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Wall connection and line pen problem

Lukas Zeleny
Enthusiast
I´m having a problem with line thickness in AC22 and AC23. As Graphisoft changed the method of wall connecting in 2D from "axis angle" to "by material" I´m getting wrong lines at the wall corners. For better explanation please see the attached picture.
Do you have any idea how to solve it?
BIM Manager at SIEBERT+TALAŠ
www.sieberttalas.com
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
This is an issue currently with Composite Structure Walls. The best thing I can recommend is to model the Corner with a Complex Profile Column. In the Complex Profile Manager you will be able to set the Pen of each edge, and even hide edges, where needed.
Then you can Classify the Column as "Wall" so it will schedule properly.

By the way, if your Wall has a single skin, why don't you use a Basic Wall, why do you model it as a Composite Structure Wall?
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Lukas Zeleny
Enthusiast
thank you for your recomandation, will try it. It will be time consuming ind buildings with many different angles and wall materials, it can be only temporary solutions until its fixed in Archicad.

The reason for use of composite walls is that we need one line of the wall thick and another thin.
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DGSketcher
Virtuoso
I agree this shouldn't be happening, but there is an easier workaround avoiding columns and simply requiring the creation of a duplicate composite wall type with different wall end pen settings.

Your current composite is using a heavy pen of the outside face for the wall end lines, the duplicate should use the lighter pen as used for the inside face. By changing the wall types things should turn out as expected, but depending on priorities and other aspects e.g. openings you may need to split a wall and change the wall type for the corner.
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Lukas Zeleny
Enthusiast
Thank you DGSketcher. Your solution is easier than using columns.

Still, it creates unnecessary entry in composites, its getting crowded there More attributes = slower project and slower designing.
BIM Manager at SIEBERT+TALAŠ
www.sieberttalas.com

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