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NGVD with Story Levels

Anonymous
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Is there a way to set the North American Vertical Datum (NGVD) in Archicad so Archicad can show the NGVD level with the story levels? Or is the manual approach the only way? The NGVD is similar to the mean sea level datum. Thanks.
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Laszlo Nagy
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I think this would only be possible by modifying the built-in Story Marker.
You can define a new Reference Level, name it N.V.G.D. Then in the Story Marker settings you can set the Reference Level parameter to this value. However, the Story Marker is currently scripted to display only one value above the Story line, you would have to modify the script so you can compose it from various values.
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Anonymous
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Thanks.
David Maudlin
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Cheikh:

Another option is to use the Dimensioning Tool with the Elevation construction method, which allows multiple references in the marker text. But this is not automatic, you have to place dimensions to the model (I usually dimension to the floor slabs which follow the story heights).

David
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RandyC
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the elevation tool from Masterscript might help.




http://www.masterscript.nl/epages/78066077.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/78066077/Products/33
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Anonymous
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David,

That is quite a neat tool. I saw it on some construction documents but did not know about it. I am wondering if the elevation dimensioning could be set to a datum value, but I assume that even if it could, it would affect the story markers as well. Thanks for the tip.
Anonymous
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Randy,

Thanks. That is a neat tool also. I will check it out.
David Maudlin
Virtuoso
Cheikh wrote:
I am wondering if the elevation dimensioning could be set to a datum value, but I assume that even if it could, it would affect the story markers as well.
The Dimension Tool allows more than one datum to be used, but will display the same Dimension setting (your example has both decimal feet and feet & inches). It also cannot have multiline text, so will not do everything in your illustration, but will show the correct datum when these values change.

David
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Anonymous
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David,

That is a great hidden dimensioning tool that gives me what I needed. Even if one has to enter the text info manually, once done it shows both elevations values. Thank again so much.
David Maudlin
Virtuoso
Cheikh:

Glad that that solution worked for you.

David
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