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Modelling and drafting in ARCHICAD. (Example: How can I model a Roof soffit/fascia?)

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Hi Folks,

I have a relatively simple question, but for the life of me, I can't find an answer, here in the forums or elsewhere.

I'm looking to create a site plan so it shows not only the roofs but the site textures as well. (Something like the attached example from Pinterest- but with roof textures too).

I'm coming back from Revit and I'm having to rewire my brain on lots of things so bear with me, but it should be simple, shouldn't it? :?
It's pretty straightforward in Revit. :roll:

I've read elsewhere in the forums, that creating a 3D document is the way to go, but if anyone can give any advice, it'd be greatly appreciated.


siteplan example.jpg
The image you show is a photorender top down.

Go in to axonometry 3D view, 3D projection settings and pick 'top view', set the camera azimuth up the way you like (270° is true XY axis view) and render.

A work around to show textures in a top down 3D document would be to make a lot of graphic override rules and image fills to replace the vectorial fills of surfaces. This is a bit complex to explain in a quick forum post. Given the nature of graphic overrides (it will override the whole element to be one surface), it might not even work for your model.