Currently with AC you can have an object show one story up, down, up and down, or all. What I would like is being able to tell it which stories I would like for it to appear on for example story 1 and 4. I understand you can somewhat achieve this through layers, but I like to keep my layers to a minimum if at all possible.
For a simple example when we put our stairs on the 1st floor plan (story 1) we would like for them to show on the 2nd floor plan (story 3). In this case story 2 is the 2nd floor framing and we ourselves do not show the stairs on the framing plan. We just detail them out separately. Also I've had a lot of people tell me to just copy them up the 2nd floor plan and explode them. I myself think that’s the cheap way out. I like to keep everything an object if at all possible.
So let’s put it to a poll, and see what kind of pros and cons I receive. Hopefully they will be a few Archi-Cadians out there that agree. Archi-Cadians?!?!?!?!
I got sick and tired of inserting downspouts on every story so I coded a downspout to show one way on all floor plans and another way on roof plans. One downspout object displays on all stories. (And it's 3D so it looks correct in elevations too.) Maybe we can discuss this in the GDL forum, or on GDL Talk.
I agree that more flexibility should be available for showing on multiple stories.
I had the need a while back for some tall shear legs some of which needed to show on four floors (three floors & the roof plan actually) which meant that the above and below option wouldn't work (and besides, I wanted the home story to be at the base of the structure).
It was no big deal to control the visibility (not display below home story) and simply show on all stories, but the insertion point (the library part's origin) is still selectable on the lower floors making it easy to delete them inadvertantly. I fixed this by locking them once they were set up properly but this should not be necessary.
In this particular instance the ability to show on 'n' stories above or below the home story would do the trick. This might be all that is needed. I can't think of a situation that would require something to show on discontinuous stories (such as "show on stories 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, & 10"). Does anyone have an example like this?