To call this a work-around is a stretch, because this is really how you should be doing this from now on!
ARCHICAD21 is now available for download, and it is a very exciting version! Earlier today, a user asked if the latest installment allowed sections to read zone stamps. Sadly, it doesn’t. But I told the user that I would look into writing a new label tool that would label the zone of elements placed in the section. Then I remembered, this version of ARCHICAD already does that!
In the example below, I have a 3 zone sample model with furniture and other various parts placed that could be labeled.
This label is now dynamically linked to content placed in that section. If the Zone Name changes in plan, the label will change content in section. If the content moves to a new zone, the room name will shift with it and reflect the new zones name. If the object is deleted, the label will be deleted. If the object is switched to a new object, but the zone name remains the same, the room name in section will remain unaffected.
I tested this out with all design tools in ARCHICAD 21, and was able to effectively label zones in the section using any placed element except floors (they do not recognize zone association), and walls (they only associate to the first placed zone they abut). Morphs, columns, beams, shells and objects all work very well for this “work-around”.