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Hiding Detail / Worksheet Boundary Line

scottjm
Advisor

Hi All,

 

When creating a detail or a worksheet from a floorplan, a dashed boundary line is placed at the marker range boundary. 

I swear I had seen an option in the past to turn this off, but can't find it.  Was I imagining this?

 

I can't even see what settings actually dictate the boundary line being drawn to be able preset it as a white or invisible linetype.

 

We are using worksheet to create room layouts (about 100-200), and the addition of that line is affecting the visual output of the drawing, so needs to be removed (refer snip below).  We currently doing it manually, but it's a massive timesink as it keeps adding it everytime we rebuild from source.

I attempted to use a GO to hide it, but it seems GO's don't actually play properly with details or worksheets. 🤦‍♂️

 

Thanks,

Scott

 

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

I never use worksheets or details (very rarely), but I am sure there used to be a setting in the tool to turn that boundary line on or off.

 

Seems now it is in the Work Environment.

Maybe it was there all the time and not actually in the tool settings.

 

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This will affect new worksheets/details that you place.

Existing ones you will have to 're-build from source view'

 

Barry.

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scottjm
Advisor

Thanks so much Barry!

🤦‍  I would say why didn't I think of looking there, but to be honest, it's feel like it's quite an arbitrary location for that setting!

 

I went on a mission to find out when they moved it.  I only have access to workspace back to 15 and the setting is in there.  Maybe I did imagine it...

 

Thanks again! 😊

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

The reason this setting may be in the Work Environment Dialog is because Archicad program designers felt this is a setting specific to the user rather than a setting specific to the Project. I mean, the Work Environment stores settings the user sets to their own preference and that is how they want it to work in all Projects. If you think about it that way, I would say the Work Environment Dialog is its proper place (even if it is a bit hidden).

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Can it not be in both places? Or have a link to that location???

 

There are many settings that are related but not in the same location, and yet we could have a small text that reminds you where to find it.


AC26
https://www.zendsign.fr/

This is the problem with AC generally, too many different UI location options for the same thing...

Any settings should occur once and be placed where you would expect to find it.  

Apple iMac Intel i9 / macOS Sonoma / AC27UKI (most recent builds.. if they work)

AC has a general UI problem, it's incredibly unintuitive and not user friendly. I can only think that decisions are being made by software engineers and not UI designers. Or the UI person is a software engineer. 

 

There are so many incredibly basic, small things that would massively improve the user experience.

The fact that the UI is a uniform, bland gray/white  baffles me for a start. That you cannot simply click on the top of the view map  tree and all the folders close /open. Or have Colored folders or tabs. Project Stories and project altitude settings in seperate dialogue boxes. The fact that we don't have a simple, visual, floating copy and paste board. Etc etc

 

Rant rant rant! 

I love AC and have been using it for 25 years, just frustrated it's full potential is not being realized for very minor issues. 


AC26
https://www.zendsign.fr/

@Strawbale23 wrote:

That you cannot simply click on the top of the view map  tree and all the folders close /open.


TIP: Try Alt / Option - Clicking the folders. 😉 I only discovered this recently as well.

 

I agree with everything else. I think GS are listening and hopefully good things are coming soon.

Apple iMac Intel i9 / macOS Sonoma / AC27UKI (most recent builds.. if they work)

Thanks for that, I tried the Alt/Option click and for me it closes the entire project view map so that none of the folders are visible, instead of just closing all the individual folders but keeping them in view.

 

I wish GS would communicate with the community/users. I have an email from a client just last week refusing to use the new BIM update because the UI and controls are terrible.

This is what they they wrote to me:

 

 "BTW- I really dislike this BIMx program. Surely it's easier to just put the whole lot into pdf's? I'm not using it so just wondering how to save your time!

Cheers,"
 
It is important for me that clients can view and understand their projects in 3D, and yet they consistently complain to me that BIMx is horrible to use, and I can see why.

AC26
https://www.zendsign.fr/

Hi @Strawbale23, could you please describe what the exact BIMx issue is on which platform?

Referring to your previous post, we added navigation customization tools to the next-gen web and desktop apps. It's might worth checking the related part of the updated help too. 

Roland Szabo
BIMx Product Manager