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By Sloan Springer
Hello all,

I'm trying to create some custom objects via the morph tool and save them as GDL objects, however, it seems that no matter what settings I have I cannot get it to appear other than wireframe as a GDL object. Looks perfect in plan as a morph, but as soon as I save the GDL and place it, its wireframe. I can change the pen of the fill but it looks like the fill is applied behind the geometry, regardless of fill settings.

Is there something I'm missing?

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By Sloan Springer
I've tried from both plan and 3d, same result. The floor plan cut plane is above the morph and object. Attached are images of the plan view and also floor plan settings for the morph prior to saving as a GDL object.

I noticed on the Graphisoft tutorial for saving objects, they show changing the pen of elements below the top as white in order for them to be masked, but that doesn't seem to make sense.

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By Sloan Springer
Not sure if its the "intended" workflow for this, but I can at least edit the 2D symbol in the GDL editor...gets me where I need to go, at the least.