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Apply Graphic Override to Zone Stamp

Paul Roper
Booster

Hello all,

 

I'm trying to apply a Graphic Override to a Zone Stamp. I have successfully applied a Graphic Override to my Zone, but the Zone Stamp will not respond to any Graphic Override I have tried creating.

 

The Renovation Filter affects the Zone and Zone Stamp together, but the Graphic Override affects only the Zone (and not the stamp).

 

Is there a way to apply a Graphic Override that will affect the Zone Stamp?

 

Rant (optional reading):

I am trying to incorporate Zones into my workflow because they seem so promising; however I am repeatedly encountering vexing limitations associated with them. For example: why should I have to navigate to an obscure menu to "Update Zones"; why don't the zone boundaries "stick" to walls in the same way that associative dimensions do? It's more work, for no reason.

 

Someone at Graphisoft has gone to great lengths to code an intricate Zone Stamp. From an end-user perspective, it is terribly cumbersome. My current workaround (I do not like workarounds — Archicad seems rife with them) is to use a label populated with a selection of autotext.

 

Graphisoft, please consult with some UI / UX designers from outside your company, and heed them.


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mija
Enthusiast

Hi,

 

In this situation, my solution is to make a rule like this.

 

mija_0-1688534814269.png

 

layer is for zones only, and this will only affect the stamp.

mija_1-1688534879930.png

 


Archicad 25, build 4013
Montenegro

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mija
Enthusiast

Hi,

 

In this situation, my solution is to make a rule like this.

 

mija_0-1688534814269.png

 

layer is for zones only, and this will only affect the stamp.

mija_1-1688534879930.png

 


Archicad 25, build 4013
Montenegro
Barry Kelly
Moderator

Does your GO criteria look for just zones?

The zone stamp is an object, you you will probably need to include object with the name of your zone stamp.

 

Zone stamps and labels can be a bit fiddly to use.

I too prefer just an autotext label with the information that I want.

Labels are better than stamps, as they can be used in sections as well, and you can have multiple labels in many layers at different scales as well, rather than just one zone stamp in the plan only.

 

Barry.

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Thank you for your thoughts, Barry. 

 

As you suggested, I tried adding a rule to my Graphic Override that looks for any 'object' with a given Element ID.

 

It worked for some test objects, but did not affect the Zone Stamp

 

 


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The zone stamp is associated with the zone, select one and you select the other.

But it  is really a separate object and I am not sure if it shares the same element ID.

I can't be sure about that.

 

I just tested a criteria for an object and it does not seem to work.

Probably because it is not a free-standing object.

 

But mija's method of 2D types in the zone layer does work.

2D types finds anything that is 2D.

 

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
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An interesting approach! Thank you for sharing this method.

 

Thanks to your suggestion, I have managed to create a Graphic Override that successfully changes the appearance of my Zone Stamps, using a rule that filters by 2D Types and Element ID.

 

This slots nicely into my workflow.

 

 

 


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