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Fill / Cut Over ride.

ivorhession
Contributor
Hey all,

Im new to archicad so i hope there is a simple solution to my problem.
I am drawing a project at an early stage and in the section where elements meet - a floor and a wall, a ceiling and a wall etc - there is a line showing between the 2 elements.
Is there a way to over ride this line so that the space in the walls and floor all appear as a white fill? (I know can override each elements fill with black which effectively does what i want but i want / need to have some walls filled in white to show new and old...)

Pic attached to show issue...



Any help for the newbie would be appreciated.

Ivor
Ivor Hession
Principal

tóg_architecture
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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You should read about Graphic Overrides. If you came from Revit, they are similar to what Revit's View Filters do.
You can create Graphic Override Rules which specify Criteria and Override Style. Elements meeting the Criteria will be overridden by the Override Style that can override Line Type, Pen, Fill Type, Fill Pens, and Surface.
Then you can create Graphic Override Combinations. Each Graphic Override Combination can be composed of any number of Graphic Override Rules.

Here is a Graphic Override Rule, which will override the Fill Type of all Walls, Slabs, and Roofs with a white background, and the Pen of the contours of these structures with a black Pen, with the resulting Section of a Wall-Slab intersection:

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
You should read about Graphic Overrides. If you came from Revit, they are similar to what Revit's View Filters do.
You can create Graphic Override Rules which specify Criteria and Override Style. Elements meeting the Criteria will be overridden by the Override Style that can override Line Type, Pen, Fill Type, Fill Pens, and Surface.
Then you can create Graphic Override Combinations. Each Graphic Override Combination can be composed of any number of Graphic Override Rules.

Here is a Graphic Override Rule, which will override the Fill Type of all Walls, Slabs, and Roofs with a white background, and the Pen of the contours of these structures with a black Pen, with the resulting Section of a Wall-Slab intersection:

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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
Get Archicad Tips at https://twitter.com/laszlonagy
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU, 48 GB RAM, NVidia GTX 1060 6GB, 500 GB NVMe SSD
2x28" (2560x1440), WIN10 PRO ENG, AC20-AC25
Loving Archicad since 1995

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ivorhession
Contributor
Ahhhh yes Cheers,

I knew i was missing something and it would be to do with graphic over ride but just could not find the right angle of attach.

Ivor Hession
Principal

tóg_architecture

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