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

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By Mimsy
What's going on here: my brick walls are invisible. I thought it might be an issue with the connection to the roof but nothing seemed to be incorrect, and when I drew a random wall away from the building it also came up as invisible. ??? Does anyone know what is wrong?
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By Lingwisyer
If it is all of your brick walls, check your Graphical Overrides?
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By Barry Kelly
Things to check.

If viewing from a marquee in plan, if you model a wall outside of the marquee you won't see it - not the case here I don't think.

Make sure there are not 2 walls in exactly the same space - again not the case here I don't think.

Graphic Overrides can't hide a wall but a renovation filter can.
Make sure the wall has a reno status that is visible (not hidden) or you are using a filter that shows all.
Again not the case here I don't think as you wouldn't be able to select the wall.

Check you have all cutting planes turned off - again I wouldn't have thought you could select the wall.

Is there something like a large slab (in a hidden layer) that has a building material strength that is higher than the wall's, that is cutting the wall away.
This is the only thing I can think of that will allow you to select the wall but not see it.

Or has an 'air' (invisible) surface or building material been applied to the wall?
And maybe it has a white 'uncut' line pen?
Then you would not see it in 3D against a white background.
I just tried that and I got an invisible wall.

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By Lingwisyer
GO brick to air?
From the provided image, contours appear to be off.
By Mimsy
Yep - I just went to building materials to check and brick was set to airspace. No idea what happened there, I must have fiddled with it at some point or something (this is quite an old project) but I've set it back to brick. Thanks very much for the suggestions. :)
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By Lingwisyer
Whelp, the Surface of the actual Building Material being set to airspace, now that I would never have thought to check.

Good to hear you found the issue.