Hello, does anyone know how to create an auxiliary view? I would like to create a view that is perpendicular to an inclined surface so that there is no orthographic distortion. In this case, I am modeling the framing of a gabled roof. In plan, the various members are shown as they would look directly above, not as they would from a point of view that is perpendicular to the plane they are placed in.
Spacing gable-end outlookers at one ft. o.c. in the existing plan results in them being about 15 inches apart as measured along the slope. If I could "look" directly at the roof plane, I could then space the members as I would normally if it were, for example, joists for a flat roof.
I tried placing a section and an elevation marker in a transverse section, but the view created is blank. I can imagine other workarounds, but it would be great if I could just create a "working" view that is perpendicular, or normal, to the roof plane. Any help is much appreciated.
The best way and accurate way to do this is by placing section markers / elevation, but for me i prefer section markers.
Then I think the reason why the view that is being generated is blank maybe your cutting in front of an object or something. You can resolve this issue by layer controls hiding those elements that you don't need in that view, other way is using graphic override setting the criteria to apply glass (clear fast) to all elements so that it would display those that are behind, Hope this helps you. 😎
In the end what is your Objective? ArchiCAD 9 onwards
Switching to section and using the spread command is a part of the process, but I need to work in plan too. There are other diagonal and perpendicular members in the assembly, and some need to terminate at coincident points as seen in plan.