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Wish - Sketch lines option in 3D Styles (easy as in SketchUp)


Please ad an option in 3D styles for a sketch line. 

It would be greatly appreciated if there could be an option in the '3D Styles' menu to choose a sketch line. This way, you can add a sketch style to the 3D view without sacrificing mobility, just as easily as SketchUp has implemented it. This allows you to retain the functionality of your view and efficiently incorporate a 'sketch' effect.


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You can use sketch render feature as Archicad doesn't have a sketch style at this moment.

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Dear Mahmoud Qenawi,

Thank you for your advice. It's great to see people willing to share their thoughts. I was indeed aware of the render function you described, and I am currently using it to achieve the sketch-like appearance.

However, what I find less suitable about this feature is that it produces a "disconnected" image that needs to be re-rendered each time. If this functionality were to be integrated into the 3D styles, possibly with the option to select your own lines, it would create a dynamic link that updates automatically with any changes. This would save me a significant amount of time, which is why I submitted my feature request.

Once again, thank you for your input!


It would be a nice feature in BIMx too. It helps to keep the nostalgic architect in play. It makes me feel good to see it in Sketchup. It would be a fun option in the Archicad 3D LIVE window and not just a static render.👍

Todd Oeftger
AC27 Mac MacBook Pro 15", 2019, 2.3 GHz i9, 32GB, Radeon Pro 560X 4GB, 500GB SSD, 32" Samsung Display (2560x1440)

Interesting that Graphic Overrides can apply a line colour in 3D but not a linetype. Perhaps a solution would be to have GO's linetype overrides work in the 3D window.   

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