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Thickness to a mesh

Yvonne
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It would be good to be able to apply thickness to a mesh when modelling a slab with multiple levels... instead of having 2 meshes and doing a SEO to get the thickness
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Lingwisyer
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Is that curving up at the back?
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Stuart Smith
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Agreed! This is a long-standing wish. All the way back to 2007!
https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=19842
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Dendarii
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Yes please this would save so much time and frustration.

This would be used extensively in projects to model paths/driveways/terraces particularly if it could utilise Composites like floor types do (ie. one element with layer of stone paving, concrete structure, subgrade etc.)
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
Just to state the obvious - if it is a constant single slope you can of course just use a roof.

If there are multiple slopes involved, you can use a mesh and then convert it to roofs with the "Mesh to Roofs' add-on.
This is one of the 'Goodies' that you can download from the Graphisoft web site if you do not have it already.
Version 24 goodies can be downloaded from here ...

https://graphisoft.com/downloads/goodies


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Israel de Quevedo
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Barry wrote:
Just to state the obvious - if it is a constant single slope you can of course just use a roof.

If there are multiple slopes involved, you can use a mesh and then convert it to roofs with the "Mesh to Roofs' add-on.
This is one of the 'Goodies' that you can download from the Graphisoft web site if you do not have it already.
Version 24 goodies can be downloaded from here ...

https://graphisoft.com/downloads/goodies


Barry.
it is insufficient, as you would have to recreate the mesh every time you want to make a modification.

Yvonne
Booster
Dendarii wrote:
Yes please this would save so much time and frustration.

This would be used extensively in projects to model paths/driveways/terraces particularly if it could utilise Composites like floor types do (ie. one element with layer of stone paving, concrete structure, subgrade etc.)
Yes, that would be so helpful if we could use composites as well..

Barry Kelly
Moderator
Israel wrote:
it is insufficient, as you would have to recreate the mesh every time you want to make a modification.

I agree.
But at least it is a possible solution.
Keep a copy of the original mesh, so if there are any alterations you can modify the mesh (keep a copy again) and then convert to roofs.

There was a GDL object created and posted here somewhere that looked rather interesting and seemed to work quite well.
I will see if I can find a link to the post.


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Barry Kelly
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I think this is the latest version of it.

https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=70631&start=30#p316799


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Yvonne
Booster
Barry wrote:
Israel wrote:
it is insufficient, as you would have to recreate the mesh every time you want to make a modification.

I agree.
But at least it is a possible solution.
Keep a copy of the original mesh, so if there are any alterations you can modify the mesh (keep a copy again) and then convert to roofs.

There was a GDL object created and posted here somewhere that looked rather interesting and seemed to work quite well.
I will see if I can find a link to the post.


Barry.


Is it possible to drop spot levels on it?

Lingwisyer
Virtuoso
Could you just put the spots on the reference mesh which you turn off in 3D views?
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Barry Kelly
Moderator
Yvonne wrote:
Is it possible to drop spot levels on it?

I don't think so as it is an object.
Unless the original mesh stays there then you can add levels to that.
I only ever had a quick look at it when the original post was made, so i don't know a lot about it.


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Hmooslechner
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As posted before, i think , this is an interesting workaround over GDL: https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=70631

BUT - Why workarounds - Make it possible in the original Tool!
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