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#276938
When I hotlink IFC as morph elements in AC21 all morphs get the default roof tile fill in plan...how can I change that?
I tried to chahe the morph tool default in the actual project but it didn't work so there must be another esoteric place for this default...?
#277430
Hello Mats_Knutsson,

It is indeed controlled by the Morph Default Settings, but not necessarily in the file you are working in.

In ARCHICAD 21 you need to select a Template file for hotlinking. This can be (and most of the time it is) the Default ARCHICAD template, but you can basically use any file. During import, ARCHICAD uses the Morph tool defaults from this template, so if that has a floor plan fill like that, it will import with those settings. (If you choose the file you are working in as your template, then the last saved state of the morph tool default should be used).

I hope you will be able to solve your problem with this info.

Regards,
#278753
I think bricks are internal ID 1, which is probably why some imported elements with different tools default to that. (If you delete all surfaces, you would still need the one and by default that would #1).
#278757
Hello Mats_Knutsson,

It is indeed controlled by the Morph Default Settings, but not necessarily in the file you are working in.

In ARCHICAD 21 you need to select a Template file for hotlinking. This can be (and most of the time it is) the Default ARCHICAD template, but you can basically use any file. During import, ARCHICAD uses the Morph tool defaults from this template, so if that has a floor plan fill like that, it will import with those settings. (If you choose the file you are working in as your template, then the last saved state of the morph tool default should be used).

I hope you will be able to solve your problem with this info.

Regards,
Having done a lot of hotlinking with ifcs lately, I am thinking that when hotlinking an ifc, you do not select an ArchiCAD template, but a translator. Does the translator then use the default settings of the ArchiCAD file it is referenced from?
#279108
Having done a lot of hotlinking with ifcs lately, I am thinking that when hotlinking an ifc, you do not select an ArchiCAD template, but a translator. Does the translator then use the default settings of the ArchiCAD file it is referenced from?
Dear Karl Griffith,
When you browse for a module (IFC) file in the 'Place Hotlink...>Select Hotlink Module...>New Hotlink Module' dialog, you have to choose a translator. This translator already shows next to it's name which Template it comes from.
01. Browse for new hotlink.png
If you open the options next to it, you get a list with all the linked templates, and their translators. Here you can add new templates to the list, and even choose the current file as the template (and choose a translator from it).
02. IFC Options - select template.png
So yes, you are actually selecting a translator from a template file, and thus selecting both a translator and a template at once.

Regards,