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Brick Window Sill Missing In Plan

DataChris
Booster

I'm running into two issues using the W1 Casement 25 (USA)...

 

1) Is there a way to show its brick sill in plan? As far as I can tell, this is not an MVO / Override issue as I can view the sill/apron if I turn them on for the same window. 

 

2) Any thoughts as to why I'm getting this notch in the head of the window? All exterior casing is set to 0".

 

Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks! 


Archicad-Brick-Window-Sill-Issues-W1-25.jpg

Design loving, technology geek. USA
Archicad (v25) - MacOS (14.2) - MacbookPro (M1Pro)
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Lingwisyer
Guru

Regarding the notch at the top, check your Reveal settings.

 

Ling.

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The only editable reveal option w/a Brick Veneer wall closure type, is the reveal to face. That sets the window frame back from the face of brick as desired. But the notch at the top remains (unless I set the reveal to 0"). The two should not be related, so definitely a head scratcher. 

Design loving, technology geek. USA
Archicad (v25) - MacOS (14.2) - MacbookPro (M1Pro)
Lingwisyer
Guru

If these settings become unavailable with a brick sill, you'd best go complain to who ever makes the US library...

 

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Ling.

 

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Thanks for the replies Ling. Definitely seems to be another glitchy Archicad issue. As you can see in the attached screenshot, that unlike yourself, I’m limited to a single reveal option.

 

But I was able to correct the notch by switching the wall closure type to Stud-Wall then changing the reveal to 0" then switching the closure type back to Brick-Reveal and resetting reveal back to 2” and the header notch went away (remained at 0”).

 

Total insanity that this is what AC users have to waste time with for something so simple. After a few years off, I'd forgotten how buggy AC can be.  Now If I can only cobble together a similar (or possibly more straightforward) workaround for the lack of Brick Sill in Plan, I'll be all set!


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Design loving, technology geek. USA
Archicad (v25) - MacOS (14.2) - MacbookPro (M1Pro)

On AC24 USA, W1 Casement 24 —checking the 'Brick Sill' on Wall Closure… will show the sill on 3D but not on floor plan; a floor plan representation for the sill does appear however after also checking 'Sill' (was unchecked by default…) on Fixtures and Fittings… (after which I don't notice any difference on 3D).

Brick sill in plan on Casement USBrick sill in plan on Casement US

 

Yes nearly identical in v25 but that Sill checkbox (in both versions) represents the Sill for the frame (similar to the stool on the inside) that will appear in plan (and section/elevation) as an element separate from the brick sill below. So activating it doesn't actually show the brick sill in plan. 

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Archicad (v25) - MacOS (14.2) - MacbookPro (M1Pro)
Lingwisyer
Guru

From the questions on this forum, I feel like the US library really needs some QC... and maybe some inclusions from the INT library.

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I know it doesn't make any sense, but that is how I am getting exactly the effect you were asking about on your first post, in 2D and 3D.

That “frame sill” is not showing in 3D, section. Or at least that is how it is working on my window. If it doesn't work that way on yours I can make a new pass and check whether I set something in that frame sill to zero or whatever. This is a project I haven't worked on for quite some time, and I remember I struggled with the thing for a while.

DataChris
Booster

Does anyone else have any other suggestions for getting that brick sill to show up in plan? I've attached module of the wall/window if anyone wants to explore. Thanks!

Design loving, technology geek. USA
Archicad (v25) - MacOS (14.2) - MacbookPro (M1Pro)