Braza wrote:Personally I think adding anything to an opening should be non-structural and treated as an associated but separate element. I don't have a problem with hiding the exposed ends of composite skins as a quick drawing clean up, but adding a lining thickness is just a lazy solution for something that probably needs independently scheduled in the project. The more difficult area is adding heads e.g. lintels and sills which can be frequently separate from a window but still associated with an opening, is that what you meant by Reveal Options?
This is a very important wish. I voted useful.
And while we are here: What about Reveal options be part of Openings, and only Trims remain within Windows?
Erwin wrote:I can understand the resentment against 2-action workflows. I, actually, have them, too!
Currently we notice there are a lot of problems with quality of life features from ArchiCAD which are considered 'bad' BIM by contractors.
For example windowsills, lintels etc are very easily added as option from windows/doors, but are required to be specified as a different entity in our IFC exports, so we've resorted to drawings these seperately for projects that require this. We feel like we are dumbing down the model.
Anything that would allow us to specify more parts individually as with curtain wall, stair and railings would help. Just keep the ease of drafting there. No placing of opening and then populating the opening in a 2nd action please!