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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:48 pm    Post subject: How to have skylights appear as dashed lines in floor plan? Reply with quote

Hi there - I am having a tough time figuring out how to have my skylights appear on my floor plan as just a dashed line vs. the whole top view of the skylight w/ the window marker etc.. I just want it to appear as a rectangular outline with a dashed line...thank you for any help/tips!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Re: How to have skylights appear as dashed lines in floor pl Reply with quote

I have my ROOF which carries the skylights on a storey above. I then use this as a trace reference and add the required graphic with 2D elements e.g lines, x-box symbol as required.

Unfortunately I think the only way you can display the skylights dashed automatically is to display the roof on the storey below home which then means you see all the roof outlines which can sometimes be distracting.

I'm sure there will be other options including the use of GO's...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:17 am    Post subject: Re: How to have skylights appear as dashed lines in floor pl Reply with quote

Thank you. I was hoping there was a way that the program was intuitive enough to be able to show them automatically somehow...hopefully someone knows how. From searching on here though it doesn't seem like anyone has ever been able to answer this...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: How to have skylights appear as dashed lines in floor pl Reply with quote

In the default Skylight objects it is possible to turn off the 2D of the Skylight altogether so only the outline is visible. See the attached image for the exact field.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: How to have skylights appear as dashed lines in floor pl Reply with quote

Thanks Laszlo - I figured out how to do that but when I do it I still see the outline of all the roof lines (hips, valleys, etc. which muddies up the drawings). Do you know is there a way to see the dashed line of the skylight without seeing the roof outlines too? Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Re: How to have skylights appear as dashed lines in floor pl Reply with quote

You can do this with Graphic Overrides. Make skylights display with a dashed line and colored pen, and make roofs display with white pen. Adjust marker display in MVO's.
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