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IS THERE A WAY TO MAKE ZONE FILL COLOUR TRANSPARENT?

g r a n t
Booster
Hi,
I'm new to zones and Googling and Forum search has not turned up an answer. I want to use the Zone tool to track Gross Floor Area (area to exterior face of walls). I would like the Zone to be on top of the plan so it is visible to the exterior face of the wall, but still have the floor plan show through. I expected to be able to choose a screen for the colour to allow the zone colour to be semi-transparent i.e. 50% screen. I can pick a screen but it converts the colour to grey...which is likely how that screen was set up. Is there a way to set up the zone colour and then have it semi-transparent? Thank you. Grant
I started learning ArchiCAD at 50....bear with me
ArchiCAD 25
MacOS Big Sur 11.6
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
It is possible with Graphic overrides.
Set up a GO rule for semi-transparent zones.
Set the fill to 50% (or whatever % you want).
And set the background pen to zero (null pen).

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
It is possible with Graphic overrides.
Set up a GO rule for semi-transparent zones.
Set the fill to 50% (or whatever % you want).
And set the background pen to zero (null pen).

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

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g r a n t
Booster
Barry wrote:
It is possible with Graphic overrides.
Set up a GO rule for semi-transparent zones.
Set the fill to 50% (or whatever % you want).
And set the background pen to zero (null pen).

Barry.
Hello Barry,
Thank you for taking the time to explain this. I followed your steps and have achieved the desired result. I still need lots of practice but it is working. Thank you.
All the best,
Grant
I started learning ArchiCAD at 50....bear with me
ArchiCAD 25
MacOS Big Sur 11.6

Barry Kelly
Moderator
g wrote:
Thank you for taking the time to explain this. I followed your steps and have achieved the desired result. I still need lots of practice but it is working. Thank you.

Not a problem.
When ever you get stuck, just ask the question here and hopefully someone can help you out.

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

g r a n t
Booster
I am sure I will have many questions. Thanks. G
I started learning ArchiCAD at 50....bear with me
ArchiCAD 25
MacOS Big Sur 11.6

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