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Wishlist | Ability to show Solid operations in plan view

Josh Verran
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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

 

"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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Karl,

 

I'm sorry, but I kindly disagree!

 

If any of these posts had resulted  in an actual solution that would be absolutely right.

There would be no need for a new topic or replying to a rather new one.

 

So GS is promising this since 2008, and there's new topics from 2013, 2018 and 2020. And still it isn't included in any of the many releases since then. It might be complicated, but that doesn't mean it should be pushed forward that long.

 

Anyway, if a post is quite old, and replies have died out over the years, I don't think it is that bad to create a new one. Also, it isn't always that easy for everyone to ask the right questions when in need of an answer. The recent "refurbishement" of the GS forum makes it even harder for me to find what I am looking for.

 

Josh, 

 

Have you marked my previous comment as a "solution"?! Not sure if this is the best way to go! You are right if you hope more people find their way to this comment and ask GS to just do this for AC26. So Kudos for that!

Johan Stinckens
BIM Modeller at Atrium Architecten
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I'm with @Johan Stinckens on this. I am developing a new perspective on some of these wishes. When you look back it is not uncommon to find 10+ year old "important" wishes accompanied by more recent GS apologies for the delay due to complexity. Yet almost overnight GS seem to have been able to adapt AC to be the new tool of choice for structural engineers. We are also hearing from news reports about DDS that AC is probably creating a fully integrated MEP solution. Something isn't right here with regards to Architectural tool development and the users are paying for it.

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Very good point @DGSketcher

The Architectural aspect should come first!

Johan Stinckens
BIM Modeller at Atrium Architecten
Archicad user since April 2014 (v17 - v25) - CC iRT i9-12900 - 64 GB / Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 - Windows 10 Pro 64

Other than that it's hiking, camping, climbing.

Well said!

I've thought for a while that some of the fundamental elements and workflows should be resolved, before developing and releasing new features.
I understand the new features make the software for competitive and useful, but some of these fundamental issues date back years and years.

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Steve Jepson
Advisor

This is not a great example of the important problem being talked about.  The "solution" was to simply model the mesh the way you wanted it,  instead of trying to carve it out using a SEO.  

 

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