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Anonymous
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I have roughly 100 windows to fill on an elevation, all of which have different dimensions.

How can I fill these 2D polygons/windows without having to draw around the contours again?

susan
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Steve Jepson
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did you try the magic wand?
Select the fill you want, press the space bar and you will see a little magic wand pop up. Click on the space you want filled and poof!
Just keep holding down the space bar while you click each area you want filled.

If you were to show a picture of what you are doing perhaps another method might be suggested.

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Anonymous
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Great, Thank you.

Anonymous
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I'm not sure a magic wand will pick up the outline of the window on a live elevation. (An unlinked "drawing" would be o.k.)

If it's just the glass you want shaded simply assign a solid fill of the appropriate colour to the glass material, and with vectorial hatching "on" in your elevation the glass will be solid filled.

(yay, 1000)

Steve Jepson
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Congratulations s2art on your Senior Member status.

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Anonymous
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oh yeah....~~~^o^
Congratulation s2art

Djordje
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Sujey wrote:
I have roughly 100 windows to fill on an elevation, all of which have different dimensions.

How can I fill these 2D polygons/windows without having to draw around the contours again?

susan
I hope that it is not an unlinked elevation ...

... because if it is not, you can assign the wanted fill to the glass material of the windows, switch the 3D hatch on, and spend some time having coffee while Archicad does it instead of you doing it.

That is what computers are for, right? If you draw every line and fill, do yourself a favour - sell the computer and the software, and spend the spoils on a drawing board, and a vacation in the Carribbean!

Congrats, Stuart!
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Anonymous
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(I feel like it's my birthday, which was only on Sunday last, incedently; no presents necessary, thanks. I might be listed as a Senior member but feel like I still have a LOT to learn).

Laszlo Nagy
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Wasn't it Socrates that said: All I know is I know nothing?
Of course, knowing that one does not know everything there is to know under the Sun is a prerequisite on the way to excellence.
And, there is a new version coming out every once in a while.
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Djordje
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... and the more I know the more I realize how much I don't know?

The knowledge sphere ...
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Laszlo Nagy
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Yes, familiar thoughts...
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Anonymous
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I hope that it is not an unlinked elevation ...

... because if it is not, you can assign the wanted fill to the glass material of the windows, switch the 3D hatch on, and spend some time having coffee while Archicad does it instead of you doing it.
How does one assign the fill to the glass material?

Laszlo Nagy
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In the Materials Dialog, you can assign a 3D Hatch to any material.
Then, in the 3D Window Settings Dialog, you can set 3D hatches to be gerenated. Section/Elevation View use these 3D Window settings.
It usually takes some time to do a Section/Elevation when these options are on.
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Djordje
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laszlonagy wrote:
It usually takes some time to do a Section/Elevation when these options are on.
Correct.

The time that you spend doing something else, a lot less than if you do it manually.
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Anonymous
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Djordje wrote:
... and the more I know the more I realize how much I don't know?

The knowledge sphere ...
who was it that said there are known knowns, known unknowns and unknowns unknowns ?

Laszlo Nagy
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How about unknown knowns?
Maybe Nietsche or Kant was it???
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Anonymous
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xristina wrote:
Djordje wrote:
... and the more I know the more I realize how much I don't know?

The knowledge sphere ...
who was it that said there are known knowns, known unknowns and unknowns unknowns ?
I don't know any previous citations, but recently Donald Rumsfeld said something like "there are the things we know, the things we know we don't know and the things we don't know that we don't know".

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i don't know

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