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|How to understand section marker text, and how to adjust them
|Eric zoomed into a section marker, went into Selection Setting Settings and showed how to modify
|How to show roof panels - why do some not show
|Eric trouble-shooted all possible reasons why some may not show (i.e. proper layer, renovation filter, height); he found the panels are set up to 'heal' when touching another one, he changed the appearance of the plan to see the outlines
|How to increase roof pitch without stretching the roof panel
|Eric went to Roof Pivot Height & Pitch and altered the settings; showed some roof pitch settings and composites
|Roof pitch, Pivot Point, Custom Edge Settings
|How to make a skylight run with the pitch of the roof
|Caller had an unusual setup, Eric went through a bunch of options to understand & figure it out, and noted the Custom Edge Setting; in general, the simplest way to have an element follow the roof line is to make a copy of the roof, drop it down, slice it and modify to what you want, and then you'll end up with something that follows the roof line exactly.
|Skylight on pitched roof, Custom Edge Setting, Roof Slice
|Note: you cannot twist elements
|Note: a roof will only have one plane
|How to make 2D walls show
|On Floor Plan Display, select All Relevant Stories; caller had the wall on the wrong layer; adjusted View Settings, Layer Combinations; adjusted the fill to be transparent;
|Floor Plan Display, Layer Combinations
|Tip: the Ignore Zoom trick can be useful in some situations
|Note: the Floor Plan Cut Plane Setting is part of a particular View Setting, doesn't effect the entire plan
|Floor Plan Cut Plane Settings
|How to set up schedules and total the areas
|Eric showed how to set up a schedule, add totals
|Schedule setup, areas
|Change zones to show roof panel
|Another caller suggested changing the layer number to 0 to solve problem at timestamp 08:55; Eric reviewed what the layer numbers meant (i.e. putting elements on different layers so they ignore each other)
|How to change line for door/window to be filled in to have a heavier line weight
|Caller had Grid Lines showing in 3D model, leading to a Grid Element discussion; Eric looked at the Renovation Filter, overrides, layers and Wall Contour Settings to try to show a door as filled in with heavier line weights on the Finished renovation filter. He couldn't figure it out and will look into later.
|Grid Element Selection Setting, Renovation Filters, overrides
|Note: don't need to load Object and Surface Library 22 with ArchiCAD Library 22, as the stuff in the Object & Surface Library is in ArchiCAD Library
|ArchiCAD Library, Object & Surface Library
|Tip: sometimes there are settings which are hidden because you don't want to see Wall Contour Lines; but if you turn the setting on you get options
|Wall Contour Lines
|Having trouble intersecting walls
|Eric pointed out the reference lines, how they weren't currently reaching either other and they needed to. Then he checked the Layer Settings and saw they were on different layers (they need to be on same layer to intersect). Eric went into a discussion of Building Materials, and the priorities, and wall composites so the intersecting walls cleaned up.
|Wall Intersections, Reference Lines, Building Materials, Wall Composites
|How to show insulation in differently so you can distinguish between old and new.
|Eric noted the simplest way is in the Wall Composite dialog, another option is to use a pen set that you turn on/off as needed
|Pen sets, Wall Composites
|How to do 3D views that show contour lines (so active models look like renderings)
|Eric went into View>3D View Options>3D styles and edited the contours section; shadows and sun position; Pen Set options
|3D views, Contours, sun projections, pen sets
|How to adjust ceiling height and still keep ground floor level at zero.
|Eric worked in Story Settings. He showed how changing the elevation of the first floor did not effect the elevations of floors above. However, if he changed Height to Next, all the elevations changed. Another called mentioned editing in Section view, so Eric showed how to edit the Story Levels while in the Section Selection Settings.
|Story Settings, Project Location, Section Selection Settings
|Note: If you change height to next, all other floors change.
|Note: send docs to firstname.lastname@example.org
|How to make 2 sets of elevations, one with shadows
|Shadows are part of marker settings; in View Map, the Presentation Elevations folder, right-click an elevation to Select Elevation marker on the Home Story and zoom to it - the section marker shows up, right-click and edit the Model Display settings in the Elevation Selection Settings dialog box and notice Sun Shadows box is checked. Use Graphic Overrides to eliminate sun shadows. Essentially, create one elevation marker and control with different graphic overrides to get desired look.
|Elevations, Shadows, Marker Settings, Graphic Overrides
|How to join moldings in a dormer
|Eric showed how to draw a morph directly in an elevation. In the 3D view he unified them (Design>Modify Morph>Union) then used the tubular extrusion in the morph pet pal to modify the morph into the molding desired. Eric then shows how to make that molding using the beam tool.
|Morph, Molding, Dormer, Tubular Extrusion Morph pet Palette, Beam Tool for molding
|How to dimension, annotate in 3D
|Need to create a 3D document from the 3D view, then added dimensions, text, etc.
|Dimensioning in 3D, 3D Document, annotations
|Note: the 3D document is linked to the model, so changes in model will be reflected on the doc; some editing can be done in the 3D document, but not everything; you're locked to the certain angle you created from the model
|If your project template is set up for a variety of projects, can you delete the View Map folders you don't need?
|Discussion with caller about project templates, folder setup, if folders share information that shouldn't be deleted
|Project template setup
|How to print out fields with the schedules? Schedules, zones, area calculation
|Eric gave a discussion of Fill tools - they allow you to delineate an area, show area text; they do not have categories, so you are limited with respect to organizing them; you can label them in ID & Properties dialog box, and you can give them layers. Eric then opened up a schedules and went into the Scheme Settings, and further discussion of zones; the caller looking for the best way to set up plans to get schedules of measured areas and subtotals (i.e. fills, zones, mesh...). Eric went into setting up a basic schedule using fills and went into the calculation options.
|Fill tool, schedules, zones, Calculated Area, Expression Editor
|Note: Zones - you can associate elements to them. Zones can have stamps with text associated to them (room, names, finishes, area..).
|Caller suggested using a zone and drawing a fill over it, because you can't have overlapping zones and subtract area
|Zone Selection Settings
Coaching call indexed by Julie Z. Caliri