)) , TRUE , FALSE)

2. Once the collection(s) are setup and mapped in a Building Type users will need to change the Name of the Parking Area from Parking Area to the ComponentName specified in the Evaluation Formula (e.g. Sidewalk)