so i can use the existing Autocad drawings to elevate the walls then render the elevations....
i can render the existing 2D elevations using coloured fills Archicad? are there any colured fills in Archicad or do i have to create them myself?
Other than merely pasting material textures from the texture library, fills are created from the fill tool using a pattern and a pen color to establish the pattern color and the optionally separate outline.
stefan wrote: I don't think you can "elevate" an AutoCAD imported 2D-line into a 3D-model.
You can draw over the AutoCAD drawing in ArchiCAD and make real ArchiCAD objects.
You can import an AutoCAD dwg file into a library object type one command in the 3d Script ROTx 90 Insert the object in your model you will then have the 2d AutoCAD dwg showing in the 3d window in shaded and wireframe mode. Remeber it won't show in a Photorendering though.
I have used the above technique when creating section drawings through a building where we had already drawn the elevations of the building in ArchiCAD, exported them as AutoCAD files and reimported as objects.
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