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Window and door sash shows in 3D with contours off

Sightline
Contributor
I am turning contours off and sun shadows on to have a bit realistic 3D for schematic phase of a project. The problem is that the sash pen is still visible no matter what I do!

Please click on the image to see it bigger. The blue lines are not very visible on the small preview.

Please help.
Diego Torres
Architect-CG Artist
Architectural Concepts and Visualizations
ArchiCAD 4.55 - 24
http://www.sightline3d.com
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Anonymous
Not applicable
Try turning off "enable objects pens" and choose your own.
Symbol line pen is the one I think your looking for.
3d
Sightline
Contributor
Thanks for the suggestion.

I have tried that and I assigned a pen that blends with the window color. The problem is that pen will show up in floor plan also.

An alternative could be changing the pen in parameters/3d representation/sash pen. That way this will not affect the floor plan view.

Graphisoft. I believe we got a bug here. If so, there is no way to report it because the link on the header of this forum gets you to a support page that says nothing about bug reports.
Diego Torres
Architect-CG Artist
Architectural Concepts and Visualizations
ArchiCAD 4.55 - 24
http://www.sightline3d.com
Anonymous
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Sightline
Contributor
It is very helpful to know how the bug report thing works. Thanks so much!
Diego Torres
Architect-CG Artist
Architectural Concepts and Visualizations
ArchiCAD 4.55 - 24
http://www.sightline3d.com
Anonymous
Not applicable
Actually, I think you can turn that pen off in plan if I remember right.
It might be in the wall settings, it's been over a year since I think I did that, so maybe I'm confused.
Anyway, I think it was someplace you would not suspect?
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David Maudlin
Rockstar
Diego:

If the window is W Double Hung 17, then the pen is found at W Double Hung USA Settings > Sash Options > Sash Surfaces and Attributes > Pen in 3D, which could be set to a white pen, but then would disappear in the Elevations. I think the real issue is that the pen shows when Contours are Off in the 3D Window Settings, so is a bug.

David
David Maudlin / Architect
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NCornia
Graphisoft Alumni
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I have logged this as a bug and it will be addressed by the developers. It looks like it is just in the USA version, not the International version. I am not sure about other languages.

In the meantime David's suggestion is the workaround I would use.

Best regards,
Nicholas Cornia
Technical Support Team - GRAPHISOFT North America
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Sightline
Contributor
Great news. Thank you very much Nicolas.

Diego T.
Diego Torres
Architect-CG Artist
Architectural Concepts and Visualizations
ArchiCAD 4.55 - 24
http://www.sightline3d.com