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Is there a way to disable "Create New Story" dialog box when switching between levels?

jakubc7
Enthusiast

I am referring to the dialog box that comes up when switching between "Storeys" using the CTRL+Up/Down. For example when I am on my base level (let's say GROUND) and I go down another level (which does not exist), I am prompted to create a new storey.

 

I have taught students who created multiple new storeys without realising and have seen junior staff do the same in office. I must say I find it to be a strange prompt for such a major project change / set-up item which should only be done with much consideration.

 

Having said that I am certain I did contract work in another office and this did NOT come up. Could it be because it was a Teamwork Project?

 

Either way, is there a way to turn it off?

 

If not could GS consider turning this off on new releases. I cannot imagine ever creating a new Storey without going directly into the Storey Setting options. I am sure there that there are way more occasions that this is used accidently than on purpose.

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Barry Kelly
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I am not aware of any way to turn this off.

 

This is one of those situation where Graphisoft just can't please all of the people all of the time.

Someone else must have said, "wouldn't it be great if I go up/down a storey, and it doesn't exist, then Archicad prompts me to create one".

At least we have the option to 'Cancel' which would be the obvious choice if you don't need a new storey - even for juniors/beginners.

But yes, the option to turn off this choice might be a good one - I feel a wish coming on in the wishes section?

 

Personally, I find it easier to just click on the required storey in the navigator or right click on the plan tab and choose the storey from the list.

Rather than remembering the shortcut and then trying to contort my fingers into selecting it on the keyboard.

Maybe I am just getting old, my brain and fingers aren't as nimble as they used to be!

 

Barry.


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jakubc7
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I jump between storeys so much that I've made UP and DOWN my storey change shortcut (omitting the CTRL). I'm only giving it more thought now as I've been teaching others and realising the down-side of showing them how to switch levels with a shortcut as all these new levels are suddenly created haha

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Never considered this! Thank you for the suggestion, it's now implemented haha!

Although it will only make the issue above more prevalent 🙂

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ryejuan
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I think nothing wrong with adding new stories if its the last floor on the upper levels or the lower levels cause mostly you have set everything. The users should be just mindful that it has this function.

Yes reason why you can do it cause your working in a teamwork environment where you need to reserve the storey settings in order for you to add new stories by using the "CTRL+ UP/DOWN" 😎

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DGSketcher
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In terms of program simplification I agree this method of storey creation should be removed. The Storey Setting dialog does the job when required and provides access to naming etc.

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jakubc7
Enthusiast

Thanks for the replies everyone. Sounds like there isn't much we can do about it. I can live with it but still think it's a liability and an awful "feature". Maybe if GS are reading, it will be removed ... 🙂

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vistasp
Expert

I suppose it could get annoying but, personally, I don't mind it at all. When the dialog box pops up, my thumb is already resting on the CTRL key, and my index finger isn't that far from ESC. Maybe there can be a setting in the work environment, as suggested earlier in this thread.

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