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March 18, 2011
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I looked into the AC Help but can't find it....I think I've done this before where the cut fill scale can be adjusted.The attached is showing a partial plan at 1/8" scale but the insulation seems rather out of scale.

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March 23, 2011
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Fills are controlled in the Options menu > Element Attributes > Fills. They can be set for diagrammatic purposes (e.g. concrete, earth, grass, simple-cross-hatching) or for actual scaled representation of building components (e.g. paving patterns, tiles, brickwork in some cases). Each fill has options for size that can be modified in this section.

Composite walls use Fills as part of their definition. If you want the Fill for a particular part of a composite wall to be different, open up the Options menu > Element Attributes > Composites and see which Fill is being referenced. Then go to the Fill definition (as above) and either modify that Fill, or make a duplicate and modify as needed, then change the Composite to use the new duplicate version.

Soft insulation now has a new option you can use (as of ArchiCAD 13) that allows you to have a generic shape (such as the typical double-curve) expand or contract to fill the wall cavity. This requires the use of a Symbol Fill (rather than Vectorial or Solid) and the setting in the Composite for that "skin" to use the new option - I think it's called Scale to Fit or something similar.

Let me know if you need further guidance on this.

Eric

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March 24, 2011
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Thanks...it helps.

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