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Section lines able to show different marker type each end

Paul King
Expert
Common / best practice in my part of the world (i.e. the thinking part) when denoting small/short sections is to NOT have a reference marker at each end of section line, but to have a reference marker bubble at one end and a directional tab marker (rectangle, arrow head or similar) at the other end .

Currently, you can only switch off one end, or have two ends the same - Both options look pretty substandard in this context

Can we please fix this?
PAUL KING
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Erika Epstein
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There is on in the US libraries called Section Marker_NCS 12(there is has been versions for prior ACs as well).
You can download the US library appropriate for your OS and see if it works.
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Paul King
Expert
Erika wrote:
There is on in the US libraries called Section Marker_NCS 12(there is has been versions for prior ACs as well).
You can download the US library appropriate for your OS and see if it works.
Hi - from what I can see Section Marker_NCS 12 also can only either display both end markers the same... or switch one end off - still no way to have a different marker each end?

Am I missing something?

screen shot of what I have in mind below (common industry convention for short sections where two full marker ends is unwieldy. The rectangle would be placed over the cut element(s) & stretched to length:

This form of marker is regularly used to reference sectional details by (non-ArchiCAD) practices over here.

Cheers
sectionmarker.JPG
PAUL KING
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Erika Epstein
Booster
No, different ends. It can look like the attached.
Section Part Marker NCS .jpg
Erika
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Paul King
Expert
Wow. I must be going blind! "Flip Marker" indeed seems to generate that result, though what that end tag has to do with flipping I don't know.


This is a step in the right direction, but more control needed of that "flip" marker end (imho) - e.g. elongated stretchy rectangle as shown in my screen shot


Cheers
PAUL KING
https://www.prime.net.nz
ArchiCAD 8-25
Octane Render Plugin for ArchiCAD
Twinmotion 2022
Windoze 11
Intel Core i9 10900K
Nvidia Gforce RTX 3080
32 Gb DDR3
2x4K monitor extended desktop

Paul wrote:
Wow. I must be going blind! "Flip Marker" indeed seems to generate that result, though what that end tag has to do with flipping I don't know.
Paul:

The "Flip Marker" option just changes which end is the head and which is the tail, otherwise the marker is the same.

David
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