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Stairs in 3D and Section/Elevation Do Not Match Preview in Settings Dialogue Box

Craig Boyer
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
Model View Options in ArchiCAD allows users to link the appearance of an element to a specific view without changing the underlying settings of the element. This allows for an element to be represented differently in multiple views. As a result, the Model View Options can be applied incorrectly and affect how the element looks in 3D and section/elevation. If the element in the Settings Dialogue window looks different than it does in 3D then it is likely that Model View Options are to blame. Please follow the steps below to adjust the Model View Options for a stair displaying incorrectly.


1. Compare the stair in 3D and section/elevation with the preview window of the Stair Selection Settings dialogue window to see if they are different. If so continue.


wp-content_uploads_2016_06_Info_18x18.png NOTE: Keep in mind that stairs which have been highly customized may bear little resemblance to the preview of their initial scheme.



2. Go to Document > Model View > Model View Options...

3. Under the Stair 3D and Section/Elevation area of the Stair Options tab choose Full and click OK.


4. Check the representation of the stair in 3D and section/elevation.


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