R wrote:but the priorities aren't assigned 1st, 2nd, etc . . . they are assigned 1, 2, 3 . . . which do you think is higher?!
I am trying to clean up the intersections of some complex walls that I made in the Profile editor. Having a hard time understanding the instructions from the help menu.
First of all, when assigning priorities, is priority 1 considered to be "higher" or "lower" than priority 8? The English language is confusing is this respect. "First" priority is more important than "second" priority, but I don't know if ArchiCAD uses it the same way.
Second, what does it mean to assign "core component" status to a given element? How does this change how it will look in 2D intersections? Can there or should there be more than one element of the wall section with "core component" status?there can, and there only should be more than one 'core' skin if that's what your composite/profile requires: "core" status is really not implemented to its fullest potential. at present it is really only any use in dimensioning. under your dimension settings you will find a toggle between dimensioning 'core-only' or the whole wall section. usually only the framing/loadbearing/structural components of a wall are dimensioned and the finishes left out. setting your composite walls up in this way helps your documenting.
Third, what do hotspots do if placed in the profile window? Do they do somethind special?complex profile window? they probably just aid your drafting of the profile. i've never really tried: complex profiles currently don't have enough intelligence for my liking. they are useful more for 3D patching.