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Drawing Gable End Walls with Break Line in Plan

EH21
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Is there a way to automatically have a wall break in plan where the floor plan cut plane is for a gable end wall (or other walls that slope down through the break line, such as below stairs)? If not, how do you like to handle this type of condition? See attached images.

Note:
The wall Floor Plan Display is set to "Cut Only."
The wall itself is a trimmed through Solid Element Operations with the roof as the Operator.
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Steve Jepson
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2021-09-07_23-18-16.png2021-09-07_23-22-09.pngThis is a hard one to explain.  Basically, that the Floor Plan view is a cut view at 42" above the floor looking down.  Things about that are shown with a long dashed line, things be low the first surface you would see are a short dashed line.   However, when it comes to walls, they they drawn symbolically and do not typically show the studs. In stead, it is common to use a wall types legend.   So in the case of the gable end wall of a bonus room over a garage or something when the cut plane is above part of the roof ( each side of a pony wall for example) we bend the rule for the sake of clarity and consistency.  What are still drawing the wall as a symbol that looks the same if is it above or below the cutline.  2021-09-07_23-15-45.png

ArchiCAD 25 3011 USA - Windows 10 Pro 64x - Dell 7720 64 GB 2400MHz ECC - Xeon E3 1535M v6 4.20GHz - (2) 1TB M.2 PCIe Class 50 SSD's - 17.3" UHD IPS (3840x2160) - Nvidia Quadro P5000 16GB GDDR5 - Maxwell Studio/Render 5.2.1.49 Multilight 2.1.0.1

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Steve Jepson
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2021-09-07_23-18-16.png2021-09-07_23-22-09.pngThis is a hard one to explain.  Basically, that the Floor Plan view is a cut view at 42" above the floor looking down.  Things about that are shown with a long dashed line, things be low the first surface you would see are a short dashed line.   However, when it comes to walls, they they drawn symbolically and do not typically show the studs. In stead, it is common to use a wall types legend.   So in the case of the gable end wall of a bonus room over a garage or something when the cut plane is above part of the roof ( each side of a pony wall for example) we bend the rule for the sake of clarity and consistency.  What are still drawing the wall as a symbol that looks the same if is it above or below the cutline.  2021-09-07_23-15-45.png

ArchiCAD 25 3011 USA - Windows 10 Pro 64x - Dell 7720 64 GB 2400MHz ECC - Xeon E3 1535M v6 4.20GHz - (2) 1TB M.2 PCIe Class 50 SSD's - 17.3" UHD IPS (3840x2160) - Nvidia Quadro P5000 16GB GDDR5 - Maxwell Studio/Render 5.2.1.49 Multilight 2.1.0.1

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Remember when you are making plans, who is going to be using them.   Here is an even more difficult thing to model.   How do you model the wall that has drywall on the part of it that is below a ceiling, but not above it, but also needs siding on some of it  when the ceiling is sloped on each side of a flat ceiling - which is always the case with the typical bonus room over a garage.   And keep in mind that everything I model is for the sake of an Interactive Schedule too.  There are times when you have to use the ceilings to SEO the siding /outside skin off the walls. 2021-09-07_23-33-33.png

 

ArchiCAD 25 3011 USA - Windows 10 Pro 64x - Dell 7720 64 GB 2400MHz ECC - Xeon E3 1535M v6 4.20GHz - (2) 1TB M.2 PCIe Class 50 SSD's - 17.3" UHD IPS (3840x2160) - Nvidia Quadro P5000 16GB GDDR5 - Maxwell Studio/Render 5.2.1.49 Multilight 2.1.0.1

Steve,

 

I appreciate your comprehensive reply! Regarding your comment about SEO and removing skins, that is something I have really struggled with so that exterior materials don't appear in sections. Do you typically model all your walls as composites so that you're able to remove "finish" skins with SEO? And, if so, do you keep all skins shown in plan, or do you remove them and dimension to framing?

 

Thanks again.

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