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Fills for Roofs and Slabs - How Important?

Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Following up on the wish thread (can't add a poll to an existing thread):

Please vote. Maybe Graphisoft will finally listen.

Karl
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Djordje
Advocate
Karl wrote:
Following up on the wish thread (can't add a poll to an existing thread):

Please vote. Maybe Graphisoft will finally listen.
Let's hope so!
Djordje

ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995

Brad Elliott
Participant
If they add this feature which I would relly like, there needs to be a display option setting that turns it off and on so it can be in my floor finish plan but not my architectural plan.
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David Larrew
Booster
I've been told by my Graphisoft contacts that they are working on this one!
David Larrew, AIA, GDLA, GSRC

Architectural Technology Specialist

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Ben Odonnell
Newcomer
Well it can't be too hard for them. The technology is already available. Orbit Solutions have just what you are asking for
Please read. This is taken directly from their web site.

The orbit Slab Hatcher allows the linking of a user defined ArchiCAD fill element to a slab in the Floor Plan Window. Editing one will see the changes automatically reflected by the other.

The orbit Slab Hatcher add-on is soon to be available for purchase from one of our distributors to users of ArchiCAD 8 on both the Windows and Mac platform.


You can find their web site at http://www.orbitsolutions.com.au/???

I had an opportunity to see this baby in action at the last distributors meeting in Budapest in May, I was impressed

But I agree it need to be incorperated into ArchiCAD.
Cheers.
Ben
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Gyuri Nyitrai
Newcomer
Added to ArchiCAD Wishlist

tsturm
Newcomer
It seems that fill patterns should be an option for the Slab Tool. We find that drawing a fill for tile and then a slab is redundant. Why, the two functions should be available in the same tool.

This would save sooo much time when making any flooring and ceiling tiles as well.
Terrence Sturm, Architect
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Djordje
Advocate
tsturm wrote:
It seems that fill patterns should be an option for the Slab Tool. We find that drawing a fill for tile and then a slab is redundant. Why, the two functions should be available in the same tool.

This would save sooo much time when making any flooring and ceiling tiles as well.
This wish has already been posted ... and is a LONG standing one ...

http://www.graphisoft.com/community/archicad-talk/viewtopic.php?t=132
Djordje

ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995

Anonymous
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I would just like to add one suggestion (which may very well already have been done).

The display of slab and roof fills should be controlled by a view option, as the walls are currently. I guess this is pretty obvious, but there have been numerous failings in the implementation of new features that I would have thought obvious in their conception (the label tool for example - it would be great if it worked even acceptably well).

Anonymous
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Brad and Matt have the right idea here. They definitely need to be controlled by display options.

Anonymous
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An option would be to associate slab fills with zones. Then you could have one room(zone) have tiles, while the next room(zone) on the same slab does not.

Anonymous
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Sergio wrote:
An option would be to associate slab fills with zones. Then you could have one room(zone) have tiles, while the next room(zone) on the same slab does not.
You have a good point here. There are many situations where a slab needs multiple fills. In the room/zone issue perhaps the fill should be associated with the zone tool and override the slab setting when the zone is active. The other situation that occurs to me is when a floor has a border around a field. This occurs often in stone and tile floors, sometimes in wood and carpet floors, and there are the occasional floors with mixed materials. I suppose these could be done manually (the old fashioned way).

This subject brings to mind another thought. Perhaps the zones should also have wall color(s) (optionally) associated with them. This would allow the assignment of paint finishes the way they are actually done rather than by the walls which may run through several rooms. The interesting thing about this is that with the zones off (or no wall covering specified for a room) the walls would render with their own color; once the finishes for the rooms are specified, they could be rendered in their correct colors/textures. Perhaps I should make a new topic for this.

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