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Elevation glass grey


Is there a way to have the glass display as grey in the white model in elevation? I tried the graphic override, but it overrides the whole door / window package instead of just the glass.


Operating system used: Windows 10

Archicad Solo 24 - 27 : Windows 10 Pro 64-bit : 16 GB ram / Intel Core i7-4770k @ 3.50GHz : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Barry Kelly

As you have discovered, Graphic Overrides will override the entire element, not just a particular part of it.


Duplicate your glass material and call it something like "tinted glass".

Now in the surface materials settings, add a 50% hatch and choose the pen colour for the hatch.

Change the window glass material to the 'tinted glass' one.

Make sure in the elevation/section settings, your Model Display > Uncut Elements are set to 'Uniform pen'

Pen - colour fill is transparent (or white).

Surface - Cover Fill Foreground is turned on.




Now you will see the hatch pattern in the section/elevation - and individual windows can have different glass materials.

Only problem is it is not a switch you can turn on/off in view settings (MVO).


You could now set up a Graphic Override to make all tinted glass material an empty fill - this will affect the entire frame but you shouldn't notice as the rest of the frame has no fill anyway.



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