hey guys im new to using softplan. ive completed my plan and in the elevations i want to be able to see the vertical lines of the metal roof and horizontal liones of the wall cladding. i dont want it coloured like in texture i want it to just be like the visible line option but showing the cladding and roofing.( also if u use brickwork etc) is there a option i can use or change to help do this. sorry if its a silly question ive only just purchased and was using archicad prior. attached are some pics of what I'm trying to achieve. cheers ash
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Posted 06 December 2019 - 10:42 PM
Ashley you will want, in 2D when assigning materials, to use the Draw>Paint>Paint options
to fill each area of siding, roofing etc. You will be able to adjust the distance between the
metal roof ribs by adjusting the horizontal spacing percentage, adjust the siding width by
adjusting the vertical percentage, ie; 4" Horizontal @ 1.25% = 5" Horizontal Siding. Each
area to be filled by a paint will need to be cleaned up to create a closed area.
Posted 07 December 2019 - 08:32 AM
Use PAINT > PAINT and choose a pattern. This will just paint lines into the available space. NO COLOUR and NO TEXTURE.
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Posted 09 December 2019 - 09:17 AM
Do what they said above. Also, I found the best look for 2D elevations by adjusting the pen settings, changing pen 3 to .2 black and pen 4 to .1 grey
and then setting "paint" under shapes to pen 4... This makes all the lines darker, and all your paint lighter... just looks better when printed, in my opinion.
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