NandoMogollon wrote:However there is always a BUT...
Isn't it nice when a wish comes true?
~(:mrgreen:)~ \':mrgreen:'/ ~(:mrgreen:)~
Barry, can you tell me scenarios where you would need to see that Slab outline? In a Structural plan? (I tend to think on a normal Floor Plan you don't have to.) I am thinking of what could be the solution to those?
laszlonagy wrote:Which is why I said ...
So I think you can model your Slabs to the size you need for the Slab Edge Plan
Barry wrote:As Nando suggested sometimes we are required to produce a slab layout to show the true extent of the slab.
Not a problem if you don't need to show the slab extent in plan.
Of course there will be many work-arounds (i.e. model the slab to the actual extents you want to see in plan)
laszlonagy wrote:I guess this could be a real example but I just made it up for illustration purposes.
Can you show me a real life example? Theoretical examples are fine, but what is the point if you never encounter them in real life?
laszlonagy wrote:As I said no I wouldn't but with this feature it is possible to do so.
I mean, why would you model the Slab to extend to the outside surface of the Wall when the structure (or any other skin of the Slab) only extends to the outside surface of the Wall core?
laszlonagy wrote:In fact as the slab stops at the external edge of the wall the strength of the external skins seems to have no effect unless the slab is extended beyond the wall edge (see image below).
Also, saying that those skins have a stronger Intersection Priority than that of the structure is unrealistic. They could be set to be stronger but it is unrealistic.
laszlonagy wrote:I agree 100%.
The rule is: model it as you would build it. In that case the Slab should extend to the outside surface of the Wall core. Then, when you show only Slabs to send the data to the structural engineer, the Slab outline is fine.
laszlonagy wrote:Probably not but who knows what some people want to show on their plans?
About creating the outline of the finishes: is that a common thing an architect needs to do?