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

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By Einstein96
#320829
Hello,
Is there any way to set 3D view style to semi-transparent (like X-Ray mode in SketchUp, Blender or other programs), without editing materials? I mean temporarily imposing arbitrary X-Ray display, regardless of material used on any surface?
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By mnguyen
#320854
Hello,

Thank you very much for your question!

In Archicad, there are some quick ways to toggle see-through mode in 3D view:
- Change the 3D Style to "Wireframe". They will become completely transparent, only outlines remain. The downside is it can get messy in a large project.

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- Set up a Graphics Override combination with a rule to replace all surface with a transparent material

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In this way, you can control the transparency by changing the surface's transparency in Surface Settings dialog.

I hope this will answer your question! Please let me know if you have any further issues!

Best regards,
Minh
By Einstein96
#320895
Thank you!
This works but requires some steps and basically replaces all existing materials, so I cannot see textures or color differences.
It would be really nice to have X-Ray mode as 3D style setting.
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By mnguyen
#321082
Hello,

Unfortunately, such feature is not yet possible in Archicad. As I saw that we already had a similar wish in our database (please refer to it as #6667), I updated it with your comment. Hopefully, our Product Management team will adopt this one in the future!

Thank you very much for your understanding. Have a great day!

Best regards,
Minh