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WALLS - "Home Story only" and "All Relevant Stories"

rob2218
Enthusiast
three questions:
1. why can't we simply "select a story" where we want to see the wall?
2. Why is it that if there are walls with parameters such as "home story only" and other walls that have the parameter "All Relevant Stories"...and I do a CTRL-A while I have the wall tool active...why can I NOT move "ALL" the selected walls to the "Home Story Only" parameter?
3. Someone, please explain what does "Relevant Stories Only" mean?
I'm assuming that it means if a wall is 2 stories tall for example...and this parameter of "All relevant stories" is set...then you will see that wall on both it's home story AND the story where it extends up to? is this correct? Cause sometimes these walls don't behave as such.

HOME-STORY-WALLS-small.jpg
...Bobby Hollywood live from...
i>u
Edgewater, FL!
SOFTWARE VERSION:
Archicad 22, Archicad 23
Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS
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I was just going to post a topic asking about some similar things.

In your case, I am not sure I understand the questions very well.

#1- You can. If you select some walls you can select the Home Story you want it to be on.

#2 - You can. If you select one wall that is on Home Story only and another that is showing on All Relative Stories you can move move them both to a different story and change the display to what ever Show on Settings display you want.

#3 - I think your understanding of Relevant Stories is correct.
If you have a wall on one story and it extends up into another story, it can be displayed there too, but only so far as the cut plane for that story allows.

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rob2218
Enthusiast
ahhh....only so far as you can go to the cutplane line...didn't think about parameter.
Steve wrote:
I was just going to post a topic asking about some similar things.

In your case, I am not sure I understand the questions very well.

#1- You can. If you select some walls you can select the Home Story you want it to be on.

#2 - You can. If you select one wall that is on Home Story only and another that is showing on All Relative Stories you can move move them both to a different story and change the display to what ever Show on Settings display you want.

#3 - I think your understanding of Relevant Stories is correct.
If you have a wall on one story and it extends up into another story, it can be displayed there too, but only so far as the cut plane for that story allows.
...Bobby Hollywood live from...
i>u
Edgewater, FL!
SOFTWARE VERSION:
Archicad 22, Archicad 23
Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS
So here is my similar topic question you may be able to answer for me.

I am trying to make a roof plan in plan view for a two story house.
I can get the roofs to show up just fine because roofs have a setting for Show on All Stories. But walls only have a choice of Show on Relative or Home Story Only.

My problem is that my gutters are walls/complex profiles so I am having a problem finding a way to show the gutters on the first floor roofs in the same plan view as the gutters for the second floor roofs.

If I explode the gutters into morphs I can have them display on all levels.

Is there some there way to do this?

There ought to be some way to show walls and/or complex profiles on all levels.


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rob2218
Enthusiast
Use the same profile and make your gutters out of a "beam object".

See if you can get better story setting visibility with a beam instead.
...Bobby Hollywood live from...
i>u
Edgewater, FL!
SOFTWARE VERSION:
Archicad 22, Archicad 23
Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS
Thanks Rob, That works because you can get a beam to show on all stories.
And all I had to do was open the complex profile and click the beam button.

Easy fix. Thanks.

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rob2218
Enthusiast
YOU betcha....!
glad I could be of quick fix....
you've helped me countless of times sir....so it's the least I can do.
...Bobby Hollywood live from...
i>u
Edgewater, FL!
SOFTWARE VERSION:
Archicad 22, Archicad 23
Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS
rob2218
Enthusiast
nice screen snapshot by the way...very informative.
Steve wrote:
So here is my similar topic question you may be able to answer for me.

I am trying to make a roof plan in plan view for a two story house.
I can get the roofs to show up just fine because roofs have a setting for Show on All Stories. But walls only have a choice of Show on Relative or Home Story Only.

My problem is that my gutters are walls/complex profiles so I am having a problem finding a way to show the gutters on the first floor roofs in the same plan view as the gutters for the second floor roofs.

If I explode the gutters into morphs I can have them display on all levels.

Is there some there way to do this?

There ought to be some way to show walls and/or complex profiles on all levels.


...Bobby Hollywood live from...
i>u
Edgewater, FL!
SOFTWARE VERSION:
Archicad 22, Archicad 23
Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS
rob2218
Enthusiast
By the way Steve....do you know of a way to have two planes intersect one another "AND" show that line where the two planes intersect? I don't mean "trim" either....why is it that when two planes intersect "thru" each other...they can't seem to generate that actual line where the fold occurs?
No-Line-intersection-small.jpg
...Bobby Hollywood live from...
i>u
Edgewater, FL!
SOFTWARE VERSION:
Archicad 22, Archicad 23
Windows7 -OS, MAC Maverick OS
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With Image Shack you can put multiple pictures in the same ArchiCAD Talk post.
I forget to re-size them sometimes.

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