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A dynamic view of Objects

Ed Wolfstein
Contributor

Wouldn't it be helpful if you could view an object from any angle in the dialog box before deciding to place it? Dynamically rotatable, or zoom-able? Not just plan, elevation or a non-dynamic view, but some sort of Open GL view box that lets you see the object from any angle, spin it, and then see if it's right before placing it. That way you don't have to wait until you see it in a 3D model view before deciding if that's a good object to add to a project or not. Great when adding entourage, or any furnishing. 

Edward Wolfstein, AIA, NCARB, MRAIC, CSI
Wolfstein Architecture
Burlington, VT 05401 USA

macOS High Sierra 10.13.3
4 GHz Intel Core i7
32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4096 MB
ArchiCAD 21 (USA Full)
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator

For 30 years, we have had a rotatable axo view in the Object Settings dialog.  Not a full, smooth OpenGL/etc view, but good enough to view an object over 360 degrees before placing?  Screenshot didn't capture the cursor which is a rotated arrow when held over the object image...click to rotate in the indicated direction...

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One of the forum moderators
AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.7, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB

Yes, it's been there forever, but why not a smooth spin? That way you can easily check out plan, elevation and a 3D view of your liking. It would be even better if this feature was in the object library box, without having to open each object individually in order to choose the right object - in place of a very static graphic that gives you one view of the object you're thinking about using.

Edward Wolfstein, AIA, NCARB, MRAIC, CSI
Wolfstein Architecture
Burlington, VT 05401 USA

macOS High Sierra 10.13.3
4 GHz Intel Core i7
32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4096 MB
ArchiCAD 21 (USA Full)