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Pens for Minimal Space for Doors

Gerry Leonor
Advisor
Hi,

I was wondering if there was a way i can change the pen settings to a certain part of the Minimal Space for Doors? Specifically the lines along the wall side of the minimal space fill. I've attached a screenshot of my query. the line in question is the red line encircled by the dark purple oval. i was hoping to have these lines match the pen of the perimeter fill pens for the minimal space fills (currently shown as pen 95/Gray).

Thanks.

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David Maudlin
Virtuoso
Gerard:

It looks like ArchiCAD is using the Cut Line Pen of the host Wall (normally this line would align with the face of wall) for this line. I do not see a way to alter this without getting into the scripts of the door, which are very complex. One workaround is to cover the line with a white line, then cover that line with a line that matches the Minimal Space line.

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Anonymous
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G'day ev'1,

I am in the process to use the minimal space option in the door library part. I couldn't find any way to show it on the floor plan so, I did a search on the ArchiCAD talk.

Only way I found is through the model view options. Downside of this is (obviously) that every library part now shows the minimal space: every door, window, table, bed, etc. My floor plan looks like a contemporary art painting!
I only need to have it shown on some doors.

Please, someone tell me that version 16 can do better than this!

Cheers!

Claudio
David Maudlin
Virtuoso
Claudio:

The only solution I see (USA Library) is to set the Minimal Space dimensions to zero for the objects that you don't want to display their Minimal Space.

David
David Maudlin / Architect
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Digital Architecture
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Anonymous
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Thank you

Problem is that it shows the minimal space of every library part, including tables, wardrobes, beds, etc. and some of those don't have option to make it equal to 0.. Too much work to do for something like this. Much quicker to just draw a fill over the ones that are needed.

Thanks again for your time.

Claudio
Anonymous
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Hi to everyone.
No news in AC18 about this issue? I just bumped into it again >.<
Erika Epstein
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Why don't you make this a wish?
Explain your rationale for wanting this to sell the idea.
Erika
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Anonymous
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Done Erika thank you

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