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What determines if a building material shows an outline or not in elevation??

Strawbale23
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What determines if a building material shows an outline or not in elevation?? 


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I ended up remaking the Building materials that were bugged. If I duplicated them they were still bugged , so I remade them from scratch and now they work, with outlines in elevations.

 

The problem was that with certain building materials , an element would not have any outline at all in elevation and section, regardless of all other settings.

 

Thank you very much for your help


AC26
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Check also that you do not have duplicate elements in exactly the same space.

These will look fine in plan but will trim each other away in 3D (section/elevation) and the edge lines will disappear.

 

I just saw a similar problem in another post just minutes ago.

 

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Wishes-forum/Please-radically-improve-snapping-to-generated-edge...

 

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I have merged this post and its replies to this thread as they are essentially the same question.

Please try to not duplicate posts.

 

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Barry Kelly
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As mentioned in the other post I linked to, have you set the vertical limit on in the section/elevation but have the heights set to zero (or the same) for upper and lower limit?

 

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This will result in you being able to see the elements, but not select them by their perimeter.

You can still select them by their fill (Quick Select - magnet).

 

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Hi Barry, its definitely a Building Materials issue. I spend a lot of time checking everything and it all came down to a select few Building Materials which seemed to be bugged somehow. I rebuilt the Materials from scratch and they work fine now. Its possible that they were Building Materials from someone else's template file that I imported , possibly from a different region version (US). I suspect  this might have been the problem.

 

In the past I have built my project template files off of other peoples template files as a starting point. I think this can cause a lot of issues and I wont be doing it again.


AC26
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Thanks to inform us with the solution to that case which is importing BM via a template relates to a different Archicad local version, perfect.

 

If you can accept your reply as a solution it’d be helpful.

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Hi Barry,

I see that @Strawbale23‘s topic is prior to @Paul King’s one so there’s no duplication.

 

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I see we can have the same problem with different reasons and approaches we can’t call that a duplication.

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@Mahmoud Qenawi wrote:

Hi Barry,

I see that @Strawbale23‘s topic is prior to @Paul King’s one so there’s no duplication.

 

I see we can have the same problem with different reasons and approaches we can’t call that a duplication.


I said Strawbale's problem seemed similar to Paul's post which I linked to, wondering if that might be the solution.

 

I then noticed that Strawbale them-self had created two separate posts asking the same thing, which I merged into this post...

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Document-Visualize-forum/What-determines-if-a-building-material-...

 

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