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Difference between wall reference lines

Devonha
Booster

Hello everyone. Im architecture stundent and I have a task to do. I want to know if there is a difference on what reference line i chose to build a wall (i am not talking about inside or outside faces). Not sure if you guys understand but bellow I will add a screenshot where you can see red arrows (in trace drawing) with exact direction and selected side. Is there a difference to what direction I build a wall? Screenshot (52).png

Architecture student Tautvydas Grigalauskas

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To my knowledge the drawing direction of the walls only affects things that may be linked to the walls however the only things that I use that the direction plays a role in are wall coverings.

It also will dictate the starting point of your materials so to get them to line up you might have to set things differently for walls going different directions if you do have issues

Patrick M
Advisor

the biggest difference becomes obvious when you have abutting walls that may not clean up in elevation or 3d, depending on fill/surface tiling settings. Otherwise, drawing walls clockwise or counterclockwise doesn't really matter as long as it is consistent.

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Devonha
Booster

thanks for sharing

Architecture student Tautvydas Grigalauskas

ARCHICAD 25.0.0 INT
LAPTOP-ER287GTP • AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with Radeon Graphics 3.20 GHz • 16,0 GB
Rico
Booster

Is there a way to make the direction arrows bigger? I know it depends on the zoom level but in the screenshot they look quite different to mine.

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@Rico wrote:

Is there a way to make the direction arrows bigger?


Not that I am aware of.

 

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My screenshot was very zoomed, that's the reason it may look bigger

Architecture student Tautvydas Grigalauskas

ARCHICAD 25.0.0 INT
LAPTOP-ER287GTP • AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with Radeon Graphics 3.20 GHz • 16,0 GB

This is how it looks on my computer. The arrows stay the same size in relation to the screen no matter what the zoom is:

 

Capture d’écran 2022-01-06 à 14.21.51.pngCapture d’écran 2022-01-06 à 14.22.08.png

Maybe it's a difference between Mac and Windows or perhaps it's related to the screen resolution. I'll test it on my PC later.

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