I feel like I'm missing something here, but when you perform a solid operation (for example: cut a flat area out of a sloping site mesh) you can see that affect in all views except plan views.
My wish would be to have the ability to show all object accurately in plan, which would include there current shape, not their shape prior to being operated on
"A plan view is an orthographic projection of a 3-dimensional object from the position of a horizontal plane through the object. In other words, a plan is a section viewed from the top. In such views, the portion of the object above the plane is omitted to reveal what lies beyond. In the case of a floor plan, the roof and upper part of the walls may be left out. Basically, a plan view is just another name for the top view of a 3D object".
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@Josh Verran I'm assuming that you are trying to show the outline of the cut area on the Plan view right? Usually, I would first create a 2D outline using the line tool on the cut area on the Mesh (Plan view), then after that, select the Mesh (Plan view), then select the Mesh Tool (whilst the mesh object is still been highlighted), after that press & hold the Space bar to activate the Magic Wand, then do a single click right on the 2D outline of the cut area, after a little dialogue box will ask you whether you would like to cut etc, hit ok, then you will be able to see the outline of the cut area. I hope this helps.
This is a sub-optimal solution and is only viable if dealing with a few instances. The more SEO and "corresponding" 2D linework, the more time-consuming maintenance associated with updating linework as SEO changes.
A lot of replies, but these are all "navigating" past or around the issue at hand, which is clearly an "issue". A "symbolic" view can be an option, but an "actual" top view is a must. Why opt for object-oriented desiging/drawing if we need 2D polylines to make it readable!
Are we that "conditioned" that we just think in "work arounds", and are satisfied if we are handed one?!
Still truly believe in the power of Archicad, but there's a need for dedication to the product from the development side.
Get it in the wish list!
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Over the years, Graphisoft has acknowledged how important this is to most of us and assures us that it is high on their list, but is more complicated than we think it would be (in order to maintain good 2D performance).
Still, folks should 'like' yours and other similar wishes to show support for this. 🙂
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