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Problem with Selecting Window in Ground Floor View

Martin Walter
Booster
I created a window by using the WALLHOLE command in 3D script and the LINE2 and ARC2 commands in 2D script section. But I cannot select the window in Ground Floor View.
Clicking on the drawn lines of the window the command "Enter Rotation Vector of Selection Rectangle" appears instead of selecting the window.
What can I do?
AC23, Windows 10, i7-6700HQ, 8Gb RAM, 500Gb SSD
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Peter Baksa
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
Hi Martin,

Do you use a wallhole2 command in the 2D script? It has a fill_control parameter that is capable of drawing a magnetized fill that isn't green when selected. It needs a set fill command before it to work.

Not using any wallhole2 command creates a rectangular hole with width A, with the same magnetized transparent fill.
Péter Baksa
Software Engineer, Library as a Platform
GRAPHISOFT SE, Budapest

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Csilla Mai
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
Hi Martin!

I suggest you to use poly2_b command and a set fill command with an empty fill or a fill with definable attributes to get an easily highlightable 2D symbol.
Csilla Mai
Library Platform, Engineering Manager
GRAPHISOFT SE

Peter Baksa
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
Hi Martin, that message comes from the Arrow tool, it has a geometry method that needs multiple clicks.

The arrow tool's magnet function only detects lines/arcs defined with the HOTLINE and HOTARC commands. You need to use them besides the LINE2s and ARC2s. There is no special command for polygons, if they have a fill they are magnetic.
Péter Baksa
Software Engineer, Library as a Platform
GRAPHISOFT SE, Budapest

Martin Walter
Booster
The HOTLINE and HOTARC and poly2_b commands are not what I need.
Sorry if I misexplaned what I want.

I want that my window gets selected in floorview, if I click somewhere in the wallhole.

Actually that is not the case but "Enter Rotation Vector of Selection Rectangle" appears instead of selecting the window.
AC23, Windows 10, i7-6700HQ, 8Gb RAM, 500Gb SSD

Lingwisyer
Virtuoso
Martin wrote:
Actually that is not the case but "Enter Rotation Vector of Selection Rectangle" appears instead of selecting the window.

Because it is not picking up anything that it can "magnet" to, so it defaults to your Arrow Tools selection method, which is Rotated Rectangle. The Wallhole itself does not have a selectable internal feature, only the corners. As the GS people have mentioned, you will need to add a Fill in some way or use Hotlines / Hotarcs and hope that one of them falls within your selection tolerance.



Ling.
AC18-23 AUS 7000
Self-taught, bend it till it breaks.
Win10 | E5620 x 2 | 24GB | K2200

Martin Walter
Booster
Thanks for the answers!
I got the selection working by

set fill 65
poly2_b      4, 2+4,      0, 0,
			   0,       0,      0,
			   0,     -300,      0,
			   1230,  -300,      0,
			   1230,    0,      0
Now the only problem is the color of the fill area. It is green if selected and not white like with the standard windows. How can I change the color of the fill to white?
AC23, Windows 10, i7-6700HQ, 8Gb RAM, 500Gb SSD

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Whether the surface of selected elements is highlighted is controlled by a setting in the Work Environment Dialog.
In the Dialog, activate the "Selection and Element Information" page, and uncheck the "Highlight element surface during selection" checkbox. Keep in mind that this will affect all selected elements, not only Doors.
However, the contours of elements will still be highlighted if you keep the "Highlight element contour during selection" checkbox checked, so you will still have a visual cue of whether an element is selected or not.
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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
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2x28" (2560x1440), WIN10 PRO ENG, AC20-AC25
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Martin Walter
Booster
There must be a way to set the fill area to white when selected using the GDL too, because the AC Window 23 has two different selectable areas in floor view: one which is green when selected and one which is white when selected:
AC23, Windows 10, i7-6700HQ, 8Gb RAM, 500Gb SSD

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
I don't think there is a setting using which you can influence this.
To me, it seems like it is just one of Archicad's idiosyncrasies.
When the "Floor Plan Display" field is set to "Symbolic", you can see this difference in selection highlight between the cut and uncut portions of the Window.
However, if the "Floor Plan Display" field is set to "Projected" or "Projected with Overhead", both cut and uncut portions are highlighted with green.
And, if the "Floor Plan Display" field is set to "Overhead All" then all portions are white and there is no green highlight.

I think this was just a product design decision that this is how it will work.
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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

Solution
Peter Baksa
Graphisoft
Graphisoft
Hi Martin,

Do you use a wallhole2 command in the 2D script? It has a fill_control parameter that is capable of drawing a magnetized fill that isn't green when selected. It needs a set fill command before it to work.

Not using any wallhole2 command creates a rectangular hole with width A, with the same magnetized transparent fill.
Péter Baksa
Software Engineer, Library as a Platform
GRAPHISOFT SE, Budapest

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
So actually there IS a setting that can influence this.
Thanks for the info, Peter.
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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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