jamespage11 wrote:Try modelling the framing with OBJECTiVE. Many of the timber objects bundled with the software provide an option to show a single or double line in section (see image).
The convention, in South Africa at least (not too sure about the rest of the world), for showing new timber in section is with a cross from corner to corner. Any suggestions?
Link wrote:As Link said, this has been discussed countless times with profiles given for beams, plates within walls, etc.
It can be done with complex profiles. And I know it has been discussed here before as I was part of one of the conversations. Try a search with complex profiles and top plates and/or studs.
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NCornia wrote:Right. I posted about that issue in the past: this hole also needlessly increases the polygon count burden for ArchiCAD. While the default template delivered with AC (at least the US version) is not really designed for real work, it should at least illustrate some best practices with the out-of-box experience. Sadly, it doesn't, and so new users struggle, have to find tips and downloads here, have a supportive reseller who gives them a decent template, and/or get customized training.
I was reverse engineering the out of the box (US version) complex profile entitled : "FNDN Conc. 10" w/ Brick Ledge" and noticed that the mud sill is created with a single fill, but has the "X" in the timber. It took me a second to figure it out but after zooming in as far as ArchiCAD would let me I found that the "X" was actually a hole in the single fill. It will show in section.