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Attached SURFACES graphical override improvement

Anonymous
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Graphical overrides are and absolutely stunning feature if employed with thought, but there is one typological selection option that is missing right now and I would like to request it.

The way graphical overrides are functioning at the moment is that it all starts with a specific object selection through standard criteria selection. Basically, before you do any overrides in 2D or 3D you must select an object to be affected with override rules. Seems logical. The part that is missing is the ability to override surfaces attached to objects.

Topologically, surfaces attached to objects in ARCHICAD are a great tool to specify processes like painting, for instance, in a true BIM environment. Surfaces even have their own specific representation in schedules where you can list surfaces that have been applied to objects and get a really nice checkbox to denote those surfaces that differ from original building element is constructed of.

However, there is no way to engage Surfaces through graphical overrides, as the initial selection for graphical override is object-based and, even though, we do have two helpful buttons in the bottom right corner of the dialog box to apply graphical overrrides to side surfaces or to cut surfaces of the object, THERE IS NO BUTTON THERE to apply overrides to Surfaces that are ATTACHED to the object on top of building material.

The above mentioned bottom right corner of a dialog box is an excellent place to add a third button for ATTACHED Surfaces, alongside with side surfaces and cut surfaces.
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