I have an elevation where I cannot click and select any item, I have to draw an element around it, poly or whatever is selected in the selector tool. The other elevations allow selections fine. All the settings seem to be the same in either view.
Archicad24 on mac
That is what I ended up doing, and it worked; but I really wanted to figure out what was wrong with that specific elevation. I'm trying to learn Archicad pretty well on my own and these little issues are so frustrating. I would like to know the ins and outs of the settings better so that I can trouble shoot issues like this in the future.
It is a very good attitude to have to want to be able to understand everything and why things happen the way they do in Archicad. I myself have a similar attitude.
However, sometimes the reason is just a glitch in Archicad, or it may be caused by other things, e.g. a display driver error. And sometimes it does happen that some data within Archicad gets corrupted. I would say that in this case, it was probably not caused by some setting in Archicad which you could have discovered and modified. This happens sometimes, and if it can be easily remedied by simply recreating the Elevation, then there is probably no more reason to worry about it.
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I had the same issue in AC24. Prior to this I have never had this problem. Unable to select the element e.g. roof, but able to select text or a fill. The answer for me (thanks to our BIM manager Myles) was that the section or internal elevation (or elevation I guess) had a limited height set to 0 and 0. (zero,zero). If you set it to unlimited then it works.
Is very annoying. I have not experimented beyond this. Good luck.
And it was still displaying somethings, just nothing was selectable? Interesting.
Interesting or a bug?
You can't have a zero width section/elevation.
But if the top and bottom heights are the same (i.e. effectively zero height), it shows the entire height but still crops the width.
Why not just a warning to say it can't be done?
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Thank you very much for your opinions about this problem!
We have discussed it and agree that it makes little sense to have Vertical range limit to 0 but the whole model is still visible. I will ask the developers about this function, why it behaves like this. As soon as I have the answer I will let you know!
I have an answer from the developers. This turned out to be an old defect in Archicad. Due to its impact, the defect was not fixed until now. Luckily, we raised this issue once again and were informed that it will be fixed in an update for Archicad 25!
Thank you all once more for sharing your thoughts about this behavior, and I'm glad that we will be able to correct it soon! Please let me know if you have any further questions!