Hello @DGSketcher ,
The expectation of the software is to deliver the detail that has been given. As for the approach, I am well aware of the given solution with the complex columns, but, this alone is very dangerous, especially in designing big projects. The simplicity for users is gone, and room for human error is great.
Maybe software implementation should head in direction as @henryL mentioned: "Graphisoft should really add the possibility to deactivate automatic connection and let the user to adjust the length of each wall layer (as modifiers do on complex profiles)."
We are in 2022 now, and this kind of problem should stay in past, not prolonged with each new version. Wall is an essential tool that needs to be given a lot of attention.
Don't get me wrong, I have been using Archicad since 2009, I even made the company where I work to switch from AutoCAD to Archicad, but when I have to deal with this kind of issue, it makes me lose time, and strength to be productive. All my critique is based on loving the software, and seeing its potential to grow even better 🙂
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