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Fill tool

Anonymous
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I have roughly 100 windows to fill on an elevation, all of which have different dimensions.

How can I fill these 2D polygons/windows without having to draw around the contours again?

susan
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Yes, familiar thoughts...
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Anonymous
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I hope that it is not an unlinked elevation ...

... because if it is not, you can assign the wanted fill to the glass material of the windows, switch the 3D hatch on, and spend some time having coffee while Archicad does it instead of you doing it.
How does one assign the fill to the glass material?
Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
In the Materials Dialog, you can assign a 3D Hatch to any material.
Then, in the 3D Window Settings Dialog, you can set 3D hatches to be gerenated. Section/Elevation View use these 3D Window settings.
It usually takes some time to do a Section/Elevation when these options are on.
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Djordje
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laszlonagy wrote:
It usually takes some time to do a Section/Elevation when these options are on.
Correct.

The time that you spend doing something else, a lot less than if you do it manually.
Djordje



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Anonymous
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Djordje wrote:
... and the more I know the more I realize how much I don't know?

The knowledge sphere ...
who was it that said there are known knowns, known unknowns and unknowns unknowns ?
Laszlo Nagy
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Community Admin
How about unknown knowns?
Maybe Nietsche or Kant was it???
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Anonymous
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xristina wrote:
Djordje wrote:
... and the more I know the more I realize how much I don't know?

The knowledge sphere ...
who was it that said there are known knowns, known unknowns and unknowns unknowns ?
I don't know any previous citations, but recently Donald Rumsfeld said something like "there are the things we know, the things we know we don't know and the things we don't know that we don't know".
Anonymous
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....
i don't know