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Enable 3D Rotate for Everything

isaacjpu
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There, i said it.

 

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Why? 

 

If official help topics lead you to editing code or 3rd party add-ons, i'd say there's a pretty clear weakness in the program. It's already so easy to change the editing plane in Archicad; just let me rotate around it.

 

Also, RE: Morph Conversion:

Morphs aren't parametric anymore, defeating the purpose of using GDL objects in the first place.

 

...I just wanted to hang a frying pan on the wall. '^'

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Hello @isaacjpu,

 

"...I just wanted to hang a frying pan on the wall. "

 

Nothing could be simpler. Just use this tool provided for this purpose :

https://bimcomponents.com/GSM/Details/9125

Christophe - FRANCE
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Oh, neat! Thanks for the workaround, Christophe.

 

"Nothing could be simpler."

 

Being able to do this without downloading an extra tool would  be simpler though.

Being able to freely rotate geometries is an important step for a more general approach to modelling where geometries are freed from their limiting preconceptions of what they should be and how they should behave.

"Built by architects, for architects" '-'

CarmelM
Participant

In earlier versions you used to be able to rotate these objects that now Graphisoft says cannot be rotated.  I've just spent 15 minutes trying to 3D rotate a slab and can't do it.  Now I know why I can't do it.


@CarmelM wrote:

In earlier versions you used to be able to rotate these objects that now Graphisoft says cannot be rotated.  I've just spent 15 minutes trying to 3D rotate a slab and can't do it.  Now I know why I can't do it.


We never could freely rotate elements (objects yes, if they are scripted to do so, or you use the rotator object linked to in the post by Christophe).

 

You can rotate a slab in the horizontal (X-Y plane) but you can not tilt it.

Then it would be a roof.

Walls, beams and columns can be tilted with built in settings, but they can not be freely rotated.

 

It is probably because it would upset their geometry (trimming abilities, etc.), plan representation  and just be confusing when they don't respond as you would expect (i.e increase height (thickness) of a slab and the width changes because you have rotated (tilted) it by 90°).

And to what point would you measure the element's height above project zero if the reference line/place it rotated?

 

The only elements that have a free rotation are the morph and shell, which is one of the reasons why we have them.

And I guess you could include the new opening tool as well - although that is more of an object anyway.

 

Barry.

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