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Steve Jepson wrote:What kind of drawings would you want to annotate relative to more than Seal Level, Datum, or Project Zero ?
For instance:
If you want your model to be useful for construction purposes (and not only for producing design drawings) then you have to model each floor referenced to the structural slab height (everything above slab height belongs to that floor), but you also want to produce drawings referenced to the floor finished height (for instance, the height of the window sills, or the ceiling, are documented relating to the floor finish). So, you have some plan views where you want to show heights of elements of each floor referenced to the structural slab (which is build first) and then you have other elements that have to be referenced to the floor finish height.
That means that you need, at least, a reference level for each floor.
Could this become part of a bigger clean-up of Reference Levels and Storey Levels. Something that would accommodate more complex buildings - split levels, multi-tower buildings or things like below-grade parking levels that span more than one storey (e.g. a corkscrew ramped structure).

Maybe Storey Levels that are secondary, or levels inherited from hotlinks.
It would be interesting to have traditional floor levels of reference to create plans, and other levels that are only for reference to "jam" construction elements to them, choosing a classification for each level, and choosing whether or not we want to see them in an elevation view.
Sub-levels that are related and not independent from main levels wold be great.

It's a pain to make everything on structure level and consider this FFL manually on every ceiling, window, non-full height walls...

1 - Relate Slabs to FFL height. (to model screed/ finishes or ceilings)
2 - Relate Window/Door sill to FFL.
3 - Having a global like GLOB_CSTORY_ELEV which could be GLOB_CSTORY_FFL, readable by tags.
4 - Being able to show a second dashed line on sections/ elevations, which would be FFL.

By having such thing as GLOB_CSTORY_FFL we woudn't have to manually input it on every window/ door.
A 2,40 ceiling wouldn't have to be at 2,45 for example. Leaving no margin for errors.

I even did a tag to solve this myself. Native level won't solve most cases.

You can set it with an MVO to solve different views.

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This one of those "i dont know how we have survived without this" essential wishes, and the single thing i envy from Revit the most (along with groups and the ability to attach elements to other elements, although if you abuse this attach function youre in for some trouble, so i would use it with moderation)
Multiple reference levels would be a practical solution also for placing associative elevation dimensions in case of hotlinked files. Or maybe I dont know enough about the program yet ?

We are currenlty in the first stages of moving to archicad and generally design projects with multiple blocks. We gather the blocks in one file using hotlink for site plan, elevation and section purposes. Every block has an individual project zero in relation to the sea level and we need to place the dimension levels according to each blocks individual project zero (multiple 0 levels in one section/elevation). Currently we set elevation dimensions origin to user origin for each block separately. But in case of a change in elevation of the blocks, we need to select each blocks dimensions individually and rearrange their relative user origin manually. Defining a reference level for each blocks elevation dimensions origin would speed up this process.