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Plan-Hidden LInes
March 18, 2011
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Attached are 2 images showing the floor slab with footing below, and cut-plane setting. I want to see the footing lines as hidden lines. I have set the cover fill background to transparent to for this question purpose. I've used the set display order to send the floor slab to behind. What have I missed ?

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March 19, 2011
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Lilian -

In order to give you a complete answer, I'd need to see how you are modeling this. However, at first glance, the simplest solution given your current approach might be to change the outline type for the footings to a different linetype so that they appear as hidden lines.

There are other techniques that may work as well or better, depending on how you model the footings - with walls, beams or slab. This particular area in ArchiCAD does not have a single approach that is clearly the best, so it depends on the exact design you are creating, and your preferences as to which component types you like to use.

Eric

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March 24, 2011
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I managed to get the footing to hidden lines but the other fdns, I am not seeing them on the plan. I have 'played' with the Floor Plan Cut Plane Settings to bring up the fdns below the Project Level 0. Attached are a floor plan at Ground Level 0 and a 3D with dimensions. I would appreciate if you can help me how to get the fdn footings shown on the other 2 plans. The uppermost section where the hidden footing is shown is Ground Level Car-porch; the middle section is the Crawlspace and the lowest section is the Basement.

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March 24, 2011
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Lilian -

Are these all being drawn on the same story, or are you using multiple stories to represent the crawl space and basement separate from the main floor? What element type are you using to create the footings - slabs, walls or beams?

If these elements are drawn on a remote story (e.g. one story below) then only certain element types may be seen - for example, a slab can be shown if desired on its home story and one story above; a wall can only be shown on either its home story only or "all relevant stories".

One question - can you actually select these "missing" elements in that floor plan view? If so, but they are hidden by the floor slab cover fill, then you may simply need to use Edit menu > Display Order > Bring to Front.

Eric

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March 24, 2011
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Thanks...your message got me thinking further. I set the ftgs elements [wall profile] in each story to 'show in all stories'.

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March 28, 2011
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Did that work out for you?

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March 28, 2011
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Yes. Thanks.

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