I'm struggling with the railing tool to have its floor display shown as I'd like. I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong or if I should model it another way... I've been through AC guides, Ci guides and Ci support before asking for help here. (also, sorry in advance for the ugly screenshots)
I segmented the railing to have one element per level rather than a continuous element. (GFL to L01 = one rail, L01 to L02, another rail). I got one railing coming from below and ending in L01 (railing#1), and one starting in L01 going to L02 (railing#2)
If I stand in GFL, I'd like to have rail#1 starting from GFL (home story) be visible (solid line) below GFL break-line (1100) and hidden (dashed line) above the break line. I managed that part.
If I stand in L01, I'd like to have rail#1coming from below to as "visible above its home story's break-line ( 1100 above GFL) and hidden (dashed) below its home story break line. I couldn't get that done.
. Rails settings
. The railing tool floor plan display is set as All relevant stories. . I've set up my MVO to only show the handrail above the break line and in the railing settings, I ticked the floor plan symbol components by MVO. . I've tried every entry for the Relevant top story setting under floor plan display layouts but couldn't get what I was looking for.
In the rail settings, I've been trying to play with the break line position. I understand that it either refers to the storey cut plan height, or you can define a custom one. I've set it as custom, and from there I found out that the value tagged as (1) on screenshot 2 corresponds to the "Relevant bottom story" display setting, and I assumed that the (2) correspond to either "Above relevant story" or "Relevant top story" display setting.
The setting 1 (relevant bottom story) works all fine, if I change it to any display value it looks as it should be, but I can't get the value (2) working. If I stand on L02 and try to adjust how that L01 starting rail shows on L02 above the break line, all I get is either no rail showing up, all solid or all dashed. Theoretically, if I set the "relevant top story" display as "Below break mark: Hidden" it should look the way I want! solid above the custom break mark and dashed below. But it stays dashed all the way..
Any idea what I might be doing wrong? I wonder if I should just model the rails as show green rather than red..
Thanks for getting back to me. I've started playing with the railing plan display as the last attempt.. I rather avoid otherwise as you wisely suggested.
So I did remodel the rail as per my screenshot above, (green path), and it worked! Not perfect but much more understandable. I'll need to spend some more time to see if I can get the break lines to show properly but it's already a victory,