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Selections not working correctly in ONE elevation

JKL
Contributor
I have an elevation where I cannot click and select any item, I have to draw an element around it, poly or whatever is selected in the selector tool. The other elevations allow selections fine. All the settings seem to be the same in either view.
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Is just deleting the Section and recreating it an option?
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JKL
Contributor
That is what I ended up doing, and it worked; but I really wanted to figure out what was wrong with that specific elevation. I'm trying to learn Archicad pretty well on my own and these little issues are so frustrating. I would like to know the ins and outs of the settings better so that I can trouble shoot issues like this in the future.
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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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It is a very good attitude to have to want to be able to understand everything and why things happen the way they do in Archicad. I myself have a similar attitude.

However, sometimes the reason is just a glitch in Archicad, or it may be caused by other things, e.g. a display driver error. And sometimes it does happen that some data within Archicad gets corrupted. I would say that in this case, it was probably not caused by some setting in Archicad which you could have discovered and modified. This happens sometimes, and if it can be easily remedied by simply recreating the Elevation, then there is probably no more reason to worry about it.
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raoultittel
Contributor
Hi there,

I had the same issue in AC24. Prior to this I have never had this problem. Unable to select the element e.g. roof, but able to select text or a fill. The answer for me (thanks to our BIM manager Myles) was that the section or internal elevation (or elevation I guess) had a limited height set to 0 and 0. (zero,zero). If you set it to unlimited then it works.

Is very annoying. I have not experimented beyond this. Good luck.

Raoul
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Lingwisyer
Guru
raoultittel wrote:
limited height set to 0 and 0

And it was still displaying somethings, just nothing was selectable? Interesting.

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Barry Kelly
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Lingwisyer wrote:
raoultittel wrote:
limited height set to 0 and 0

And it was still displaying somethings, just nothing was selectable? Interesting.

Interesting or a bug?
You can't have a zero width section/elevation.
But if the top and bottom heights are the same (i.e. effectively zero height), it shows the entire height but still crops the width.
Why not just a warning to say it can't be done?


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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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I will report this to GRAPHISOFT. I agree that there should at least be a warning or something when you try to set the Vertical Range to zero.
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Minh Nguyen
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
Dear All,

Thank you very much for your opinions about this problem!

We have discussed it and agree that it makes little sense to have Vertical range limit to 0 but the whole model is still visible. I will ask the developers about this function, why it behaves like this. As soon as I have the answer I will let you know!

Best regards,
Minh

Minh Nguyen
Technical Support Engineer
GRAPHISOFT

raoultittel
Contributor
Lingwisyer wrote:
raoultittel wrote:
limited height set to 0 and 0

And it was still displaying somethings, just nothing was selectable? Interesting.
You can select, but you have to window the elements (be they 3d or 2d) to select them.

Raoul
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