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Can't Create New Empty Fill

Anonymous
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I'm trying to create a new fill called "Steel Stud" that will be empty like the "2x10" stud fill. But when I use 2x10 as a start, it automatically uses another fill that isn't blank. How do I create a new fill that is empty?
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__archiben
Newcomer
whenever you create a new symbol fill, archicad places some lines in the fill window as a 'start'!

what you need to do is draw your fill on plan, select and copy it.

when you create a new fill, go to 'paste' and the stuff that archicad puts there gets replaced by your lines . . .

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David Larrew
Booster
Unfortunately, AC 8.* does not allow you duplicate any of the vector Empty Fills.

And you can't create new "Symbol Fills" with an empty clipboard - you have to "Paste" something into the fill edit field.

I guess you could "Rename" the Fill to what you want. Unfortunately, the renamed fill is not transferable into other .PLN files.
David Larrew, AIA, GDLA, GSRC

Architectural Technology Specialist

a r c h i S O L U T I O N S



WIN7-10/ OSX 10.15.7

AC 5.1-25 USA

Djordje
Advisor
David wrote:
Unfortunately, the renamed fill is not transferable into other .PLN files.
Did you try Attribute manager?
Djordje



ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995
HP Omen

David Larrew
Booster
Yes, it doesn't let you merge many of the vector Fills.

I discovered this when I was trying to figure out a work-around for Jay using Attribute Manager.
David Larrew, AIA, GDLA, GSRC

Architectural Technology Specialist

a r c h i S O L U T I O N S



WIN7-10/ OSX 10.15.7

AC 5.1-25 USA

Djordje
Advisor
David wrote:
Yes, it doesn't let you merge many of the vector Fills.

I discovered this when I was trying to figure out a work-around for Jay using Attribute Manager.
Agh ...

Merging also does not help much - even if it is in, the order is all mixed up.

Opened some old 5.0 files the other day ... on the plus side, opening them in 8.1 was a breeze, while most of them crashed 7.0R3 (?!??!), on the minus side, you should have seen the fills ... ohmigod ...
Djordje



ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995
HP Omen

David Larrew
Booster
Is this a "Bug", I just thought that was how it worked with the stock "Vector Fills".
I sure wish we had more power to edit and add vector fills.
David Larrew, AIA, GDLA, GSRC

Architectural Technology Specialist

a r c h i S O L U T I O N S



WIN7-10/ OSX 10.15.7

AC 5.1-25 USA

Anonymous
Not applicable
David wrote:
Unfortunately, the renamed fill is not transferable into other .PLN files.
If you draw a wall using the renamed "Steel Stud" fill, then copy/paste it to another .PLN file that doesn't already have a "Steel Stud" fill, it creates the fill for you.

The rename method seems to have solved my problem. If I see any residual effects in the future I'll post them.

Anonymous
Not applicable
To create an empty fill:

"Draw" a hotspot in ArchiCAD. Select it and copy it (to the clipboard with <ctrl>C)

Open the Fill type dialog box
- Create a new symbol fill
- Past in the hotspot.
- Set stroke X1 = 100 and Y2 = 100 (asuming mm)
- Set to Scale independent
- Edit the Bitmapped pattern
Done

Håkon Alm
ArchiCAD 8.0 R3 (Int) on Win XP SP1 (us)
P4, 2.8 GHz / ATI Radeon 9700 / Dual Hitachi 21 LCD screen

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