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Marked distant area line weight

David Bearss
Contributor
Am getting an odd line weigh with slab, roof and beam in a marked distant area as the lines are coming out fat and grey. The red arrows show the fat grey line and the red arrows show a normal marked distant area line. I can correct with uniform pen for uncut contours, but am curious as to why this is happening. Showing up in sections with marked distant area as well. Same fat grey line. Is there some global pen setting that I am missing somewhere?
David Bearss



Archicad 18/Windows 11

Alienware 17 R5
i7 2.4 GHz / 16 GB ram
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
It seems to be looking for another pen that is the closest match to half of the RGB values of the outline pen.
Whatever thickness that pen is then that is what it uses.
So even if it is thicker than the original outline pen then your marked distance will be thicker and not thinner.

I just tried with a thick (0.5mm) black outline on the slab.
The marked distance was coming out grey.
So I reset all my grey pens to be thicker (1.0mm) and the marked distance area is now showing thicker than the original.
If you play around setting individual grey pen thicknesses you can figure out which pen it is using.

It doesn't actually just reduce the pen thickness and keep the same colour.

Barry.
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Barry wrote:
It seems to be looking for another pen that is the closest match to half of the RGB values of the outline pen.
Whatever thickness that pen is then that is what it uses.
...
If you play around setting individual grey pen thicknesses you can figure out which pen it is using….

Barry.
If you go to your layout and select the view in question, go to Drawing Selection Settings and click on "View Drawing's Own Pen Set" you can narrow it down more easily as it will only display pens used in that view.

I do like the way Renovation overrides change the colour but maintain the line weight. It would be nice if Distant Area option used a line weight relative to the original pen, rather than the line weight of the closest colour match it finds. Maybe half thickness and half colour depth?
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David Bearss
Contributor
I fiddled around with pen weights and got a workaround but am still curios as to the root of the occurrence. Probably simplest to just select uniform pen for uncut elements.
David Bearss



Archicad 18/Windows 11

Alienware 17 R5
i7 2.4 GHz / 16 GB ram

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