I want to post this wish for a New Feature Request for setting "Model Appearance" of "Section & Elevation settings" in "Model View Options" instead of in the "Section & Elevation settings".
Since forever and at the moment "Model Appearance" is set up in the "Section & Elevation settings".
To get various drawings for the same Section & Elevation Views, we have to actually duplicate the Section & Elevation on the Storey / Plan View and customize the Section & Elevation settings for each as desired.
The new appearance options for the cut & uncut fills are really great and exciting improvement for creative drawing control. But I believe that moving all these settings to "Model View Options" instead will just give us total freedom to create limitless drawing View options.
The "Graphic Overrides" are limited and for example do not give us the options to choose between or change the "cut & uncut fill" types of the Section & Elevation settings.
Request / suggestion:
If these Section & Elevation settings are controlled in "Model View Options" we do not need to duplicate the Section & Elevation on the Storey / Plan View to get various Section & Elevation Views. We can then globally control Model Appearance by MVOs linked to Saved Views. This would make the drawings & workflow much more flexible.
Regards Francois Swanepoel
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Yes - great idea. In general, I find there are several locations where a "style" definition would be useful. Dimensions, for starters (or have I overlooked something?). Some days I find myself opening dialogs and clicking things in a repetitive way, and I think there has to be a better way.
Agree totally. Clearly, if the ARCHICAD interface were designed from scratch today, it would do this. The section options (and other similar things) were all we had in the days before MVO and GOs. For consistency, these legacy view options should all be moved to MVO as in your wish. It would simplify things so much having, as Robert Nichols calls them, "style" definitions that are easily changed per view rather than per viewpoint. 👍
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+1 There have been other discussions along similar lines. The alternative that comes to mind is the creation of 2D Styles and adding them to the drawing View Settings. Either way the problems of @Francois_MCD are not new, not only from needing different elevation settings but also maintaining consistent setting between different elevation/section views.
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