2022-05-0412:42 PM - last edited on 2023-05-0904:14 PM by Rubia Torres
I've searched and found a number of old responses to similar questions, and various suggestions have been made, with varying results - all unsatisfactory and problematic in some way or another, unless I'm missing something obvious!
What I want to achieve is thick walls with splayed reveals on the external face, but not the internal face.
It's not that uncommon a detail, but if we can't model something easily, it compromises the architecture, which is not what BIM software is supposed to do, and certainly not Archicad.
I want the splayed reveals to have a different surface finish, whether it's a metal panel or a different brick. I want them to display in plan, section and elevation without any messing around with cover fills.
Windows typically allow custom splayed reveals, but only on the internal reveals. I can model this just fine and use slabs/beams columns to create the custom reveal materials - as long as I reverse the direction of all the walls.
Obviously this is on the 'wrong' wall face, which I'm nervous about in terms of things like composites, connections, data tags etc.
I don't really want to flip the walls so they will then all have the external walls on the internal face, and vice-versa. I can't simply flip the reveals. Flipping the window won't flip the reveals.
I can use floating SEOs in 3D, but they don't display on plan, which is a major problem.
I could convert the wall to a morph, but that's another terrible idea.
I'm playing around with massing options, which is why ideally I just want the window configuration in the wall to do it.
Are there any clever components that can do it?
What's the best/easiest way to do this without jumping through too many hoops?
Sorry. I hadn't tried it beforehand. Looks as it should in 3D Document from Plan, disappointed that it fails in 2D plan. This is why we need custom jambs & heads from profiles. Still, there's always the patch tool in 2D... 🙄
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