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Cannot stretch height of a zone

Mike96
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I am trying to change height of a zone in 3D by grabbing a top node/ vertex and choosing Stretch Height tool from pet palette. I can see the zone outline being stretched as I move my cursor, but when I click to confirm change, the change doesn't actually occur.
I can only type the height in element properties, but I also need to be able to do this manually.


All other geometrical operations on the zone, e.g. fillet, are working properly.

 

What I already tried:
- unlinked zone top,
- disabled all types of snapping.


Nothing helped.

 

Tested in Archicad 23 and 25 POL.


The problem does not occur in Archicad 23 INT. I thought the issue was related to Polish version of Archicad, but a friend could not replicate the issue in his Archicad 25 POL.

Please take a look at the attached model, which I saved in Archicad 25 POL. It's based on default template of Archicad 25 POL.

ArchiCAD 25

Windows 10
6 REPLIES 6

We have this issue as well in AC25 USA.  Filed a support ticket and got this back.

 

Try stretching the zone with the Zone Tool Selected. Also make sure the zone is not being trimmed by something.

 

 


Zone Vertical 3D Stretch.png
Think Like a Spec Writer
AC4.55 through 27 / USA AC27-5030 USA
Rhino 8 Mac
MacOS 14.5
AllanP
Advocate

Thank you for the file,

1. if i open your file in AC25 Australian edition:

I cannot stretch the zone height in 3d, or in section, or in elevation.😟

 

2. if i open one of my files file in AC25 Australian edition:

I can stretch zone the height in 3d, and in section, and in elevation.😊

 

3. if i copy a zone from my file to your file then:

I cannot stretch the zone height in 3d, or in section, or in elevation.😟

 

4. if i copy a zone from your file to my file then:

I can stretch zone the height in 3d, and in section, and in elevation.😊

 

5. if i save your file down to AC24 and open it in AC24 then:

I can stretch zone the height in 3d.😊

 

6. if i open that AC24 file in AC25 then:

I cannot stretch the zone height in 3d.😟

 

7. if i save that AC24 file down to AC23 and open it in AC23 then:

I cannot stretch the zone height in 3d.😟

 

8. if i save that AC23 file down to AC22 and open it in AC22 then:

I cannot stretch the zone height in 3d.😟

 

9. if i open your file in AC26 then:

I cannot stretch the zone height in 3d.😟

 

This is a file based problem.

create a new file from template and see if you get the problem again.

get a new standard template file from someone else and see if you get the problem again.

i don't know if this helps.

I have been using ArchiCAD continually since ArchiCAD 4.5, 4.5.5, 5, 5.1, 6, 6.5, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, now testing 27
Member of Architalk since 2003, but missed the migration to Graphisoft.
(where have all my original posts gone?)
Mike96
Advocate

I used the default template of Archicad 25 POL version 4013.

I will try getting template file from someone else.

Can you tell which versions of Archicad 25 and 26 did you use exactly?

 

Also, having Zone Tool selected while dragging doesn't help.

ArchiCAD 25

Windows 10

Hi Mike,

AllanP_3-1673398687005.png

 

AllanP_2-1673398656441.png

having the zone tool selected does not change what happens.

I have been using ArchiCAD continually since ArchiCAD 4.5, 4.5.5, 5, 5.1, 6, 6.5, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, now testing 27
Member of Architalk since 2003, but missed the migration to Graphisoft.
(where have all my original posts gone?)
MikeC
Booster

I am having the same problem in v. 27.  I can't stretch the height of the zones using the GraphiSoft response above, nor through the method explained in the "Start Modelling with ArchiCAD:Modelling Zones" Learn Module (basically the same as above).  I can stretch walls. And I can adjust the height of the zone in the settings.  But I can't stretch it using the vertical stretch pet pallet.

Mike Covill – Advanced Heritage Designs – AC 27 Solo on Mac
Mike96
Advocate

Seems like GS didn't do the homework fixing this issue. Needs another support ticket, I guess.

ArchiCAD 25

Windows 10