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Transparent cut fill in a composite in a section view

BradJAllen19
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I've been having a problem which I've been working around using 2d fills in my sections but I feel I'm just missing something that is probably obvious to most users.

I'm working on a section cut through a house.  Part of the house has batt insulation in a cathedral ceiling roof and the rest of the roof is cellulose insulation.  I want to have the insulation be a physical element in the model but I also want to see the trusses in section which are often not directly on a cut line.  No matter what I do I can't seem to get the insulation fill to show the pattern but have the background be transparent.

 

As you can see in the first image I have the cut fill override on and background set to transparent for the element, I went into the building material and set the background to transparent but I still can't see anything that is behind the fill.  If I manually draw in a 2d fill I can set the background to transparent and it works fine but if I need to move the section cut line I need to adjust the fill instead of it just updating. There is the same problem with the batt insulation as well as the cellulose.  I even tried making a graphic override which singles out those two materials but it doesn't seem to do anything.

 

Has anyone run into this before?  If so did you find a solution?

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Brad Allen
Designer
Ironwood Manufactured Homes Inc.
Archicad 24
Windows 10
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DGSketcher
Rockstar

@BradJAllen19 Any chance your insulation material strength is greater than the trusses and therefore removing them? If you create an isolated view of the trusses & insulation in 3D and make the insulation transparent or it's layer wireframe are the trusses still there?

 

Have you checked your Section settings for overrides?

Apple iMac macOS Monterey / AC25UKI (most recent builds)

Hi.

Yeah I thought maybe the material strength was to high so I dialed the insulation way down and there is no change.  In 3D the trusses are still there when the insulation is wireframe so that isn't the problem.  I turned on the cut fill overrides in the section settings and made the background transparent but it doesn't do anything.

Brad Allen
Designer
Ironwood Manufactured Homes Inc.
Archicad 24
Windows 10

DGSketcher
Rockstar

@BradJAllen19 I have had a play with this. In a new template drawing I found that the Building Material needs to have a transparent surface e.g. Glass. This can be applied with a Graphic Override to the insulation. You also need to affect the display order by either pushing the insulation to the back or bringing the trusses forward. The transparency seems to work whatever the fill pattern and background pen colour. I have only tested this with an Object Truss and using Slab & Roof for the insulation

Hope that helps.

Apple iMac macOS Monterey / AC25UKI (most recent builds)

DGSketcher
Rockstar

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Apple iMac macOS Monterey / AC25UKI (most recent builds)

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