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#267764
Hi all,

I would like to make schedules of the furniture in a project directly from our model. This is ArchiCAD 20 INT.

The furniture has been made from morphs turned into into GDL-objects, and I have set up a schedule that lists the objects with ID, 3D axo, front and side views.



I need to annotate these previews with dashed lines and measures to give the necessary details. But when I press "Annotate" the element preview window shows just a grey shape, with no contour lines, so I have to guess every mouse movement. And nothing I annotate seems to become visible in the schedule. After clicking "OK" to save the annotations, I return to the schedule with no changes visible. However, when I click "annotate" again, the annotations are still there.


Another problem is that the previews seemed to display as a simplified version of the 3D surfaces. Can this be changed or overridden somehow? Black/white would be ideal.


Do anyone have experience with this, or solutions? I would really like to use the model functionality of ArchiCAD to produce drawings easier, and if that doesn't work, I might just as well be working in AutoCAD.
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ElementPreview1.JPG
Schedule preview, before and after annotating, and element preview while annotating..
#267794
123abs wrote:Another problem is that the previews seemed to display as a simplified version of the 3D surfaces. Can this be changed or overridden somehow? Black/white would be ideal.


To lose the colour you need to set up a Graphic Override combination that turns the background fill pen to transparent (0).
Then make sure you save your schedule view with this GO combination.


I didn't seem to have any trouble with the annotation.
I could snap to nodes and add dashed lines so I am not sure what is happening there for you.

Barry.
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#267854
123abs,

Could this be a graphics card driver problem? In any case you can update your graphics driver to the latest version just to get that possibility out of the way.
#268106
laszlonagy, Barry Kelly,

I'm not sure which of these fixed the issue. I reinstalled the newest graphics driver, and nothing changed initially.

But then I enabled a new graphical override for cover fills of all elements (not just objects) before I made a new identitcal schedule, and that seemed to fixed the issue. Don't know why it affected the dimensions and annotations, but now that works as well.

Thanks!